Video18plus[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is video18plus[.]com?
Video18plus[.]com is a rogue website, sharing many similarities with untotlowith.info, leadnote.me, anwap-download.club and countless others. It is designed to generate redirects to unreliable and malicious sites, as well as to force-feed users with dubious content. Few visitors to video18plus[.]com access it intentionally, most get redirected by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). Users should note that these apps do no need express user permission to infiltrate devices. PUAs cause redirects, run ad campaigns and monitor browsing activity.
Geolocation is key to determining video18plus[.]com course of action. It learns this data by checking visitors IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. After said data is learnt, according to their geolocation the site either redirects users elsewhere and/or delivers questionable content. This webpage also uses browser notifications, the consent option to which it hides underneath clickbait (e.g. "Click here if you are 18 or older", "Tap 'Allow' to view viral videos", "Your page is loading, press 'Allow' to continue", "You have won, press here to receive your prize", etc.). If consented to, video18plus[.]com begins running invasive advert campaigns. These ads are considered to be a safety threat, due to the compromised and malicious websites they redirect to, and for their ability to execute scripts to stealthily download/install PUAs. As mentioned, unwanted applications also cause redirects and run ad campaigns. By implementing a variety of tools, PUAs deliver intrusive advertisements (pop-ups, banners, surveys, coupons, etc.), which can seriously diminish the browsing quality. Furthermore, these rogue apps have data tracking abilities, which they employ to record browsing habits (URLs visited, pages viewed, search engine history, etc.), thereby collecting users' personal information (IP address, geolocation and personal details). This sensitive data is then shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it for financial gain. To summarize, PUAs can cause various system infiltrations and invasions, as well as lead to severe privacy issues (even identity theft). To ensure device and user safety, it is strongly recommended to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||0.video18plus[.]com, 1.video18plus[.]com, 10.video18plus[.]com, 2.video18plus[.]com, 3.video18plus[.]com, 4.video18plus[.]com, 5.video18plus[.]com, 7.video18plus[.]com, 8.video18plus[.]com, 9.video18plus[.]com|
|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.|
To eliminate video18plus.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
There are countless PUAs out there, most share certain similarities and some are even identical. Typically, unwanted applications appear legitimate and offer varied features, to entice users into installation. However, these features are rarely operational. The only purpose of all undesirable content is to generate revenue for its developers; to users it has no genuine value. PUAs are designed to cause redirects to sale-based, untrustworthy and malicious websites, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and collect private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are often spread through the download/installation setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing method of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious content is called "bundling". Said tactic is widely used by PUA developers and is frequently successful in proliferating their malignant product. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used pre-set options, etc.) - increase the risk of potential system infiltrations and infections. Invasive advertisements are also known to spread PUAs. When clicked, these adverts can execute scripts, designed to make such rogue downloads/installs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Users are urged to research wanted content to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. It is advised to use only official and verified download sources, as opposed to P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting websites, third party downloaders and similar channels. Download and installation processes should be treated with caution. That includes reading terms, exploring possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings and declining to download/install additional apps, tools, features, etc. Despite being usually hosted by untrustworthy websites, intrusive advertisements often appear ordinary and harmless; however they redirect to various dubious webpages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and many other types). Should users experience such ads/redirects, they are strongly advised to inspect the device 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 Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of video18plus[.]com 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
Instant automatic removal of video18plus.com pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of video18plus.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is video18plus[.]com?
- 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 video18plus[.]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:
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 video18plus.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.
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 video18plus.com 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 video18plus.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, 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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.
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