Tontorcaltedron[.]info redirect removal instructions
What is tontorcaltedron[.]info?
Rogue websites like tontorcaltedron[.]info are designed to redirect visitors to untrustworthy, dubious websites. Some examples of other pages of this type are rabsirolcalat[.]info, gatonsenropha[.]info, and knowwoow[.]com. Generally, people do not visit tontorcaltedron[.]info intentionally - it is opened by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that have been installed on their browsers. Most people download and install these apps inadvertently. In addition to unwanted redirects, PUAs deliver intrusive ads and record data relating to web browsing habits.
Once installed, potentially unwanted apps force hijacked browsers to open a new tab or window and redirect users another rogue website, in this case, tontorcaltedron[.]info. This web page then redirects users to other (about two or three) untrustworthy websites that might contain malicious content or display dubious, deceptive content. This depends on the visitor's geolocation. Note that redirects to and from tontorcaltedron[.]info might cause download/installation of unwanted (possibly malicious) apps. Furthermore, many PUAs deliver intrusive ads - they display them via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. These conceal underlying content of visited web pages. This can be really annoying and clicking them often leads to dubious websites. Some intrusive ads are designed to execute scripts that start download and installation of other PUAs. Note that PUAs also collect browsing-related information. For example, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses, geolocations, and so on. In some cases, they might also record personal details. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Therefore, all PUAs should be uninstalled immediately.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Observed Domains||bvm7.tontorcaltedron[.]info, c32w.tontorcaltedron[.]info, f8qa.tontorcaltedron[.]info, gnpq.tontorcaltedron[.]info, irvo.tontorcaltedron[.]info, m7h4.tontorcaltedron[.]info, p5.tontorcaltedron[.]info, p8.tontorcaltedron[.]info, pixel.tontorcaltedron[.]info, r4fr.tontorcaltedron[.]info, rz8j.tontorcaltedron[.]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.|
To eliminate tontorcaltedron.info pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Typically, developers promote these apps by offering supposedly 'useful' features, tools, etc, however, most PUAs provide no benefits and have just one purpose: to generate revenue for the developers. Furthermore, having them installed can lead to issues with online privacy, browsing safety, or it can cause even more serious problems such as identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
These apps are usually downloaded and installed accidentally through intrusive ads (that execute scripts when clicked) or together with other software. Developers trick people into downloading/installing unwanted apps by hiding them in "Advanced", "Custom" settings or the options of other software set-ups. They avoid disclosing this information properly, however, these unintentional downloads and installations happen only if users download and install software without checking settings/options provided in the set-ups.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download all programs from official websites. Various third party downloaders (or installers), unofficial pages, Peer-to-Peer networks and other sources should not be used/trusted. These are often monetized by promoting potentially unwanted applications. Install software with care. Do not skip any download/installation setup steps without checking included "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar sections. Opt-out of unwanted apps and only then finish the download or installation process. Many ads on the Internet are rogue and usually displayed on dubious pages relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on. When clicked, they redirect to other untrustworthy (or potentially malicious) websites. If random redirects to dubious pages happen often or unwanted ads appear regularly, check your browser for unwanted/dubious extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons and remove them immediately. Also check the list of programs that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of tontorcaltedron[.]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 tontorcaltedron.info pop-up:
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- What is tontorcaltedron[.]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 tontorcaltedron[.]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 tontorcaltedron.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 tontorcaltedron.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 tontorcaltedron.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 tontorcaltedron.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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