Refrebrepheon[.]info redirect removal instructions
What is refrebrepheon[.]info?
refrebrepheon[.]info is one of many websites designed to redirect users to other questionable sites, as well as deliver unreliable content. It is very similar to a number of other rogue sites, such as ketintontrat.info, maranhesduve.club, redrentalservice.com, and many others. Users often visit refrebrepheon[.]info inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted applications or either intrusive advertisements displayed in other rogue sites. Unwanted apps typically infiltrate the system without a permission. Aside from causing redirects, unwanted apps deliver intrusive ads and gather various information.
Potentially unwanted applications are designed to force-open new browsing tabs/windows and redirect users to refrebrepheon[.]info. This site then redirects to other sites or either delivers certain unreliable content. Its behavior depends on visitor's geolocation, which is determined by checking the Internet Protocol (IP) address. One way or another users might encounter malicious content, meaning that visiting refrebrepheon[.]info might result in various system infections. As said before, unwanted apps deliver coupon, banner, pop-up and other similar intrusive ads. They may also redirect users to unreliable sites and even execute scripts designed to download/install other PUAs (or even high-risk malware). Hence, clicking might lead to various system infections. Unwanted apps are delivered using various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content. For this reason, ads overlay visited websites' content, thereby significantly diminishing web browsing experience. PUAs are notorious for data tracking. Most of them record IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar information relating to user's web browsing activity. Most of PUAs record information that is rather shallow. However, some gather personal details, which are later shared with third parties in exchange for money. Third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) misuse received information in order to generate even more revenue. Therefore, data tracking might eventually lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We recommend users to eliminate all potentially unwanted applications as soon as possible.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
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|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, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate refrebrepheon.info pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Internet is full of potentially unwanted applications, all of which are very similar. Almost every single one offers some sort of useful functionality to create the impression of legitimacy and trick users into installation. However, only a small percentage actually provides promised functionality. Vast majority of unwanted apps are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. For this reason, regular users get no real value.
How did adware install on my computer?
Unwanted apps usually infiltrate computers without user's consent. That's because developers proliferate them by using the aforementioned intrusive advertisements, as well as a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (undercover installation of third party programs together with the regular software). Developers aren't honest enough to adequately disclose installation of "bundled" software, which is why it is typically hidden behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of download/installation processes. The problem is that users often recklessly rush these procedures, skip most of the steps and click on various advertisements. Behavior of this type often leads to inadvertent installations of third party apps.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
The key to computer safety is caution, which is why paying close attention during download/installation processes, as well as when browsing the Internet is a must. Be sure to select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each window of download/installation dialogs. While doing so, opt-out additionally included programs and decline all offers to download/install such. It is advised to download apps only from official sources, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers often include rogue apps, thus, they should not be used. Keep in mind that intrusive ads usually look completely appropriate. Once clicked, however, ads expose themselves by redirecting to unreliable websites (gambling, adult dating, pornography, and similar). Users who frequently encounter such ads/redirects should eliminate all suspicious applications/browser plug-ins as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of refrebrepheon[.]info website (GIF)
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 refrebrepheon.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 refrebrepheon.info pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is refrebrepheon[.]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 refrebrepheon[.]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 refrebrepheon.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 refrebrepheon.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 refrebrepheon.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 refrebrepheon.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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