Stop getting redirected to and from get-search.info

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

Get-search[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is get-search[.]info?

Get-search[.]info is but one of many rogue websites out there. It shares similarities with lurunews.bizreadmenewz.comshireamentsp.info and many other. This site is designed to present visitors with questionable content and generate redirects to other untrustworthy, even malicious pages. Access to get-search[.]info is mostly gained through undesirable redirects caused by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). Users should note that these apps do not need explicit permission to infiltrate devices. After successful installation, PUAs generate redirects, deliver ad campaigns, hijack browsers and track private data.

get-search[.]info pop-up redirects

Geolocation is key to determining get-search[.]info course of action. It learns this information from visitors' IP addresses. Depending on their geolocations, they are either redirected elsewhere and/or presented with dubious content. This site also uses clickbait ("Your page is loading... Click Here to Continue" to trick users into consenting to its browser notifications. If consented - get-search[.]info begins running intrusive advertisement campaigns (e.g. delivering various pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc.). Adverts of this type are more than just an annoyance, they are also deemed to be a safety risk. Aside form generating redirects, PUAs can deliver ad campaigns as well. By employing a variety of tools, they enable third party graphical content. Thereby, delivering intrusive ads that severely diminish the browsing experience. Additionally, once these advertisements are clicked - they redirect to harmful webpages and can stealthily download/install PUAs. Other types of unwanted apps can make unauthorized changes to browsers (hijack them). It is not uncommon for these applications to have data tracking abilities. They record browsing activity (browsing and search engine histories) and gather users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life personal details). This sensitive intel can then be shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it for financial gain. Therefore, PUAs can not only cause browser/system infiltrations and infections, but also lead to financial losses, severe privacy issues and even identity theft. It is highly recommended to immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins from the device.

Threat Summary:
Name get-search.info pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Trustwave (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 184.168.221.32
Observed Domains track5.get-search[.]info, track.get-search[.]info, track2.get-search[.]info, track3.get-search[.]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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PUAs are innumerous and share certain qualities in-between. They are designed to appear legitimate and further tempt users into installation by offering "useful" and "handy" features. However, these functions are rarely operational. Instead, PUAs generate redirects to untrustworthy, deceptive/scam and malicious websites, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, hijack browsers and collect vulnerable data.

How did adware install on my computer?

The most common mode of PUA proliferation is via download/install setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of packing regular software together with unwanted or malicious content is called "bundling". By rushing through the download and installation processes (e.g. by ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using pre-set option, etc.) - users endanger devices with potential system infiltrations and infections. Some unwanted applications have "official" promotional webpages, from which they can typically be downloaded for "free". Clicking on intrusive advertisements can trigger them to execute scripts, designed to download/install PUAs without user permission.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to always research wanted content to verify its legitimacy, before downloading/installing it. Only trustworthy and verified download sources should be used. It is ill-advised to use P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.), unofficial and free file-hosting sites, third party downloaders and similar channels - as they are considered to be untrustworthy. Download/Installation processes are to be treated with caution. Therefore, users should read terms, explore all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" options and out-out form additional apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive adverts usually look ordinary and harmless, however they redirect to suspicious and unreliable websites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). Should users encounter ads/redirects of this type, it is strongly advised to remove all dubious 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.

Appearance of get-search[.]info website (GIF):

get-search[.]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.

get-search[.]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 get-search[.]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 get-search[.]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 get-search[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with get-search.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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About the author:

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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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