How to uninstall apps that may be designed to open usinesmycete.info?

Also Known As: Ads by usinesmycete.info
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Usinesmycete[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is usinesmycete[.]info?

Usinesmycete[.]info is one of the many rogue websites, it is similar to balanceforsun[.]com, sawhitpew[.]site, wbamedia[.]net and many other pages. As a rule, they are designed to redirect visitors to unreliable websites or display some questionable content. In most cases people end up on websites of this type unwillingly, quite often these pages get opened by some PUA (potentially unwanted application) that is installed on a browser and/operating system. Also, PUAs often are designed to display intrusive ads and collect browsing-related information.

usinesmycete[.]info pop-up redirects

Typically, PUAs occasionally open websites like usinesmycete[.]info in new web browser window or tab. When visited, they load some questionable, dubious content or cause additional redirects to two or three other untrustworthy websites. The way they behave depends on their visitor's geolocation. This particular website is designed to deceive visitors into allowing it to show notifications. It says that some file can be downloaded only after clicking the "Allow" button. However, there are many other clickbait techniques that are being used for the same purpose. Either way, by clicking that button people allow for a rogue page to display notifications that may contain deceptive ads, links to untrustworthy pages, and so on. Furthermore, PUAs can be designed to feed users with various advertisements. Typically, they serve ads that are displayed in forms of coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on. If clicked, they usually open untrustworthy (potentially, malicious) websites. However, they could be designed to run scripts designed to download and/or install unwanted apps as well. Moreover, having unwanted apps of this type installed might cause problems relate to privacy, browsing safety, or even identity theft. It is because many of them are designed to collect various data that their developers may misuse to generate revenue or sell it to third parties (potentially cyber criminals). Usually PUAs collect details like search queries, geolocations, IP addresses, addresses of visited websites, and so on. Nevertheless, sometimes they are capable of accessing personal, sensitive information as well. These are the main reasons why we strongly recommend not to use apps of this type and uninstall installed ones as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by usinesmycete.info
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.18.3.141
Observed Domains p1.usinesmycete[.]info, p2.usinesmycete[.]info, p3.usinesmycete[.]info, p4.usinesmycete[.]info, p5.usinesmycete[.]info, p6.usinesmycete[.]info, p7.usinesmycete[.]info, p8.usinesmycete[.]info, p9.usinesmycete[.]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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There is a great number of various potentially unwanted apps. What most of them have in common is that they are designed to open untrustworthy websites, gather various data and/or display unwanted ads. Typically, their developers advertise them as useful apps that supposed to improve browsing experience, deliver various features, and so on. Unfortunately, more often than not apps of this type o not operate as they were advertised and their users are exposed at risk of various problems.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, unwanted downloads and/or installations happen when people click deceptive advertisements that are capable of executing certain scripts or when developers distribute PUAs by using deceptive marketing method called "bundling". When they use that method, they include PUAs in download and/or installation setups of other software. Offers to download and/or install them usually are hidden in their settings like "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. People who leave those settings unchanged give various PUAs a permission to be downloaded and/or installed together with a desired software.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

We recommend to download programs and files from official websites. It is not a good idea to use third party software downloaders (and installers), Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), shady, unofficial websites or other similar sources as tools to download or install software. Also, we advise to always check "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of download and/or installation setups and see if they contain offers to download and/or install unwanted apps. Those offers should be declined before finishing downloads and installations. Furthermore, intrusive ads should not be trusted, especially if they are displayed on questionable websites. Usually they open  untrustworthy websites or download, install unwanted software. Typically, browsers that cause unwanted redirects and or display ads can be stopped from doing that by uninstalling all suspicious, unknown extensions, add-ons or plug-ins from them. It could be necessary to apply this to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system 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 usinesmycete[.]info website (GIF):

usinesmycete[.]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.

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by usinesmycete.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 usinesmycete.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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