“Clpremdo(.)com” is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), that can come in the form of a browser hijacker, adware, redirect links or all of them in one package. After infecting a computer, it will attach itself to a browser, and may change the homepage, the new tab page, the search engine and add a browser extension. As a result, you may be redirected to websites with potentially malicious content and sponsored searches.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Adware, PUP|
|Short Description||The homepage of your browser may be changed, and you can be redirected to many untrustworthy sites that may contain malware.|
|Symptoms||Sets a custom homepage, search engine, new tab setting and may also put a browser extension or add-on. It makes page redirects from pop-up ads, search results or from other actions.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling, Redirects|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Clpremdo(.)com|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Clpremdo(.)com.|
Clpremdo(.)com – How Did I Get It?
The “Clpremdo(.)com” PUP usually gets into your computer via third-party installers. It can get into your computer without your knowledge, by hiding in freeware installations and bundled packages. In these packages, additional components for installation are normally not disclosed properly and people get tricked into installing PUPs such as “Clpremdo(.)com”. Sometimes that can be avoided by clicking on the “Advanced” or “Custom” setting in an installation setup to see what you are installing.
Another way to get Clpremdo(.)com is by clicking on different pop-ups, ads, and banners and visiting suspicious websites. You might also be redirected to such sites with the help of a browser extension or from search results. Such dubious sites may have content to try to infect you with more malware.
Clpremdo(.)com – More About It
“Clpremdo(.)com” is a PUP that may come in many forms – browser hijacker, adware, browser extension that redirects to sites or all these together. The main site of the threat is of the same name: “Clpremdo(.)com”. When the hijacker is installed on your computer, it may change DNS settings, browser settings, such as the homepage, new tab and search engine, and may also install a browser extension.
“Clpremdo(.)com” is primarily made to spread through malvertising campaigns. It may even become implemented to start with each launch of the browser. Also, become a default search engine and falsify search results. Whenever you try making a search query, the results will either point to the domain of the PUP or that of an affiliate. Clpremdo(.)com can affect any browser, especially the most popular ones, like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Mostly, sponsored and incorrect results are displayed upon searching. You primarily get redirected to sites which require some download setup. Those sites will say you have an old version of Java or Adobe Flash Player or that your computer needs fixing. One of the common redirects is “Reimageplus(.)com“:
It will detect your Operating System and its version, so it can display them in the message and try to fool you into installing malware, such as the rogue anti-virus program, Reimage PC Repair shown above. There have been other related sites redirecting to the same place, trying to make you download the rogue program. They are search(.)certified-toolbar(.)com and Websearch(.)the-searcheng(.)info. Do not get fooled by the antivirus certification buttons on the Reimage site – they are not legitimate.
As other sophisticated PUPs, this one may also collect information about you, such as:
- IP address
- Referral data
- Browser type
- Platform type
- Date and time you visit their site
- Search queries
- Links you click on
Remove Clpremdo(.)com Completely
To remove “Clpremdo(.)com” manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of this highly unwanted program completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware program. Installing such software will also make sure that your system is safe from other threats that you may run into in the future.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Clpremdo(.)com in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Clpremdo(.)com.
Step 2: Remove Clpremdo(.)com from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Clpremdo(.)com and click “Remove”
After Clpremdo(.)com is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Clpremdo(.)com to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Clpremdo(.)com has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Clpremdo(.)com
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Clpremdo(.)com. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Clpremdo(.)com will be removed.