Ciling.live pop-up notifications appear when you do not expect, distracting and irritating you. However, they are slightly more than annoying notifications – their nature is purely malignant, and they can install other malicious stuff to your device. In this post, I will show you the guide how to remove Ciling.live pop-ups and explain how to avoid them in the future.
Any time you interact with Ciling.live pop-ups will be ineffective at best. In worst case scenario, the pages it can throw you to may introduce malware to your system. These pop-up advertisements may also advertise fake online shopping websites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.
It is better to prevent, than repair and repent!
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What are Ciling.live 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 notifications and Ciling.live pop-ups is the malicious origins of the latter. Normal pop-up notifications are offered for you to enable on different sites with a straightforward purpose – keep you aware about the latest publications, goods for sale and so on. It is an effective approach to help your site to keep visitor’s attention and help the interested ones to have the best price.
Short summary of the Ciling.live pop-up ads:
|Hosting||AS14061 DigitalOcean, LLC|
United States, North Bergen
|Effect||Unwanted pop-up advertisements|
|Malware source||Apps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites|
|Similar behavior||Bigcaptchahere, Sajes, News|
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Ciling.live pop-ups, on the other hand, have a deal with unlegit websites. You will generally observe the offer to turn them on following the redirection from another site. It’s OK to see redirects unless they throw you into such a dubious place. At that point, turning on pop-up ads is offered under the guise of the anti-bot filtering. In other cases, the sites may deny showing you the content unless you apply these push notifications. These requirements should already be the red flag, as sites usually feature a less obscure anti-bot mechanism. Spectating such an demand should be the reason to close the site right away. Sometimes, even when you click “Allow”, you will not see the website – it has only a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-ups.
How does it work?
The majority of web browsers support turning on push notifications from websites. Websites, on the other hand, can send out notifications with the content they like. It may be a promotion of the product or a page listed on this particular website, as well as a promotion of the page of their partner. As a result, you can see the pop-up from site X, but interacting with it will throw you to website Y – because a referral link to the latter was added.
Scoundrels rely on this feature in their approach to gain money using illegal advertising. They trick victims into allowing them to show the banners, and after that just spread hundreds of promotions of other crooks they have a deal with. As you can suppose, no legit companies will have a deal with fraudsters. All the Ciling.live notifications you may see lead to other fraudulent sites. In some cases, the same victim can be trapped by several pop-up spamming websites, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.
The promotions these criminals show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It usually provides a miserable pay for one person, but when you have a huge number of users and show them hundreds of ads each day – that is a way bigger sum. Despite most of such ads are ineffective, it can still bring all the parties a lot of profit.
Are Ciling.live pop-ups dangerous?
Yes, they are. Initially, they can look non-threatening – just a blinking window that appears a couple times in an hour. However, the things this window promotes differ sharply from what you used to see in push notifications. Ciling.live site is controlled by crooks, who intendedly spread tons of irrelevant ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any manners of advertising and can make sporadic pop-up ads into a storm of banners. For weak systems, that may be enough to make the system slower. But troubles are not over at this point.
As with any other thing related to illegal ads, Ciling.live pop-up ads don’t have legit offers. Even when hackers make the ads looking similar to ones from well-known retailers, the web page these ads 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, Ciling.live 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 Ciling.live pop-ups?
Fortunately, Ciling.live pop-ups removal is not very complicated. They parasite in the web browser and can’t hide themselves on a disk. Nonetheless, as I stated above, some pop-up advertisements can introduce malicious programs to your system. It is nearly impossible to show all of the cases, and manual malware removal is inconvenient. For that reason, after disabling the pop-up ads the best option is to use anti-malware software. This step is especially recommended if you have never allowed pop-ups, and they still appeared. That may point at malware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both recovery and malware removal purposes, because of its system recovery functionality and advanced detection system.
First and foremost, 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 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
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 220.127.116.11 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 18.104.22.168 x.acme.com # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# 127.0.0.1 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 Ciling.live 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 Ciling.live Pop-ups?
Description: Ciling.live - 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 Ciling.live push notifications?” or “why do Ciling.live pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Ciling.live 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
User Review( votes)
- More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.