Secure-cloud.pro redirect removal instructions
What is secure-cloud.pro?
Much the same as hilons.com, frigod.com, fibeae.com and many others, secure-cloud.pro is a rogue website that redirects its visitors to various potentially malicious or/and untrustworthy websites. It is common for users to visit this website unwillingly - most users get redirected to secure-cloud.pro by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). PUAs get installed without user's consent and in addition to the mentioned redirects they deliver various intrusive ads and collect information as well.
Following the installation, PUAs force web browsers to open new tabs or windows and to redirect users to secure-cloud.pro rogue website. From there users get redirected to even more (typically two or three) untrustworthy websites that could infect computers with various high-risk infections, since they are very likely to contain some malicious content. What's more, most potentially unwanted applications are designed to generate revenue for their developers by collecting various data (IP addresses, keystrokes, search queries, visited websites, geo-locations etc., that could contain personal information as well) and sharing third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Such actions might cause users various privacy issues, browsing safety problems, or even result in an identity theft. Another downside of most PUAs is that they are designed to deliver various intrusive ads (coupons, banners surveys, pop-ups and so on). Since ads of this type usually are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content and conceal underlying content of any visited website, they can be very annoying and diminish browsing quality. Besides, these ads often redirect users to various untrustworthy websites. Some part of these ads might execute scripts designed to download and install potentially unwanted applications. Some installed PUAs could be running various background tasks as well, which means users could experience a decrease in computer's performance. We strongly recommend to uninstall such PUAs immediately.
To sum up, most PUAs are very similar and have identical purposes - to generate revenue by collecting information, delivering various intrusive ads and causing unwanted redirects. Only a small part of them are actually legitimate, PUAs developers often offer users various "useful" features only to trick users into downloading them. However, most of these applications do not deliver the promised functionalities and hardly give any real value for their users.
How did adware install on my computer?
Quite often PUAs can be found on their official websites and be downloaded form there, although, it is very common that such applications get installed inadvertently - through intrusive ads or within some regular software. Software developers often use a so called "bundling" method, a deceptive marketing method to install potentially unwanted applications together with other regular software. Developers tend to hide PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the installation processes, and they often avoid disclosing information about included PUAs in a proper way.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
We recommend to use only official and trustworthy websites or other sources to download software. That does not include third party software downloaders or torrents. It is highly recommended to always check all the included "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings when installing various software, especially if it's free. Once all the included applications or other offered features are deselected, it is safe to finish the installation. Keep in mind that there are many advertisements that often look appropriate and legitimate, however, some of them lead to various untrustworthy websites (such as gambling, adult dating, pornography and so on). By visiting such websites users risk to have their computers infected or get some PUAs installed without their permission. If some clicked ad got you redirected to some untrustworthy website, close it and take a look at installed applications (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) on your web browser. If you happen to find some unknown/suspicious entries, remove them as soon as possible. Same applies to programs installed on your computer as well. 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 secure-cloud.pro 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 secure-cloud.pro pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is secure-cloud.pro?
- 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 applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes secure-cloud.pro 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 secure-cloud.pro 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 secure-cloud.pro 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 secure-cloud.pro 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 secure-cloud.pro pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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