Continue-site[.]site redirect removal instructions
What is continue-site[.]site?
Usually, users do not visit pages like continue-site[.]site intentionally. They get opened by some installed potentially unwanted application (PUA), after clicking some shady advertisement or visiting a dubious page. There are many pages like continue-site[.]site. Some examples are freshnewmessage[.]com, pointcaptchaspot[.]com, and check-me[.]online. None of these pages are trustworthy.
Typically, installed PUAs open websites like continue-site[.]site in a new browser window or tab. Once visited/opened, these pages either open other unreliable sites or load some questionable content - it depends on the geolocation of their visitors. It is also common for these pages to use a particular clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button, which allows a website to show its notifications. Continue-site[.]site suggests that visitors need to click the "Allow" button to continue loading the page. Untrustworthy pages should never be allowed to show notifications. In most cases, their notifications contain deceptive advertisements, links to other dubious pages, etc.
As mentioned in the introductions, pages like continue-site[.]site can be promoted via PUAs. It is common for such apps to be designed to generate advertisements. For example, various banners, coupons, surveys, pop-up ads. If clicked, their ads open untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites. In some cases, they cause unwanted downloads or even installations by executing certain scripts. Also, PUAs can be designed to gather browsing data like IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, or even personal, sensitive data. Gathered data could be sold to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), or monetized in other ways. Therefore, users who have such apps installed may become victims of identity theft, encounter issues related to browsing safety, privacy, or other problems.
|Name||Ads by continue-site.site|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|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)||
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To summarize, browsers that open pages like continue-site[.]site often are likely to have some potentially unwanted application installed on them. The main reason why such apps are called PUAs because most users download and install them inadvertently. As a rule, they are useless to their users and designed only to generate revenue for their developers. If such app is already installed on a browser or the operating system, then it should be uninstalled.
How did adware install on my computer?
In some cases, users cause unwanted downloads, installations by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. Nevertheless, it is more common that users download or install PUAs when they are bundled with other programs. To be more precise, when PUAs are included in download or installation setups as additional offers and users do not decline those offers. Usually, it can be done using setup's "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings, or checkboxes. Users agree with unwanted offers when they finish downloads or installations without changing any settings.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended not to use questionable sources for downloading apps, files. For example, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), third party downloaders, unofficial sites. They should be downloaded from official websites and using direct download links. Downloads and installations should not be finished without checking "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings (declining unwanted offers). Furthermore, it is advisable not to click advertisements on questionable pages. Those ads could be designed to promote other websites of this kind or even distribute (download or install) unwanted apps. Lastly, there should not be any unwanted apps (extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) installed on a browser or programs of this kind 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 continue-site[.]site website (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)
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"
- 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"
- 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
- 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
- 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
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- What is continue-site[.]site?
- 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 continue-site[.]site 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 continue-site.site, 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 continue-site.site 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 continue-site.site, 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 continue-site.site, 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 continue-site.site from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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