Videojosmooth.com POP-UP Redirect

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

Videojosmooth.com redirect removal instructions

What is videojosmooth.com?

videojosmooth.com is one of many rogue websites available (such as track.special-offers.online, karonty.com, ifortunne.com, etc.) that is designed to cause redirects to various other untrustworthy sites. Most users do not visit videojosmooth.com willingly - they are redirected to it by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that cause unwanted redirects, deliver intrusive ads, collect user information, and misuse system resources.

videojosmooth.com pop-up

When installed, potentially unwanted programs open new browser windows/tabs and redirect users to the videojosmooth.com website, which then causes even more redirects (about 2-3) to other untrustworthy sites that might contain malicious content. Visiting these websites is risky and can result in high-risk computer infections. Another downside of PUPs is information tracking/recording. To generate revenue, potentially unwanted programs collect user-system information (IP addresses, visited websites, search queries, geo-locations, and other data that could include personal/sensitive details) and share it with third parties (potentially cyber criminals). These actions are likely to lead to privacy issues or even identity theft. Furthermore, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements (banners, coupons, pop-ups, surveys etc.) that are often displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site (and conceal underlying content). These ads can diminish the browsing experience and, once clicked, redirect to potentially malicious websites. In some cases, ads of this type are even able to execute scripts that download and install potentially unwanted programs. Potentially unwanted programs can also reduce computer performance by running various background tasks. You are strongly advised to eliminate these rogue programs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Namevideojosmooth.com pop-up
Threat TypeAdware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
SymptomsSeeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageDecreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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Potentially unwanted programs share a common purpose: to generate revenue by delivering intrusive ads, gathering information, and causing unwanted redirects. Developers often successfully trick users into downloading PUPs by offering various "useful features", however, these programs do not provide the functionality promised or give any real value for regular users.

How did adware install on my computer?

Many PUPs that can be downloaded from their official websites, but most are installed through intrusive ads (mentioned earlier) or when they are 'bundled' with other software. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to stealthily install PUPs with other regular software. These installations are not properly disclosed. Furthermore, developers tend to hide PUPs in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar options of the installation processes. Therefore, the most common way to inadvertently install PUPs is by skipping the installation steps of regular software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to safety is caution. Therefore, download software from trustworthy and official sources only. Avoid using third party software downloaders and torrents. Check the available "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections/settings of the installation processes and do not skip installation steps or finish the installation without first checking them. Carefully choose which ads to click (if any), since malicious (or other untrustworthy) ads often appear legitimate. Once clicked, however, they will redirect you to untrustworthy websites (such as gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc.) If you have accidentally (or willingly) clicked one of these ads, close the opened tab or window and check that no new plug-ins, add-ons, or extensions have been installed on your browser, or suspicious programs have been installed on your computer. Uninstall potentially unwanted software immediately and remember to keep your antivirus software enabled. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable browser notifications.

Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

Google Chrome (PC):

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
  • Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
  • Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
  • Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and click "Block"

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

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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.

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with videojosmooth.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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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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