Audienceline.com POP-UP Redirect

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

Audienceline.com redirect removal instructions

What is audienceline.com?

audienceline.com is one of many rogue websites (virtually identical to adk2x.com, appdatum.com, special-news.online, etc.) that redirects users to other dubious/untrustworthy websites. Most users do not visit these websites intentionally - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Typically, these programs are installed without users' knowledge, cause redirects, deliver intrusive ads, collect information, and misuse system resources.

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When a potentially unwanted program is installed, it forces browsers to open new tabs/windows and redirects users to audienceline.com, from which they are redirected to even more untrustworthy websites. Users are often forced to visit 2-3 dubious websites potentially containing malicious content. Visiting these sites risks computer infection. Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs deliver intrusive ads, such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. These can be annoying (since they are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content) and, if clicked, put computers at risk by redirecting to various untrustworthy websites. Some are even able to execute scripts that download and install software. Additionally, PUPs record user-system information such as geo-locations, search queries, visited websites, IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, and keystrokes. The information might contain sensitive or personally-identifiable details that are shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) and used to generate revenue. These actions can result in privacy issues or even lead to identity theft. Furthermore, when installed, PUPs might run background processes, thus affecting computer performance. You are advised against downloading and installing potentially unwanted programs of this type. If there are any PUPs installed on your computer, uninstall them immediately.

PUPs developers often promote this software by claiming it to be useful, however, most of these programs are designed only to generate revenue by causing unwanted redirects, delivering advertisements, and collecting information. Potentially unwanted programs do not deliver the features promised or give any other real value.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most potentially unwanted programs have official websites from which they can be downloaded, however, most users install them through intrusive ads or when the "bundling" method is used. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to install potentially unwanted programs together with regular software (usually free). Developers tend to hide PUPs in "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other similar settings/options of the installation processes and do not disclose these installations properly. Many users skip steps when installing software, and thus it is likely that they will also install potentially unwanted programs within the 'bundle'.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Avoid using third party software downloaders/installers, and torrents to download software. Use official and trustworthy websites and direct links only. When installing software, remember to check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options. Opt-out of unwanted offers, features, extras, and so on. Only then finish the installation process. Developers sometimes use checkboxes for an identical purpose. If checkboxes are ticked by default, untick them if they indicate that some additional software will be installed. Be careful when browsing the web - avoid clicking on various intrusive ads, even if they appear legitimate. Some could redirect you to dubious (potentially malicious) websites such as pornography, adult dating, gambling, etc. If you happen to click an intrusive ad and are redirected to one of the aforementioned websites - close it and check installed programs on your computer and extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on your browser. If you find any unwanted/suspicious entries, uninstall them immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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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.

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with audienceline.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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