Pushtouchme.info redirect removal instructions
What is pushtouchme.info?
pushtouchme.info is one of many rogue websites on the internet and very similar to becausaldevel.info, onlinepushnotification.com, and parliery.info. Its main purpose is to redirect visitors to dubious, deceptive websites or display dubious content. Most users visit this site unintentionally - they are forced to visit websites of this type due to potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) installed on their browsers (or operating systems). These apps cause redirects to untrustworthy websites, feed users with intrusive ads, and gather browsing-related data.
When installed, PUAs open dubious websites (in this case, pushtouchme.info) in new browser windows or tabs. Once visited, this website then opens even more dubious websites (about two or three) or displays dubious content. Typically, its behaviour depends on the visitor's geo-location. The websites to which users are redirected contain malicious content and might cause computer infections. PUAs often display intrusive ads that conceal underlying content of visited websites. If clicked, they usually open untrustworthy, deceptive websites. In some cases, they run scripts designed to download even more unwanted apps. Furthermore, PUAs often record information relating to users' browsing activity. The gathered information usually contains URLs of visited websites, search queries, geo-locations, IP addresses, and so on. Some installed apps of this type also record personal details. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. These actions can lead to problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, and so on. Some users might even become victims of identity theft.
|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 pushtouchme.info pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
PUAs are presented as legitimate and useful tools that supposedly provide various functions, however, they deliver no real value. These apps are designed only to generate revenue for the developers by causing unwanted redirects, delivering ads, and gathering information. We recommend that you uninstall all installed PUAs immediately.
How did adware install on my computer?
In some cases, unwanted apps can be downloaded from their websites, however, these apps usually infiltrate systems without users' knowledge. PUA developers usually promote their apps using intrusive advertisements or a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is used to trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps together with other software. To accomplish this, they hide "bundled" (potentially unwanted) apps in "Custom", "Advanced" options/settings (or other parts) of software download/installation set-ups. In summary, they do not disclose information regarding the inclusion (bundling) of these apps. Clicked dubious advertisements and rushed downloads/installations often leads to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Do not download software from unofficial, untrustworthy websites, using various third party software downloaders (or installers), Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), or other such tools. Use official and trustworthy websites and direct links only. Additionally, software installations should be handled carefully. To achieve this, study each download or installation step and check "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings of each setup. Deselect offers to install (or download) unwanted apps before finishing any download or installation. Avoid clicking various ads, especially intrusive ones displayed on dubious, unofficial websites. Once clicked, these ads often redirect to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other untrustworthy, deceptive websites. If you encounter these ads, or redirects caused by them, check for dubious browser extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons. Also ensure that there are no unwanted programs installed on the operating 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 pushtouchme.info 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 pushtouchme.info pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is pushtouchme.info?
- 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 pushtouchme.info 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 pushtouchme.info 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 pushtouchme.info 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 pushtouchme.info 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 pushtouchme.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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