Cocketexercine[.]info redirect removal instructions
What is cocketexercine[.]info?
Similar to younwild.com, zahkit.pro, pushbestdevice.com and many others, cocketexercine[.]info is a rogue site. When visited it presents visitors with dubious content and/or redirect them to other untrustworthy and/or malicious webpages. Most users access cocketexercine[.]info and similar websites via redirects caused by intrusive adverts or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already installed onto the system. Users should note that these apps can stealthily infiltrate devices, without their knowledge. PUAs cause redirects, deliver intrusive ads (pop-ups, banners, surveys, etc.) and can track browsing-related information.
Visitor's geolocation is the deciding factor of cocketexercine[.]info behavior. It learns this information by checking users' IP (Internet Protocol) address. According to their geolocation, visitors are either redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with highly questionable content. Additionally, cocketexercine[.]info asks its browser notifications to be enabled, through the use of clickbait ("Enjoy the best content. Our team is scouring the web daily to bring you updates on the latest celebrity gossip. Allow to SUBSCRIBE for updates"). Should the notifications be enabled (i.e. the "allow" button is clicked), cocketexercine[.]info will begin running intrusive advertisement campaigns. These adverts severely diminish the browsing quality, by limiting browsing speed and website visibility. What is more, they are considered to be harmful. Since, when they are clicked they redirect to dangerous pages, such as: untrustworthy, rogue, sale-oriented, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious ones. These ads can also be triggered to execute scripts, designed to stealthily download/install content (e.g. PUAs). As mentioned, PUAs generate redirects and deliver advert campaigns as well. Most unwanted applications have data tracking abilities. They can monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life details). This sensitive data can then be shared with third parties, seeking to misuse it for profit - potentially, by putting it to criminal use. In summary, presence of unwanted apps can lead to various browser/system infiltrations and infections, financial losses, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To protect device and user safety, it is recommended to remove all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins without delay.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Observed Domains||yql9.cocketexercine[.]info; p6.cocketexercine[.]info; p7.cocketexercine[.]info; e42j.cocketexercine[.]info; xred.cocketexercine[.]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.|
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PUAs do not appear illegitimate at first glance. Users are tempted into installation with offers of "handy" and "advantageous" functions. However, the promised features are typically nonoperational. Functionality is irrelevant, when the sole goal is to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs force-open untrustworthy/malicious sites, deliver intrusive advertisement campaign and collect vulnerable data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs proliferate via download/installation setups of other products. This deceptive marketing technique - of packing ordinary programs with unwanted or malicious software - is called "bundling". By rushing through download/installation processes (e.g. skipping steps and sections, etc) - users risk potential system infiltrations and infections, though bundled content. Select PUAs have "official" download pages, which in turn are often promoted by deceptive/scam websites. Once an intrusive advert is clicked, it can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user consent.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
All products should be researched prior to download/installation. Only official and verified download channels should be used, as opposed to free file-hosting websites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), third party downloaders and other untrustworthy sources. Download and installation processes are to be treated with caution. Therefore, 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 advertisements usually look legitimate and innocuous, however they cause redirects to unreliable and dubious webpages (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling and many others). In case of encounters with this type of ads/redirects, users are advised to check the system and immediately remove all suspect applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins from it. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of cocketexercine[.]info 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
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- What is cocketexercine[.]info?
- 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 cocketexercine[.]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:
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 cocketexercine.info 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 cocketexercine.info 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 cocketexercine.info 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 cocketexercine.info 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 cocketexercine.info pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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