Mega-deals[.]mobi redirect removal instructions
What is mega-deals[.]mobi?
Similar to push4free.com, veinlacrolat.pro, feedmedia.me and many others, mega-deals[.]mobi is a rogue website. Designed to cause redirects to untrustworthy/malicious sites and feed them highly dubious content (including click bait). Few visitors ever access it willingly, most happen upon it by way of redirection. Either by clicking on intrusive ads (usually located in unreliable websites) or by having it opened by PUAs (potentially unwanted applications). It should be noted, that undesirable apps do not need express user consent to invade their devices. PUAs cause redirects, deliver invasive adverts and track data.
mega-deals[.]mobi is furthered by intrusive advertisements redirecting to it. PUAs spread it by force-opening new browser tabs/windows and likewise redirecting to it. Rogue sites operate by firstly checking visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, to find out their geolocations. Once this information is known, they either redirect users elsewhere or present them with questionable/malignant content. The mega-deals[.]mobi site also misuses browser notifications. By hiding the consent option underneath clickbait - "If you're 18 or older, press Allow", it can trick users' into consenting. If allowed, mega-deals[.]mobi runs invasive advert campaigns. These ads are considered a threat, due to the hazardous websites they redirect to, as well as their ability to execute scripts, designed to make rogue downloads/installs of PUAs. As previously mentioned, unwanted applications also generate redirects and can bring intrusive ads. By implementing a variety of tools, they enable third party graphical content. Therefore, the adverts they deliver (pop-ups, coupons, banners and etc.) can seriously affect the browsing experience. Such advertisements can cover original site content and slow down browsing speed. Additionally, some PUAs can gather intel on users' browsing activities and personal information. What is important to understand, is that this data is then passed onto third parties (possibly, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it to generate revenue. In summary, rogue applications can lead to various browser and system invasions/infections, as well as privacy issues (even identity theft). Due to these risks to both devices and their users, all PUAs must be removed without delay.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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There are thousands of PUAs and many of them are quite similar. They can offer tempting features; disguise themselves as legitimate and useful. However, unwanted apps have but one goal - to create profit for their designers; to users they are of no true value. Instead of working as promised (if functioning at all), PUAs generate redirects to unreliable and potentially malicious sites, deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive information.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be installed onto systems without user knowledge by invasive adverts executing scripts to do so. However, they can also be downloaded and installed by users themselves. "Bundling" is a deceitful marketing method, by which regular software is paired with undesirable applications. By ignoring install terms and skipping steps - users can miss PUA presence within installation packs. By using pre-set install settings, users can overlook possible "opt-out" and "decline" options. In short, user inexperience, haste and carelessness when browsing and downloading/installing programs - are the main causes of rogue application invasions.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to use only official and verified sources for software downloading (preferably, direct download links). P2P (peer-to-peer) and other third party downloaders are strongly advised against; as they are more likely to have programs bundled with PUAs. Reading terms and exploring options are both part of installation recommendations. Using "Custom/Advanced" settings and opting-out from installing/downloading additional applications/features - is advised. While browsing, users should avoid suspicious websites and adverts. The latter should be stressed, as invasive ads tend to appear ordinary and harmless, thereby easy to be fooled into clicking. After encountering advertisement/redirects of this type, users should inspect their device and remove all dubious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of mega-deals[.]mobi website (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)
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"
- 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"
- 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
- 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
- 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
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- What is mega-deals[.]mobi?
- 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 mega-deals[.]mobi 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 mega-deals.mobi 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.
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 mega-deals.mobi pop-up, 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 mega-deals.mobi 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, 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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the mega-deals.mobi pop-up, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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 mega-deals.mobi pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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