Cgkreality.com POP-UP Redirect

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

Cgkreality.com redirect removal instructions

What is cgkreality.com?

Like many rogue websites (such as namel.net, fresh-info.news, digitaldsp.com, etc.), cgkreality.com causes redirects to various other untrustworthy sites. Users generally visit cgkreality.com unintentionally - they are redirected to it by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are installed inadvertently. In addition to redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive ads, collect data, and misuse system resources.

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When installed, potentially unwanted programs open cgkreality.com in a new browser window/tab and then cause additional (typically 2-3) redirects to other untrustworthy websites. There is a high possibility that some of these sites will be malicious or contain malicious content. Visiting them can result in high-risk computer infections. Furthermore, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on) that, once clicked, redirect to dubious websites or execute scripts that download and install other potentially unwanted (malicious) programs. Furthermore, these ads can be very annoying, since they are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site (thereby concealing underlying content). Furthermore, potentially unwanted programs collect data such as visited websites, search queries, geo-locations, IP addresses, keystrokes, and other information. Some of the collected data might contain personally identifiable or sensitive information that is shared with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) and used to generate revenue. Information tracking and sharing can lead to privacy issues or even identity theft. Some potentially unwanted programs misuse system resources and reduce computer performance by running various background tasks. With this in mind, we advise you to remove all PUPs immediately.

Typically, PUPs generate revenue by delivering intrusive ads, causing unwanted redirects, and collecting information. PUPs developers often try to trick users into downloading them by offering various "useful" features, however, in most cases these programs deliver none of the functionality promised or give any other value for regular users.

How did adware install on my computer?

Quite often, potentially unwanted programs can be downloaded from their official websites, however, most users install them through intrusive ads or when installing regular software they have downloaded from the Internet. Developers commonly use the "bundling" method to trick users into installing their PUPs. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method used to stealthily install potentially unwanted programs together with other software. Generally, these programs (PUPs) are hidden in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar sections of the installation processes. These installations are not properly disclosed, and by skipping the installation steps without checking all settings/options, many users inadvertently allow potentially unwanted programs to be installed.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To avoid installation of potentially unwanted programs, we advise you to download software using only official and trustworthy websites/sources. Do not use third party software downloaders (or installers) or torrents. When installing software (especially free software), check the ("Custom", "Advanced") settings and deselect unwanted offers/features. Make sure that you do not allow PUPs to be installed and only then finish the installation. Avoid clicking intrusive ads - these may seem legitimate, but developers (potentially, cyber criminals) invest time and money in their design. Once clicked, they typically redirect users to untrustworthy websites (such as gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on). If you happen to click such ads and are redirected to a website of this type, close it immediately and check your browser plug-ins, extensions, and add-ons. Ensure that there are no unwanted entries. Also check installed programs on your computer. If you find any unwanted software - uninstall it immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

A screenshot of a fake Adobe Flash Player software updater pop-up that installs a potentially unwanted program that causes redirects to the cgkreality.com rogue website:

adware-that-generates-cgkreality pop-ups gets installed through fake flash players

Instant automatic removal of cgkreality.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 cgkreality.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
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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.

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with cgkreality.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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