New security scam on Aavpolse.xyz discovered
Aavpolse.xyz is found to be a newly discovered malicious website that uses fake antivirus scan measures to trick users into purchasing its subscription or renewing the application. Technically, these security scams are now being circulated by criminals on a very large scale, through which the targeted victims are enforced to believe their device is infected by some virus or malware, and taking immediate action against those is highly necessary. However, if the user believes such messages to be true, they end up being deceived financially. So, let’s learn more about Aavpolse.xyz through here.
Type: Browser hijacker, Redirect virus, Pop up virus
Symptoms: Changed homepage, new tab, search engine, proxy, etc
Distribution: Bundled software distribution, malicious links or advert campaigns, spam email campaigns, etc.
Removal: Never believe the fake security alerts from Aavpolse.xyz, and if the eruption is seen frequently, you should instantly remove a responsible adware from your device.
Descriptive information about Aavpolse.xyz
During the researches over newly submitted threats, the researchers have discovered a web url that runs a fake security alert on targeted devices. Being precised to it, Aavpolse.xyz is nothing more than a fake website which the developers have crafted for illicit intention. It throws various security alerts to mention that the device is somehow infected by some virus and need to be cleared up soon. In order to do so, the victims are urged to purchase or renew McAfee antivirus. Technically, the McAfee is a reliable security application which has no real connection with these pop ups.
When the site loads on browser, it runs a bogus animation on screen which appears to be like a real antivirus scanner. Following the scan process completes, it shows the scanning results before users with a number of infectious objects along with its description. All these claims are fake and meant just to scare users into buying license of a genuine tool. However, the users should know that none of the web applets can scan their device and their files, and all scary messages presented over Aavpolse.xyz is just fake.
Actually, the cyber criminals are the affiliates of McAfee antivirus software, but are using illicit measures to promote the software before users. They just want to scare users through fake scanning results, and encourage them to buy promoted products or services, which the users actually don’t need. And if someone believes such messages to be true, they will be financially deceived to buy unnecessary products or services.
Why am I seeing Aavpolse.xyz pop ups?
If you are wondering why Aavpolse.xyz like sites are being shown on your browsers without intention, then you might have probably interacted with some random links or ads displayed on third party dubious websites. In addition, there can be some random adware or browser hijacker which can also be responsible to show such drastic pages on screen whenever you tend to surf the web. The adware/browser hijacker basically takes over all essential browser settings without any prior notice and affects the whole web sessions later. So, if you suspect if your computer is under impact of such traits, you should treat it soon.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Aavpolse.xyz:
Remove the related items of Aavpolse.xyz using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Aavpolse.xyz issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Aavpolse.xyz) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Aavpolse.xyz removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Aavpolse.xyz still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Aavpolse.xyz plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Aavpolse.xyz removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Aavpolse.xyz (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.