Greatdexchange.com POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: greatdexchange.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Greatdexchange.com redirect removal instructions

What is greatdexchange.com?

greatdexchange.com is a rogue site virtually identical to onclickbright.com, bestadbid.com, dealclicks.us, and many others. It redirects visitors to other dubious (potentially, malicious) websites. Research shows that most users visit greatdexchange.com inadvertently. They are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive ads generated by other deceptive sites. Furthermore, PUPs infiltrate systems without consent. As well as causing redirects, they deliver intrusive advertisements and continually gather sensitive information.

greatdexchange.com adware

Potentially unwanted programs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to greatdexchange.com, which in turn redirects users to various other suspicious sites. At least one of these sites is likely to contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects to and from greatdexchange.com might lead to computer infections. With regard to unwanted redirects, potentially unwanted programs deliver intrusive advertisements that might also lead to malicious websites and even execute scripts that stealthily download and install malware, or other PUPs. Therefore, clicking them can result in system infections. Note that these advertisements are displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they often conceal underlying content, significantly diminishing the browsing experience. As mentioned above, PUPs are also designed to record user-system information. The list of collected data types includes (but is not limited to) keystrokes, websites visited, pages viewed, queries entered into search engines, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, Internet service providers (ISPs), and geo-locations. This information often includes personal details that developers share with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These people generate revenue by misusing personal information. Therefore, the presence of information-tracking apps can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We advise you to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

There are hundreds of PUPs, all of which are virtually identical. Most offer "useful functionality", but are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Claims to provide these useful functions are merely attempts to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install. These programs deliver no real value for regular users and pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUPs have official download/promotion websites, however, most infiltrate the system without permission, since developers proliferate them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party programs together with regular software/apps) and the aforementioned intrusive advertisements. Developers do not properly disclose installation of "bundled" PUPs - they hide them within various sections (typically "Custom" or "Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users skip download/installation steps and click advertisements - behavior that often leads to inadvertent installation of PUPs. In this way, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Poor knowledge and careless behavior are the main reasons for computer infections. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Bear in mind that intrusive ads typically seem legitimate, but once clicked, redirect to dubious websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on). If you encounter these ads, immediately check the list of installed applications/browser plug-ins and remove any suspicious entries. Furthermore, carefully analyze each window of the download/installation dialogs and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. We recommend that you avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since developers monetize them by promoting PUPs. Software should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links.

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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.

greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.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 greatdexchange.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with greatdexchange.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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