balanceforsun[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is balanceforsun[.]com?
balanceforsun[.]com a rogue website that, if opened, redirects to untrusted websites or loads dubious content. Browsers commonly open pages such as balanceforsun[.]com due to installed potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) - people do not generally open them intentionally. PUAs cause redirects to dubious websites, serve intrusive ads and gather browsing data. More examples of websites similar to balanceforsun[.]com are sawhitpew[.]site, wbamedia[.]net and betanews[.]me.
Typically, installed PUAs open websites such as balanceforsun[.]com in a new browser window or tab. When opened, they load dubious content or redirect visitors to a number (2-3) of other dubious, potentially malicious pages. The actions of sites like balanceforsun[.]com depend on visitors' geolocations. Note that balanceforsun[.]com uses a 'clickbait' technique to deceive visitors into allowing it to show notifications - the site asks visitors to verify that they are not robots by clicking the "Allow" button. Clicking this button allows the website to show notifications. In most cases sites such as balanceforsun[.]com display notifications that contain links to other dubious sites, deceptive ads, and so on. Therefore, such websites should never be allowed to show notifications. Furthermore, PUAs usually deliver intrusive ads (coupons, banners, surveys and so on). If clicked, these can lead to untrusted websites or execute scripts designed to download or install other unwanted apps. PUAs can also record data including users' IP addresses, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations and other browsing details. They might also be capable of accessing and recording personal, sensitive data. The developers sell the data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue. In any case, data tracking can lead to problems relating to privacy, browsing safety or even identity theft. We strongly recommend against downloading or installing these apps - remove any that are already installed immediately.
|Name||Ads by balanceforsun.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
Most PUAs help developers to generate revenue by collecting information, delivering intrusive ads and forcing users to visit rogue websites. They are often advertised as useful, legitimate apps, however, few deliver legitimate features. Generally, they are useless and put users at risk of various problems.
How did adware install on my computer?
In most cases, people download and/or install unwanted apps unintentionally. This usually happens when they click untrusted, deceptive advertisements or when software distribute PUAs using the "bundling" method. I.e., they include unwanted apps into the download/installation set-ups of other programs. In this way, they deceive people into downloading/installing unwanted apps together with some other, regular software. Generally, offers to download and/or install PUAs can be found in "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of download/installation set-ups. People who leave the settings unchanged often allow additionally-included apps to be downloaded and/or installed. These downloads/installations can also be caused by clicking deceptive ads that execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Do not download software through untrusted sources such as torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), third party downloaders, dubious, unofficial websites, and so on. Third party installers should not be used to install software. The safest way to download files and programs is using direct download links and official websites. Check all "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar options of any download or installation setup (and change them if necessary). The settings often include offers to download/install potentially unwanted applications. Furthermore, intrusive ads that are shown on dubious web pages usually redirect people to other untrusted, potentially malicious websites. Therefore, never click these ads. If various advertisements appear on visited websites and/or browsers open dubious websites automatically, it is very likely that a potentially unwanted application is already installed. In this case, check installed extensions, add-ons and plug-ins and remove all unwanted, unknown, suspicious apps immediately. The Same applies to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of balanceforsun[.]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 and select "Settings"
- Click on "Site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
- 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 malware removal:
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- What is balanceforsun[.]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 balanceforsun[.]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 balanceforsun.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 balanceforsun.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 balanceforsun.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 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 ads by balanceforsun.com, 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 ads by balanceforsun.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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