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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission is an irritating advertising domain, most likely, developed in Russia, so if you ever encounter it, your screen will be filled with annoying commercial ads. You might see those commercials once in a while or periodically – everything depends on modifications made on your computer. For example, if sets itself as a Scheduled Task to automatically open every hour, your browser will launch with in the address bar periodically, i.e. once in an hour. In addition, this domain might be opened for you each time you launch your web browsers too because it can hijack web browser’s shortcuts or change its all settings. Although does all the job, not all the users realize that it is the one that should be blamed for displaying ads because it does not show any commercials itself but, instead, it opens other domains that work as adware servers right away, e.g.,, and Redirections to these domains can be stopped by undoing the changes applied by As mentioned above, you might need to delete the corresponding Scheduled Task, remove from Startup, or simply reset browsers to default settings. Without a doubt, it will be easier to take care of it with our help, so read the article till its end. has been generating advertisements since the start of 2017, so it would be naïve to expect that your web browser will stop opening with this domain in the address bar anytime soon and, consequently, you will no longer see advertisements on your screen. You are the one who can stop those redirections. Do this not only because all these ads shown by advertising domains are extremely annoying, but also because malicious advertisements might be shown to you too – they can take you to untrustworthy pages with malware if you click on them. Additionally, might redirect you to a domain that shows ads promoting bad software. Ads might look completely harmless but contain malicious links inside them, so users have to be very cautious with commercials they see. As mentioned above, it would be best to remove from the screen fully because it will keep opening domains containing advertisements day after day. Read the article and then immediately take action because it might be too late to get rid of the annoying advertising network the next day.

There are several possible reasons why users’ browsers open automatically. First, malicious software using this domain has slithered onto the computer and set as a Scheduled Task in order to open it to users periodically. Second, malicious software associated with this advertising domain has entered the system and set the undesirable advertising server as a homepage, default search tool, and New Tab URL, i.e. changed browsers’ settings completely. Third, your web browsers’ shortcuts have been hijacked to automatically open for you and make sure that you cannot eliminate it easily. Finally, malware could have added as a Startup object, so that this domain would be opened for users when the Windows OS loads up. In most cases, this tiny program promoting the advertising domain is distributed in Installmonstr/Installmonster software bundles. Of course, other methods might be employed too, e.g. users might find it promoted on third-party pages. It does not matter what the story behind this is – delete from browsers as soon as possible.

The removal steps you need to perform depend on modifications made on your computer. In some cases, it might be enough to reset a browser to its default settings; however, if this advertising server is still opened for you frequently, you should go to check your web browser’s shortcut – if its Target line is modified, undo the changes as soon as possible. If you still see after performing this activity, check the list of scheduled tasks in %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks (or %WINDIR%\Tasks) and all Startup items. As you can see, you need to have some knowledge about computers to be able to remove manually, so inexperienced users should not even try to remove this advertising domain manually – an automatic tool will do this job for them quickly.

Remove manually

Reset browsers to default settings

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  3. Scroll down until you see Show advanced settings. Select it.
  4. Click on the Reset settings button.
  5. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting information.
  3. Select Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the pop-up window, click Refresh Firefox one more time.

Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Open the Tools menu by tapping Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
  4. Mark the Delete personal settings box.
  5. Click Reset.

Fix your web browsers’ shortcuts

  1. Right-click on the shortcut of your web browser.
  2. Click Properties and click Shortcut.
  3. Delete from the Target line.
  4. Click Apply and close the window.

Remove the Scheduled task

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Go to %WINDIR%\Tasks and delete the task representing the advertising server
  3. Open %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks.
  4. Repeat the 2nd step.

Remove Startup items

  1. Open the Windows Explorer by pressing Win+E.
  2. Check the following directories one by one and delete items belonging to
  • %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\startup
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup
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