Vercallactont.com POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: vercallactont.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Vercallactont[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is vercallactont[.]com?

Vercallactont[.]com is just one of the many rogue websites that is virtually identical to many other websites, some examples are butitereventwil[.]info, refrebrepheon[.]info, ketintontrat[.]info. It is designed to cause redirects to various questionable, deceptive websites (or to display dubious content). As a rule, users end up on vercallactont[.]com unintentionally, it is installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that force them to visit it. Typically, people install PUAs unintentionally. Besides, when installed these apps deliver intrusive ads and gather data related to user's browsing habits.

vercallactont[.]com pop-up redirects

When a particular PUA is installed, it starts opening vercallactont[.]com in a new browser windows or tab. When visited, it opens about two or three other, questionable websites that might be malicious. However, instead of redirects it could be displaying some shady content, it depends on its visitor's geolocation. Another downside of such PUAs is that many of them are designed to feed their users with various intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads and so on). These ads usually are displayed via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content. They conceal underlying content of any visited website. If clicked, they either cause redirects to untrustworthy pages or run scripts designed to download and install other PUAs. Furthermore, many apps of this type are categorized as information tracking tools. They are used to collect IP addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries and so on. In some cases they record personal, sensitive data too. Another issue is that their developers share collected data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it generate revenue. We strongly recommend to uninstall all unknown or/and unwanted applications from a web browser and operating system.

Threat Summary:
Name vercallactont.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.27.165.38
Observed Domains j0ko.vercallactont.com, jvob.vercallactont.com, lxhi.vercallactont.com, nxzw.vercallactont.com, pixel.vercallactont.com, qfz6.vercallactont.com, sbg2.vercallactont.com
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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Most potentially unwanted apps are promoted as useful, capable of providing their users with various features, tools and so on. However, these promotions usually are just attempts to trick people into downloading and installing them. In reality, most of these apps do not deliver the promised functionalities and are designed only to generate revenue for their developers. Having them installed might lead to problems related to browsing safety, privacy, or even identity theft.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs usually get downloaded and installed through clicked intrusive advertisements or when software developers trick users into that by using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". To be more precise, they hide bundled apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options of software setups. In other words, they include these apps into setups but do not disclose this information properly. People who leave all setup's settings unchanged or even unchecked often unintentionally give a permission for unwanted apps to be download and installed too.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software from official, trustworthy sources (websites). Various third party software downloaders, unofficial websites, torrent clients, eMule (other Peer-to-Peer networks) and so on should not be used for that. Download and install software properly: check all of its setup's settings and dismiss any offers to download or install some additional, undesired software. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that most intrusive ads look legitimate. However, these ads (if clicked) often open untrustworthy websites such as gambling, pornography, adult dating and other shady pages. If ads of this type appear often, or redirects to questionable pages happen regularly, then check the list of installed programs on your computer/operating system and the list of installed extensions, add-ons or plug-ins on your web browser. Remove/uninstall all unwanted, unknown or suspicious entries 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 vercallactont[.]com website (GIF):

vercallactont[.]com 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.

vercallactont[.]com 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 vercallactont[.]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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing vercallactont[.]com 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 vercallactont[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the vercallactont.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.

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 vercallactont[.]com  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 vercallactont[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the vercallactont.com 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 vercallactont[.]com 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 vercallactont[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with vercallactont.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, 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.

Removal assistance:
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