How to stop getting redirected to and from creasonsau.info?

Also Known As: creasonsau.info pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Creasonsau[.]info redirect removal instructions

What is creasonsau[.]info?

Sharing considerable similarities with wbamedia.netsawhitpew.sitezahkit.pro and countless others, creasonsau[.]info is a rogue website. It operates by presenting visitors with questionable content and/or are redirected to untrustworthy or malicious sites. In most cases, webpages like creasonsau[.]info are accessed through redirects generated by intrusive advertisements and/or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already installed onto the device. These apps can infiltrate systems without user consent and following successful infiltration - cause redirects, deliver intrusive adverts and track data relating to browsing information.

creasonsau[.]info pop-up redirects

The first thing creasonsau[.]info does when it is accessed - is check visitors' IP addresses to learn their geolocations. Therefore, whether users are redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious material is dependent on their geolocations. Furthermore, this site uses browser notifications, attempting to trick users into doing via clickbait. To elaborate, it implies that allowing the notifications will enable them to easily access movie and TV streaming services, catalogues and similar content. Instead, if the "allow" button is pressed - creasonsau[.]info will begin running intrusive advertisement campaigns (in direct contradiction that the "no ads" statement in the website). What is more, adverts of this kind are both a nuisance and a potential threat to device/user safety. They diminish browsing quality by limiting browsing speed and webpage visibility. When clicked, they redirect to untrustworthy, rogue, sale-based, deceptive/scam and malicious sites. Intrusive advertisements can also execute scripts, designed to stealthily download/install content (e.g. PUAs). As mentioned, unwanted applications force-open similarly dangerous pages and deliver intrusive ad campaigns. It is not uncommon for all PUAs to have data tracking abilities. They can record users' browsing habits (URLs visited, webpages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather their personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and real-life details). This private data can then be shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), intent on misusing it for financial gain. PUAs can cause browser and system infiltrations/infections, lead to severe privacy issues, financial losses and identity theft. Therefore, it is recommended to remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins without delay.

Threat Summary:
Name creasonsau.info pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.18.4.83
Observed Domains lv2m.creasonsau[.]info; r3qz.creasonsau[.]info; fr00.creasonsau[.]info; p7.creasonsau[.]info; tzoj.creasonsau[.]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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PUAs appear legitimate and entice users into downloading/installing them with a wide variety of "useful" features. However, these functions are rarely operational and in most cases - they do not work at all. The only goal of unwanted apps is to generate profit for their developers; to users - they have no genuine value. PUAs are designed to cause redirects to untrustworthy and malicious webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns and track sensitive data.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other programs. This false marketing technique of pre-packing regular products with unwanted or malicious software - is called "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g. ignored terms, used presets, skipped steps and sections, etc.) - increases the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content onto the system. Select apps within this category can have "official" download websites. Intrusive ads proliferate PUAs as well, once clicked they can execute scripts to download/install such apps without user permission.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to research software to verify its legitimacy, before download/installation. All downloads should be done from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy ones like: Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.), free file-hosting sites and other third party downloaders - can offer deceptive and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive advertisements tend to appear ordinary and harmless, however they redirect to unreliable webpages (e.g. gambling, adult-dating, pornography and others). Should users experience such ads/redirects, it is strongly advised to inspect the device and immediately remove all dubious applications and/or browsing extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

creasonsau[.]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.

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

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the creasonsau.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.

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 creasonsau[.]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 creasonsau[.]info ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the creasonsau.info pop-up, 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 creasonsau[.]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 creasonsau[.]info ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with creasonsau.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, 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 creasonsau.info pop-up, 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.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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