How to remove software causing redirects to the rdsb21.club website?
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is the rdsb21[.]club site?
Rdsb21[.]club is a rogue website sharing similarities with bengekoo.com, spleasedon.fun, pyiera.com, and many others. This page is designed to present visitors with questionable content and/or redirect them to untrustworthy/malicious sites. Users tend to access such websites inadvertently; they usually get redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
These apps do not require explicit user permission to infiltrate systems. PUAs can have heinous functionalities, including causing redirects, running intrusive advertisement campaigns, and collecting browsing-related information.
The first thing the rdsb21[.]club webpage does is check visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses - in order to learn their geolocations. This data is crucial to determining the site's further course of action. In other words, whether visitors get redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious material - depends on their geolocations.
Furthermore, rogue pages usually use deceptive tactics to trick users into allowing their browser notifications. Rdsb21[.]club is not an exception to this. It states that to continue with their download - visitors must enable the website's notifications - "Click 'Allow' To Download".
Should the browser notifications be enabled, rdsb21[.]club will begin running intrusive advert campaigns. The delivered ads are more than just a minor annoyance, they also pose a threat to device/user safety.
Once clicked on, intrusive advertisements redirect to untrustworthy/dangerous sites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
Potentially unwanted applications can have different functions, and these functionalities can be in varied combinations. For example, these apps can force-open hazardous webpages and/or deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns.
Most PUAs (regardless of other abilities) can track data. They record browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect vulnerable information inferred from it (IP addresses, geolocations, and personally identifiable details).
What is more, the collected data is monetized by being shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals). To summarize, the presence of unwanted software on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Cyan (Malicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Spam), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|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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PUAs typically appear legitimate and innocuous. This software often lures users into download/installation and/or purchase with a wide variety of "useful" and "advantageous" features. However, the promised functions are seldom operational.
Functionality and user safety are irrelevant, as the sole purpose of unwanted applications is to generate revenue for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gather sensitive information.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed via download/installation setups of other programs. This false marketing technique of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is called "bundling". Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive adverts are also used to spread PUAs. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user permissions. Some PUAs have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software prior to download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, all downloads must be performed from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer deceptive and bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from additional apps, tools, features, etc. Intrusive ads appear ordinary and harmless; however, they redirect to various unreliable and questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and so on). In case of encounters with advertisements and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it.
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 rdsb21[.]club website (GIF):
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- What is rdsb21.club 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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