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.
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.
|Name||Ads by o2tvseries.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
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 theonlygames.com (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is o2tvseries[.]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 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:
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 o2tvseries.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 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, 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 o2tvseries.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 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.
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 o2tvseries.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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