What is check-this-video[.]com?
Check-this-video[.]com asks for permission to show notifications and opens untrustworthy, potentially malicious pages. It is similar to youneerdmo[.]top, boffero[.]com, rookinews[.]com, and countless other websites. Usually, they get opened via shady ads or websites or installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Check-this-video[.]com in detail
Check-this-video[.]com uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button (into allowing it to show notifications). This page suggests that visitors have to click the "Allow" button to watch some video. If allowed, check-this-video[.]com shows notifications shady adult pages and other unreliable websites.
Another detail about check-this-video[.]com is that it may open websites designed to trick visitors into providing credit card details, names, surnames, passwords, or other personal information, or downloading and installing potentially unwanted or even malicious applications. Although, check-this-video[.]com may open legitimate pages as well.
A couple examples of websites that pages like check-this-video[.]com could be used to promote are "CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE THE VISITOR NO. 1.000.000", "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!", and "Chance To Win The Brand New Playstation". At the time of the research check-this-video[.]com opened a legitimate sports betting site.
It is worth mentioning that individuals behind pages like check-this-video[.]com could be using them promote legitimate pages and getting paid a referral free for every new account or purchase made on those legitimate pages. However, websites like check-this-video[.]com are more likely to open untrustworthy websites.
More about potentially unwanted applications
It is common for PUAs to be designed to collect Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, visited pages, and other data related to user's browsing habits. PUAs can be designed to gather sensitive information (for example, saved passwords, credit card details) as well.
Another problem is that data collected by applications of this kind is likely may be sold to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), used for marketing purposes, or monetized in other ways. Another issue with PUAs is that they can be designed to generate coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, and other advertisements.
It is important to mention that advertisements generated by PUAs could be used to advertise various untrustworthy websites. In some cases, those ads could be designed to cause unwanted downloads, installations of unwanted, potentially malicious applications by running certain scripts.
|Name||Ads by check-this-video.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||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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Websites like check-this-video[.]com in general
In conclusion, websites like check-this-video[.]com rarely open trustworthy websites. Also, most of them use one or another clickbait technique to trick visitors into agreeing to receive their notifications (clicking the "Allow" button). Usually, users do not visit websites of this type intentionally.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is common for developers to use a deceptive marketing method called bundling to distribute PUA. More precisely, they include unwanted apps in downloaders, installers for other programs as additional (optional) offers. Offers to download or install potentially unwanted apps can be declined before completing downloads or installations of other programs.
Usually, it can be done in "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes. Users download or install PUAs when they do not change those settings (or leave checkboxes ticked). Sometimes, users download or install PUAs by clicking deceptive ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advisable to download applications (and files) from official, trustworthy websites via direct download links. Third-party downloaders and installers, various Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, etc., should not be used as sources, tools to download or install software, or files.
Also, it is recommended not to complete downloads and installations without checking "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings and declining unwanted offers. Advertisements displayed on shady pages should not be clicked as well - they could be designed to open other websites of this kind or even download or install some unwanted software.
Unwanted extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins installed on a browser should be removed. Software of this kind installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. 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 check-this-video[.]com website (GIF):
Notifications from check-this-video[.]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)
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is check-this-video[.]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 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 check-this-video[.]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 check-this-video[.]com 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 check-this-video.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 check-this-video.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 check-this-video.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 check-this-video.com from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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