Stop getting redirected to/from gunnepaa.xyz

Also Known As: gunnepaa.xyz pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Gunnepaa[.]xyz redirect removal instructions

What is gunnepaa[.]xyz?

Gunnepaa[.]xyz is but one of many rogue websites out there. It is similar to best2019-games-web1.compiedppienews.comtrementrecially.pro and thousands of others. This site operates by presenting users with unreliable content and generating redirects to untrustworthy, even malicious webpages. Most visitors to gunnepaa[.]xyz access it through redirects caused by intrusive advertisements or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) already present on the system. These apps do not need explicit user permission to infiltrate devices. Once successfully installed, they generate redirects, run advert campaigns and spy on users' browsing habits.

gunnepaa[.]xyz pop-up redirects

Geolocation is crucial to determining the actions of gunnepaa[.]xyz. It learns this data by checking visitors' IP addresses. According to their geolocations, it redirects users elsewhere and/or presents them with questionable content. Users should note that gunnepaa[.]xyz misuses browser notifications. The consent option to them it hides underneath clickbait - "If you are 18+ tap Allow". It also displays a countdown clock, informing how much time visitors have left to agree to the notifications, which they have to do if they wish to view the website's content. Should the notifications be allowed, gunnepaa[.]xyz will begin running intrusive ad campaigns. Advertisements of this kind are deemed to be a threat to device/user safety. They redirect to sale-oriented, untrustworthy, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious webpages. Additionally, these adverts can execute scripts, designed to download/install PUAs without user permission. As mentioned, unwanted applications also generate redirects to similarly harmful websites and run intrusive ad campaigns. By implementing a wide variety of tools, they enable third party graphical. Thereby delivering advertisements, which seriously diminish the browsing quality (by overlaying page content). Some PUAs have data tracking abilities, which they use to record browsing activity (URLs visited, webpages viewed, search engine history, etc.) and gather personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life personal details). This sensitive data is then passed onto third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), seeking to misemploy it to generate revenue. To summarize, PUAs can cause browser and system infiltrations/infections, as well as lead to severe privacy issues, financial losses and even identity theft. Due to such risks, it is advised to remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name gunnepaa.xyz pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 23.235.244.226
Observed Domains d.gunnepaa[.]xyz, r.gunnepaa[.]xyz, s.gunnepaa[.]xyz
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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Nearly all PUAs share certain common qualities. They often look legitimate and lure users into installation by offering "useful" and "advantageous" features. Rarely do the features operate as advertised and in most cases, they are utterly nonoperational. The only goal of all unwanted content is to generate profit for its developers; to users it is worthless. PUAs are designed to cause redirects, deliver intrusive ads and track private data.

How did adware install on my computer?

Select PUAs have "official" download websites. However, they can also be installed together with other software. This false marketing technique of packing regular programs with undesirable or malicious content is called "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored or skimmed terms, skipped steps and sections, used pre-set options, etc.) - endanger devices with potential system infiltrations and infections. Intrusive adverts are known to proliferate PUAs as well. Once clicked, these ads can stealthily download/install such apps.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Desired content should be researched to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. Only official and verified download channels are recommended. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting websites, third party downloaders and similar sources are considered to be untrustworthy; therefore, advised against use. Download and installation processes should be treated with caution. That entails reading terms, exploring all possible options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opting-out form downloading/installing supplementary apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive advertisements typically appear legitimate and harmless, however they cause redirects to unreliable sites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). Should users encounter such ads/redirects, they are strongly urged to inspect the device and remove all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

IMPORTANT NOTE! Websites that gunnepaa[.]xyz redirects to ask 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.

gunnepaa[.]xyz 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 gunnepaa[.]xyz 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 gunnepaa[.]xyz 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 gunnepaa[.]xyz ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with gunnepaa.xyz 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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