Redfunchicken[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is redfunchicken[.]com?
Redfunchicken[.]com is a rogue website, sharing many similarities with allow-space.com, belazyelephant.com, alisalis.com and countless others. It is designed to present visitors with dubious content and/or redirect them to other untrustworthy or malicious pages. Sites like redfunchicken[.]com are rarely accessed intentionally. In most cases, users get redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or by PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), already infiltrated into the system. Users should note that these apps do not need express permission to be installed onto devices. PUAs cause redirects, deliver intrusive ad campaigns and track browsing-related data.
The behavior of redfunchicken[.]com is dependent on visitors' geolocations. It learns this information by checking their IP addresses. Whether users are presented with questionable material and/or are redirected elsewhere - depends on their geolocation. Furthermore, this website uses browser notifications. Visitors are tricked into consenting to them via clickbait "Click Allow if you are not a robot". If the notifications are enabled, redfunchicken[.]com will begin running intrusive advert campaigns. The delivered ads limit browsing speed and site visibility (by overlaying webpage content). However, these advertisements are more than just a nuisance, they are also deemed to be a potential threat to device/user safety. When clicked on, they redirect to sale-oriented, untrustworthy, rogue, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious websites. Clicking can even trigger some of these ads to execute scripts, designed to stealthily download/install software. PUAs are a prime example of content infiltrated into systems in this manner. Unwanted applications can force-open various dangerous pages and they can deliver intrusive advert campaigns. What is more, practically all PUAs have data tracking abilities. They can record browsing activity (URLs visited, webpages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect users' personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). This sensitive data is highly likely to be shared with third parties, intent on misusing it for financial gain. Therefore, presence of PUAs on systems can lead to infiltrations and infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety - all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Spam), Spamhaus (Spam), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||4.redfunchicken[.]com; 2.redfunchicken[.]com; 3.redfunchicken[.]com; 7.redfunchicken[.]com; 8.redfunchicken[.]com; 0.redfunchicken[.]com|
|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 seldom look suspicious, they tend to appear legitimate and useful. Users are enticed into downloading/installing them with promises of various "handy" functions. However, these features rarely work as advertised and usually - they do not work at all. Functionality, user convenience and safety - are irrelevant, since the only purpose of unwanted apps is to generate profit for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs force-open untrustworthy and malicious sites, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and gather private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
The most common method of PUAs proliferate is through download/installation setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is called "bundling". By rushing though download/installation processes (e.g. by skimming or ignoring terms, using pre-set options, skipping steps and sections, etc.) - users risk unintentionally allowing bundled content onto their systems. Some PUAs have "official" download webpages, which are often pushed by deceptive/scam ones. Intrusive ads also spread these applications. Once clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install PUAs, without user permission.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to always research software, before download/installation. All downloads should be done from official and verified sources. Unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders - are considered to be untrustworthy and can offer likewise suspect content. When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from additional apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive adverts appear ordinary and harmless, however they redirect to unreliable and questionable pages (e.g. adult-dating, pornography, gambling and others). In case of encounters with such advertisements/redirects, users are advised to check the system and immediately eliminate all dubious 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.
Screenshot of a pop-up - notification displayed by redfunchicken[.]com:
Appearance of redfunchicken[.]com 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
- 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
- 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 redfunchicken[.]com?
- 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 redfunchicken[.]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:
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 redfunchicken.com 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 redfunchicken.com 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 redfunchicken.com 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 redfunchicken.com 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 redfunchicken.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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