Onclickbright.com POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: onclickbright.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Onclickbright.com redirect removal instructions

What is onclickbright.com?

Similar to pttsite.com, obeyter.com, performingtraffic.com, and many others, onclickbright.com is a rogue site designed to cause redirects to other dubious (potentially, malicious) websites. Research shows that many visitors arrive at onclickbright.com inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive ads (displayed by other rogue sites) or potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Be aware that potentially unwanted programs typically infiltrate systems without consent and, as well as causing redirects, deliver intrusive ads and gather sensitive data.

onclickbright.com adware

Potentially unwanted programs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to onclickbright.com. Immediately after visiting this site, users encounter several (typically 2 or 3) consecutive redirects to other malicious sites, at least one of which is likely to contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects to/from onclickbright.com can lead to various system infections. The same applies to intrusive advertisements. PUPs deliver coupon, banner, pop-up, and other similar ads. Some redirect to malicious sites and even execute scripts that stealthily download and install PUPs/malware. Therefore, clicking them can also lead to system infections. In addition, intrusive ads are delivered using various tools (e.g., "virtual layers") that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. These ads often conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Another significant downside is data tracking. Research shows that potentially unwanted programs gather IP addresses, Internet Service providers (ISPs), geographic locations, URLs visited, pages viewed, queries entered into search engines, keystrokes, and other information that includes personal details. This data is later shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate. Therefore, having data-tracking apps installed on your computer might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

There are hundreds of PUPs, all of which are virtually identical. By offering a wide range of "useful functions", potentially unwanted programs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. Be aware, however, that all PUPs are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. They provide no real value for regular users. Potentially unwanted programs cause unwanted programs, deliver intrusive ads, and record sensitive data, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUPs have official download websites. Despite this, most infiltrate systems without permission due to the careless behavior and lack of knowledge of many users. Developers proliferate PUPs using intrusive advertisements, together with a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party programs together with regular software/apps). Developers know that many users rush when downloading and installing software. Therefore, they hide "bundled" programs within various sections (typically "Custom" or "Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Therefore, clicking advertisements and skipping download/installation steps often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue apps. In this way, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent PUP infiltration, be very cautious during the download/installation processes, and when browsing the Internet. Select "Custom/Advanced" settings and closely analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. If you are unable to do so, cancel the entire procedure. In addition, we advise you to download your software from official sources only (from direct download links) rather than using third party downloaders/installers. These tools are monetized using the "bundling" method (promoting PUPs) and, therefore, should never be used. Furthermore, intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, since developers invest time and money into their design, but most lead to dubious websites (survey, gambling, pornography, and similar). If you encounter these redirects, immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins.

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

onclickbright.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes onclickbright.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing onclickbright.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing onclickbright.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the onclickbright.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing onclickbright.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing onclickbright.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the onclickbright.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing onclickbright.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing onclickbright.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with onclickbright.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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