How to uninstall software force-opening the pyiera.com website?
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is pyiera[.]com?
Pyiera[.]com is but one of many rogue websites on the Web. Kpoila.com, topgirlsdating.com, wsoyourwi.fun, and ourbestnews.com are just some examples of other similar pages. Visitors to pyiera[.]com are presented with questionable content and/o redirected to untrustworthy or possibly malicious sites.
Users usually access such webpages unintentionally; most get redirected to them by intrusive ads or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). These apps do not require explicit user consent to infiltrate systems.
PUAs can have heinous functionalities, e.g., causing redirects, running intrusive advertisement campaigns, and collecting browsing-related information.
The behavior of pyiera[.]com is dictated by its visitors' geolocations. The website learns this information from users' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. In other words, whether visitors are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their geolocations.
In addition, rogue pages tend to use deceptive tactics (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to lure users into enabling their browser notifications. This applies to pyiera[.]com as well; it instructs to "Press 'Allow' to watch the video".
Should the notifications be allowed, pyiera[.]com will begin running intrusive advert campaigns. The delivered ads are more than just a nuisance, they are also considered to be dangerous.
When clicked on, intrusive advertisements redirect to unreliable/malicious webpages, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
Potentially unwanted apps can have varied harmful functionalities, and these functions can be in different combinations. For example, PUAs can force-open websites and/or deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns.
Furthermore, most PUAs can track data. These abilities are used to monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect vulnerable data extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations, and even personally identifiable details).
The gathered data is then shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals). In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices - can lead to system infections, financial losses, severe privacy issues, and identity theft.
To ensure device integrity and user safety, all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be eliminated immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|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.
PUAs appear legitimate and offer a broad range of features. These functionalities seldom work as advertised, and in most cases - they do not work at all. The sole goal of unwanted apps is to generate profit for the developers; to users - they have no genuine value.
Instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns, and gather sensitive and private information.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed via download/installation setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing method of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is termed "bundling".
By rushing through download/installation processes (e.g., ignoring terms, using "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) - users risk inadvertently allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements are also used to proliferate PUAs.
Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user permission. PUAs may have "official" promotional/download pages as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is highly recommended to research software to verify its legitimacy prior to download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, only official and trustworthy download sources must be used.
Dubious download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer harmful and bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, explore available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from additional apps, tools, features, etc.
Intrusive adverts appear ordinary and innocuous; however, they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and so on).
Should users experience ads and/or redirects of this type, they must inspect their devices and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of pyiera[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is pyiera.com pop-up?
- 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.
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