How to eliminate redirects to and from nitroflare.com website?

Also Known As: nitroflare.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Nitroflare[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is nitroflare[.]com?

nitroflare[.]com is a rogue website that supposedly provides free file hosting services. Judging on the appearance alone, nitroflare[.]com may seem appropriate and handy. Nevertheless, developers monetize this site by using rogue advertising networks which promote unreliable (potentially malicious) websites. Moreover, this site is full of software cracks that are available for download and, as we already know, most of cracking tools are fake and cyber criminals use them to spread high-risk malware infections.

nitroflare[.]com pop-up redirects

As mentioned above, nitroflare[.]com is monetized using ad networks that promote potentially malicious websites. The types of promoted websites varies. Some of them deliver fake error messages claiming that the system is infected and encouraging users to download system cleaners (which, in most cases, are fake) or to contact fake tech support. Some sites may promote unwanted applications (like browser hijackers or adware), fake software updaters, and so on so forth. Therefore, clicking these advertisements may eventually lead to high-risk computer infections. Note that potentially unwanted applications typically cause unwanted redirects and deliver intrusive advertisements as well. Moreover, these apps usually gather various data (IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc.) and developers later share it with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. Hence, since recorded data is likely to contain personal details, having data-tracking apps might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Fake updaters are typically used to inject unwanted applications (or, in some cases, high-risk malware) as well. As mentioned above, nitroflare[.]com is used to distribute a lot of software cracks, most of which are fake. Cyber criminals claim that these tools will allow users access paid software features for free. Instead of doing so, however, these tools inject high-risk infections (data-stealing trojans, ransomware, or similar) into the system. In summary, visiting nitroflare[.]com and downloading any files from this site may eventually lead to a variety of system infections and other issues. If you continually encounter intrusive advertisements and/or visit this website on daily basis, then we highly recommend to check the list of installed applications/browser plug-ins, eliminate all suspicious entries and never return to nitroflare[.]com again.

Threat Summary:
Name nitroflare.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.18.40.208
Observed Domains s101.nitroflare[.]com, s102.nitroflare[.]com, s104.nitroflare[.]com, s82.nitroflare[.]com, s83.nitroflare[.]com, s84.nitroflare[.]com, s86.nitroflare[.]com, s88.nitroflare[.]com, s90.nitroflare[.]com, s93.nitroflare[.]com, s94.nitroflare[.]com, s95.nitroflare[.]com, s97.nitroflare[.]com, s99.nitroflare[.]com
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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Internet is full of rogue websites that share similarities with nitroflare[.]com. mysuccesspaths[.]com, convert2mp3[.]net, flvto[.]biz - these are only few examples from a long list. By offering a variety of "useful features" (file format conversion, download from media websites [e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.], file sharing, and similar), websites like nitroflare[.]com attempt (and usually succeed) to create the impression of legitimacy. However, keep in mind that crooks monetize these sites in dubious ways, meaning that visiting may cause a variety of problems, including computer infections and privacy issues.

How did adware install on my computer?

Now it is worth mentioning that nitroflare[.]com itself is likely to be promoted using the aforementioned unwanted applications that deliver intrusive advertisements and cause various redirects. For this reason, users should know that most of these apps infiltrate computers without permission. That's because developers typically proliferate them by using, again, intrusive advertisements, and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (a stealth installation of third party applications alongside with the regular software). Developers know that vast majority of users rush download/installation processes and skip most of the steps. For this reason, crooks intentionally conceal "bundled" applications behind "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections) of download/installation processes. User who carelessly skip steps and click on various advertisements often end up unwillingly installing rogue applications. They simply expose the system to risk of various infections and put their own privacy into threat.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

In order to prevent this situation users must be very cautious during the download/installation processes, as well as when browsing the Internet. You should always be sure to select "Custom/Advanced" settings and carefully analyze each window of download/installation dialogs. This must be done to opt-out all additionally included programs and to decline all offers to download/install such. We recommend to download programs only from official sources, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers often include rogue applications, which is why such tools should never be used. It is advised to download programs only from official sources, preferably using direct download links. Bear in mind that intrusive advertisements usually look completely appropriate. Once clicked, however, ads expose themselves by redirecting to unreliable websites (pornography, adult dating, survey, gambling, and such). Ads of this type are likely to be delivered by potentially unwanted applications. Therefore, users who encounter them frequently should remove all suspicious programs and browser add-ons. 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 nitroflare[.]com website (GIF)

nitroflare[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Examples of rogue websites that nitroflare[.]com redirects to:

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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.

nitroflare[.]com 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 nitroflare[.]com 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 nitroflare[.]com 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 nitroflare[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with nitroflare.com 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.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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