Checkpost.space redirect removal instructions
What is checkpost[.]space?
checkpost[.]space is yet another rogue website designed to cause redirects to other questionable websites, as well as deliver unreliable websites. This site shares many similarities with other rogue websites, such as: orboreshitert.info, pushmobilenews.com, ticeroftertal.info. Research discovered that visitors typically end up in checkpost[.]space inadvertently - they're redirected by intrusive ads (displayed in other rogue sites) or either potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Apps of this type usually infiltrate computers without a permission. Aside from causing redirects, these applications also deliver intrusive advertisements and gather various information about user's web browsing habits.
Once infiltrated, unwanted applications start opening new browsing tabs/windows and redirecting users to checkpost[.]space. Once visited, this website determines visitor's geolocation by checking the IP address. This is being done to decide whether visitor should be redirected even further or presented with certain content. In any case, users may end up encountering content that is malicious, which means that redirects to/from checkpost[.]space might eventually lead to various system infections. Same goes for intrusive advertisements. Research results show that coupons, banners, pop-ups, and other similar advertisements often redirect to unreliable websites and sometimes even run scripts designed to download and install additional unwanted/malicious applications. Therefore, clicking might result in various system infections as well. It is worth noting that unwanted apps are delivered using various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content. For this reason, intrusive ads often overlay visited websites' content, thereby significantly diminishing web browsing experience. Unwanted applications are also notorious for data tracking. PUAs typically gather IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar information that is likely to contain personal details. Once recorded, this data is shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals, who generate revenue by misusing received information. These persons generate revenue by misusing received data. Therefore, data tracking might eventually lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Potentially unwanted applications should be eliminated as soon as possible.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CyRadar (Malicious), Fortinet (Malware), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Related Domains||checkpost[.]club, checkpost[.]space, google.21-realty[.]ru, neoconned[.]info, newchannel[.]club, newchannel[.]club, procontext[.]biz, procontext[.]biz, pronews[.]me, redpsh[.]pro|
|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 checkpost.space pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Unwanted applications share many similarities in-between. By offering a huge variety of "useful functions", potentially unwanted applications create the impression of legitimacy/usefulness and trick users into installation. Yet such apps usually do nothing but cause unwanted redirects, deliver advertisements and gather various information, since their true and only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers.
How did adware install on my computer?
As mentioned above, potentially unwanted applications typically infiltrate the system without asking for a permission. That's because developers often proliferate them by using intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (a stealth installation of third party applications along with the regular software). What developers do is hide "bundled" apps behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of download/installation processes. Now whats more important is that users often carelessly rush these procedures and skip most of the steps. In addition, users click on various advertisements without thinking about possible consequences. Behavior like this often leads to unwanted installations of potentially unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent this situation users must be very cautious when browsing the Internet, as well as downloading/installing software. Keep in mind that intrusive advertisements usually look completely appropriate/legitimate, since developers invest a lot of resources into their design. Nevertheless, distinguishing is easy, because most of such ads redirect to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other questionable sites. If you encounter such ads/redirects frequently then immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Aside from that, be sure to select "Custom/Advanced" settings and always analyze every single step of download/installation processes. While doing so, decline all offers to download/install additional applications and opt-out already included ones. We recommend to download software only from official sources (via direct download links) instead of using third party downloaders/installers, because such tools are often used to "bundle" rogue applications. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of checkpost[.]space 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 checkpost.space 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 checkpost.space pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is checkpost[.]space?
- 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 checkpost[.]space 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 checkpost.space 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 checkpost.space 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 checkpost.space 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 checkpost.space pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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