Uninstall unwanted apps that open belazyelephant.com and similar pages

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

Belazyelephant[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is belazyelephant[.]com?

Belazyelephant[.]com is designed to open various untrustworthy pages or load questionable content. It functions like many other rogue websites, for example, go9news[.]biz, alisalis[.]com and exq-timepieces[.]com. Quite often such pages get opened by installed potentially unwanted application (PUA). Apps of this type are often designed to collect details related to user's browsing habits and/or display various ads as well. They are called PUAs because users tend to download and/or install them unknowingly, unintentionally.

belazyelephant[.]com pop-up redirects

In most cases installed PUAs open pages like belazyelephant[.]com in a new browser window or tab. When opened, they either redirect visitors to two or three shady websites or load questionable content. The way they operate depends on visitor's geolocation. It is common that pages opened through sites like belazyelephant[.]com contain deceptive advertisements, promote untrustworthy software, etc. Also, it is worth mentioning that belazyelephant[.]com is designed to deceive visitors into allowing it to show notifications by using a clickbait technique. It encourages visitors to prove that they are not robots by clicking the "Allow" button which, if clicked, allows for belazyelephant[.]com to show notifications. Web pages like this one usually display notifications that contain website links to untrustworthy, potentially malicious pages, deceptive advertisements, and other unreliable content. Furthermore, PUAs can be designed not only to open various rogue websites but also to collect browsing data and other information, and/or serve advertisements. More often than not PUAs gather data such as IP addresses, websites of visited pages, entered search queries, geolocations, and so on. Nevertheless, PUAs can be designed to record sensitive, confidential information as well. Moreover, their developers could sell recorded information to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) who would misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. Also, apps of this type can be (and often are) designed to serve coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other forms of ads. Those ads usually lead to untrustworthy websites, however, they may be designed to cause downloads, installations of unwanted applications by executing certain scripts. PUAs can be the reason behind identity theft, problems with browsing safety, online privacy, and other issues. For these reasons any PUA that is installed on a browser and/or operating system should be removed from it as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by belazyelephant.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 134.209.192.77
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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More often than not PUAs are advertised as applications that supposed to deliver some features, improve browsing experience and/or be useful in some other way. Nevertheless, most of them are designed to open shady pages, display ads and/or collect various information. Simply said, PUAs often do not deliver any value and can cause various problems. Therefore, such apps should never be installed.

How did adware install on my computer?

It is common that various PUAs get installed together with other software. To be more precise, when they are included in download and/or installation setups of various programs. As a rule, information about PUAs being included in setups is not disclosed properly - offers to download or install them usually are hidden in "Custom", "Advanced" and settings of setups. This distribution method of apps is called "bundling", it is a deceptive method that developers use to trick users into downloading and installing unwanted software. Users get tricked when they leave the aforementioned settings unchanged. By leaving default settings unchanged they agree with all offers that are  mentioned in setup's settings. Additionally, unwanted downloads and installations can be caused by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Programs and files should not be downloaded through unofficial pages, third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, freeware download pages, and other channels of this kind. They can be used to distribute unwanted and even malicious software. Also, it is not safe to install programs through third party installers. The safest way to downloaded software is to use official pages and direct download links. Furthermore, it is common that various download, installation setups contain settings like "Custom", "Advanced". It is recommended to always check those settings and see if they mention offers to download and/or install additional software. Intrusive advertisements that appear on shady pages can lead to other sites of this kind or cause downloads, installations of PUAs. Therefore, they should not be clicked. If there are any PUAs or/and suspicious, unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser, then they should be removed right away. The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

belazyelephant[.]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.

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by belazyelephant.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 belazyelephant.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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About the author:

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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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