How to uninstall unwanted apps that promote rymothere.fun?

Also Known As: Ads by rymothere.fun
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Rymothere[.]fun redirect removal instructions

What is rymothere[.]fun?

Rymothere[.]fun is one of the many websites that users do not visit intentionally. A couple of examples of other pages that are similar to rymothere[.]fun are boonfracto[.]fun, veadoles[.]online and cenesserie[.]fun. It is common that such pages are promoted by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that most users download and/or install unknowingly.

rymothere[.]fun pop-up redirects

Usually, once a website like rymothere[.]fun is visited it loads some questionable content or it opens a couple of other untrustworthy websites. It depends on the geolocation of a visitor. In one way or another, neither websites like rymothere[.]fun or pages that they open can be trusted. Furthermore, it is very common that pages like rymothere[.]fun are designed to trick users into clicking the button ("Allow") that allows for opened pages to show their notifications by using some clickbait technique. This particular site says that visitors need to click that button to continue the page. The problem with notifications that such pages show is that they contain links to shady pages, questionable advertisements, etc. As mentioned in the first paragraph, it is common that sites like rymothere[.]fun are promoted by PUAs. However, it is not the only thing that most apps of this type are designed to do. Quite often PUAs function as data collectors: they gather information like IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, and/or other details related to user's browsing habits. Although, in some cases they are designed to collect personal (sensitive) information as well. The biggest issue is that their developers could monetize collected data by selling it to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or by misusing it in other ways. Also, it is common that PUAs are designed to generate various advertisements. Usually ads that are generated by PUAs, if clicked, open shady pages. In some cases they cause unwanted downloads, or even installations by running certain scripts. Some examples of ads that PUAs generate are pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by rymothere.fun
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.237.125.12
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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In many cases PUAs are advertised as useful, legitimate apps that supposed to include various features, improve web browsing experience, etc. However, most of them do not operate as they are advertised. Usually their main purpose is to generate revenue for their developers. Therefore, apps that were not downloaded and/or installed knowingly should be uninstalled.

How did adware install on my computer?

In some cases users unknowingly download and/or install potentially unwanted applications by clicking advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. Although, it is more common that users download and/or install PUAs alongside with programs that have those apps included in their download and/or installation setups as extra offers. The second distribution method for PUAs is known as "bundling". Typically, unwanted offers can be declined through "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes that are available in download and/or installation setups. Users cause unwanted downloads and/or installations when users download and/or install programs without checking and changing the aforementioned settings.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advised to always download files and programs only from trustworthy, official websites and via direct links. Other channels, sources like third party downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, etc., should not be used. Third party installers should not be used too. If a download or installation setup has settings like "Custom", "Advanced", then it is recommended to see if those settings can be used to decline offers to download and/or install additionally included, unwanted apps. Additionally., It is recommended to carefully choose what ads to trust. It is common that ads that appear on pages related to gambling, pornography, adult dating, etc., are designed to open other questionable pages or even cause downloads, installations of unwanted apps. Therefore, ads on shady pages should not be trusted/clicked. Any unwanted, suspicious add-ons, plug-ins or extensions that are already installed on a browser should be removed. 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 Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of rymothere[.]fun website (GIF):

rymothere[.]fun website appearance (GIF)

Notification by rymothere[.]fun:

rymothere.fun ads notification

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.

rymothere[.]fun 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 rymothere[.]fun 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 rymothere[.]fun  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 rymothere[.]fun ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by rymothere.fun 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 rymothere.fun, 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 rymothere[.]fun 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 rymothere[.]fun ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by rymothere.fun, 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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