Join.pro-gaming-world.com redirect removal instructions
What is join.pro-gaming-world.com?
join.pro-gaming-world.com is one of many rogue websites (similar to daypush.com, check2push.com, best2018games.com, etc.) This site causes redirects to other untrustworthy websites. In most cases, users arrive at join.pro-gaming-world.com unintentionally - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are also installed inadvertently. PUPs cause these redirects, deliver intrusive ads, misuse system resources, and collect information.
When installed, potentially unwanted programs open browser windows/tabs and redirect users to join.pro-gaming-world.com, which then triggers redirects to other (typically, 2-3) untrustworthy websites that might be malicious or contain malicious content. Redirection to these websites risks computer infections. Information tracking is also an issue. Many potentially unwanted programs of this type collect information (such as geo-locations, IP addresses, keystrokes, visited websites, search queries, etc.) that is shared with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) and used to generate revenue. It is possible that some sensitive or personally-identifiable information is also collected and shared. These actions can lead to various problems such as privacy issues, unsafe browsing, or even identity theft. PUPs tend to deliver intrusive advertisements (banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups, etc.) that can be annoying and distracting, since they are displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site (and conceal underlying content). Once clicked, they redirect users to other untrustworthy websites or even execute scripts that download and install potentially unwanted programs. Furthermore, some of these PUPs are capable of running background tasks, thereby affecting computer performance. Clearly, PUPs deliver no real value and it is strongly recommended that you uninstall them immediately.
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Typically, developers promote potentially unwanted programs by encouraging users to try out their "useful features", however, few PUPs deliver the functions promised or give any other value. In most cases, they generate revenue by delivering intrusive advertisements, using computer resources, and causing unwanted redirects.
How did adware install on my computer?
Potentially unwanted programs of this type (and many other PUPs) can be downloaded from their official websites, however, they are commonly downloaded and installed through clicked intrusive advertisements or when installing other software that users download from the Internet. Software developers often use the "bundling" method to trick users into installing PUPs. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to stealthily install (or download) potentially unwanted programs with other regular software. PUPs are hidden in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings/options of the installation processes, and such installations are not properly disclosed. If you skip installation steps when installing software (especially if it is free), you might also install a potentially unwanted program unintentionally.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to safety is caution. Download and install software, and browse the web with care: download software from official and trustworthy websites using direct links. Avoid using third party downloaders/installers and torrents to download software. Third party downloaders/installers tend to be monetized by promoting potentially unwanted programs. Do not skip installation steps without first checking "Advanced", "Custom" and other options/settings of the installation processes. Carefully analyze each installation step and deselect additional software/offers. Only then proceed to the next step or finish the installation. Be careful when intrusive ads appear when browsing - they might be legitimate, but many are intrusive that, once clicked, redirect to dubious/untrustworthy websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc.) If you encounter these redirects, close the website immediately and check your web browser for unwanted extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins, and remove them immediately. Also, uninstall unwanted/suspicious programs from your computer. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Instant automatic removal of join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is join.pro-gaming-world.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
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:
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.
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 join.pro-gaming-world.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:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the join.pro-gaming-world.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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
Computer users who have problems with join.pro-gaming-world.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, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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