New web links have been detected to have several associations with massive referral spam campaigns. They are believed to be related to a domain known as Veerotech(.)com or Veerotech(.)net and may advertise a variety of suspicious third-party websites. The domain itself is observed to provide a website building and hosting service and may be legitimate, however, many spammers take advantage of legitimate services to spread their suspicious hosts.
|Name||Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam|
|Type||Referral spam web links.|
|Short Description||Only some links associated with the domain may be dangerous to the users and the spam may quickly corrupt Google Analytics statistics.|
|Symptoms||Corruption of traffic data in GA, infected users of the site. Sudden traffic spikes.|
|Distribution Method||Via Ghost Referrals or Spiders (Web Crawlers).|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam.|
Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam – Distribution
When it comes to automated referral spam, two main methods exist:
Crawlers are also known as spiders because the crawl the web looking for a suitable location to spam. Usually, they are pre-programmed to look for hosts based on different criteria. Examples may be the lack of spam defenses such as captcha, Alexa ranking below a value and others. As soon as websites are designated, the spam bot begins to spam with automated messages leading to the questionable site, in this case, Veerotech(.)net. They may spam as soon as they have discovered a website or to all the sites that are being discovered and designated simultaneously. Usually, this spam method is less aggressive since the spammers tend to back off after they have been warned, reported or their accounts are banned from the site.
The name “ghost” is there for a reason – this type of spam is way more effective than the spiders because it tends to remain invisible on a site it spams. This is because it uses mechanisms to connect remotely via special scripts or software and spam without even being visited the website. The spam is so sophisticated that it may take advantage of the free HTTP (protocol) if it is not properly secured and can affect specific website statistics.
Both of these spam methods are extremely dangerous for websites that do not have the minimum spam protection, which is underdeveloped and have low traffic. Negative side effects for the site may vary from simply corrupting its Google Analytics data to even infecting the website users with spammed web links that may redirect to third-party websites with malicious character. The risks for users, connected with links that may have the word “Veerotech” in them may be various:
- Users may be redirected to phishing retailer sites that are copycats of big online stores such as AliBaba, AliExpress, Amazon, eBay and others that aim directly for their financial info or passwords.
- They may be transferred to scamming sites that show fake BSOD alerts and scare inexperienced users into calling a fake “customer support” number.
- Redirects may occur to sits that inject malicious scripts or malware onto the user PC, such as HTML/ScrInject.B.Gen.
Stop Referral Spam Associated With Veerotech(.)net(.com)
The bottom line is that both users and website publishers should be aware of the actual risks that referral spam causes and learn not only how to block it once. Instead, it is important to keep constant track of the emerging spam hosts and block them via several different methods for maximum effectiveness. This is why we have suggested several methods to get rid of referral spam by Veerotech(.)net plus we have provided databases for other sites that have been reported as hosts related to referral spam.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam
Step 2: Uninstall Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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 Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam will be removed.
Eliminate Veerotech(.)net(.com) Referral Spam 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.