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How to uninstall apps designed to promote zpreland.com?

Also Known As: Ads by zpreland.com
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is zpreland[.]com?

Zpreland[.]com is an untrustworthy website that checks the IP address of its visitors and then loads its content or opens a couple of other websites of this kind. It is worth mentioning that it is uncommon for pages like zpreland[.]com to be visited intentionally.

zpreland[.]com pop-up redirects

Zpreland[.]com in detail

Usually, websites like zpreland[.]com are promoted through potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), deceptive advertisements, and various untrustworthy pages. It is worthwhile to mention that users rarely download or install PUAs knowingly.

At the time of the research reverscaptcha[.]com loaded its content and then opened a sign-in page for an online game website. However, it could open other questionable pages, for example, download pages for adware, browser hijackers, deceptive pages designed to extract sensitive information.

It is common that pages like reverscaptcha[.]com are used to promote scams like "Chance To Win The Brand New Playstation 5", "Firewall Spyware Alert", "WIN-8x0007 Error". It is highly advisable not to trust pages of this kind.

Very often, websites like reverscaptcha[.]com ask visitors whether they want to see their notifications. It is not recommended to allow pages of this type to show notifications - their notifications usually contain shady ads, links to dubious pages, etc.

It is important to know that these pages often use some clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. They display messages suggesting that visitors need to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots, continue loading the page, etc.

As mentioned before, zpreland[.]com and similar web pages often are promoted through PUAs. It is common for apps of this kind to be designed to display advertisements (and) or gather various data as well.

PUAs serve coupons, pop-up ads, surveys, banners, and other advertisements. As a rule, those ads cover website content and advertise shady, potentially malicious pages.

In some cases, those ads are designed to execute certain scripts that cause unwanted downloads or even installations. Either way, it is not safe to click those advertisements.

Examples of details that PUAs collect are Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, addresses of visited websites, etc. Although, there are PUAs that target personal, sensitive data.

The biggest problem with PUAs that can collect information is that gathered information could be sold to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), used for marketing purposes, or monetized using some other way. Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to have apps of this kind installed on browsers or computers.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by zpreland.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 139.45.197.130
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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Potentially unwanted applications and pages like zpreland[.]com in general

Typically, pages like zpreland[.]com are more ore less similar - they promote questionable pages or load their content. More examples of websites like zpreland[.]com are reverscaptcha[.]com, 1video-online[.]me, and lootynews[.]com.

Browsers that open such pages automatically are likely to have some PUA installed on them. In such cases, it is recommended to check a browser for unwanted apps and remove them as soon as possible.

It is uncommon for PUAs to be useful. In most cases, their main purpose is to promote shady pages, generate ads and (or) gather some information.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, users download and install potentially unwanted applications together with other programs - when programs are bundled together with PUAs and users do not decline offers to download, install them. Usually, downloaders and installers used to distribute PUAs have "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings, or some checkboxes.

As a rule, users can use the aforementioned options, settings to deselect optional downloads, installations. This distribution method is called "bundling".

In some cases, users unknowingly cause unwanted downloads and installations by clicking advertisements designed to execute certain scripts. It is worth mentioning that ads of this type appear mostly on questionable pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Applications, files should be downloaded from legitimate, official pages. It is common that unofficial pages, third-party downloaders (and installers), various Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, etc., are used to distribute potentially unwanted applications.

Downloads and installations should not be finished without checking downloaders, installers for "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings, or ticked checkboxes. Quite often, downloaders and installers that have those settings have PUAs included in them.

Advertisements that appear on untrustworthy websites (e.g., on pages related to pornography, gambling, adult dating) should not be clicked as well. By clicking those ads, users may open untrustworthy, potentially malicious websites or download, install unwanted apps.

Unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons) installed on a web browser and programs of this kind installed on the operating system should be removed. 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 zpreland[.]com website (GIF):

zpreland[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notification from zpreland[.]com:

zpreland.com notification

Another notification from zpreland[.]com:

zpreland.com ads notification 2

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

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings"
  • Click on "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)

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 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 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.

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.

macOS (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.

zpreland[.]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 zpreland[.]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 eliminate ads delivered by zpreland[.]com using Combo Cleaner:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

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

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by zpreland.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 zpreland[.]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 zpreland[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by zpreland.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 zpreland.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.

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.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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