Stop redirects to and from pushstack.co

Also Known As: pushstack.co pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

pushstack[.]co redirect removal instructions

What is pushstack[.]co?

pushstack[.]co is an untrustworthy website that contains dubious content. If opened, it can redirect people to a number of other websites of this kind. Note that visitors do not generally arrive this site intentionally - websites such as pushstack[.]co are opened by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on browsers and/or operating systems. Furthermore, these apps are often designed to gather data and display ads. Some examples of web pages that have similar functionality to pushstack[.]co include shireamentsp[.]info, notify-system[.]com, and mediasvideo[.]live.

pushstack[.]co pop-up redirects

The aforementioned unwanted apps open dubious websites (such as pushstack[.]co) in a new browser window or tab. Once opened, these sites immediately redirect users to a number (about two or three) of other dubious pages or deliver dubious content. The way they behave depends on the visitor's geographic location. This particular website supposedly loads a video, however, only if the visitor clicks the "Allow" button. This is one of many 'clickbait' techniques that dubious web pages use to trick people into allowing them to show notifications. If allowed, websites of this type start to display unwanted (and often deceptive) notifications, ads and other dubious content. We advise against allowing websites such as pushstack[.]co to show notifications. Furthermore, most PUAs collect data. For example, IP addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, URLs of visited websites, and other browsing-related information. They sometimes record personal, sensitive data. Developers share the data with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. These actions (information tracking and sharing) can cause problems with online privacy, browsing safety, and so on. Furthermore, people who use PUAs risk becoming victims of identity theft. PUAs also feed users with coupons, pop-up ads, surveys, banners, and other advertisements. When clicked, these open untrustworthy, malicious web pages or execute scripts designed to download and install unwanted software. Therefore, we recommend that you uninstall all unknown, unwanted or suspicious apps from browsers and operating systems immediately.

Threat Summary:
Name pushstack.co pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Detection Names Avast (), BitDefender (), ESET-NOD32 (), Kaspersky (), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 108.59.9.162
Observed Domains 97.pushstack[.]co, stack3.pushstack[.]co, 34.pushstack[.]co, 40.pushstack[.]co, 54.pushstack[.]co, 63.pushstack[.]co, 24.pushstack[.]co, 79.pushstack[.]com, stack2.pushstack[.]co, stack1.pushstack[.]co.
Related Domains  
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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There are many various potentially unwanted apps online. Most are advertised as useful, legitimate, etc, however, few operate as promised. In most cases, PUAs are designed only to help the developers to generate revenue and they provide no real value for regular users. PUAs are often the reason for the problems mentioned above and more.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, apps of this type are installed together with other software or through clicked intrusive advertisements. Unwanted downloads and installations through other programs happen when developers use the "bundling" method. They include PUAs in download/installation set-ups of software that people wish to download and install intentionally. Developers hide offers to download/install PUAs in settings such as "Advanced", "Custom", etc. Therefore, the unwanted downloads and installations occur when people leave the settings unchecked and unchanged, or when they click deceptive ads that run scripts designed to download/install PUAs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Do not use unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule and so on), third party downloaders, installers, or other such tools to download or install software. These sources are often used to distribute/promote potentially unwanted applications. Download only from official websites and via direct download links. Additionally, "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings that are included in set-ups should be checked carefully. Dismiss any offers to download or install additionally-included apps. Do not trust intrusive ads that are displayed on unofficial, dubious, or other websites of this kind. If clicked, they usually open dubious (potentially, malicious) websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. To prevent your browser from displaying ads and/or opening dubious websites, ensure that there is no unwanted software installed on the browser or operating system. Remove all unknown, unwanted or suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) from the browser and unwanted programs from the computer. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of pushstack[.]co website (GIF):

pushstack[.]co 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.

pushstack[.]co 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 pushstack[.]co 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 pushstack[.]co 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 pushstack[.]co ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with pushstack.co 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 pushstack.co 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.

Removal assistance:
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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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