Terminate browser redirects to/from dredrewlaha.info

Also Known As: dredrewlaha.info pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Dredrewlaha[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is dredrewlaha[.]info?

Dredrewlaha[.]info is a rogue site, designed to redirect users to untrustworthy and likely malicious sites, as well as feed them unreliable content. It shares many similarities with lesindingretne.infodancewithlittleredpony.comclckworld.club and many other rogue sites. Intentional access to dredrewlaha[.]info is rare, as most visitors get redirected to it by other compromised sites (via intrusive ads) or by PUAs (potentially unwanted applications). Said applications often invade users' devices without express permission; they cause undesirable redirects, deliver intrusive advertisements, monitor and gather intel on users' browsing activity.

dredrewlaha[.]info pop-up redirects

Potentially unwanted applications further dredrewlaha[.]info by force-opening it in a new browser tab/window. However this is not the only way dredrewlaha[.]info gets visitors, they can also access this rogue site by being redirected to it through invasive adverts. dredrewlaha[.]info course of action is determined by users' geolocation, which it learns from the IP (Internet Protocol) address. Depending on the victims' geolocation, it either redirects them to other questionable or malicious sites and/or begins the process of force-feeding untrustworthy, even hazardous content. This website can endanger users' privacy, identity and computer safety. The dredrewlaha[.]info website uses browser notifications, which if permitted, deliver intrusive advertisements. Said advertisements are likewise deemed a threat, as they can redirect users to compromised and malicious sites, and even execute scripts that can download/install unwanted applications without user consent. PUAs utilize a broad assortment of tools, which enable placement of third party graphic content. This allows unwanted applications to deliver relentless intrusive ad campaigns. These ads can be faulted for poor web browsing experience; they can decrease browsing speed and visibility (doing the latter by overlaying the original sites' content). Another heinous ability that PUAs have is data tracking (information of interest includes but is not limited to: IP address, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries). By monitoring browsing activity unwanted applications can infer users' personal information. The data gathered is then passed to third parties and may end up serving criminal purposes. It must be accentuated that unwanted applications can endanger users' computers, personal privacy and identity - even culminate in identity theft. If PUAs are suspected or found in one's device, they should be removed without delay.

Threat Summary:
Name dredrewlaha.info pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.19.209.98
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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There is an innumerous amount of PUAs, and they can employ clever tactics to invade users' systems. Explicit permission is not necessary for these applications to download/install themselves onto devices. They spread via intrusive advertisements and installation packages. "Bundling" is a false marketing method employed by PUA designers to further their malicious product; by "bundling" regular software with unwanted applications they can trick inexperienced users into installing them. Unwanted applications are often hidden behind false promises of usefulness and practicality, however in reality they serve no such purpose. What is of great import to understand, is that PUAs serve only to create profit for their designers. Therefore, instead of any deceptively advertised features, PUAs cause autonomous redirects, bring invasive ad campaigns and gather information.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most PUA invasions occur through installation packs/bundles, along with the desired software. In some instances it is possible to avoid unwanted applications by opting-out from installing additional apps or features and declining offers of downloading them from elsewhere. However, due to haste and distractedness of ill-informed users - PUAs can slip in during the installation process. Opt-outs and declining options are often hidden within the "Custom/Advanced" settings, noticeable only when directly explored. Simply put, user inattentiveness can expose their systems to various infections and put their very privacy at risk. Aforementioned intrusive ads are also used to promote such rogue programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Using official and verified sources for all software downloading is highly recommended, ideally via direct download links. Third party downloaders are more likely to "bundle" regular programs with PUAs. Careful exploration of terms, options and "Custom/Advanced" settings when installing - is strongly advised. Overall diligence when installing software is fundamental in ensuring user safety. The same extends to user browsing habits; refraining from clicking dubious advertisements, avoiding accessing suspicious sites and etc. It must be mentioned that intrusive ads frequently appear legitimate and harmless, but a telltale sign of their illegitimacy can often be revealed by the websites they redirect to (pornographic, adult dating, gambling and similarly untrustworthy sites). When encountered, users should inspect their device and remove any suspect applications and browser extensions immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of dredrewlaha[.]info website (GIF):

dredrewlaha[.]info website appearance (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)

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:

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.

dredrewlaha[.]info 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 dredrewlaha[.]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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing dredrewlaha[.]info 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 dredrewlaha[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the dredrewlaha.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.

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 dredrewlaha[.]info  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 dredrewlaha[.]info ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with dredrewlaha.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, 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.

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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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