How to remove Bifipuad pop-ups? — Fix Guide

Written by Wilbur Woodham
Bifipuad pop-up advertisements appear out of the blue, disturbing and annoying you. Still, they are way more than just notifications – their origins is purely malignant, and they can bring other malware to your device. In this post, I will show you the guide how to remove Bifipuad push notifications and explain how to avoid them in the future.

Any interaction with Bifipuad pop-ups will be useless at best. At worst, the pages it can open may introduce malware to your system. These pop-ups may also advertise 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.

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What are Bifipuad 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-up ads and Bifipuad pop-ups is the malicious origins of the latter. Common pop-up notifications are offered for you to enable with a benevolent purpose – keep you aware about the latest articles, goods for sale and so on. It is a useful thing to help your website to keep visitors and help the interested ones to have the best price.

Short summary of the pop-ups:
HostingAS16509, Inc.
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
IP Address35.158.79.111
Malware typeAdware1
EffectUnwanted pop-up advertisements
Hazard levelMedium
Malware sourceApps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
Similar behaviorOpsoomet, Turetou, Shugnais
Removal method
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC

Bifipuad pop-ups, on the other hand, are related to less legit sites. You will commonly see the proposition to turn them on following the redirection from another page. It’s OK to see redirects unless it throws you into such a questionable place. At that point, enabling push notifications is served under the guise of the anti-bot filtering. In other cases, the sites can refuse to show you the contents unless you apply these pop-up notifications. These theses should already raise suspicion, as websites usually feature a more convenient anti-bot mechanism. Seeing this offer should be the reason to leave the website doubtlessly. Sometimes, even when you click “Allow”, you will not get to the web page – it has only a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up advertisements.

Bifipuad push notification

Bifipuad push notification.

How does this work?

Most of browsers support enabling pop-ups from sites. Sites, on the other hand, can send notifications with the content they want. It can be an advertisement of the product listed on this particular website, as well as an ad of their partner page. As a result, you may see the pop-up from site X, but interacting with it will throw you to site Y – because a referral link to the latter was embedded.

Scoundrels rely on this feature in their attempt to earn money using illegal advertising. They trick victims into turning on pop-ups, and after that just spread hundreds of promotions of anyone they have a deal with. As you may suppose, no legit companies will have a business with fraudsters. All the Bifipuad push ads you can see lead to other fraudulent sites. At some point, the same user may get into a trap of multiple pop-up spamming sites, and its browser will turn into a complete mess.

The ads these criminals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It commonly provides a miserable pay for one view, but when you have hundreds of victims and make it hundreds of times every day – that is a way bigger sum. Even though the majority of these ads giving no result at all, it may still give all the participants a lot of profit.

Are Bifipuad pop-up advertisements dangerous?

Yes, they are. At the surface, they can look non-threatening – just a colourful pop-up that appears from time to time. However, the things this window promotes differ sharply from what you used to see in pop-up advertisements. site is controlled by crooks, who intentionally spread tons of irrelevant ads in pop-ups. They also never follow any manners of advertising and can make sporadic pop-up advertisements into a storm of ads. For weak computers, that may be enough to make the system slower. But that is not all troubles these push notifications carry.

Why people dislike popups

As with any other thing that touches illegal advertising, Bifipuad pop-ups lack legit deals to offer. Even though hackers make the banners looking similar to ones from well-known retailers, the web page these banners will throw you to are completely different. And these pages may 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, Bifipuad pop-ups are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.

How to remove Bifipuad pop-ups?

Fortunately, Bifipuad push notifications removal is not very complicated. They reside in the web browser and can’t conceal themselves in the system. Nonetheless, as I stated above, some pop-up notifications can introduce malicious software to your computer. It is nearly impossible to show all of the cases, and manual malware removal is a bad idea. For that reason, after getting rid of the pop-up notifications it is recommended to use anti-malware software. I would especially recommend that if you have never allowed pop-up notifications, but they still appeared. That may be a sign of malware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both system recovery and malware scanning and removal purposes, thanks to its system recovery functionality and multi-component detection system.

First of all, you should reset your browser settings. It is possible to accomplish in both manual and automatic manner. The former, obviously, requires 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.

Tools tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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.

Reset Browser Settings tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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:
  1. Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
  2. Reseting the Edge browser

  3. 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:
  1. Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
  2. The first step to revert Mozilla Firefox

  3. In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
  4. The second step of Firefox restoration
    After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
    The last step for Firefox
If you use Google Chrome
  1. Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
  2. In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
  3. 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
  1. 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:

  2. 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 site you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

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 Bifipuad 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.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware during the scan 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).

GridinSoft scan finished

How to Remove Bifipuad Pop-ups?

Name: Bifipuad

Description: Bifipuad - 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 push notifications?” or “why do pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Bifipuad 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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  1. More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
  2. Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.

About the author

Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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