Kissmanga redirect removal instructions
What is Kissmanga?
Kissmanga is the name of a group of websites that are linked to possible malware infections. This particular website contains a collection of graphic novels known as 'manga', which are comics and part of Japanese art. Some of the comics on the website might contain copyrighted manga. This is a legitimate web page, however, it uses dubious ad networks, which developers use to monetize it. The website contains various ads and, when browsed, causes redirects to deceptive, untrustworthy websites and deploys dubious pop-up ads. People who use this website might end up having unwanted apps (such as adware) or even malware installed on their browsers or computers.
This website contains various advertisements that, once clicked, cause redirects to dubious websites. For example, websites that promote potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) such as adware-type apps. Once opened, some sites contain fake notifications stating that the visitor's computer is infected with viruses that need to be removed immediately. These websites often trick people into downloading and installing unwanted apps that supposed eliminate infections. In fact, these infections do not exist, and redirects causes by Kissmanga page might lead to websites that contain malicious software. Therefore, they might lead to computer infection with malware. Clicking links on this website (such as "Forum", "Watch anime" and so on) also causes unwanted redirects. Furthermore, deceptive ads sometimes run scripts that cause download and installation of various unwanted apps. For example, adware, browser hijackers, and other PUAs. If installed, these serve users with intrusive ads, gather information, change browser settings, etc. Furthermore, many websites opened by the Kissmanga web page ask visitors to show notifications. Allowing these leads to display of dubious notifications, advertisements, and other unwanted pop-ups (if clicked, these also lead to dubious pages). If unwanted apps of this type are installed, remove them immediately, since they might cause privacy issues, problems with browsing security, or even identity theft.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Relating Domains||kissmanga[.]com, kissmanga[.]ru|
|Serving IP Address (kissmanga[.]com)||188.8.131.52|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
There are other legitimate that uses deceptive ad networks. Some examples are sendspace[.]com and Zippyshare. To avoid problems that might be caused by ads displayed on these pages, avoid using the services provided by them.
How did adware install on my computer?
Some PUAs have download websites, however, they are often installed inadvertently. Unwanted downloads and installations are often caused by clicking deceptive ads, however, PUAs are also downloaded/installed when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" to trick people. They hide information regarding the inclusion of these apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options or settings of software set-ups. Furthermore, many users often skip download/installation steps without checking settings and they also click dubious advertisements. This behaviour often leads to inadvertent download and installation of unwanted applications.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Avoid clicking intrusive ads, especially if they are displayed on dubious pages (relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and so on). They often redirect users to untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. All software should be downloaded from official and trustworthy websites. Do not use torrent clients, eMule (other Peer-to-Peer networks) or other third party/dubious software download sources. Also, check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of all download/installation setups and deselect offers to download/install additional apps. If a browser causes unwanted redirects or displays intrusive ads regularly, check the list of installed plug-ins, add-ons, and extensions on the default browser and remove all dubious, unwanted entries immediately. Also remove programs of this type installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of Kissmanga promoting pushedwebnews[.]com rogue website:
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Appearance of Kissmanga website causing redirects to dubious sites (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! Rogue websites promoted by Kissmanga often ask 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 malware removal:
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- What is Kissmanga?
- 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 Kissmanga 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 ads by kissmanga, 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 ads by kissmanga, 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 ads by kissmanga 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by kissmanga, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 ads by kissmanga from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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