New referral traffic associated with the domain 1-free-share-buttons(.)com has been reported to devaluate the statistics of websites via multiple spammed messages on them. This and several other domains have reportedly all been associated with the Sharebutton referral spam domain. If you keep reading this article, you will understand how to block the related domains so that your analytics data is safe from being devaluated.
|Short Description||Aims to get the users of a website, click on a URL that causes a browser redirect to the Sharebutton websites, advertising embed links.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness the spam on various places of the site, such as comment sections, forum replies and other user content.|
|Distribution Method||Most often via spammed URL’s cause by spambots. Bundling or unwanted software as well as spammed advertisements also a scenario. Even possible via malware.|
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1-free-share-buttons(.)com Spam – How Did I Get It
Spam, originating from 1-free-share-buttons(.)com and related domains is generally divided in two types:
Type 1 – Web Crawlers
These type of spammed URLs are also known as spiders or crawlers. The primary reason for that is the bots crawl set of pre-configured web pages, most likely researched previously be the spammers. One tool to research them is called Google Dorking(https://sensorstechforum.com/drupal-ransomware-uses-sql-injection-lock-drupal-websites/) which is also used by some web-based ransomware infections. Google Dorking includes checking websites for different criteria, such as:
- Bugs and vulnerable site files.
- Exploits allowing hackers to bypass captcha via the spam bots.
- Websites that have different vulnerable directories or secret such.
- Sites that have unsecured servers in terms of spam.
- Sites that have specific traffic criteria.
Based on this and other information, the spammers may pre-program the spam bot to look for specific websites to spam. However, using web crawlers is generally a spam method that does not have a very long lifecycle and while massive, the spam stops once a domain or host IP addresses associated with the spam bot are flagged.
Type 2 – Ghost Referrals
Ghost Referrer spam, also known as Ghost Referral is reported to be more sophisticated than your average web crawler. This is due to the fact that this type of spam takes advantage of the HTTP protocol which allows the bot to spam while not even being logically present in the site, without even having to enter captcha and other security passes. Experts claim that this type of spam can quickly devaluate the website statistics and may still be present after being blocked, like an invisible ghost sitting there.
Whatever the case may be, the referral spam associated with the 1-free-share-buttons(.)com domains is not to be underestimated. It’s purposes may be many, including spreading phishing web links to get users to type their financial, personal information or even spread malicious web links. Such web links may cause redirects which could infect your computer with malware in the worst case scenario.
1-free-share-buttons(.)com – More About It
Being a part of the classified as riskydomain family, sharebuttons websites are continuing to gain popularity and global ranking with approximately 30% of their users being from India and many users from countries all over the world, including the United States.
After visiting such a web link, it usually causes a redirect to one of the primary Sharebuttons(.net) domains, which has an embed code for your website:
How to Block 1-free-share-buttons(.)com And Other Associated Domains
Since referral spam aims to get people who visit your website to visit other websites, like the Sharebutton domains, it may also cause other negative effects for your site, such as:
- Equalize or rise your website traffic statistics, making it useless.
- Allow Google to classify your website further behind, because of spam content.
These and other negative consequences are the primary reasons why you should follow the below-provided instructions to block various domains associated with the Sharebutton network on your computer:
- Guide 1: How to Remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com
Step 2: Uninstall 1-free-share-buttons(.)com and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by 1-free-share-buttons(.)com on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by 1-free-share-buttons(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall 1-free-share-buttons(.)com and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as 1-free-share-buttons(.)com, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the 1-free-share-buttons(.)com will be removed.
Eliminate 1-free-share-buttons(.)com from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.