What is Domain Info?
Domain Info is the name of a rogue browser extension supposedly capable of quickly providing information about website domains. Instead, Domain Info operates as adware. Furthermore, due to the dubious methods used to distribute adware-type products, they are also categorized as PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Domain Info adware in detail
Adware delivers various banners, pop-ups, coupons, surveys, and other intrusive advertisements. They can be placed on any visited webpage and/or different interfaces. What is more, the displayed adverts endanger device and user safety. They promote sale-based, untrustworthy, rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised, and even malicious websites. Some intrusive ads can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.
Adware usually has data tracking functionalities, and this applies to Domain Info as well. Targeted information includes: URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, IP addresses, personally identifiable details, and so forth. The collected data is monetized by being shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
To summarize, the presence of unwanted software on devices can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.
|Name||Ads by Domain Info|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Browser Extension(s)||Domain Info|
|Supposed Functionality||Tool to check website domain information|
|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, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Adware in general
TabMemoryOptimizer, Speed Check, Infogram, Social Network Ad Blocker, and New Tab Explorer — Explore the Web on New Tab are some examples of adware. This software appears legitimate and harmless. It also offers "handy" features, which are typically nonoperational.
In fact, this is true of nearly all PUAs. Instead of delivering on any promises, these apps can run intrusive ad campaigns, force-open suspect and malicious sites, hijack browsers, and gather private information.
How did Domain Info install on my computer?
Select PUAs (e.g., Domain Info) have "official" promotional/download pages. Intrusive advertisements proliferate these applications as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to download/install this software without user permission.
PUAs are most commonly spread using the "bundling" marketing 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 advised to research software and download from official/trustworthy sources. Dubious download channels, e.g., Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, unofficial and freeware websites, and other third-party downloaders - offer bundled and harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study possible options, and use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate; however, they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this type, the system must be inspected and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with Domain Info, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Screenshot of the website used to promote Domain Info adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Domain Info?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Domain Info application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Domain Info ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove 'Ads by Domain Info' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Domain Info extension from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Domain Info adware removal:
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 "Domain Info", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Domain Info ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Domain Info adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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 "Domain Info", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by domain info, 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 plugins 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 "Domain Info".
Computer users who have problems with ads by domain info 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 domain info, 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 domain info from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware infiltrated into a system can diminish its performance and affect the browsing experience (e.g., limit website visibility, slow down the browsing speed, etc.). What is more, adware-delivered advertisements can promote deceptive and malicious content, which can cause other serious issues.
What does adware do?
Advertising-supported software (adware) is designed to deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns. In other words, this software displayed various ads on any visited website and/or different interfaces.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware generates profit by promoting a variety of sites, applications, services, and other content. The developers may get commission from ad clicks, website visits, file downloads, product purchases, service subscriptions, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Domain Info adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and eliminate adware-type apps. On the other hand, manual removal may not be ideal. In some cases, even after the software itself is eliminated - file leftovers remain hidden within the system. Furthermore, the remnants can continue running and causing issues.