Extremefreegames.com redirect removal instructions
What is extremefreegames.com?
The internet is crowded with rogue websites like extremefreegames.com. Other examples are supervicesfun.club, enewssubspush.info, and efishedo.info. The main objective of this website is to present dubious content or redirect visitors to other malicious sites. Generally, people are forced to visit extremefreegames.com due to potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) installed on their computers or browsers. Therefore, most people arrive at this site inadvertently. Users generally install PUAs accidentally - these apps usually go on to record data and display online ads.
PUAs force people to visit extremefreegames.com by regularly opening the site in a browser window or tab. When visited, this website displays dubious content or opens other untrustworthy web pages (usually about 2-3). Note that its behaviour depends on the visitor's location. Another issue with installed PUAs is that they often serve users with intrusive advertisements such as banners, coupons, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. PUAs display them through tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they conceal underlying content of visited websites and it is generally impossible for them to go unnoticed. Furthermore, clicking them risks being redirected to untrustworthy or even malicious websites. PUAs often gather IP addresses, geo-locations, search queries, URLs of visited websites, and other data relating to users' browsing habits. Some of these apps also collect personal (sensitive) information. Developers send the information to third parties (cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Therefore, having PUAs installed and using them can lead to identity theft or other problems such as privacy, browsing safety issues, and so on.
|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 extremefreegames.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Developers promote PUAs as legitimate, useful and usually trick people into downloading, installing, and using them. In fact, PUAs deliver none of the features promised, tools, or other functions. Typically, they are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Furthermore, using them often results in a number of problems.
How did adware install on my computer?
Some potentially unwanted apps are promoted using websites from which they can be downloaded, however, in many cases, users install them through intrusive ads or when their developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Bundling is used to trick people into installing third party software (PUAs) together with software that people download from the internet. Developers hide these potentially unwanted apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other options/settings of the installation/download set-ups and do not disclose information about the inclusion of "bundled" apps in these set-ups. Furthermore, many people skip download/installation steps without checking the options/settings, thereby causing unwanted installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The safest way to download software (especially freeware) is by using official/trustworthy websites and direct links. Do not use third party downloaders/installers, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), or unofficial websites. Do not skip software download/installation steps without checking available "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings. Opt-out of offers to install or download unwanted applications (tools, features) and only then finish the installation/download process. Bear in mind that intrusive ads (especially if displayed on untrustworthy websites) often lead to gambling, pornography, adult dating and other dubious sites. These ads cannot be trusted, so do not click them. If unwanted redirects happen (or unwanted ads appear) often, then it is worth checking installed extensions, plug-ins or add-ons on a default web browser. If you experience unwanted or unknown apps, uninstall them immediately. This should also be applied to programs installed on the system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web 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 set the toggle button to "OFF"
- 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 "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner 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
Instant automatic removal of extremefreegames.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 extremefreegames.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is extremefreegames.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 extremefreegames.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 extremefreegames.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 extremefreegames.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 extremefreegames.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 extremefreegames.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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