Balanceformoon[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is balanceformoon[.]com?
Typically, people do not visit websites like balanceformoon[.]com on purpose (willingly). Very often browsers are forced to open them by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that are installed on them or operating systems. There are many other websites like balanceformoon[.]com (for example, mediazone[.]mobi, toobotnews[.]biz, and glagolinius[.]com) and all of them either open other untrustworthy sites or load shady content. PUAs that are often responsible for making browsers to open shady pages usually are designed to gather browsing data and/or display various ads as well.
Typically, PUAs force browsers to open addresses of pages like balanceformoon[.]com in a new window or tab. Either way, when opened, those pages either load dubious content or redirect visitors to about two or three other untrustworthy sites. As a rule, it depends on visitor's geolocation. Very often opened pages contain shady ads, advertise questionable, potentially malicious software, and so on. Like many other pages of this type, balanceformoon[.]com asks for a permission to show notifications by using a deceptive clickbait technique. It suggests that clicking the "Allow" button will prove that a visitor is not a robot. However, it will do nothing but allow for balanceformoon[.]com to show notifications that may contain deceptive ads, links to shady pages, and so on. Furthermore, PUAs are often designed to collect information related to user's browsing activity. Typically, they gather browsing data such as IP addresses, geolocations, URLs of visited web pages, entered search queries, and so on. Their developers tend to sell collected data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. It is possible that installed PUA may be gathering sensitive details as well. Additionally, many PUAs are designed to serve intrusive ads like coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc., that, if clicked, usually lead to various untrustworthy, potentially malicious pages. Sometimes those ads can execute scripts that download, install more unwanted applications. In order to avoid unwanted downloads, installations, problems related to browsing safety, privacy and other serious problems like identity theft we strongly recommend to uninstall any installed PUA immediately and never download, and install apps of this type in the future.
|Name||Ads by balanceformoon.com|
|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||8.balanceformoon[.]com, 1.balanceformoon[.]com, 2.balanceformoon[.]com, 3.balanceformoon[.]com, 4.balanceformoon[.]com, 5.balanceformoon[.]com, 8.balanceformoon[.]com, 0.balanceformoon[.]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 Ads by balanceformoon.com our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Very often people behind PUAs (their developers) advertise them as legitimate, useful apps that supposed to deliver various features or other value. However, most PUAs do not operate as they were advertised. To be more precise, they do not deliver any value and are designed only to perform actions that would help their developers to generate revenue.
How did adware install on my computer?
In most cases people download and/or install unwanted software (adware, browser hijackers, and other apps of this kind) through intrusive advertisements or download and/or installation setups of other programs. There are ads that, if clicked, execute scripts designed to cause unwanted downloads and/or installations. However, more often unwanted downloads and installations are caused when people download and/or install programs that have unwanted apps included in their setups. This distribution method of unwanted apps is called "bundling". Typically, offers to download and/or install unwanted apps are mentioned in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options of setups. In one way or another, PUAs get downloaded or/and installed through setups of other programs when people do not dismiss those offers/leave all included settings unchanged.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is not safe to download and/or install software from unofficial pages, through third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., eMule, torrent clients), and other tools, sources of this kind. There is always a possibility that they could be used to distribute unwanted, or even malicious apps. The safest way to download files and programs by using official websites and direct download links. Furthermore, quite often download and installation setups contain settings like "Advanced", "Manual", "Custom" that mention offers to download and/or install additional, unwanted applications. In order to avoid unwanted downloads and installations it is important to check those settings and decline offers in them. Additionally, it is not safe to click intrusive ads that are displayed on shady websites. Unfortunately, sometimes unreliable ads may appear on legitimate websites as well. Either way, when clicked, those ads either redirect users to untrustworthy sites or cause downloads, installations of unwanted apps. Typically, when browsers display ads and/or open shady pages, it can be stopped by uninstalling all unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) from them. If that does not solve the problem, then it may be necessary to apply the same to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of balanceformoon[.]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 Ads by balanceformoon.com:
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- What is balanceformoon[.]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 balanceformoon[.]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 ads by balanceformoon.com, 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 ads by balanceformoon.com, 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 ads by balanceformoon.com 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 ads by balanceformoon.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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