Project Free Tv redirect removal instructions
What is Project Free Tv?
Project Free Tv belongs to a group of websites that might cause unwanted downloads and installations, thereby leading to possible malware infections. As its name suggests, this web page allows users to watch various TV shows and movies free of charge. It contains a compilation of titles from A to Z and also allows users to search for movies or shows by genre. This is a legitimate website, however, developers monetize it using dubious ad networks. In summary, Project Free Tv contains dubious ads and leads to deceptive, rogue websites. By using this web page, people risk being redirected to malicious pages or tricked into downloading and installing unwanted (potentially malicious) apps.
If content is clicked, this site then often causes redirects to other dubious websites. One example is a deceptive website that states that the visitor's computer is infected with viruses and that they need to be eliminated using a specific application, which is actually a potentially unwanted app (PUA). I.e., one of the pages promoted through Project Free Tv is used to trick people into downloading and installing an unwanted application. This, however, is not the only untrustworthy website that is opened when Project Free Tv is used. It also causes redirects to dubious pages used to trick people into downloading and installing browser hijackers, adware-type apps, and other PUAs. These modify browser settings, gather browsing-related information, and feed users with intrusive ads. Clicking ads displayed on websites opened by Project Free Tv might lead to computer infections. These web pages might also be used to distribute malware. Furthermore, this site leads to websites that ask visitors to show notifications. If this permission is granted, web pages start to deliver pop-up ads, unwanted notifications, and so on. When clicked, these open other dubious websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. Therefore, do no open websites that employ dubious ad networks.
|Name||Project Free TV virus|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address (projectftv[.]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.|
To eliminate Ads by Project Free Tv our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are a number of legitimate websites that use dubious ad networks. Unfortunately, this increases the risk of having unwanted apps (or even malware) installed on browsers or computers when visiting these legitimate sites. Examples of other sites that use these networks are sendspace.com, Zippyshare, and Kissmanga. To avoid computer infections/downloads, installation of other unwanted apps, do not to open these rogue sites.
How did adware install on my computer?
Frequently, unwanted downloads/installations occur when people click untrustworthy, deceptive advertisements or when software developers use the "bundling" method. They use this deceptive marketing method to trick people into downloading/installing potentially unwanted apps with other, regular software. They do not disclose information about the inclusion of unwanted apps in installation/download set-ups: they hide it in "Custom"/"Advanced" settings and other similar parts of the set-ups. Furthermore, many users skip these settings and unintentionally allow PUAs to be downloaded and installed with other software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent unwanted downloads and installations, do not download software from untrustworthy and unofficial pages, using software or file downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks, and so on. The safest way to download is using direct download links and official websites. Furthermore, download/installation processes should be handled properly. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options and decline offers to download/install PUAs before completing any setup. Do not click intrusive ads, since they often redirect users to dubious, potentially malicious websites. If these advertisements or unwanted redirects occur often, check installed applications (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) on the browser and remove all unknown, unwanted entries immediately. Also check the list of installed programs on the computer/operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of Project Free Tv promoting special-news[.]online rogue website:
Screenshot of Project Free Tv promoting apple.com-monitor[.]live deceptive website:
Appearance of Project Free Tv website causing redirects to other dubious sites (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! Rogue websites promoted by Project Free TV 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 removal of Ads by Project Free Tv:
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 Ads by Project Free Tv. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Project Free Tv?
- 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 Project Free Tv 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 project free tv, 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 project free tv, 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 project free tv 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 ads by project free tv from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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