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Users have increasingly begun to complain in Google support forums regarding referral spam attacks caused by hosts linking to the message vitaly rules google in Google Analytics. This referral traffic has been reported to quickly devaluate Google Analytics statistics, so blocking swiftly every related URL and on the server is strongly advisable. Furthermore, it is also recommended to take additional precautions in case you have visited web links spammed by “vitaly rules Google” bots. This is why we advise reading the following article and get familiar with how this spam is spread and how it can be blocked completely.
Vitaly Rules Google Referral Spam – How Does It Work?
The spam sending web links linking to “vitaly rules Google” domains has been reported to originate from two primary types of spam bots.
Type 1: Web Crawlers (Spiders)
Also known as spider spam, this is a type of software that aims to “crawl” the web for different websites pre-set based on specific criteria, for example, no captcha, easy registration and others. After this has been performed, the spam bot may drop spam links on the websites simultaneously. The benefits for the spam sender are that more websites can be spammed at the same time. The good part concerning you is that this type of spam can be blocked and backs away immediately after being flagged and blacklisted, meaning that is not as persistent as the second type.
Type 2: Ghost Referrer Spam
Also known as ghost referral, the name of this spam suggests that the spamming software related to it aims to crawl a website and stay on it for longer periods of time undetected. The nickname “ghost” comes from the fact that most spamming software of such type uses the free HTTP protocols to connect remotely to the targeted website and spam “from a distance” without even being directly connected and present on the site as a bot/user. This spam may quickly render the statistics on a website it attacks useless, making research from those statistics, practically impossible, changing popular posts and other information. It is so sophisticated that it can even target separate parts of the analytics information of a website.
More About the Vitaly Rules Google Domains
Whatever the case of Vitaly Rules Google may be, the referral spam is very sophisticated, and the spammers behind it may have used a sophisticated combination of a technique known as “Google dorking” to find a pre-set lists of websites based on specific criteria and embed them in the source code of their spamming software. This technique is basically filtering websites, based on specific items and includes usage of code-generated searches to find specific information on a site which is appears in Google. Here is an example of Google dorking commands below:
Some of those commands may look for websites with unsecured robots.txt files as well as several other criteria, like missing captchas and others. Furthermore, there are other features that Google Dorking possesses and can be inputted in the spam-bots to look for:
- Vulnerabilities and vulnerable files.
- Footholds that allow hackers to gain access to directories of unsecured web servers.
- Sites containing sensitive directories.(or secret ones)
- Vulnerable servers – servers with specific vulnerabilities which is most likely the type of dorking used by this ransomware.
- Error Messages.
- Network or vulnerability data.
- Different Online Devices.
- Web Server Information.
- Files that have usernames in them.(Only)
- Password files.(Only)
When we check the domains related to the spam, it immediately becomes evident that they are low-quality websites or phishing websites, like the following:
How to Block Vitaly Rules Google Referral Traffic
There are several consequences to keeping referral traffic related to Vitaly Rules Google domains and those are primarily related to:
- Devaluation of the website statistics.
- Over-flooding of the site comments and flagging the website in Google.
This is why we recommend you to not underestimate this spam and follow our instructions to block it from several different locations:
- Guide 1: How to Remove Vitaly Rules Google from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Vitaly Rules Google from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Vitaly Rules Google from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Vitaly Rules Google from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Vitaly Rules Google from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Vitaly Rules Google from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Vitaly Rules Google from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Vitaly Rules Google from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Vitaly Rules Google
Step 2: Uninstall Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Vitaly Rules Google from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Vitaly Rules Google, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google 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 Vitaly Rules Google will be removed.
Eliminate Vitaly Rules Google 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.