Gotwidores.info POP-UP Ads

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

Gotwidores[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is gotwidores[.]info?

gotwidores[.]info is yet another rogue website designed to deliver unreliable content, as well as cause redirects to potentially malicious websites. gotwidores[.]info is virtually identical to deloplen.com, checkpost.space, evengsitolightont[.]info, and dozens of other rogue sites. As a rule, users visit gotwidores[.]info inadvertently - they get redirected by either potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) or intrusive ads delivered by other rogue sites. Potentially unwanted apps usually infiltrate computers without asking for a permission and, aside from causing redirects, they also deliver intrusive advertisements and gather various information.

gotwidores[.]info pop-up redirects

After successful infiltration, unwanted applications start force-opening new browsing tabs/windows and redirecting users to gotwidores[.]info. Once visited, gotwidores[.]info checks victim's Internet Protocol (IP) address to determine the geolocation and decide what to do next (whether to display certain content or to redirect users even further). In any case users may end up encountering content that is malicious. Therefore, redirects to/from gotwidores[.]info might eventually result in various system infections. Most of PUAs also deliver coupons, banners, pop-ups, and other similar ads. Such advertisements may also redirect to malicious websites and even run scripts designed to download additional unwanted/malicious apps. This means that clicking may lead to computer infections as well. Intrusive ads are typically displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content, which is why they often overlay visited websites' content, thereby diminishing web browsing experience. Potentially unwanted applications are also known to gather IP addresses, websites URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar data, which is later shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These persons generate revenue by misusing received info, therefore, having data-tracking applications installed may lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We highly recommend to eliminate all potentially unwanted applications as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name gotwidores.info pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.18.53.140
Observed Domains bhk0.gotwidores[.]info, dn5a.gotwidores[.]info, h0ud.gotwidores[.]info, k2t2.gotwidores[.]info, p6.gotwidores[.]info, pixel.gotwidores[.]info, pybw.gotwidores[.]info, qit1.gotwidores[.]info, rhok.gotwidores[.]info, yh4s.gotwidores[.]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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There are dozens of potentially unwanted applications, all of which are virtually identical. By offering a huge variety of "advantageous features", these applications attempt (and often succeed) to create the impression of legitimacy and trick users into installation. Once installed, however, these apps usually give no real value for the user, since their true and only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. Instead of enabling the promised functions unwanted applications cause unwanted redirects, gather information, and deliver intrusive advertisements, thereby diminishing web browsing experience, as well as posing threat to user's privacy/web browsing safety.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some potentially unwanted applications do have official download website. Yet most of them still infiltrate computers without a permission. That's because developers proliferate them by using the aforementioned intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" - an undercover installation of third party applications along with the regular software. Developers know that vast majority of users rush download/installation processes and skip most of the steps. For this reason, bundled apps are often hidden behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of download/installation processes. Hence, users who carelessly rush these procedures and click on various advertisements often end up unknowingly installing rogue apps.

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. Always keep in mind that intrusive advertisements usually look completely appropriate, since developers invest a lot of resources into their design. Distinguishing, nevertheless, is easy, because most of these ads redirect to unreliable websites, such as gambling, adult dating, pornography, and similar. In case of such ads/redirects users should immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Aside from that, be sure to carefully analyze every window of download/installation dialog and opt-out additionally included programs. We recommend to download software only from official sources, via direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers are monetized using the "bundling" method, which is why such tools should not be used. The key to computer safety is caution. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of gotwidores[.]info website (GIF)

gotwidores[.]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.

gotwidores[.]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 gotwidores[.]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 gotwidores[.]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 gotwidores[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the gotwidores.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 gotwidores[.]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 gotwidores[.]info ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with gotwidores.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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