Akice.co.in pop-up notifications appear when you do not expect, distracting and irritating you. Still, that is much more than just notifications – their origins is cleanly malignant, and they may install other malware to your PC. In this post, I will guide you on how to remove Akice.co.in pop-up advertisements and explain how to avoid them in the future.
Any time you interact with Akice.co.in push notifications will be ineffective at best. At worst, the web pages it can show you can introduce malware to your system. These pop-up advertisements may also promote fake online shopping sites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.
What are Akice.co.in pop-ups?
As the pop-up definition goes, these are short and small advertisements that attract your attention to a product they promote. But the difference between regular pop-ups and Akice.co.in notifications is the malignant origins of the latter. Common pop-up advertisements are offered for you to enable on different sites with a straightforward purpose – notify you about the latest posts, goods for sale and so on. It is a useful tool to help your site to keep visitors and help the interested users to have the best price.
Brief summary of the Akice.co.in pop-ups:
|AS13335 Cloudflare, Inc.
United States, San Francisco
|Unwanted pop-up advertisements
|Apps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
|Channelmarket, Ds0, Pushview
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Akice.co.in pop-up advertisements, in contrast, are related to unlegit sites. You will generally see the offer to enable them after a redirection from another website. Redirects are OK unless they throw you to such a questionable place. In this case, enabling pop-ups is offered as the anti-DDoS check-up. In other cases, the web pages may deny showing you the contents unless you turn on these pop-up ads. These requirements should already be the red flag, as websites commonly have a more convenient anti-bot mechanism. Spectating such an demand should be the reason to leave the page doubtlessly. In some cases, even when you click “Allow”, you will not see the site – the only page it has is a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-ups.
How does it work?
The vast majority of browsers support turning on push notifications from sites. Sites, on the other hand, can send out notifications with the content they want. It can be a promotion of the product or a page listed for sale on this site, or a promotion of the page of their partner. As a result, you may see the push notification from site X, but clicking it will throw you to website Y – because a referral link to the latter was added.
Cybercriminals bear on this feature in their attempt to gain money using illegal advertising. They trick users into turning on pop-ups, and then just spread hundreds of banners of anyone they have a deal with. As you can suppose, no benevolent companies will have a deal with fraudsters. All the Akice.co.in push ads you may see lead to other untrustworthy sites. At some point, the same user can get into a trap of multiple pop-up spamming sites, and its browser will turn into a complete mess.
The ads these rascals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It usually provides a negligible commission for one person, but when you can send ads to a huge number of victims and show them hundreds of ads every day – that is a way bigger sum. Despite the majority of these banners are ineffective, it can still bring all the parties a lot of profit.
Are Akice.co.in pop-up ads dangerous?
Yes, they are. Initially, they can look harmless – just a colourful pop-up that appears a couple times in an hour. However, the things this window promotes differ sharply from what you used to see in pop-up ads. Akice.co.in site is controlled by crooks, who deliberately spread hundreds and thousands of malicious ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any manners of advertising and can make sporadic push notifications into a hurricane of banners. For weak systems, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But that is not all problems these pop-up advertisements carry.
As any other thing related to illegal advertising, Akice.co.in pop-up advertisements do not contain any legit offers. Even though hackers make the banners looking similar to ones from Walmart or Amazon, the site these banners will throw you to are completely different. And these pages can offer you to turn on other pop-ups, install a “useful” program, or pay for a thing at a big discount and never receive it. Let’s leave aside the cases when pop-up advertisements promote phishing pages or straightforward malware. There’s no way these pages will bring you any good, thus interacting with them is a very bad idea. For the same reason, Akice.co.in pop-up notifications are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.
How to remove Akice.co.in pop-ups?
Fortunately, Akice.co.in pop-up advertisements removal is not very complicated. They parasite in the browser and cannot hide themselves in the system. Nevertheless, as I told above, some pop-up notifications may introduce malware to your computer. It is nearly impossible to predict all cases, and manual malware removal is a bad idea. For that reason, after removing the source of the pop-up notifications the best option is to use anti-malware software. I’d especially recommend that in the case when you have never allowed pop-up notifications, and they still appeared. This situation can point at malware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will perfectly fit both system recovery and malware scanning purposes, because of its system recovery functionality and multi-layer detection system.
Initially, you should reset your browser settings. You can do that in both manual and automatic manner. The former, obviously, takes more time to complete and can be somewhat complicated if you have never done that. Automated supposes the use of anti-malware programs that can reset all browser settings at once.
Reset your browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.
You may see the list of options for each browser. By default, they are set up in a manner that fits the majority of users. Press the “Reset” button (lower right corner). In a minute your browser will be as good as new.
The browser reset is recommended to perform through the antivirus tool by GridinSoft, because the latter is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.
Reset your browsers manually
Manual method of browser reset
To reset Edge, do the following steps:
- Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
- After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original:
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions:
- Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
- In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
If you use Google Chrome
- Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
- In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
- Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default:
Opera can be reset in the next way
- Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option:
- After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown:
When the browsers are reset, you need to ensure that your browser will connect the right DNS while connecting to the website you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:
Find the hosts.txt file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc directory. Rename this file to “hosts.old.txt” (to distinguish it from the new one), and then move the file you created on the desktop to this folder. Remove the hosts.old from this folder. Now you have your hosts file as good as new.
Scan your system for possible viruses
After removing the Akice.co.in push notifications, it’s time to see if these pop-ups brought any threat to your system. Launch GridinSoft Anti-Malware, and then click on Standard scan. It will be enough in most cases to find and remove malware. The scan will last 5-10 minutes; you are free to use your system during that process.
Once the scan is complete, you will see the detections or a notification about a clean system. Proceed with pressing the Clean Up button (or OK when nothing is detected).
How to Remove Akice.co.in Pop-ups?
Description: Akice.co.in - a lot of users became a target for the pop-up advertisements. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove Akice.co.in push notifications?” or “why do Akice.co.in pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Akice.co.in pop-ups, which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.
Operating System: Windows
Application Category: Adware
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- More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.