What is asoursuls[.]com?
There is a great number of websites like asoursuls[.]com on the Internet. Some examples are junesmile[.]xyz, notify[.]tk, and videoplayernow[.]com. Asoursuls[.]com checks the IP address and then loads its content or opens a couple of other websites. It is common for pages like asoursuls[.]com to be promoted through potentially unwanted apps (PUAs).
Asoursuls[.]com in detail
Asoursuls[.]com displays a message asking to click the "Allow" button to continue watching a video. After that button is clicked, asoursuls[.]com opens another website. At the time of the research, it opened the GearBest website. Although, asoursuls[.]com could open other (potentially malicious) websites as well.
When pages like asoursuls[.]com open legitimate pages, their developers get paid a referral fee if visitors create a new account, purchase products or services, etc., on those pages. Although, it is more common for pages like asoursuls[.]com to be designed to open questionable, potentially malicious web pages.
Quite often, pages like asoursuls[.]com open various scams like "Access To This Pc Has Been Blocked For Security Reasons", "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro", "Important Defender Update Available", websites designed to trick visitors into downloading browser hijackers, adware (or other PUAs), and other questionable sites.
As mentioned before, asoursuls[.]com encourages visitors to click the "Allow" button (to give it permission to show notifications). As a rule, when websites like asoursuls[.]com are allowed to show notifications, they display notifications containing links to untrustworthy websites, dubious advertisements, etc.
It is common for pages like asoursuls[.]com to be promoted through potentially unwanted applications, shady advertisements, and other dubious pages. In one way or another, users rarely visit websites of this type intentionally. It is worthwhile to mention that PUAs often are designed to collect data, display advertisements.
Typically, PUAs collect geolocations, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, and other information related to browsing habits. Nevertheless, they can be designed to collect personal data as well. Gathered data may be sold to third parties, misused for marketing purposes, or monetized in other ways.
A few examples of ads that PUAs display are pop-up ads, banners, various coupons, banners. Usually, their ads are used to advertise other PUAs or shady websites. In some cases, those ads can cause unexpected downloads, installations by running certain scripts. Either way, it is strongly advisable not to click on those ads.
|Name||Ads by asoursuls.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Related Domains||c.asoursuls[.]com, d.asoursuls[.]com, e.asoursuls[.]com, i.asoursuls[.]com, j.asoursuls[.]com, o.asoursuls[.]com, p.asoursuls[.]com, s.asoursuls[.]com|
|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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Potentially unwanted applications and pages like asoursuls[.]com in general
In conclusion, asoursuls[.]com is not a trustworthy website - it can load deceptive content or open other shady websites. Potentially unwanted applications used to promote websites like asoursuls[.]com cannot be trusted too. Usually, they are useless to their users and can harmful. Apps of this type should not be downloaded (and installed).
How did adware install on my computer?
It is pretty common for potentially unwanted applications to be distributed by including them in downloaders or installers for other programs as optional offers. This distribution method is known as "bundling". Typically, users can find and deselect unwanted offers in "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" (or other settings), or using checkboxes.
Users agree to download or install offered applications when they do not make any changes in the aforementioned settings (leave default settings unchanged). Sometimes, users cause undesired downloads or installations by clicking deceptive advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Software and files should be downloaded from official websites and via direct links. Peer-to-Peer networks (for example, eMule, torrent clients), third-party downloaders, unofficial pages, etc., can be used to distribute unwanted software. Third-party installers can be designed to install undesired software too.
Downloaders and installers that have "Advanced", "Manual, "Custom" or other settings, or ticked checkboxes should be checked for optional offers. Those offers should be declined before finishing downloads, installations. It is worth mentioning that potentially unwanted apps usually are in downloaders, installers for free programs.
Advertisements on unreliable pages should not be trusted as well - those ads usually open potentially malicious pages or run scripts designed to cause downloads, installations. Any suspicious or unknown extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a web browser and software 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 asoursuls[.]com website (GIF):
Notifications from asoursuls[.]com website:
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)
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"
- 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"
- 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)
- 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
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is asoursuls[.]com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 10 users:
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:
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:
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.
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 asoursuls[.]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 asoursuls[.]com website using Combo Cleaner:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by asoursuls.com, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
Computer users who have problems with ads by asoursuls.com removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge 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.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by asoursuls.com, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
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.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by asoursuls.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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