Prevent browsers from opening ladsblue.com

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

ladsblue[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is ladsblue[.]com?

You are advised to avoid the ladsblue[.]com website, since it redirects to other deceptive websites that attempt to trick people into providing various details, downloading and installing dubious applications, and so on. People generally arrive at ladsblue[.]com inadvertently - they are redirected to it by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on browsers or operating systems. These apps are categorized as PUAs, since people usually download and/or install them accidentally.

ladsblue[.]com pop-up redirects to shady pages

ladsblue[.]com redirects visitors to other sites such as apple.com-clean-mac[.]website. These often trick people into downloading and installing dubious software that can supposedly remove fake viruses (which were apparently 'detected'). Typically, these websites encourage visitors to install specific software to remove viruses immediately, otherwise their computers will supposedly be damaged further. None of the deceptive websites or apps promoted through them can be trusted. Note that ladsblue[.]com can lead to websites such as "You've Made The 5-billionth Search". These sites inform visitors that they have won 'prizes' and that they must claim them by completing various surveys. Scammers use these web pages to collect details that can be misused to generate revenue. These are just some examples of web pages that can be opened through ladsblue[.]com - research shows that it can lead many other untrustworthy, deceptive sites. Browsers commonly open web pages such as ladsblue[.]com due to PUAs installed on browsers or operating systems. PUAs usually display unwanted ads and gather details relating to users' browsing habits including, for example, IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, URLs of of visited sites, and so on. Developers send the information to other people (potentially cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. These apps also display unwanted ads. For example, coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and others. If clicked, these open untrustworthy or even malicious web pages, or they run scripts that cause download/installation of unwanted applications. To avoid these problems, uninstall all PUAs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name ladsblue.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 198.134.112.243
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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Many websites lead visitors to dubious web pages. Some examples are talkreply[.]com, track.nuxues[.]com, and news-jupiter[.]com. Typically, these are opened by PUAs installed on the system. These apps can lead to unwanted downloads and installations, problems with privacy, browsing safety, or even identity theft. In most cases, they deliver no real value and are designed only to generate revenue for the developers.

How did adware install on my computer?

People often download and install these apps through the set-ups of other software. This happens when developers use a marketing method called "bundling" - they include PUAs into download and installation set-ups and do not disclose this information clearly. Offers to download or install unwanted apps are typically hidden in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. Furthermore many people download and install their programs without checking the settings - in this way, they are tricked into additional unwanted downloads and installations. Additionally, this can happen through intrusive, deceptive ads. If clicked, many ads execute scripts designed to download and install PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download files and programs from official websites and through direct download links. Do not trust Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, third party downloaders/installers, or other similar sources/tools to download or install software. Check all settings available in download/installation set-ups and dismiss offers to download or install unwanted applications. Do not click ads displayed on dubious web pages, since they can redirect people to dubious websites. In some cases, they might cause unwanted downloads and installations. To prevent your browser from showing ads or opening unwanted web pages, remove all unwanted or suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on the browser and programs of this type installed on the computer. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of ladsblue[.]com website on Safari redirecting users to apple.com-clean-mac[.]website (GIF):

ladsblue[.]com website appearance on Mac (GIF)

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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.

ladsblue[.]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 ladsblue[.]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 (Windows OS):

Video showing how to remove unwanted applications and terminate redirects to ladsblue[.]com using Combo Cleaner (MacOS):

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing ladsblue[.]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 ladsblue[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ladsblue.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 (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 ladsblue.com pop-up, 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:
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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

QR Code
ladsblue.com pop-up QR code
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