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Do not visit/use the naijawide.com illegal streaming/ video download site

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

What is naijawide[.]com?

Naijawide[.]com is an illegal streaming and video download website. In addition to infringing copyright laws, this site endangers device and user safety. The website uses rogue advertising networks, which endorse various untrustworthy and even malicious pages.

Using such networks is a prevalent monetization technique. Hence, there are thousands of these rogue websites online; mp3convert.cc320ytmp3.comlookmovie.iorutracker.org, and liveonscore.tv are just some examples.

naijawide[.]com appearance

Naijawide[.]com in detail

Rogue advertising networks promote a variety of websites by force-opening them when the initial site is accessed. Alternatively, the pages can be endorsed through redirects caused when the content hosted on the rogue website (e.g., buttons, links, adverts, etc.) is clicked. These networks push a broad range of sale-based, untrustworthy, misleading, scam, and even malicious sites.

What is more, rogue advertising network using webpages typically host intrusive adverts and push their browser notifications. These ads and notifications promote likewise unreliable and dangerous sites. Some intrusive advertisements can download/install software stealthily - when they are clicked on.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by naijawide.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.24.198
Observed Domains smtp.naijawide[.]com; ftp.naijawide[.]com; pop3.naijawide[.]com; imap.naijawide[.]com; dc-4ddfb6c2597f.naijawide[.]com; www.naijawide[.]com; webdisk.naijawide[.]com; webmail.naijawide[.]com; cpanel.naijawide[.]com; mail.naijawide[.]com; cpcalendars.naijawide[.]com; cpcontacts.naijawide[.]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 application overview

Rogue websites are seldom accessed intentionally; most users enter them via redirects caused by other suspect pages, intrusive ads, or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) already installed onto their devices. This software appears legitimate and promises "handy" features, which usually do not work.

Instead, unwanted apps can force-open webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather vulnerable data. In summary, the presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs may have "official" promotional/download sites, which are pushed using dubious methods. Intrusive advertisements proliferate these applications as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent.

PUAs are most commonly distributed using the "bundling" technique - packing regular programs with various additions. Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to research software and download it only from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled/harmful content.

When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings - to opt-out from all additions. Intrusive adverts appear harmless, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., adult-dating, gambling, pornography, etc.).

In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of an ad delivered by the naijawide[.]com website:

Advert delivered by naijawide[.]com

Appearance of the naijawide[.]com website (GIF):

naijawide[.]com website appearance (GIF)

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)

Disabling browser notifications in Google Chrome web browser (PC)

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)

Disabling browser notifications in Google Chrome web browser (Android)

Mozilla Firefox:

  • 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)

Disabling browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser (Android)

Microsoft Edge:

  • 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)

Disabling browser notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser (PC)

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 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)

Disabling browser notifications in Safari web browser (Mac)

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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.

naijawide[.]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 naijawide[.]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 remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

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

Optional method:

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

Optional method:

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

Removal assistance:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by naijawide[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

You have likely visited naijawide[.]com and allowed it to deliver its notifications. It is noteworthy that the content promoted through this site, i.e., hosted ads and displayed notifications - can be malicious and cause issues.

I have clicked on notifications and/or ads, is my computer infected?

Clicking on notifications and advertisements may endanger your system. The notifications/advertisements can redirect to harmful websites that may infiltrate malware into your system or trick you into downloading/installing it. Some adverts can even stealthily install untrustworthy or malicious software.

Is naijawide[.]com a virus?

No, naijawide[.]com is not deemed to be a virus. However, this site employs rogue advertising networks, which can promote various scams, questionable/malicious sites and apps, and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by naijawide[.]com website?

Combo Cleaner is designed to scan the websites you visit and issue warnings when they are questionable or malicious. Additionally, it can block access to these sites. Should you have allowed naijawide[.]com or other rogue websites to display their notifications - Combo Cleaner can revoke the permissions. Furthermore, it scans downloaded files and warns when they are found to be harmful.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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