Reduxmediia.com is a website that is advertised as providing a useful media service to users and it is not to be confused with the website reduxmedia.com. The website is considered to be an adware and part of a scamming network scheme that generates profits to its vendors by displaying advertisements. What is more, Reduxmedia is considered to be potentially unsafe due to that it may redirect users or display advertisements that lead to various malicious online locations.
|Type||PUP, Bad-reputation domain|
|Short Description||The page may be falsely advertised as useful but may collect different user information.|
|Symptoms||User may experience different advertisements and redirects.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling. False advertising.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Reduxmediia.com Adware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to start a discussion about Reduxmediia.com.|
Reduxmediia.com Adware – How Did I Get It?
One way to get advertisements by this adware application is by being redirected to download a useful at first had extension that turns out to be the adware itself. The other way that you may have started receiving ads is by installing the application as a bundled download with other freeware directly on your computer.
Most users tend to download well known free software from third-party providing sites that are also believed to bundle potentially dangerous applications in the apps they provide for free download.
Reduxmediia.com – More about It
According to Trend Micro’s report this malicious domain has been associated with several PUPs as well as malware types like a downloader Trojan, named VOBFUS that downloads other malware onto the computers it infects.
This particular site may be the sole symptom that you have an adware PUP that may administer different advertisements with the ‘Reduxmediia’ caption on them. The unwanted program may also collect different information from the user PC such as browsing history, online search results, online clicks and other information. This may be done with the purpose of displaying targeted advertisements on the PC it has already affected.
What is more, researchers from Trend Micro have established that the PUP, connected with this suspicious Russia-based website has an average of 860 visits on user PCs per hour which means that it may be visited either by clicking on online advertisements or opened as a redirect.
The web site has also been reported to be opened most often in Japan as well as United States. What is more, it has been confirmed to be associated with over 1000 different files, main of which are:
• regsvr32.exe (SHA1:a774a816662ff5b75669aa5bce751bab9d0972b8)
• vpc.exe (SHA1:b67e706e10b8263fc6743f4d9a216741aae28b03)
• realplay.exe (SHA1:06a65c2ce430b5bc29a09436824c566a2b883019)
• browser.exe (SHA1:a2bdfb4861a2e07450cdd2d1a3969aec5c536a62)
• vmnat.exe (SHA1:013f6af73637696bff81cd8006709094ca08c477)
• buzz-it154.exe (SHA1:9f15899831fa9ec24febee66de684fb6e97977fe)
• sogouexplorer.exe (SHA1:aba3d877b5a782c916dbace3665dcfc62d13b234)
One of the files going by the name of sogouexplorer.exe is believed to be associated with Sogou browser hijacker– a very unhealthy and potentially dangerous ad-supported Japanese program.
PUPs such as the Reduxmediia.com adware are believed to be indirectly hazardous to user PCs mainly because of the fact that they may lead to malicious sites that may:
- Infect the user PC with malware, such as the VOBFUS trojan.
- Scam users out of their funds using different registration forms, tech support scams or SMS fraud.
More to it than that the web domains may be more, since on the website itself it says that it is just one of other domains which points out to possible interconnected domain network.
Remove Reduxmediia.com Adware Completely
In order to fully get rid of Reduxmediia, you should make sure that first you try to remove it manually the conventional way. To do that, follow the step-by-step instructions below. In case you have seen suspicious sites or downloaded any unfamiliar files on your computer, there is a chance you may have been infected with malware.
In order to make sure that you detect any leftover files by Reduxmediia.com adware and other malware on your computer and remove them automatically, make sure you download an advanced anti-malware scanner.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Reduxmediia.com Adware 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 Reduxmediia.com Adware.
Step 2: Remove Reduxmediia.com Adware from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Reduxmediia.com Adware and click “Remove”
After Reduxmediia.com Adware is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Reduxmediia.com Adware 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 Reduxmediia.com Adware 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 Reduxmediia.com Adware
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Reduxmediia.com Adware. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Reduxmediia.com Adware will be removed.