N1cely.com redirect removal instructions
What is n1cely.com?
The internet is full of rogue websites like n1cely.com, most of which are virtually identical. Some examples of other websites of this type are notification-browser.com, crtmatix.com and artnewsupdate.info. When users arrive at n1cely.com, they are redirected to other untrustworthy sites. As a rule, n1cely.com is visited unintentionally - users are redirected to it by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). These are often installed without users' consent, cause redirects, deliver intrusive ads, and collect user-system information.
Immediately after a PUA is installed, it forces the default web browser to open new tabs/windows so that users visit n1cely.com. From here, they are redirected to even more (usually 2-3) untrustworthy websites that typically contain malware and might cause high-risk computer infections. Furthermore, most PUAs generate revenue by collecting IP addresses, geo-locations, keystrokes, search queries, URLs of visited websites, etc., and share this data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). Furthermore, there is a high probability that some of the collected data will contain personal/sensitive information. By sharing these details, PUAs developers pose a direct threat to your privacy or browsing safety. Some users might also encounter identity theft. In addition, PUAs often diminish the browsing experience by deploying intrusive ads (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on) displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content. Most redirect users to other untrustworthy/potentially malicious sites or execute scripts that download and install PUAs. In some cases, PUAs cause a significant reduction in computer performance by running background tasks, such as cryptocurrency mining. Therefore, you should uninstall all PUAs 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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)|
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
In summary, most potentially unwanted applications generate revenue for their developers by gathering information, displaying advertisements, and causing unwanted redirects. PUAs developers offer "useful" features and attempt to give the impression of legitimacy, however, few PUAs provide the functionality promised (tools or features) or give any other value for regular users. They are more likely to expose users to risk of various privacy issues.
How did adware install on my computer?
To install a PUA willingly, you can often download it from its 'official' website, but most are installed inadvertently during installation of third party software or through intrusive advertisements. Software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" to install potentially unwanted applications together with regular software. These unwanted applications often come as part of an entire software package and are hidden in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar sections of the installation processes. Developers avoid disclosing information about the presence of PUAs so that users are easily tricked into installing them. Many users install PUAs by skipping installation steps and keeping the aforementioned settings unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download software from trustworthy sources and avoid using third party software downloaders, torrents, or other untrustworthy channels. Check the "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections/settings of the installation dialogs. Do not skip installation steps without making sure that all unwanted offers (including PUAs and other similar software) are deselected/declined. Once this is done, you can finish the installation. If you accidentally (or willingly) clicked an ad and it redirected you to a dubious website (adult dating, gambling, pornography, etc.), close it and check your browser for newly-added unknown extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons, and unwanted software on your computer. Remove/uninstall all the unwanted/suspicious entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes 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"
- 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"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Notifications"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the bottom of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
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- What is n1cely.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 applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes n1cely.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 n1cely.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 n1cely.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 n1cely.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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the n1cely.com pop-up, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 n1cely.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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