Bulk Uploader redirect removal instructions
What is Bulk Uploader?
Bulk Uploader is an add-on created by Webcraftic and Ash Durham, it is known that cyber criminals often hijack this WordPress plugin with a purpose to generate traffic to malicious websites such as jackielovesdogs[.]com, tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com, activeandbanflip[.]com, beforwardreallygo[.]com and others. These are the addresses that website owners who use the Bulk Uploader add-on or people who visit their websites are forced to visit when cyber criminals hijack the aforementioned add-on.
Bulk Uploader is not a malicious application, however, cyber criminals misuse it to hijack legitimate websites and force their owners/administrators and visitors to visit addresses of websites that might be malicious (used to distribute malware, various unwanted applications and so on). These websites might be used to distribute apps like adware, browser hijackers and other software (potentially unwanted applications/PUAs). Browser hijackers usually are designed to change browser settings (promote fake search engines) and gather various data. Developers use them to collect information such as user's IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of a visited websites, entered search queries and other, (possibly sensitive) details. They share these details with other people who usually misuse it to generate revenue. Adware, if installed, displays intrusive ads that cover contents of opened pages and lead to questionable, potentially malicious pages. Additionally, some of these ads might be designed to run scripts that download and install unwanted applications. To avoid any possible problems caused by jackielovesdogs[.]com, tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com, activeandbanflip[.]com and/or beforwardreallygo[.]com, we recommend to disable the hijacked Bulk Uploader WordPress add-on. Another way to deal with this problem is to try to update the Bulk Uploader add-on and Simple 301 Redirects plugin.
|Name||Redirects by Bulk Uploader|
|Threat Type||Redirects to malicious websites such as jackielovesdogs[.]com, tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com, activeandbanflip[.]com and beforwardreallygo[.]com|
|Detection Names (tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com)||ESET (Malware), Sucuri SiteCheck (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com)||188.8.131.52|
|Symptoms||Website owners/administrators and visitors get redirected from a hijacker legitimate page to one of the malicious pages.|
|Distribution Methods||Hijacked WordPress plug-ins or/and add-ons.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
To eliminate Redirects by Bulk Uploader our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are many shady, potentially malicious websites that are promoted by hijacking various software (like Bulk Uploader) or using some other deceptive ways. Quite often questionable addresses are promoted through potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) like browser hijackers. Typically, these apps are advertised as legitimate and useful, however, very often they are designed to generate revenue for developers by promoting questionable sites, collecting data and so on. Besides, they put unsuspecting people at risk of various problems with privacy, browsing safety and other issues.
How did adware install on my computer?
Most people install PUAs either through intrusive advertisements that they click or when developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". This method is used to trick people into downloading and/or installing potentially unwanted applications together with some other software. To achieve it, they include PUAs into setups of other software and hide information about it in "Advanced", "Custom and other similar settings. Quite often people download and install programs without changing any settings that are available in their setups and that is how they unintentionally allow for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed too.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Avoid downloading software from untrustworthy sources such as third party downloaders, torrent clients, eMule (other Peer-to-Peer networks) or some other, similar channels. Use only official (and trustworthy) websites and direct download links for that. Always check what are the "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" and other similar options or settings of any software setup. Deselect unwanted applications and only then finish download or installation. It is not recommended to trust questionable, intrusive ads, especially when visiting unofficial pages. Usually these ads open other, potentially malicious pages or even lead to unwanted downloads (or installations). If you encounter intrusive ads that lead to dubious sites or/and browser opens such pages by itself, then check if there are any unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on it and uninstall them as soon as possible. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Instant automatic removal of Redirects by Bulk Uploader:
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 Redirects by Bulk Uploader. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Bulk Uploader?
- 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 Bulk Uploader 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 redirects by bulk uploader, 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 redirects by bulk uploader, 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 redirects by bulk uploader 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 redirects by bulk uploader from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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