How to uninstall unwanted apps thar promote gkillegebre.space?

Also Known As: Ads by gkillegebre.space
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Gkillegebre[.]space redirect removal instructions

What is gkillegebre[.]space?

There are many websites like gkillegebre[.]space, for example, psalrausoa[.]com, odrivicdriv[.]top and hilycover[.]top. In most cases users end up on such pages unintentionally. It is common that sites like gkillegebre[.]space get opened by browsers that have some potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on them. It is worthwhile to mention that apps of this can be designed to serve ads and/or collect details related to user's web browsing habits as well.

gkillegebre[.]space pop-up redirects

As a rule, once pages like gkillegebre[.]space are visited, they load some questionable content or open a couple (2-3) of other untrustworthy web pages. It depends on the geolocation of their visitors. Another problem witch such pages is that most of them use some clickbait technique to trick their visitors into allowing them to show notifications (into clicking the "Allow" button that allows pages to show notifications). Gkillegebre[.]space says that the aforementioned button has to be clicked to continue browsing the page. Typically, such pages, if allowed, show notifications that contain various advertisements, links to shady, untrustworthy websites, etc. Some examples of notifications that gkillegebre[.]space shows are provided below. It is worthwhile to mention that PUAs (apps that are mentioned in the first paragraph) can be designed to gather browsing-related details like addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, IP addresses, etc. In some cases they can be designed to record sensitive information. The bigger problem is that their developers could share collected data with third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or misuse it to generate revenue in other ways. In such cases users who have PUAs on browsers and/or computers installed may become victims of identity theft, experience problems related to browsing safety, online privacy, etc. Additionally, apps of this type can be designed to serve advertisements that, if clicked, could open questionable websites or cause unwanted downloads and/or installations by running certain scripts. Some examples of ads that PUAs can be designed to serve are coupons, banners, pop-ups, surveys (or ads of other types).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by gkillegebre.space
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.144.3.29
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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To summarize, it is common that users visit pages like gkillegebre[.]space only when they have some PUA installed on a browser and/or the operating. It is worthwhile to mention that quite often such apps are advertised as useful - they supposed to include some features, improve browsing experience, etc. However, most of them are designed only to generate revenue for their developers.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, users download and/or install potentially unwanted apps by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts, or by downloading and/or installing programs that have those apps included in their setups as extra offers. Usually, offers to download and/or install PUAs can be declined via "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes that are available in setups. When users download and install programs without checking (and changing) those settings, they allow for PUAs to be downloaded and/or installed together as well. This distribution method for PUAs is called "bundling".

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to download software from official, trustworthy websites and not download it via third party downloaders, Peer to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule, etc.), questionable websites and other similar sources or tools, or use third party installers to install it. Also, it is advised to remember that download and installation setups can contain various settings (like "Advanced", "Custom"), it is common that those settings can be used to decline offers to download and/or install unwanted applications. Advertisements on untrustworthy websites should not be clicked, they often are designed to promote other pages of this kind, or even download, install unwanted apps. If some PUA (extension, plug-in or add-on) is already installed on a browser, then it should be removed. Software of this kind that is installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of gkillegebre[.]space website (GIF):

gkillegebre[.]space 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.

gkillegebre[.]space 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 gkillegebre[.]space 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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing gkillegebre[.]space  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 gkillegebre[.]space ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by gkillegebre.space 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 gkillegebre.space, 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.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing gkillegebre[.]space 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 gkillegebre[.]space ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by gkillegebre.space, 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

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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