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How to uninstall apps designed to open arphanpyer.com?

Also Known As: Ads by arphanpyer.com
Type: Adware
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Medium

Arphanpyer[.]com pop-up ads removal instructions

What is arphanpyer[.]com?

There are many dubious websites like arphanpyer[.]com on the Internet. A couple of examples are demetravertando[.]bar, get-money-to[.]shop, and takhiza[.]com. One min thing that these pages have in common is that all of them are designed to promote other questionable and display shady content. Therefore, arphanpyer[.]com or any other page of this type cannot be trusted. Another important detail about these pages is that users do not visit them intentionally - they get opened by browsers when a potentially unwanted application (PUA) is installed on them, through deceptive advertisements or various unreliable pages.

arphanpyer[.]com pop-up redirects

When websites like arphanpyer[.]com get opened by installed PUAs, these apps open them in a new window or tab. Once visited, these pages check the IP address/geolocation and then either load their content or open about two or three other potentially malicious websites. A couple of examples of websites that arphanpyer[.]com can be used to promote are "Important Defender Update Available", "Your System Detected Some Unusual Activity", download pages for browser hijackers, adware, or even malicious apps, etc. Therefore, pages that arphanpyer[.]com cannot be trusted. Another problem with arphanpyer[.]com and many other similar pages is that most of them use a clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button and agreeing to see notification. At the time of the research, arphanpyer[.]com displayed a message claiming that it is necessary to click the "Allow" button to continue watching video (or load some other media). It is advisable not to allow untrustworthy pages to show notifications because most of their notifications are used to advertise untrustworthy websites, potentially malicious apps, and so on.

It is noteworthy that PUAs can be designed to gather various data, for instance, details such as geolocations, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, IP (Internet Protocol), addresses, and other browsing data. Nevertheless, apps of this kind can be designed to collect personal, confidential details as well. Moreover, individuals behind these apps may sell gathered information to third parties (potentially cyber criminals) or use other ways to monetize it. Additionally, PUAs can be designed to serve advertisements (for example, pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys). Quite often, the ads displayed by PUAs are used to advertise untrustworthy (or even malicious) pages. In some cases, those ads are capable of executing scripts designed to download or even install unwanted apps. These are the main reasons why any PUAs should never be downloaded and installed.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by arphanpyer.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Cyan (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.37.215
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.
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Usually, potentially unwanted apps are advertised as useful, legitimate applications - they are supposed to improve the browsing experience by providing various features. Nevertheless, most of them are designed with the purpose to generate revenue for their developers by gathering data, promoting shady websites, and (or) displaying advertisements. Users who have installed a PUA on a browser (or the operating system) should remove it as soon as possible. An app of this kind can cause problems with browsing safety, online privacy, or other issues.

How did adware install on my computer?

In most cases, users download and install potentially unwanted accidentally: by clicking on deceptive advertisements designed to execute certain scripts or while downloading or installing programs that are bundled with PUAs without changing certain settings, options. In the second case, PUAs are included in downloaders and installers for other programs as additional offers. Users can find and decline those offers using "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes indicating that extra apps will be downloaded or installed. Users allow for potentially unwanted apps to be downloaded or installed when they leave those settings unchanged. It is noteworthy that most usually PUAs are bundled with free programs.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to use only official, trustworthy websites and direct links when downloading software or files. Third-party downloaders (and installers), unofficial pages, torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), and so on can be used to proliferate unwanted and malicious software. Downloaders and installers with "Advanced", "Custom" or other options, settings, or checkboxes often include an offer to download or install some PUA (or PUAs). Therefore, it is recommended not to finish downloads or installations without checking those settings for bundled applications. Ads on shady pages often are used to advertise potentially malicious sites. In some cases, they can be designed to download, install unwanted apps by running certain scripts. For these reasons, it is recommended not click on ads of this kind. All unwanted extensions, plug-ins or add-ons installed on a browser and programs of this kind installed on a computer should be removed as soon as possible. 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 arphanpyer[.]com website (GIF):

arphanpyer[.]com website appearance (GIF)

arphanpyer.com ads notification arphanpyer.com ads notification 2 arphanpyer.com ads notification 3 arphanpyer.com ads notification 4

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)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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

Disable pop-up notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • 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

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

arphanpyer[.]com adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 arphanpyer[.]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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing arphanpyer[.]com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing arphanpyer[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by arphanpyer.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing arphanpyer[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing arphanpyer[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by arphanpyer.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by arphanpyer.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing arphanpyer[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing arphanpyer[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by arphanpyer.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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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