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.biz, readmenewz.com, shireamentsp.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.
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 Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Trustwave (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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.|
To eliminate get-search.info pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
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):
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
Instant automatic removal of get-search.info pop-up:
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- What is get-search[.]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 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:
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 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.
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 get-search.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 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, 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 add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots 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".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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 get-search.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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