How to uninstall unwanted apps that promote pages like o2tvseries.com?

Also Known As: Ads by o2tvseries.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

O2tvseries[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is o2tvseries[.]com?

O2tvseries[.]com is a torrent website which provides illegal content. Downloading copyrighted content from websites like o2tvseries[.]com is illegal in a large number of countries. Another problem with the o2tvseries[.]com website is that it uses rogue advertising networks: it contains dubious ads and opens questionable, potentially malicious websites.

o2tvseries[.]com pop-up redirects

At the time of the research o2tvseries[.]com opened best.aliexpress[.]com and theonlygames[.]com (some shady website). However, it is very likely that it promotes a number of other dubious pages, for example, various scam pages like "Win The New iPhone 12", "WARNING CRITICAL MESSAGE", rogue pages like hipermovies[.]website, download pages for potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) like adware-type apps, browser hijackers, or even malicious pages used to distribute some malicious software (e.g., ransomware, Trojan-type malware). It is important to mention that most torrent sites contain malware (they contain torrents carrying malicious software). Therefore, it is very likely that o2tvseries[.]com contains malware too. These are the main reasons why this (and other websites) should not be visited and used to download torrents.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by o2tvseries.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 104.18.40.39
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 conclusion, visiting/using pages that use rogue advertising networks and are likely to contain malicious files could lead to installation of malware, problems related to online privacy, browsing safety, financial, data loss and other issues. Also, downloading and sharing copyrighted material/content is illegal. More examples of similar pages are torrentfunk[.]com, torrentgalaxy[.]to and ettvdl[.]com.

How did adware install on my computer?

It is common that developers disribute PUAs via download and/or installation setups of other, usually free programs. This distribution method is known as "bundling". Offers to download and/or install unwanted apps can be declined in "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes. However, not all users check and change those settings before finishing downloads and installations, in such cases they download and/or installed offered PUAs too. Also, unwanted apps can be distributed via deceptive advertisements by designing them to execute certain scripts. However, those ads download and/or install PUAs only if users click them.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Downloads, installations should not be finished without declining unwanted offers via "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings that certain download and/or installation setups have. Apps (and files) should be downloaded only from trustworthy, official websites and via direct links. It is not safe to use third party downloaders (and installers), Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, or other sources, tools of this kind. Ads on shady web pages should not be clicked as well - those ads tend to be designed to open untrustworthy websites, in some cases even download, install unwanted apps. Any unwanted, unknown apps (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) that are installed on a web browser and software of this kind that is installed on the operating system should be removed. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

O2tvseries[.]com redirects to best.aliexpress[.].com (GIF):

o2tvseries.com redirects to aliexpress page

O2tvseries[.]com redirects to theonlygames.com (GIF):

o2tvseries.com redirects to theonlygames.com

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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.

o2tvseries[.]com 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 o2tvseries[.]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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing o2tvseries[.]com  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 o2tvseries[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by o2tvseries.com, 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 o2tvseries[.]com 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 o2tvseries[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by o2tvseries.com 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 o2tvseries.com, 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 o2tvseries[.]com 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 o2tvseries[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by o2tvseries.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.

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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

QR Code
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