What kind of application is The Nature Art?
Upon careful analysis, we have determined that The Nature Art application functions as a browser extension with the intent to hijack web browsers. Its main purpose is to impose a fake search engine (asrc-withus.com) by making modifications to browser settings. Additionally, The Nature Art may have the ability to access certain data.
The Nature Art browser hijacker overview
The Nature Art manipulates the default search engine, homepage, and new tab page settings, redirecting users to asrc-withus.com and compelling them to use this fake search engine. Our investigation into asrc-withus.com reveals that it presents search results sourced from bing.com, a reputable and widely recognized search engine.
It is essential to understand the risks associated with using questionable search engines, as they can lead to visiting unreliable websites. These search engines often promote scams, malicious sites, and potentially harmful applications, posing significant risks to online security. Therefore, it is highly recommended to avoid using such search engines.
Furthermore, The Nature Art may have the ability to collect various types of data. The collected information may be used for marketing purposes, sold to third parties, or potentially exploited in other ways, posing risks to online privacy.
|Name||The Nature Art|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||The Nature Art|
|Supposed Functionality||Improved browsing experience|
|Detection Names (asrc-withus.com)||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address (asrc-withus.com)||22.214.171.124|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engines.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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More about browser hijackers
Browser hijackers are specifically created to promote various search engines, including both legitimate and untrustworthy ones. It is important to understand that not all applications of this kind modify web browser settings to promote search engines. However, if a browser-hijacking app is installed or added, users often find it challenging to remove unwanted search engines from their browser settings.
How did The Nature Art install on my computer?
Browser hijackers can be inadvertently added or installed by users in various ways. These include downloading and installing software from untrustworthy or malicious sources, clicking on deceptive advertisements or pop-ups, visiting compromised websites, and accepting bundled software installations without thoroughly reviewing the terms and conditions.
Pretty often, users unknowingly give permission for browser hijackers to install or add by not paying attention to the installation process or by clicking on misleading prompts.
How to avoid installation of browser hijackers?
Exercise caution when downloading and installing software, making sure to obtain it from trustworthy sources. Keep your operating system, web browsers, and security software up to date to address any potential vulnerabilities. Avoid clicking on suspicious links or advertisements and visiting untrusted websites.
When downloading and installing applications, carefully inspect downloaders and installers for any unwanted apps and make sure to deselect them before proceeding. If your computer is already infected with The Nature Art, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Asrc-withus.com redirects to bing.com (GIF):
Permissions asked by The Nature Art browser hijacker:
Website promoting The Nature Art browser hijacker:
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- What is The Nature Art?
- STEP 1. Uninstall The Nature Art application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove The Nature Art browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove asrc-withus.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove asrc-withus.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
The Nature Art browser hijacker 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 any recently installed suspicious applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications (which cause browser redirects to the asrc-withus.com website), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
The Nature Art browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
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 "The Nature Art" and other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "The Nature Art", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.asrc-withus.com) below the "Open a specific or set of pages" option. If present click on the three vertical dots icon and select "Remove".
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "asrc-withus.com", when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Delete".
- If you continue to have problems with browser redirects and unwanted advertisements - Reset Google Chrome.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the asrc-withus.com redirect, 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 extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate "The Nature Art", as well as all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Settings", in the opened window disable "The Nature Art", remove hxxp://asrc-withus.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type "about:config" and press Enter. Click "Accept the Risk and Continue".
In the search filter at the top, type: "extensionControlled". Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with asrc-withus.com redirect 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 and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
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 top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the asrc-withus.com redirect, 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.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the purpose of forcing users visit asrc-withus.com website?
The purpose of forcing users to visit a fake search engine like asrc-withus.com is typically to generate traffic and ad revenue for the creators of the website. Fake search engines often display sponsored advertisements and manipulate search results to promote certain websites or products.
Is visiting asrc-withus.com a threat to my privacy?
Visiting a fake search engine like asrc-withus.com can pose a threat to your privacy. These types of websites often track user activities, collect personal information, and employ various tracking technologies to monitor your browsing habits.
How did a browser hijacker infiltrate my computer?
Browser hijackers primarily spread through bundled installers, misleading promotional websites, freeware and free file-hosting platforms, online scams, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, spam browser notifications, and intrusive advertisements.
Will Combo Cleaner help me remove The Nature Art browser hijacker?
Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning your computer and removing detected browser-hijacking applications. It is important to note that manual removal without the assistance of security programs may not be completely effective, especially when dealing with multiple browser hijackers. In such cases, if one hijacker is removed, others may reinstall it.