Terminate browser redirects to and from maroolatrack.com website

Also Known As: maroolatrack.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Maroolatrack[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is maroolatrack[.]com?

Maroolatrack[.]com is a rogue website, akin to celeb-secret.livemeknews.biztopernews.me and thousands of others. It is designed to generate redirects to untrustworthy and possibly malicious sites, as well as present dubious content (notably, clickbait) for user consumption. Few visits to this website are intentional; it gets most of its visitors by way of redirection. Such redirects can be caused by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (potentially unwanted applications) already present in the device. It should be mentioned that these rogue apps do not require explicit user consent to invade their systems. PUAs cause unauthorized redirects, deliver invasive ad campaigns and some can even track data.

maroolatrack[.]com website appearance (GIF)

PUAs promote maroolatrack[.]com by force-opening new browser tabs/windows and redirecting users to it. It can also spread through similar redirects, caused by clicking on intrusive adverts. Once accessed, the first action that this rogue site takes, is check visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, in order to learn their geolocations. This data is key in determining maroolatrack[.]com further course of action. Depending on user's geolocation, it either redirects them elsewhere and/or begins feeding them questionable content. This website's use of clickbait is also worthy of noting. It opens a pop-up window, promising a special prize - this is clickbait and behind it, the website hides the consent option to its browser notifications. Visitors lured into clicking it, do not receive any prizes, merely allow maroolatrack[.]com to send its notifications, which it employs to run intrusive advertisement campaigns (pop-ups, banners, coupons and similar). Adverts of this type are considered a threat, as they generate redirects to unreliable/malignant sites and some can even execute scripts to download/install PUAs. As previously stated, unwanted applications themselves are capable of causing redirects, they can also deliver invasive ad campaigns. By implementing various tools, they enable third party graphical content. Hence, the advertisements undesired apps deliver can limit browsing speed and cover original website content. Some PUAs also have data tracking abilities. By monitoring browsing activity, they can gather personal information (IP address, geolocation, personal details). This sensitive data is then passed onto third parties (possibly, cyber criminals), intent on misemploying it to generate revenue. Therefore, PUAs can cause various browser and system invasions/infections, as well as lead to serious privacy issues (even culminate in identity theft). To ensure device and user safety, all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name maroolatrack.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
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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PUAs are released by the thousand and many share common traits. Most rogue applications are designed for maximum legitimacy and offer a wide variety of "useful" features. Although few ever function and even if they do, then not exactly as advertised. What is crucial to understand, is that PUAs are created to generate profit for their developers and they have no other uses. Instead of functioning as promised, they cause redirects to unreliable/malignant websites, deliver invasive advertisement campaigns and track sensitive data.

How did adware install on my computer?

Reckless browsing habits can lead to PUA invasions. In other words, visiting suspicious sites and clicking on invasive adverts, can trigger the later to execute scripts, designed to download/install rogue applications. Another way that PUAs spread is via install pack/bundles. "Bundling" is a false marketing method, by which ordinary programs are packed together with unwanted apps. Having an inattentive approach and rushing though the installation process can easily jeopardize device safety. By ignoring installation terms, skipping steps and using pre-set settings - users can inadvertently install PUAs onto their systems.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to use only official and verified sources for downloading software, as opposed to peer-to-peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders. It is strongly advised to read installation terms, explore possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from installing/downloading additional applications/features. Prudent browsing is highly encouraged (e.g. avoiding suspicious websites and advertisements). Intrusive ads often look legitimate and absolutely innocuous, however they frequently redirect to more obviously unreliable sites (pornography, adult-dating, gambling and similar). In case of encounters with such ads/redirect, users should inspect their devices 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 Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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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.

maroolatrack[.]com 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 maroolatrack[.]com 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 maroolatrack[.]com 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 maroolatrack[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with maroolatrack.com 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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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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