What is myactualblog[.]com?
Myactualblog[.]com is an untrustworthy page designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications (display deceptive content) and open other dubious pages. Its functionality depends on the geolocation of its visitors. It is worth mentioning that users do not visit pages like myactualblog[.]com intentionally.
Myactualblog[.]com and PUAs in detail
In most cases, sites like myactualblog[.]com are promoted via untrustworthy advertisements, web pages, or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Research shows that myactualblog[.]com loads a deceptive message encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to continue watching a video.
Like most websites of this type, myactualblog[.]com uses a clickbait technique to trick its visitors into allowing it to show notifications. It is strongly recommended not to give websites like this one permission to show notifications. Usually, their notifications contain deceptive advertisements, links to shady websites, etc.
Also, myactualblog[.]com can open websites designed to trick visitors into providing personal information, downloading and installing potentially unwanted applications (like browser hijackers, adware-type applications, and other shady pages. Although, myactualblog[.]com can open legitimate pages too.
At the time of the research, myactualblog[.]com opened a World of Tanks game website. It is common for individuals behind pages like myactualblog[.]com to get paid a referral fee when users create accounts, purchase services, or products on pages opened through sites like myactualblog[.]com. Either way, it is recommended not to trust those sites.
As previously mentioned, pages like myactualblog[.]com often are promoted via potentially unwanted applications. It is common that apps of this kind are designed to gather browsing-related and other data. For instance, details like Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, geolocations, etc.
Also, apps of this kind can be designed to collect sensitive information (e.g., credit card details, passwords). In addition to that, PUAs can be generate advertisements (e.g., pop-up ads, coupons, banners, surveys). It is noteworthy that ads displayed by PUAs often are used to promote shady websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations.
|Name||Ads by myactualblog.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|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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Potentially unwanted applications in general
Myactualblog[.]com is similar to snappeared[.]website, goodsurvey365[.]org, asoursuls[.]com, and lots of other websites of this kind. What most of them have in common is that they use some clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications and open other untrustworthy websites.
How did adware install on my computer?
In most cases, users download and install various potentially unwanted applications unexpectedly, unknowingly. Usually, it happens when apps of this kind are distributed by bundling them together with other programs. More precisely, when those apps are included in downloaders, installers as extra offers, and users do not deselect them.
As a rule, offers to download or install bundled applications can be found and declined by unticking ticked checkboxes or using available "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings/options. Typically, users do not know that the aforementioned settings can be used to deselect offered apps, or they forget to check and change those settings.
In some cases, users cause unexpected downloads and installations by clicking deceptive ads designed to execute certain scripts. As a rule, those ads appear on dubious websites. Those advertisements can be generated by PUAs as well. When those ads do not cause unexpected downloads, installations, they open questionable websites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to examine downloaders and installers that have settings like "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", ticked checkboxes. It is common that those downloaders, installers are used to distribute potentially unwanted applications. Unwanted offers can be declined before finishing downloads, installations.
Software (and files) should be downloaded from official websites and through direct links. Other sources can be used to distribute unwanted, potentially malicious programs. For example, third-party downloaders (and installers), unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule), free file hosting pages.
Additionally, it is recommended not to click advertisements that appear on questionable sites. Those ads can be designed to promote untrustworthy websites or cause unwanted downloads, installations. Unwanted, unknown, or suspicious extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser (or 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 myactualblog[.]com website (GIF):
Notifications from myactualblog[.]com:
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 and select "Settings"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and select "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 tap "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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
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- What is myactualblog[.]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 7 users:
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:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 myactualblog[.]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:
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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 myactualblog.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 myactualblog.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 myactualblog.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.
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