How to stop redirects caused by hijacked Bulk Uploader

Also Known As: Redirects by Bulk Uploader
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Bulk Uploader redirect removal instructions

What is Bulk Uploader?

Bulk Uploader is an add-on created by Webcraftic and Ash Durham. Cyber criminals often hijack this WordPress plugin to generate traffic for malicious websites such as jackielovesdogs[.]com, tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com, activeandbanflip[.]com, beforwardreallygo[.]com, and others. Website owners who use the Bulk Uploader add-on, or people who visit their websites, are forced to visit these rogue sites when cyber criminals hijack the Bulk Uploader add-on.

Bulk Uploader pop-up redirects

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 (i.e., used to distribute malware, unwanted applications, and so on). These websites might be used to distribute apps such as adware, browser hijackers, and other software (potentially unwanted applications or 'PUAs'). Browser hijackers are often designed to change browser settings (promote fake search engines) and gather data. Developers use them to collect information such as users' IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of a visited websites, entered search queries and other, possibly sensitive details. They share these details with other parties who misuse private data to generate revenue. If installed, adware displays intrusive ads that conceal underlying content of opened web pages and leads to dubious, potentially malicious sites. Additionally, some of these ads might run scripts that download and install unwanted applications. To avoid problems caused by jackielovesdogs[.]com, tomorrowwillbehotmaybe[.]com, activeandbanflip[.]com, and/or beforwardreallygo[.]com, disable the hijacked Bulk Uploader WordPress add-on. Another way to deal with this problem is to update the Bulk Uploader add-on and Simple 301 Redirects plugin.

Threat Summary:
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) 162.241.201.207
Symptoms Website owners/administrators and visitors are redirected by a hijacker from a legitimate web page to one of a number of malicious pages.
Distribution Methods Hijacked WordPress plug-ins and/or add-ons.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

To eliminate malware infections our security researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
▼ Download Spyhunter
Free scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.

There are many dubious, potentially malicious websites that are promoted by hijacking various software (like Bulk Uploader) or using some other deceptive ways. Quite often dubious addresses are promoted through potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) such as browser hijackers. Typically, these apps are advertised as legitimate and useful, however, very often they generate revenue for developers by promoting dubious 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 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 other software. To achieve this, they include PUAs into setups of other software and hide related information in "Advanced", "Custom, and other similar settings. People often download and install these programs by default when they fail to change settings available in the setups - in this way, they inadvertently allow PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed.

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 other, similar channels. Use only official (and trustworthy) websites and direct download links. Check "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual", and other similar options or settings of software setups. Deselect unwanted applications and only then finish the download or installation. Do not trust dubious, intrusive ads, especially when visiting unofficial web pages. These ads open other, potentially malicious pages or even lead to unwanted downloads/installations. If you encounter intrusive ads that lead to dubious sites or the browser opens them, check for installed unwanted extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins and remove them immediately. The same applies to programs of this type 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 malware removal: 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 malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
▼ DOWNLOAD Spyhunter By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Free scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.

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.

Bulk Uploader 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 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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Bulk Uploader 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 Bulk Uploader ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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.

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 Bulk Uploader  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 Bulk Uploader ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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 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 Bulk Uploader 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 Bulk Uploader ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the redirects by bulk uploader, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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:
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.

Post a comment:
If you have additional information on redirects by bulk uploader or it's removal please share your knowledge in the comments section below.

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

PCrisk security portal is brought by a company RCS LT. Joined forces of security researchers help educate computer users about the latest online security threats. More information about the company RCS LT.

Our malware removal guides are free. However, if you want to support us you can send us a donation.

Software uninstall instructions
Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

QR Code
Redirects by Bulk Uploader QR code
A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a machine-readable code which stores URLs and other information. This code can be read using a camera on a smartphone or a tablet. Scan this QR code to have an easy access removal guide of Redirects by Bulk Uploader on your mobile device.
We Recommend:

Get rid of malware infections today:

▼ REMOVE IT NOW with Spyhunter

Platform: Windows

Editors' Rating for Spyhunter:
Editors ratingOutstanding!

[Back to Top]

Free scanner checks if your computer is infected. To remove malware, you have to purchase the full version of Spyhunter.