How to stop browser redirects to/from topmedia24.me?

Also Known As: topmedia24.me pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Topmedia24[.]me redirect removal instructions

What is topmedia24[.]me?

Topmedia24[.]me - like many others (soptarroutg.com, viralupdatestoday.com, goodmedia.me and etc.) is a rogue site, designed to cause non-consensual redirects to compromised or malicious sites and for spreading of likewise unreliable content. In most cases access to this website is not voluntary. Visitors enter it by getting redirected from other similarly untrustworthy sites (via intrusive advertisements hosted therein) or by having topmedia24[.]me forcefully opened by PUAs (potentially unwanted applications). These applications are guilty of causing unauthorized redirects, intrusive ad campaigns and data-tracking. It must be pointed out that PUAs require no explicit user permission to invade their devices.

topmedia24[.]me pop-up redirects

Potentially unwanted applications promote topmedia24[.]me by independently (i.e. without direct action from the user or his/her consent) opening new browser tabs/windows and redirecting them to this rogue website. However, topmedia24[.]me can also be opened by intrusive adverts. This site uses browser notifications, which if allowed, deliver ad campaigns. The exact course of action this website takes is determined by visitors' geolocation (which it learns from their IP addresses); either redirection to other compromised/malignant sites and/or delivery of unreliable/malicious content for user consumption. Regardless which course of action the site takes, visitors to it are bound to encounter harmful content. To further clarify, invasive advertisements are capable of redirects to similarly hazardous websites and can even execute scripts designed to download/install unwanted applications. These apps employ a wide variety of tools in order to enable third party graphical content - that way delivering intrusive advertisements. These kinds of adverts can negatively affect browsing experience; limiting browsing speed and visibility (doing the latter by overlaying site content). Another ability that PUAs possess is data-tracking. Information of interest includes: IP address, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries and other browsing data. What is vital to understand is that this information contains personal details - even more important is that this gathered data is then resold to third parties. It can even be passed onto cyber criminals, who seek to misuse this sensitive information for financial gain. So, to summarize, presence of PUAs in one's system can threatens the safety of their device, privacy and even identity. If detected, unwanted applications should be hastily eliminated.

Threat Summary:
Name topmedia24.me pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 178.62.225.201
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 are thousands of PUAs and they are furthered by intrusive adverts and installation packs/bundles. They can even wear the guise of legitimate and useful software - but it has to be stressed that they are neither. The only purpose applications of this kind have - is to generate revenue for their designers. This goal is achieved by redirecting users to unreliable and possibly malicious websites, delivering intrusive ad campaigns and monitoring/gathering data on users' browsing habits.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs can invade systems through intrusive adverts and installation packs/bundles. "Bundling" is a false marketing tactic, when regular software is bundled with unwanted applications. While opting-out from installing PUAs can be possible, the refusal/decline options are often listed only in the "Advanced/Custom" settings. As the average user is inclined to move quickly through the installation process - detecting and refusing unwanted applications becomes difficult. Expressing caution when downloading/installing programs is highly advised; by going against this advice users endanger themselves and their systems.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Official and verified sources are recommended for conducting all downloads. Third party downloaders are more likely to "bundle" legitimate programs with PUAs - and therefore are advised against. The installation process should be approached with care; this includes studying possible options, terms and the "Advanced/Custom" settings. It is strongly recommended to opt-out from installing additional applications/features and declining offers to download them from elsewhere. Users should do some research before accepting any extra offers, to make sure that these additions are legitimate. Using caution when browsing is also a recommendation worth noting. Reckless approach to advertisements and visitations to suspicious sites can open one's system to various infections and threaten personal privacy and even identity. Intrusive adverts are frequently created to appear trustworthy - hence, making them difficult to differentiate from harmless ads. However, the sites they redirect to tend to appear more suspicious (for example, gambling, pornography, adult-dating and other similar websites). In case of contact with such ads/redirects, users should uninstall any questionable applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of topmedia24[.]me website (GIF):

topmedia24[.]me 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.

topmedia24[.]me 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 topmedia24[.]me 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 topmedia24[.]me 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 topmedia24[.]me ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the topmedia24.me 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 topmedia24[.]me  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 topmedia24[.]me ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the topmedia24.me 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 topmedia24[.]me 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 topmedia24[.]me ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with topmedia24.me 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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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

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