Liveplayingnow[.]com redirect removal instructions
What is liveplayingnow[.]com?
Liveplayingnow[.]com is a rogue page. As a rule, pages like this one are promoted via other questionable websites, deceptive advertisements and/or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). In other words, users do not visit them intentionally. There is a great number of websites like liveplayingnow[.]com on the Internet. Some examples are finvesterns[.]work, bargaret[.]work and jrg-news1[.]club.
In most cases PUAs promote pages like liveplayingnow[.]com by occasionally opening them in a new browser window or tab. Once opened/visited, these pages either open a couple of other untrustworthy pages or they display shady content. What happens when they get visited depends on the geolocation of their visitors. It is worthwhile to mention that most of the websites like liveplayingnow[.]com are designed to deceive visitors into clicking the "Allow" button which allows visited pages to show their notifications. As a rule, they use some clickbait technique for that. Liveplayingnow[.]com notifies visitors that if they want to watch a video, then they need to click the "Allow" button. It is advised not to allow untrustworthy pages to give a permission to show notifications - their notifications contain deceptive ads, links to unreliable pages, etc. Another problem with PUAs is that they can be designed to serve coupons, surveys, banners, pop-ups, or other types of ads. It is common that users who click those ads end up on untrustworthy pages or even allow those ads to cause download and/or installation of some unwanted application by executing certain scripts. Moreover, PUAs can function as information tracking tools - it is common that they are designed to collect browsing data like IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, and other browsing-related information. In some cases they can be designed to target sensitive details as well. What is worse, gathered information could be sold to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue in other ways. Therefore, PUAs can be the reason behind problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, or even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by liveplayingnow.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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)||
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To summarize, neither PUAs or websites that they are designed to promote (like liveplayingnow[.]com and other shady pages) can be trusted. As a rule, potentially unwanted apps are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and are useless. to their users. Even if they are advertised as legitimate, useful applications. If an app of this type is already installed on a browser (and/or computer), then it should be removed.
How did adware install on my computer?
Most users download and/or install PUAs alongside with programs that they download and/or install intentionally. In other words, when PUAs are distributed by using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". In such cases they are distributed by including them in setups of other programs as extra offers. Users can decline offers to download and/or install PUAs via "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings of setups (or via available checkboxes). However not all users check and change the aforementioned settings and that is how they unknowingly give a permission for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together with other programs. Sometimes users cause unwanted downloads and/or installations by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule, etc.), unofficial pages, and other similar download sources can be used to distribute various PUAs, or even malware. Third party installers can be used for that too. Therefore, software (and files) should be downloaded from official, reliable pages and through direct download links. Furthermore, downloads and installations should not be finished without checking setups for "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings. It is common that those settings can be used to decline offers to download and/or install unwanted software. Moreover, it is advised not to click advertisements that appear on various questionable websites - it is common that they open other untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. If there are any unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons, plug-ins installed on a browser, then they should be removed from it. The same should be applied to software of this kind that is installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of liveplayingnow[.]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 liveplayingnow[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
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 liveplayingnow[.]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 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 ads by liveplayingnow.com, 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 ads by liveplayingnow.com 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 ads by liveplayingnow.com, 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.
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 ads by liveplayingnow.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.
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.
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 ads by liveplayingnow.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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