Avoid eztv.io (an untrusted torrent website)

Also Known As: Ads by eztv.io
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

eztv[.]io redirect removal instructions

What is eztv[.]io?

eztv[.]io is a dubious Peer-to-Peer sharing website, which allows people to share content through torrent files. These sites infringe copyright laws and often use rogue advertising networks for monetization. Note that eztv[.]io is no exception. Visitors to this site can be redirected to various other untrusted, deceptive and even malicious web pages. Additionally, torrent sites commonly offer malware (e.g. Trojans, ransomware, etc.) for download, disguised as, or bundled with, normal software and media files. You are strongly advised against using eztv[.]io or other dubious download sources.

eztv[.]io pop-up redirects

Through eztv[.]io, people often unintentionally access various sale-based, untrusted, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious pages. This website can force-open these sites and display advertisements that redirect to similarly harmful sites. Therefore, visiting and/or downloading content from eztv[.]io can endanger device and user safety. The intrusive ads displayed by it redirect to dangerous web pages and can even be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts designed to stealthily download/install rogue software. PUAs are examples of content infiltrated into systems in this manner. Unwanted applications tend to seem legitimate and useful, however, they rarely work as promised and can have dangerous capabilities. Some types can cause unwanted redirects to dubious websites. Another type classified as adware enables the placement of intrusive ads on any visited page. Other PUAs called browser hijackers modify browsers and restrict/deny access to their settings - this, to promote fake search engines. These rogue web search tools are usually unable to generate unique results, and so they tend to redirect (or cause redirection chain leading) to Google, Bing, Yahoo and other genuine search engines. Furthermore, most unwanted applications can track browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect personal information derived from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data is often shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) intent on misusing it for profit. To summarize, the presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infiltration and infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, you are strongly advised to immediately eliminate all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by eztv.io
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Serving IP Address 104.26.4.94
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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The internet is rife with web pages using rogue advertising networks such as thepiratebay.orglimetorrent.info, kissanime, savethevideo.com and ytoffline.net. This monetization technique is not limited to Peer-to-Peer sharing sites. Since direct and indirect interaction with content present/offered by these pages can lead to serious issues, you are advised to avoid them.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some PUAs have "official" promotional websites from which they can be downloaded. These apps are often downloaded/installed inadvertently with other software. "Bundling" is the term used to describe this deceptive marketing tactic of packing normal products with unwanted or malicious additions. Rushing downloads/installations (e.g. skimming or ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content onto systems, despite the presence of any opt-out options. Intrusive ads also proliferate PUAs - when clicked, they can execute scripts to execute stealthy downloads/installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

All products should be researched prior to download/installation and/or purchase. You are strongly advised to use only official and verified download channels. Untrusted sources such as unofficial and free file-hosting (freeware) sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders can offer deceptive or bundled content. When downloading/installing, read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, functions, etc. Caution should be exercised when browsing. Intrusive advertisements may seem normal and harmless, however, they can infiltrate software into systems and cause redirects to dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others). If you encounter these ads/redirects, inspect the system and remove all suspicious applications and/or browser extensions/plug-ins without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of a variant of the eztv[.]io website causing redirects (GIF):

eztv[.]io website appearance (GIF)

Appearance of another variant of the eztv[.]io website causing redirects (GIF):

eztv[.]io torrent website appearance variant (GIF)

Appearance of another variant of the eztv[.]io website causing redirects (GIF):

eztv[.]io torrent website appearance variant (GIF)

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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.

eztv[.]io 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 eztv[.]io 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 eztv[.]io 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 eztv[.]io ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by eztv.io 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 eztv.io, 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.

QR Code
Ads by eztv.io QR code
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