Anwap-download[.]club redirect removal instructions
What is anwap-download[.]club?
Sharing many similar traits with folmetor.com, telecomer.live, datsadstrack.com, and countless others, anwap-download[.]club is a rogue website. It operates by generating redirects to other dubious and even malicious webpages, as well presenting users with highly dubious content. Note that few visitors to anwap-download[.]club enter it intentionally - most are redirected. Intrusive ads and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are capable of causing these redirects. PUAs often do not need express user permission to infiltrate devices. Once successfully infiltrated, they can generate redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, and some can track data.
When clicked, intrusive ads can redirect to anwap-download[.]club and similarly dangerous websites. PUAs promote anwap-download[.]club by force-opening new browser tabs/windows and likewise redirecting to it. This rogue site first checks the visitor's IP address, to learn the geolocation. It then redirects users elsewhere and/or delivers dubious content. Note that anwap-download[.]club uses browser notifications. By hiding the consent option beneath 'clickbait' (i.e., "Press 'Allow' to verify, that you are not [a] robot"), it tricks visitors into consenting to notifications. If allowed, anwap-download[.]club starts running intrusive ad campaigns (e.g. pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, and so on). The ads are deemed a threat due to the dubious and malicious web pages to which they redirect, and for their ability to execute scripts designed to automatically download/install PUAs. Unwanted applications are also capable of causing redirects and they too deliver intrusive advertisements. By implementing various tools, PUAs enable third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they deliver ads that severely diminish the browsing experience (by limiting browsing performance and site visibility). PUAs also perform data tracking. They record users' browsing habits (browsing and search engine histories) and personal information (IP addresses, geolocations, and private details). This data is then sold to third parties, often for criminals purposes. Therefore, these rogue applications can cause browser and system infections, and lead to severe privacy issues (including identity theft). To ensure device and user safety, remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|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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PUAs are released by the thousand, and most are similar or even identical. They trick users to install by offering a wide array of "useful" and "beneficial" features, however, these features rarely work as advertised and, in most cases, are nonfunctional. The only purpose of these unwanted apps is to generate revenue for their developers, whilst regular users receive no value. PUAs cause redirects to sale-based, dubious and malicious websites, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gather sensitive information.
How did adware install on my computer?
Some PUAs have "official" webpages on which they are often endorsed as "free" software. These apps can also be installed inadvertently together with regular programs. The deceptive marketing method of pre-packing regular software with unwanted content is called "bundling". By rushing through the download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options, etc.), users expose their devices to potential infiltration and infections. Intrusive ads can also make stealthy downloads/installations of PUAs, if they are clicked.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Only official and verified sources should be used for downloading, as opposed to Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, third party downloaders and similar untrustworthy channels. The latter are far more likely to offer software bundled with unwanted/malicious content. You are advised to read download/installation terms and explore all possible options. Use "Custom/Advanced" settings to decline downloading/installing additional apps, tools, features, etc. Note that intrusive advertisements usually seem ordinary and harmless, however they can redirect to dubious websites (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling, and so on). If you encounter these ads/redirects, inspect your devices and immediately remove all suspect 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 anwap-download[.]club 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 anwap-download[.]club?
- 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 anwap-download[.]club 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 anwap-download.club 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 anwap-download.club 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 anwap-download.club 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 anwap-download.club 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 anwap-download.club pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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