Moradu.com Redirect “Virus” - How to Remove from Your Browser and PC
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Moradu.com Redirect “Virus” – How to Remove from Your Browser and PC

This article has been created in order to help you by explaining what is the Moradu.com web page and how to remove it from your computer completely.

A new browser hijacker has been reported to cause redirections to websites, which are related to various different low reputation websites which cause redirects and may even infect your computer with malware. The website, known as moradu.com has been flagged as a site that may be associated with potentially unwanted software. Such websites often collect different information from your computer and may also redirect you to malicious sites which can lead to your computer to become infected with malware. In addition to this, Moradu.com malware has also been reported to be the type of website that is classified as a low-level threat. This is why if you see browser redirections to external websites from moradu.com, we recommend you to read the following article in order to learn how to clean up your computer completely from it and protect it in the future.

Threat Summary

NameMoradu.com
TypePotentially Unwanted Program
Short DescriptionCauses browser redirects to suspicious websites which introduce further redirects and pop-ups.
SymptomsYour computer may slow-down, freeze at times and you may see different forms of advertisements.
Distribution MethodVia bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.
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Moradu.com Redirects – How Did I Start Seeing Them

The primary method by which Moradu.com can slither onto your computer is used by many unwanted programs of such type and is called software bundling. Imagine the following scenario: You enter a website from which you download your favorite program or drivers for your computer. However, some suspicious websites bundle the installers of those programs by adding suspicious software, like the Moradu.com redirects under a name that seems helpful for your computer. Such programs are usually well-concealed within the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation modes and this is why you might have missed them.

Another mehtod by which you may have started seeing redirects from Moradu.com is if you have come across various different types of other unwanted programs or Trojan.Clicker which may have redirected you to a website, which may have installed the suspicious software, causing the Moradu.com redirects as a browser extension on the browsers Google Chrome, Firefox, IE or Edge.

Moradu.com Redirects – Analysis

Once Moradu.com appears on your computer, the symptoms may immediately begin to show. This is because the software may install itself as a program, create scheduled tasks to run automatically and modify your web browser by adding a suspicious browser extension which may or may not be hidden on your PC.

The primary purpose of Moradu.com, once it has been installed on your computer is to display browser redirects. To begin with, your default search engine may be changed to a custom search engine that is third-party and may use tracking technologies. Such technologies often include:

  • Cookies.
  • Pixels.
  • Tags.
  • Geo-locators.
  • LSOs also known as Flash Cookies.

These tracking techologies may be used to collect different information from your computer, for instance:

  • What you search for via the search engine.
  • Which websites you visit the most.
  • Your browser history.
  • Your online clicks.

This information may be used by Moradu.com to automatically display browser redirects and other forms of advertisements on your computer, for instance:

  • Pop-ups.
  • Banners.
  • Highlighted text ads.
  • Ad supported search results via it’s suspicious search engine.

In addition to this, the Moradou.com hijacker was also detected to redirect to a NSFW websites, like the one below which only pretends to show videos, but actually causes more redirects of the same type:

Since Moradu.com may also redirect your computer to malicious sites that may also infect your PC with malware, such as ransomware, Trojans and others, it’s removal is highly reccomended.

Remove Moradu.com Redirects from Your Computer

In order to remove this unwanted software from your computer system, we recommend you to follow the manual or automatic removal instructions down below. Be advised that Moradu.com redirects may come back if you lack the experience to remove them manually. This is the main reason why for maximum effectiveness experts strongly recommend downloading an advanced anti-malware software which will make sure that Moradu.com and related software is fully erased from your computer.

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How to Remove Moradu.com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Moradu.com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Moradu.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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Moradu.com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Moradu.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Moradu.com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

SpyHunter5-update-2018


3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Moradu.com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Moradu.com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Moradu.com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Moradu.com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Moradu.com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Moradu.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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Moradu.com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Moradu.com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Moradu.com, 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.



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Remove Moradu.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.


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Erase Moradu.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.



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Uninstall Moradu.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.



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Remove Moradu.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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Moradu.com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Moradu.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.


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