Putlocker Ads

Also Known As: Putlockerfree ads
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Putlocker removal instructions

What is Putlocker?

Putlocker is the name of a service that allows users to watch movies online free of charge. In fact, this streaming service is illegal and Putlocker's website uses rogue advertising networks. Therefore, it generates pop-up ads that might cause installation of adware-type or other potentially unwanted apps (PUAs). Furthermore, Putlocker's web page asks visitors to show notifications - allowing these can also lead to unwanted downloads and installations.

Putlocker adware

When opened, Purlocker's web page causes unwanted redirects and enables pop-up windows. The opened pages might be malicious or used to trick people into downloading further unwanted apps such as adware, browser hijackers, and so on. If installed, adware-type apps feed users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and other intrusive ads. Users who click them are usually redirected to untrustworthy websites, however, these ads can also execute scripts that download other unwanted apps (PUAs). Most browser hijackers gather user-information and send it to other people (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. The apps record details such as users' IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, and so on. PUAs can lead to problems with browsing safety, privacy, or even more serious issues such as identity theft. Furthermore, Putlocker's website (and other web pages opened through it) ask to show notifications. If this is permitted, the sites start displaying unwanted ads and notifications that, if clicked, might lead to unwanted download of adware-type PUAs (and others). Do not use sites that offer illegal services and cause redirects to dubious websites. If unwanted apps are installed on your browser or operating system, remove them immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name Putlockerfree ads
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Related Domains putlockerfree[.]sc, putlockertv.to
Serving IP Address 104.18.59.140
Observed Domains ao8k.bikereddint[.]info, bfpq.bikereddint[.]info, dh3e.bikereddint[.]info, dnu0.bikereddint[.]info, e367.bikereddint[.]info, fx8e.bikereddint[.]info, lva1.bikereddint[.]info, p1.bikereddint[.]info, p5.bikereddint[.]info, p7.bikereddint[.]info, p8.bikereddint[.]info, pixel.bikereddint[.]info, uo3w.bikereddint[.]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, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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There is a variety of pages that use rogue advertising networks, for example, savefrom[.]net, ouo[.]io and Kissmanga. Typically, people who use them are redirected to various deceptive, untrustworthy websites that trick them into unwanted downloads/installations. To avoid any problems that could be possibly causes by these pages, we recommend not to use them and to ensure that there are no PUAs that are already installed.

How did Putlocker install on my computer?

Typically, users download and install PUAs unintentionally by clicking intrusive, deceptive ads or when they skip software download/installation setup steps. Developers attempt to trick people into download/installation of PUAs using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This allows PUAs to be downloaded and installed together with regular (usually free) software. Information relating to bundling of PUAs in setups is usually hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings. When people leave them unchanged, they allow PUAs to be downloaded and installed together with programs that they wish to download and install.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download all software from official websites and use directs links. Do not download or install using third party downloaders, installers, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), etc. Check "Advanced", "Custom" and other sections of the download or installation setup. Opt-out of offer to download or install any unwanted apps and only then complete the setup. Avoid clicking on suspicious, intrusive ads, since they can redirect to untrustworthy websites. For example, gambling, pornography, adult dating, and so on. If you experience these redirects, or unwanted ads appear on any visited website, check for suspicious entries (plug-ins, add-ons, extensions, etc.) installed on the browser. Remove unwanted entries immediately. Also uninstall unwanted programs from the operating system. If your computer is already infected with Putlocker, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Putlocker website redirects to a scam page (GIF):

putlocker ads appearance of redirects to fake virus scan

Push notifications by Putlocker:

putlocker push notification 1 putlocker push notification 2 putlocker push notification 3

Putloker redirects to dubious web pages that ask to show notifications:

putlockerads redirects to questionable page asking to show notifications 1 putlockerads redirects to questionable page asking to show notifications 2 putlockerads redirects to questionable page asking to show notifications 3 putlockerads redirects to questionable page asking to show notifications 4

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:

Putlocker 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.

Putlocker adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Putlocker", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Putlocker ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Putlocker adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Putlocker 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 "Putlocker", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Putlocker ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the putlockerfree ads, 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 Putlocker  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 "Putlocker", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Putlocker ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the putlockerfree ads, 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 Putlocker 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 "Putlocker".

Removing Putlocker ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with putlockerfree ads 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.

Removal assistance:
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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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