Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online is a malicious web domain causing redirects. To know how to remove the redirects, you should carefully read the whole article.
The redirects can take you to ad-supported sites or ones for online shopping. You could also get redirected to phishing sites or such with malicious code. Your homepage could be changed, and a toolbar or browser add-on might be added to your browsers.
|Short Description||The homepage of your browsers could be modified and you can get redirected to malicious and phishing sites.|
|Symptoms||Your browsers have their settings changed. You see redirects in your browsers. Advertisements can show on all pages.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installers, Bundling|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online.|
Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online – Spread
Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online might spread across your browsers because of an unwanted application extracted from third-party installers. The software can get on your computer, without your knowledge. That’s because it hides in freeware installations and bundle packages. These packages have additional components for installation selected by default. When they are not disclosed properly, you can see Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online redirects popping up. To avoid getting it, you should search for a Custom or Advanced settings in the installation.
Another way the malicious domain can spread is if you click on ads, pop-ups, banners or you visit suspicious websites. Affiliate sites of Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online could try putting a program into your computer that generates more redirects through their sites. The malicious domain could also add an add-on to your browsers to distribute redirects. Some of the affected browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online – Details
Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online is a malicious domain. If you have an application related to it on your machine, you will see redirects appearing in your browsers. You might see more changes as well. Your homepage could be modified to the malicious domain, and so you can end up being redirected to a different page every time. Also, you might have a browser add-on installed on your browsers.
When you are trying to browse, you can get redirected to many various web addresses. Often the redirect might show sites offering video streaming and media services, which are most likely fake or require registration and fees. There is an example in the image below:
It is also likely for webpages to display advertisements connected to the Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online domain. The redirects may take you to phishing sites or ones with malicious code on them. You can be redirected to whole pages filled only with advertisements, offers, discounts or coupons:
Some sites, if not all, might redirect you and try to trick you into clicking on things. That will most likely get you redirected to sites partnered with the malicious domain. In this way, they all get hits on their sites gaining them revenue on a pay-per-click scheme. Some sites may inject malicious code into your system.
The main domain of the redirecting site is Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online. The IP address associated with it, that spreads the redirects is 22.214.171.124. That is according to VirusTotal, which also treats it as a malicious detection:
There are around 50 different malicious domains, and counting, that distribute the redirects. Blocking the known IP address to try stopping some of the redirects is a wise idea.
Similar domains are also known to prompt you into installing video players and updates. Although presented as critical, such updates and players are fake and only trying to install something unwanted or malicious.
Also, the site offer(.)alibaba(.)com is not excluded to pop-up every once in a while with an offer. Due to cookies, attractive and targeted advertising content can be shown. That is a trick to get you more redirects.
Partners and affiliates of Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online may gather personal information from their redirects, sites and services. The information that is collected may be both personally or non-personally identifying. The data can be shared to third-parties for money or other potentially abusive purposes.
Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online – Removal
To remove Live(.)safesystemupdate(.)online and its modifications manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written below. If the manual removal does not get rid of the malicious domain and redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware application. Such a tool will keep your computer safe in the future.