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How to remove redirects to and from rchesasider.top

Also Known As: rchesasider.top pop-up
Damage level: Medium

What is rchesasider[.]top?

rchesasider[.]top is a rogue website designed to present visitors with dubious content and/or redirect them to other untrusted or even malicious pages. The internet is full of similar sites, including pectionexa.topmylot.comundertain.work and finvesterns.work to list just some examples.

Users rarely enter these web pages intentionally - most are redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or by Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) already installed on their devices. These apps do not need explicit user consent to infiltrate systems, and hence users may be unaware of their presence.

PUAs operate by causing redirects, delivering intrusive ad campaigns and collecting browsing-related information.

rchesasider[.]top pop-up redirects

rchesasider[.]top operates by first checking visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to learn their geolocations. This information is crucial to determining how the site will operate further. To elaborate, whether users are redirected to a different website and/or are presented with dubious material depends on their geolocations.

Most rogue sites ask visitors to enable their browser notifications - and the pages use deceptive techniques to trick them into doing so. The rchesasider[.]top web page is no exception and implies that, for users to access it, they must click "Allow". Should these notification be enabled, rchesasider[.]top starts running intrusive advertisement campaigns.

I.e., it will deliver various misleading and harmful ads. Once clicked, the ads redirect to dubious/malicious websites and some can even stealthily download/install software (e.g. PUAs). These unwanted applications can have various dangerous capabilities and these functions can be in varied combinations.

For example, they can force-open hazardous pages and/or run intrusive ad campaigns. Furthermore, most PUAs (regardless of other capabilities) can track data. They can monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, web pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather personal information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details).

The gathered data is then monetized by sharing with and/or selling to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices can result in system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and identity theft.

To protect device and user safety, all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be eliminated immediately upon detection.

Threat Summary:
Name rchesasider.top pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Detection Names Avira (no cloud) (Malware), ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).
Serving IP Address 52.86.219.129
Observed Domains wbzbt.rchesasider[.]top; 2cr6r.rchesasider[.]top; mrmoc.rchesasider[.]top; yekec.rchesasider[.]top; yvcjl.rchesasider[.]top; fulwa.rchesasider[.]top; xvdfb.rchesasider[.]top; elhkl.rchesasider[.]top; mygym.rchesasider[.]top; vbavy.rchesasider[.]top
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 typically seem normal and harmless. This software offers a broad range of "useful" functionality, however, despite how good the advertised functions may sound, they are rarely operational. The only purpose of these unwanted apps is to generate profit. Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns and collect private information.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs are often downloaded/installed together with other products. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling".

By rushing through download/installation of software (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using "Quick/Express" settings, etc.) many users risk unintentionally allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well.

When clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without users' permission. Some PUAs have "official" download web pages from which they can be downloaded.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

You are advised to research all software before download/installation. Use only official and verified download channels. Unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule), and other third party downloaders commonly offer harmful and bundled content, and are therefore untrusted and should be avoided.

When downloading/installing, read the terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, features, and so on. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to dubious and malicious sites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and many others).

If you encounter ads or redirects of this kind, inspect the system and remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshots of advertisements provided by the rchesasider[.]top website:

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Appearance of rchesasider[.]top website (GIF):

rchesasider[.]top website appearance (GIF)

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove spam notifications from Google Chrome:

Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website 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 web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):

Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:

Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:

Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):

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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

How to avoid browser notification spam?

Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.

Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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