shireamentsp[.]info redirect removal instructions
What is shireamentsp[.]info?
shireamentsp[.]info is an untrustworthy website, which contains dubious content. People generally visit this site when are redirected by other, similar web pages. Examples of other sites similar to shireamentsp[.]info include notify-system[.]com, mediasvideo[.]live, and notification-list[.]com. Few people visit these websites intentionally - they are forced by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on the browser and/or operating system. PUAs can redirect users to dubious websites, record browsing-related (and other) data, and display intrusive advertisements.
When a PUA is installed, it opens web addresses such as shireamentsp[.]info in a new browser window or tab. After visiting the site, people are forced to visit even more (2-3) untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. Rather than opening dubious websites, these sites might alternatively display dubious content. This depends on the visitor's geolocation. Note that shireamentsp[.]info encourages visitors to start a download process by clicking the "Allow" button. In this way, shireamentsp[.]info asks permission to show notifications. Like most websites of this kind, it attempts to trick people into giving permission to show notifications using a 'clickbait' technique. In other cases, these sites asks users to verify their age, prove that they are not robots, and so on. If allowed, websites such as this feed users with unwanted notifications that are often used to promote other dubious websites, apps, etc. Do not allow shireamentsp[.]info or other similar pages to show notifications. Furthermore, installed PUAs feed users with intrusive advertisements. For example, coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups ads, and so on. If clicked, these redirect people to dubious websites or execute scripts that download and/or install unwanted applications that might be malicious. When installed, these apps can gather data relating to users' browsing habits such as IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, and so on. They can sometimes also collect personal data. Furthermore, developers share the information with third parties (often, criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. In summary, installed PUAs can cause problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, or even identity theft.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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.|
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Most PUAs are designed only to help developers and other parties to generate revenue. These apps provide no genuine features, tools or other useful functionality. In summary, people who have PUAs installed on their browsers and/or computers might experience issues with privacy, browsing safety or even have their identities stolen. To avoid these problems, uninstall all PUAs immediately.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are often downloaded and/or installed together with other, usually free software. To trick people into installing and/or downloading PUAs with other software, developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". They include potentially unwanted apps into the set-ups of software that people usually download (and/or install) intentionally. They hide offers to download/install unwanted apps in set-up settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", or other similar settings. If installation/download processes are completed without checking/changing the aforementioned settings, unwanted apps often receive permission to be downloaded and installed. In other cases, people cause this situation inadvertently by clicking intrusive, deceptive advertisements that run scripts that download/install unwanted, possibly malicious software.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Download software only from official websites. Avoid using third party software downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, unofficial websites, and so on. Download and install software properly. Note that set-ups often contain settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", etc. that include offers to download or install additional software. Dismiss these offers before completing the download or installation process. Avoid clicking intrusive advertisements, especially if they are displayed on untrustworthy websites. They usually cause redirects to potentially malicious websites or even download/installation of unwanted apps. Uninstall all unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins, add-ons) from the browser and programs from the operating system immediately. 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):
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 shireamentsp[.]info?
- 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 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:
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 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.
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 shireamentsp.info 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 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, 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 shireamentsp.info 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 shireamentsp.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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