Mayfootekvideo[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is mayfootekvideo[.]com?
Visitors to mayfootekvideo[.]com are presented with unreliable content and/or are redirected to other untrustworthy, malicious pages. Thereby, it is classified as a rogue website. It shares many similarities with androidrecaptcha.info, orbetterpositiesa.info, tatilyerlerim.com and countess others. Few users access this site intentionally, typically they get redirected by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). Users should note that these apps do not need their explicit consent to be installed onto the system. Following successful infiltration, PUAs cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns and spy on users' browsing activity.
Once accessed, the first thing mayfootekvideo[.]com does is check visitors' IP addresses. It does this in order to learn users' geolocations. Afterwards, according to their geolocation - visitors either get redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious material. Additionally, this rogue webpage uses browser notifications. If they are enabled, mayfootekvideo[.]com begins delivering intrusive advert campaigns. These ads are more than just a nuisance, they are also considered to be a threat to device health and user safety. When clicked on, they redirect to untrustworthy, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious pages. Some of these advertisements can be triggered (by clicking on them) to execute scripts, designed to download/install PUAs without user consent. Unwanted applications force-open similarly harmful sites and they can run intrusive ad campaigns. They accomplish the latter by implementing various tools to enable third party graphical content. The delivered adverts (pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc.) severely diminish the browsing experience, by limiting browsing speed and website visibility. The advertisements have the aforementioned abilities and carry associated risks as well. It is not uncommon for PUAs to be able to track data. They record users' browsing habits (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect their personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life personal details). This vulnerable data can then be shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), intent on generating revenue by misusing it. In summary, PUAs can lead to browser and system infiltrations/infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, it is recommended to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Observed Domains||e32n.mayfootekvideo[.]com; pcb.mayfootekvideo[.]com; 9pq8.mayfootekvideo[.]com; d2e1.mayfootekvideo[.]com; 4oao.mayfootekvideo[.]com|
|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 mayfootekvideo.com pop-up our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
PUAs tend to appear legitimate and they lure users into downloading/installing them with a wide variety of promised functions. Rarely do these features work as advertised and in most cases - they are utterly nonoperational. Functionality is irrelevant, when the only goal of PUAs is to create profit for their developers. These apps are not designed for user convenience and have no true value to them. Instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs cause redirects to unreliable and malicious webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns and gather private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
The most common way that PUAs spread is though download/install setups of other software. This deceptive marketing method of pre-packing regular products with unwanted or malicious content is called "bundling". By rushing through download/installation processes (e.g. by ignoring terms, using pre-set options, skipping steps and sections, etc.) - users risk unintentionally allowing bundled programs onto devices. Select PUAs also have "official" download sites. Once clicked on, intrusive adverts can execute scripts, designed to stealthily download/install PUAs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Users are advised to always research content, before downloading/installing it. Only official and verified download sources should be used. Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), free file-hosting websites and other third party downloaders are considered to be untrustworthy, therefore they are recommended against use. Unreliable download channels are far more likely to offer deceptive and/or bundled programs. When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, explore all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive ads usually look legitimate, ordinary and harmless, however they redirect to dubious pages (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling, etc.). In case of encounters with such advertisements/redirects, users should inspect the system and remove all suspect 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 mayfootekvideo[.]com 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 mayfootekvideo.com pop-up:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of mayfootekvideo.com pop-up. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is mayfootekvideo[.]com?
- 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 mayfootekvideo[.]com 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 mayfootekvideo.com 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 mayfootekvideo.com 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 mayfootekvideo.com 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 mayfootekvideo.com 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 mayfootekvideo.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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