Refrebrepheon.info POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: refrebrepheon.info pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

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.

refrebrepheon[.]info pop-up redirects

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 Summary:
Name refrebrepheon.info pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.31.68.23
Observed Domains abjf.refrebrepheon.info, bvrx.refrebrepheon.info, exhj.refrebrepheon.info, h8bm.refrebrepheon.info, p1.refrebrepheon.info, p2.refrebrepheon.info, p3.refrebrepheon.info, p4.refrebrepheon.info, p5.refrebrepheon.info, p6.refrebrepheon.info, p7.refrebrepheon.info, p8.refrebrepheon.info, pixel.refrebrepheon.info, sa2x.refrebrepheon.info, uxbk.refrebrepheon.info, xd86.refrebrepheon.info, ykwb.refrebrepheon.info
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.
Removal

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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)

refrebrepheon[.]info website appearance (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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

refrebrepheon[.]info adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing refrebrepheon[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing refrebrepheon[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing refrebrepheon[.]info  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing refrebrepheon[.]info ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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 Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing refrebrepheon[.]info ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing refrebrepheon[.]info ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

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