Get rid of apps that open pages like alisalis.com

Also Known As: Ads by alisalis.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Alisalis[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is alisalis[.]com?

Alisalis[.]com is one the many rogue websites that are designed to load some shady content or redirect visitors to other untrustworthy pages. Here are examples of other pages like alisalis[.]com: go9news[.]biz, speakwithjohns[.]com and exq-timepieces[.]com. Quite often browsers open websites of this type when some potentially unwanted app (PUA) installed on them. Also, sites alisalis[.]com can be opened through other questionable pages, or shady ads. Simply said, people do not visit such pages on purpose. It is worthwhile to mention that PUAs can be designed to gather browsing-related data and/or serve various advertisements as well.

alisalis[.]com pop-up redirects

When visited, alisalis[.]com either opens a couple (2-3) of questionable websites or loads some shady content. The way such pages operate depends on visitor's geolocation. Like many other pages of this type alisalis[.]com is designed to deceive visitors into giving them a permission to show notifications. Alisalis[.]co suggests that by clicking the "Allow" button in a popped up window visitors will be able to continue browsing it. However, by doing so they would allow for alisalis[.]co to show notifications. As a rule, such sites display notifications that contain deceptive ads, web links to shady pages, and so on. As we mentioned in the introduction, a browser may be opening alisalis[.]co because some installed PUA is forcing it to. It is common that apps of this type feed users with various intrusive advertisements. For example, they display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, and so on. Those ads can open untrustworthy websites, or cause downloads (or even installations) of other unwanted, potentially malicious programs by running certain scripts. Also, PUAs often are designed to collect various information. For example, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, and other browsing data. Sometimes they are designed to record sensitive information as well. Either way, their developers could sell collected information to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) who would misuse it to generate revenue. It means that users who have such apps installed on a browser and/or operating system are exposed to risks of becoming victims of identity theft problems related to browsing safety, online privacy, and other issues. Therefore, any installed PUA should be uninstalled as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by alisalis.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.27.171.19
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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It is common that various PUAs are advertised as useful, legitimate applications. Nevertheless, most of them do not deliver any real value (features) are designed only to  help their developers to generate revenue. What is worse, users who have apps of this type on their browsers and/or computers installed risk experience various problems. These are the main reasons why PUAs should never be downloaded and installed.

How did adware install on my computer?

In some cases users download and/or install PUAs through intrusive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. However, it usually happens during download and/or installation processes of other software. It is common that PUAs are distributed by including them in various (download or/and installation) setups. This distribution method is called "bundling". Most of the times information about additionally included apps is not disclosed properly, it is hidden in setup's settings such as "Custom", "Advanced, and other similar settings. Users who do not check those settings/leave them unchanged allow for included applications to be downloaded and/or installed together with programs that they download and/or install on purpose.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, etc., can be used to distribute unwanted, even malicious programs. Therefore, they should not be used as tools to download or install any programs or files. It is recommended to download everything only from official websites and through direct links. Furthermore, download and/or installation setups that contain "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings should be analyzed. Those settings often mention offers to download and/or install additionally included, unwanted applications. Intrusive advertisements often open various kinds of untrustworthy websites. Moreover, they can be designed to cause downloads, installations of unwanted applications by running certain scripts. Therefore, such ads should not be clicked. And finally, it is recommended to to make sure that there are no unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser and programs of this kind installed on the operating system. Such entries should be removed as soon as possible. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of alisalis[.]com website (GIF):

alisalis[.]com 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
  • Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
  • Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
  • Click the switch under each suspicious website

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.

alisalis[.]com 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 alisalis[.]com 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 alisalis[.]com 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 alisalis[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by alisalis.com 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 alisalis.com, 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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