How to avoid redirects to and from the shireamentsp.info?

Also Known As: shireamentsp.info pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Shireamentsp[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is shireamentsp[.]info?

Shireamentsp[.]info is an untrustworthy website which contains shady content. Also, very often people who visit it get redirected to other pages of this kind. Other examples of pages that are similar to shireamentsp[.]info are notify-system[.]com, mediasvideo[.]live, and notification-list[.]com. Not many people visit such websites intentionally, more often than not they are forced to do so by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are installed on a browser and/or the operating system. Apps of this type usually are designed to redirect users to dubious websites, record browsing-related (and often other) data and display intrusive advertisements.

shireamentsp[.]info pop-up redirects

When a some PUA is already installed, it opens addresses such as shireamentsp[.]info in a new browser window or tab. After visiting them people are forced to visit even more (2-3) untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. However, instead of opening shady websites they could be displaying questionable content. It depends on visitor's geolocation. Shireamentsp[.]info encourages its visitors to start some download process by clicking "Allow" button. In other words, shireamentsp[.]info asks for a permission to show notifications. Like most websites of this kind it is designed to trick people into giving a permission to show notifications by using a clickbait technique. In other cases such pages ask to verify age, prove that a visitor is not a robot, and so on. If allowed, websites like this one feed users with unwanted notifications that often are used to promote questionable websites, apps, etc. We advise against allowing shireamentsp[.]info or any other similar page to show its notifications. Furthermore, installed PUAs feed their users with various intrusive advertisements. For instance, coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups ads, and so on. Those ads, if clicked, redirect people to dubious websites or execute scripts that are designed to download and/or install unwanted applications that might be malicious. Another problem with having apps of this type installed is that most of them are designed to gather various data related to user's browsing habits. As a rule, PUAs collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and so on. Nevertheless, sometimes they collect personal data too. What is worse, their developers share recorded information with third parties who misuse them to generate revenue. It is possible that user's data might be shared with cyber criminals as well. To sum up, installed PUAs could be the reason behind various problems related to browsing safety, online privacy, or they might even lead to identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name shireamentsp.info pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.18.12.100
Observed Domains im4j.shireamentsp[.]info, bbto.shireamentsp[.]info.
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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Most PUAs are designed only to help their developers (and other parties) to generate revenue. In other words, very often these apps do not provide any features, tools or other functionality. To sum up, people who have PUAs installed on their browsers and/or computers might experience issues with privacy, browsing safety or even have their identities stolen. In order to avoid any problems we recommend to uninstall any installed PUA as soon as possible.

How did adware install on my computer?

Quite often PUAs get downloaded and/or installed together with some other, usually free software. To trick people into installing and/or downloading PUAs within other software, developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They include potentially unwanted apps in setups of software that people usually download (and/or install) intentionally. They hide offer to download or install unwanted apps in their setups, in settings like "Custom", "Advanced", or other similar settings. Typically, when installation or download processes are being completed without checking/changing any of the aforementioned settings, then unwanted apps get permissions to be downloaded and installed as well. In other cases people cause it by clicking intrusive, deceptive advertisements that are designed to run scripts that download and/or install unwanted, possibly malicious software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We strongly recommend to download software only from official websites and avoid using third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, unofficial websites, and so on. Also, it is important to download and install software properly: quite often setups contain settings like "Custom", "Advanced that include offers to download or install additional software. These offers should be deselected before completing download or installation process. Also, we advise to avoid clicking intrusive advertisements, especially if they are displayed on untrustworthy websites. They usually cause redirects to potentially malicious websites or even downloads, installations of unwanted apps. One ore thing we recommend to do is to uninstall all unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) from a browser and programs from the operating system as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of shireamentsp[.]info website (GIF):

shireamentsp[.]info 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.

shireamentsp[.]info 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 shireamentsp[.]info 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 shireamentsp[.]info 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 shireamentsp[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with shireamentsp.info 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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