How to stop showeverig.info from being opened by a browser?

Also Known As: Ads by showeverig.info
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Showeverig[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is showeverig[.]info?

When opened, showeverig[.]info opens various untrustworthy websites or loads some questionable content. It is a rogue website which is very similar to wbamedia[.]net, sawhitpew[.]site, fastnewstream[.]com and many other websites of this type. Typically, their visitors do not open them by themselves, more often than not those pages get opened by browsers that hve some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on them. Apps of this type usually are designed to gather information related to users browsing habits and/or display intrusive advertisements as well.

showeverig[.]info pop-up redirects

When some installed PUA opens showeverig[.]info, then this website either displays some questionable content or redirects visitors to other (typically, about 2-3) untrustworthy, potentially malicious pages. The way it behaves depends on visitor's geolocation. Also, showeverig[.]info is designed to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications. Like most websites of this type, showeverig[.]info uses a clickbait technique for that. It says that some file can be prepared for downloading by clicking the "Allow" button. However, by clicking it visitors would simply allow for showeverig[.]info to show notifications that may contain deceptive advertisements, links to untrustworthy websites, etc. Furthermore, quite often PUAs are designed to gather various information that includes mostly browsing data like IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, and so on. Nevertheless, there is a possibility that installed PUA may be designed to gather sensitive, personal details as well. People behind these apps tend to sell gathered information to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). As a rule, collected data is being misused to generate revenue. Such actions put users at risk of problems related to online privacy, browsing safety. Gathered data may be misused to steal identities as well. Moreover, quite often PUAs are designed to feed users with a variety of advertisements that usually are displayed in forms of pop-ups, coupons, banners, surveys, and so on. People who click them usually get redirected to untrustworthy websites or allow those ads to execute scripts designed to download and/or install unwanted apps. For these reasons it is recommended to uninstall any installed unwanted app (or apps)s as soon possible and not to install them in the future.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by showeverig.info
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.17.144.97
Related Domains nfr8.showeverig[.]info, m76t.showeverig[.]info, itan.showeverig[.]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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People behind PUAs usually advertise them as useful, legitimate applications. However, most of them do not deliver any features and redirect users to shady pages, display intrusive, often deceptive ads and collect various details. Basically, apps of this type do not deliver any real value often cause various problems.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most of the times various potentially unwanted applications are being downloaded and/or installed through certain deceptive advertisements or setups of other software. Quite often PUAs are distributed by including them in various download and installation setups, usually of some free software. This distribution method is known as "bundling". It is being used by developers with a purpose to trick people into downloading and/or installing various PUAs together with other programs. They attempt to achieve it by hiding information about additionally included apps in "Advanced", "Custom" and other similar settings of setups. As a rule, they succeed when people download and/or install software without checking and changing those settings. PUAs get downloaded and/or installed through deceptive ads they are designed to execute certain scripts. However, it can happen only if such ads is clicked.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We do not recommend to use third party downloaders, installers, unofficial websites, various Peer-to-Peer networks and other similar channels/tools to download and/or install any software. The best and safest way to achieve it is by using official and trustworthy websites, and direct download links. Also, we advise to always check settings (like "Advanced" "Custom") of any download and/or installation setup and to dismiss found offers to download and/or install unwanted, additionally included programs. Additionally, we do not recommend to click various intrusive ads, they redirect users to untrustworthy websites or lead to unwanted downloads, installations. Quite often browsers open shady pages and/or display ads because some installed PUA forces them to. In such cases we recommend to see if there are any unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on it and remove them. All programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system should be uninstalled as well. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of showeverig[.]info website (GIF):

showeverig[.]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 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)

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.

showeverig[.]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 showeverig[.]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 showeverig[.]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 showeverig[.]info ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by showeverig.info, 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 showeverig[.]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 showeverig[.]info ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by showeverig.info, 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 showeverig[.]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 showeverig[.]info ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by showeverig.info 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by showeverig.info, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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