What is dcareyouto[.]top?
Dcareyouto[.]top shares similarities with forseisemelo[.]top, bomero[.]net, ourtopstories[.]com, and many other pages. These pages are designed to open other websites (mainly questionable ones) and load deceptive content (usually, to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from them).
Dcareyouto[.]top in detail
It is known that dcareyouto[.]top loads a blue page with a message stating that some file is ready to be downloaded and can be downloaded by clicking the "Allow" button. The problem with clicking the aforementioned button while visiting this page is that this allows dcareyouto[.]top to show unwanted notifications.
Research shows that dcareyouto[.]top shows notifications containing links to untrustworthy pages that may be asking to provide personal information (e.g., credit card details, usernames, passwords). Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to allow dcareyouto[.]top or any similar page to show its notifications.
One more reason not to visit dcareyouto[.]top is that it could open download websites for adware, browser hijackers and other unwanted applications, or even malicious files, programs. Also, this page could open pages designed to trick visitors into providing sensitive information, making money transactions.
It is common that individuals behind pages like dcareyouto[.]top monetize them by getting paid a referral fee. In such cases, a page like dcareyouto[.]top opens some legitimate page, and if a visitor creates an account, purchases a product, service on that page, then individuals behind a page like dcareyouto[.]top get paid a certain amount of money.
Another important detail about websites like careyouto[.]top is that users do not visit intentionally. In most cases, these sites get opened through untrustworthy advertisements, websites, or by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that users have installed on their computers (or browsers).
More about potentially unwanted applications
PUAs can be designed to generate advertisements and (or) gather various data. They generate coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, or other advertisements. Those ads can be designed to open untrustworthy websites. Sometimes they can execute certain scripts designed to cause download or installation of some unwanted software.
Also, PUAs can be designed to collect geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, IP addresses, and even more personal data. Moreover, collected information could be used for marketing purposes, shared with third parties (potentially cybercriminals), or misused in other ways.
|Name||Ads by dcareyouto.top|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CyRadar (Malicious), ESET (Malware), Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|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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Dcareyouto[.]to and similar pages in general
As a rule, dcareyouto[.]top and similar websites are promoted through PUAs, unreliable pages, shady advertisements - users do not visit them on purpose. Most of these pages are designed to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications (or load other deceptive content) and promote dubious pages.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is common that users download or install PUAs together with other programs - when PUAs are distributed by bundling them together with other programs. In such case, PUAs can be found in downloaders, installers for other programs as additional offers. As a rule, users can decline unwanted offers before finishing downloads, installations.
It can be done by unticking ticked checkboxes or through "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings that downloaders, installers for programs that are bundled with PUAs have. When users leave those checkboxes ticked or settings unchanged, they download or install both wanted and potentially unwanted programs.
Also, unwanted downloads and installation can be caused by clicking shady advertisements. More precisely, by clicking advertisements that are designed to execute certain scripts. As a rule, advertisements of this type do not appear on trustworthy, legitimate websites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Unwanted downloads, installations can be avoided by downloading files, programs from official websites and via direct links. Other sources, tools (e.g., third-party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks, unofficial websites, free file hosting pages) can be used to trick users into downloading (and installing) unwanted apps.
Also, it can be avoided by checking downloaders and installers for "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" and other settings or checkboxes, and seeing if they can be used to decline/deselect unwanted offers. It is common that downloaders, installers for free programs include additional offers.
One more way to avoid unexpected downloads, installations is not to click ads that questionable pages have on them. In some cases, those ads can run certain scripts designed to download or install unwanted apps. Unwanted, suspicious extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins already installed on a browser should be removed. The same should be with apps of this kind installed on the operating system. 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 dcareyouto[.]top website (GIF):
Notifications from dcareyouto[.]top:
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 dcareyouto[.]top?
- 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 11 users:
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:
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 dcareyouto[.]top 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 dcareyouto.top, 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 dcareyouto.top 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 dcareyouto.top, 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 dcareyouto.top from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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