Stop redirects to and from novideo.me

Also Known As: novideo.me pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Novideo[.]me redirect removal instructions

What is novideo[.]me?

Sharing many similarities with anwap-download.clublurunews.bizredtext.biz, and thousands of others, novideo[.]me is a rogue website. It generates redirects to other untrustworthy/malicious sites and presents dubious/harmful content to users. Few visitors arrive at novideo[.]me intentionally - most are redirected by intrusive advertisements or Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs), which do not require express permission to be installed onto devices. Once successfully infiltrated, PUAs generate redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns, and track data.

novideo[.]me pop-up redirects

novideo[.]me firstly checks visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to learn their geolocations. This data is key in determining the following actions. According to the geolocations, it redirects users elsewhere and/or feeds them with dubious content. Additionally, novideo[.]me uses 'clickbait' ("Click Allow to watch the video") to disguise the consent option to its browser notifications. If consent is given, the site begins running intrusive ad campaigns. The resultant ads are a safety threat due to the untrustworthy and malicious web pages to which they redirect, and for their ability to execute scripts designed to stealthily download/install PUAs. As mentioned, these applications are also capable of causing redirects and running ad campaigns. By employing a wide variety of tools, they enable third party graphical content on any site. Thereby, delivering intrusive advertisements, which can diminish the browsing experience (limit browsing performance and site visibility). Furthermore, some PUAs have data tracking abilities. By monitoring users' browsing habits (URLs visited, web pages viewed, search engine history, etc.), they collect personal information (IP addresses, geolocations, and other details). This data is then shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) intent on misusing it to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of data tracking content on systems can lead to severe privacy issues, financial loss, and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name novideo.me pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Serving IP Address 212.32.237.136
Observed Domains 8mdhs.novideo[.]me, lpyqm.novideo[.]me, mnphq.novideo[.]me, nlsvg.novideo[.]me, nqkv7.novideo[.]me, nupsg.novideo[.]me, qa1yz.novideo[.]me, s5nzg.novideo[.]me, trcoq.novideo[.]me, urlv3.novideo[.]me
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.
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Most PUAs are similar, and those released by the same developers are often identical. These unwanted apps may seem legitimate and offer various "useful" and "beneficial" features, however, they rarely operate as advertised and are usually nonoperational. The only purpose of PUAs is to generate revenue for their designers, whilst regular users receive no value. Rather than delivering any real value, these applications redirect to sale-oriented, compromised and malicious web pages, run intrusive advertisement campaigns (pop-ups, banners, surveys, coupons, etc.), and collect private data.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUAs have "official" websites, on which they are typically promoted as "free" and "useful" software, however, they can also be unintentionally installed with other programs. This deceptive marketing tactic of pre-packing normal software with unwanted or malicious content is called "bundling". It is very popular with PUA developers and successful in proliferating their products. By rushing through the download/installation processes (ignoring terms, using pre-set options, skipping steps and sections, etc.), many users endanger their devices with potential system infiltration and infections. Intrusive advertisements often proliferate PUAs. When clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install rogue apps without users' permission.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Content should be researched to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing. Only official and verified download channels should be used. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, unofficial and free file-hosting sites, third party downloaders, and similar sources are untrustworthy and should not be used. When downloading/installing, read terms, explore all possible options, use "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of downloading/installing additional content (apps, tools, features, etc.). Intrusive advertisements usually seem legitimate and harmless, however, they can redirect to various dubious website (e.g. gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.). If you experience these ads/redirects, inspect the device and remove all suspect applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of novideo[.]me website (GIF):

novideo[.]me website appearance (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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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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.

novideo[.]me 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 novideo[.]me 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 novideo[.]me 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 novideo[.]me ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with novideo.me 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 novideo.me 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.

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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.

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