GeoByPass.net is a domain for a program promoting a proxy service. The program offers to hide your original geographical location settings so you can work around any country restriction for services such as Netflix. Moreover, the program can change your network settings and spread advertisements on your browsers. That’s why it is considered adware. You could be redirected, too. To remove all advertisements, plus the adware, you should read the full article.
|Short Description||The application generates a bulk of advertisements, offering a supposedly legitimate DNS service.|
|Symptoms||You can see lots of advertisements in your browsers, like pop-ups, banners and others. Your network settings could be changed.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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GeoByPass.net – How Did I Get It?
You could get GeoByPass.net via a few methods. The adware could be spread from third-party installers. Without you knowing, the program could be put inside your computer device with such third-party installations of freeware and bundled packages alike. An installation setup might be set to include extra content when installing the primary software. To avoid any unwanted programs to enter your PC, you have to find a Custom or an Advanced settings menu and deselect things from there.
GeoByPass.net might also be distributed through advertisements, which are shown in various websites. Banners, pop-ups or pop-under adverts could be utilized to redirect you to that adware platform. Visiting sites with unknown origins or ones that look suspicious, can trigger the adware to be placed inside your computer system. These websites could host redirect links, as well. Browsers that could be affected are the following: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
GeoByPass.net – What Does It Do?
GeoByPass.net is the domain of a platform which promotes a proxy service. This platform is shady as it wishes to alter your network settings. This will result in the massive spread of advertisements and redirects as well as the invasion of your privacy. The proxy service offers to give you access to geo-restricted sites, but instead, you will witness a big amount of ads. This program reminds very much of the CounterFlix adware from the design and pictures it uses for its site, to the way it describes its services.
In the image below you can see the list of services that you will supposedly be able to access, which is a similar one to those of other proxy using platforms, such as the DNS Unlocker adware:
Here you can see the main page of the GeoByPass.net site:
The main page of the GeoByPass.net website tries to trick users into using that platform. The promotional text found there states that to unblock the geo-restricted sites, only a tiny part of your network settings will get changed – as if it is a harmless change with no consequences. Altering any of your network settings is not as harmless as you would think. If your IP address or DNS servers are changed will result in making your computer more vulnerable, no matter what the website says. Advertisements and redirects will pop-up when you are trying to browse, especially if you have software connected to GeoByPass on your PC. The platform is regarded as adware.
The ads from the GeoByPass.net site might have some text inside:
- Ads by GeoByPass.net
- Advertisement by GeoByPass.net
- Ad by GeoByPass.net
- Advert from GeoByPass.net
- Powered by GeoByPass.net
- Brought to you by GeoByPass.net
In-text links, plus advertisements which can redirect, and are associated with the GeoByPass service could be generated to increase online traffic. That traffic can be converted to revenue for the owners of the adware platform with using a pay-per-click scheme. The traffic is harnessed via redirects coming from the changed network settings such as the DNS (Domain Name System).
Below you can see to what lengths this adware platform will go in trying to make you change your DNS settings to the ones shown on its site:
All advertisements that could be displayed can differ in types as similar sites and advertising networks are quite probably involved with this adware. Advertisements relate to GeoByPass.net can show as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, transitional or interstitial ones. Adverts of different types are not excluded to be displayed as well.
Look at the following excerpt from the policy about personal data collection:
We do not collect any Personal Information (i.e. information that may allow the identification of an individual user) from our users.
The policy says that the following anonymous information will be obtained:
- Geographical location
- Software specifications
- Hardware specifications
- Browser type
- Browser version
- Operating system and version
- Language preferences
Remove GeoByPass.net Effectively
To remove GeoByPass.net manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial written down below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the adverts completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software can keep your computer safe in the future.