How to remove apps installed through web pages opened by europixhd.io
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is europixhd[.]io?
europixhd[.]io is the address of a website that provides an illegal movie streaming service. This page employs rogue advertising networks and redirects visitors to other untrusted websites. We strongly advise against opening websites such as europixhd[.]io or using their services.
At the time of research, europixhd[.]io redirected to one of the finderprize web pages, and also jobcase[.]com and the Vista Search download website.
Note that finderprize is a family of untrustworthy websites that are designed to trick visitors into downloading and installing various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) including browser hijackers and adware, participating in survey scams, and so on. Some finderprize pages attempt to trick visitors into installing Trojans, ransomware, or other malicious software.
At the time of research, europixhd[.]io led to the finderprize page, which often tricks visitors into believing that they have won (or can win) a prize. Scammers behind this page seek to trick visitors into participating in a survey and providing various personal information.
Note that these sites often ask to provide credit card details. By providing such details, unsuspecting visitors risk suffering monetary loss, problems relating to privacy, and other issues. The aforementioned Vista Search app is a PUA categorized as a browser hijacker.
Applications of this type force users to visit and use fake search engines by changing certain browser settings. Most also operate as information tracking tools. Typically, installed browser hijackers gather browsing-related information. In some cases, they collect personal, sensitive details as well.
The developers sell the information to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it in other ways. It is possible that europixhd[.]io might also open pages that are used to distribute adware (software that serves intrusive advertisements). When clicked, these ads open untrusted web pages or cause download/installation of PUAs by executing certain scripts.
In summary, europixhd[.]io causes redirects to various other untrusted pages. It might also open legitimate pages (such as jobcase[.]com), however, this does not indicate that europixhd[.]io can ever be trusted. Furthermore, europixhd[.]io asks permission to show notifications.
These websites should never be allowed to show notifications - they tend to display notifications that contain links to untrusted pages, deceptive ads, etc.
|Name||Ads by europixhd.io|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Detection Names||CLEAN MX (Malicious), Quttera (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).|
|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 Combo Cleaner.
More examples of pages that also use rogue advertising networks are mp3converter[.]to, listentoyoutube[.]online and convertisseur-youtube-mp3[.]net. These sites tend often provide illegal services and redirect visitors to other untrusted sites.
People who visit these websites and use their services can end up having PUAs installed on their browsers and/or operating systems. If your browser opens dubious pages automatically, it is very likely that a PUA is already installed on the browser and/or computer.
How did adware install on my computer?
In most cases, people download and install PUAs by clicking deceptive advertisements that execute certain scripts, or by downloading/installing various software. Typically, people are tricked into downloading/installing PUAs when they are included into the set-ups of other programs.
I.e., when they download/install their programs without checking and changing the "Custom" and "Advanced" settings that are included in the set-ups. These settings often mention additional downloads and installations (which should be dismiss). People who download and install their programs without changing the settings often allow PUAs to also be downloaded and installed.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
You are advised to download software and files from official websites and through direct links, especially if the software is free. Third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites and other similar channels, tools should not be used.
Check all settings such as "Advanced" and "Custom" and dismiss offers to download or install PUAs beore completing the process. Intrusive ads that are displayed on dubious websites should not be clicked - these can open other untrusted websites or even cause unwanted downloads and installations.
If there is a reason to believe that a PUA is already installed on the browser and/or computer, check for any unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on the browser and software of this kind installed on the operating system. Remove unwanted entries immediately.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
europixhd[.]io redirects to the finderprize page via lodder6[.]biz (GIF):
europixhd[.]io redirects to the Vista Search download page (GIF):
europixhd[.]io redirects to jobcase[.]com (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by europixhd.io?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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 and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and 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).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
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 using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
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