What is anitube[.]site?
anitube[.]site is an untrusted anime streaming website. As well as infringing copyright laws, this site uses rogue advertising networks. Web pages that employ this monetization technique promote various dubious, misleading, deceptive/scam, and even malicious sites. Therefore, you are strongly advised against visiting or using anitube[.]site.
Websites that employ rogue advertising networks promote dubious pages when users directly or indirectly interact with them. To elaborate, the sites can force-open a variety of web pages when they are accessed.
Alternatively, when any content (e.g., ads, buttons, links, videos, etc.) present in these rogue websites is clicked, it causes redirects to untrusted/dangerous pages. Furthermore, bogus sites often host intrusive advertisements (e.g., pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys, etc.). Once clicked, the ads redirect to similarly harmful websites and some can stealthily download/install Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs).
Note that anitube[.]site also uses browser notifications, which common to such web pages. If the notifications are enabled, the page starts running intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered ads have the above capabilities (i.e., dubious/dangerous website promotion and stealthy software download/installation). PUAs are commonly spread via intrusive advertisements.
These applications may seem legitimate and offer "useful" features, which are usually nonoperational. In addition, PUAs can have dangerous capabilities. Some can force-open rogue websites. Adware-types deliver intrusive advert campaigns. Another type called browser hijackers, modify browser settings and restrict/deny access to them in order to promote fake search engines. The promoted web searchers are rarely able to generate search results, and so they tend to redirect to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other legitimate search engines.
Most PUAs (regardless of type) can track data. Information of interest includes: browsing and search engine histories, IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, geolocations, and other personally identifiable details. PUA developers monetize the gathered data by sharing it with and selling it to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial loss, and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection.
|Name||Ads by anitube.site|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Observed Domains||download.anitube[.]site; s03.anitube[.]site; s02.anitube[.]site; s01.anitube[.]site; down.anitube[.]site; s04.anitube[.]site; s06.anitube[.]site; s05.anitube[.]site|
|Related Domains||anitube[.]biz; anitube[.]info|
|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 Combo Cleaner.
The internet is full of sites that use rogue advertising networks. This monetization method is particularly widespread, especially notable for websites dealing with pirated content (e.g., illegal streaming, Torrent, YouTube converter, and similar sites). Keepv.id, gogoanime.so, clickmp3.com, o2tvseries.com, and torrentfunk.com are just some examples of such web pages.
Due to the prevalence of these sites, exercise caution when browsing.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are often downloaded/installed together with other products. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling".
By rushing through download/installation of software (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using "Quick/Express" settings, etc.) many users risk unintentionally allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. When clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without users' permission.
Some PUAs have "official" download web pages from which they can be downloaded.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
You are advised to research all software before download/installation. Use only official and verified download channels. Unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule), and other third party downloaders commonly offer harmful and bundled content, and are therefore untrusted and should be avoided.
When downloading/installing, read the terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, features, and so on.
Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to dubious and malicious sites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and many others). If you encounter ads or redirects of this kind, inspect the system and remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately.
Installed programs must be activated and updated with tools or implemented functions that are provided by the official developers. No other third party, unofficial tools should be used.
Note that it is illegal to activate licensed software with ‘cracking’ tools. Files and programs should be downloaded from official websites and via direct download links. Avoid third party installers and the tools/sources mentioned above.
Do not open website links or files in irrelevant emails that are received from unknown, suspicious addresses. These bogus emails are often disguised as official and important. Regularly, scan your computer with reputable, up-to-date antivirus or anti-spyware software.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of an advertisement delivered by anitube[.]site:
Appearance variants of anitube[.]site (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by anitube.site?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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 and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
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 using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.