How to recognize untrustworhy anime streaming sites like 9anime.to
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is 9anime[.]to?
9anime[.]to is an anime streaming website that uses rogue advertising networks and distributes content without permission from the property owners. We have tested this page and seen it opening other websites in a new browser tab. Pretty often, pages that use such advertising networks are used to promote untrustworthy websites.
9anime[.]to in detail
Our team has tried using 9anime[.]to and noticed that it opens questionable (sometimes, legitimate) websites. A legitimate sports betting site was one of the pages that 9anime[.]to has opened during our analysis. Although, it could open various scams and phishing sites, download pages for questionable apps, and other dubious pages.
|Name||Ads by 9anime.to|
|Threat Type||Unwanted ads, Redirects to potentially malicious pages|
|Detection Names||ADMINUSLabs (Malicious), CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (Malicious), Quttera (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Possible additional malware infections/unwanted installations, invaded privacy.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Shady streaming sites in general
Most of the pages that are similar to 9anime[.]to use rogue advertising networks - they open shady web pages and (or) have untrustworthy advertisements on them. Examples of similar sites are anitube[.]site, 4anime[.]to, 1stkissmanga[.]com. Trusting websites of this kind can lead to having adware or other unwanted software installed on a computer or a browser.
How did adware install on my computer?
Adware is often distributed using deceptive websites (deceptive installers). Users install adware after executing a fake installer that they have downloaded from an untrustworthy site. In other cases, users install adware alongside other programs or deceptive advertisements designed to execute certain scripts.
Installers (and downloaders) used to distribute adware have "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings. When users install (or download) software bundled with adware without changing the settings mentioned above, they also install (or download) adware.
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Use legitimate sources such as official websites, direct links as tools to download applications and files. Do not download or install software without checking its downloader or installer for optional (unwanted) downloads or installations. Also, do not click on ads that questionable pages have on them.
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 9anime[.]to website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is 9anime[.]to?
- 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 unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, 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 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by 9anime.to, 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 9anime.to 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 9anime.to, 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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What kind of page is 9anime[.]to?
It is a page that offers anime straming service and uses rogue advertising networks (opens questionable pages).
Is it legal to stream movies and other content using pages like 9anime[.]to page?
No, it is illegal to stream copyrighted content without permission of its owner.
Is 9anime[.]to a virus?
9anime[.]to and similar streaming sites are not viruses. The main issues with these pages are that they open potentially malicious websites and provide illegal services.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate threats posed by 9anime[.]to website?
Combo Cleaner can scan visited pages and warn users when those pages are questionable or malicious. Also, this application can block all access to websites of this kind.
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