Security-alert.a-page.net pop-up notifications may show up unexpectedly, covering the content of the site you checked or opening your web browser when you do not want it to be opened.
Clicking on the Security-alert.a-page.net advertisement can trigger the injection of various malware or unwanted programs. In this article, you will see the manual of Security-alert.a-page.net popups removal in various ways, and also examining your system for extra malware existence.
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What are Security-alert.a-page.net pop-ups?
Security-alert.a-page.net popups are an effect of adware action. Adware is a sort of malware that shows you the pay-per-view of pay-per-click advertisements, which produces a massive volume of revenue for adware representatives. These ads might consist of sometimes shocking material, or have a web link to harmful content/website, since adware maintainers have no purpose to check the goodness of the web content they are going to show – their single target is money.
Pop-up advertising itself is a very good, low-cost and really effective marketing method1. It permits the seller to link the buyers’ interest to their site, as well as the customers to get the dynamic updates on the goods they wish to buy. When the person will get a pop-up notification that the TV set he desires to purchase is available at the online store he/she saw previously with a 15% discount, one will definitely use this chance and get it. Considering the very small cost for the popups and their targeting, such an advertising and marketing tool is a much-loved thing among the advertising teams of big online sellers.
However, such a successful plan could not be missed by virus creators. Potential to show the popup ads by force to the people of malware attack is an ideal basis for evil-minded tricks with the popup advertisements. And Security-alert.a-page.net promotions is just one of hundreds that are “employed” in this system.
Here is a info for the Security-alert.a-page.net site
|Hosting||AS49981 WorldStream B.V.|
|Infection Type||Adware, Push notifications, Unwanted Ads, Pop-up Ads|
|Symptoms||Annoying pop-up ads in the right corner.|
|Similar behavior||Mentseconom, News, Ontogolfelse|
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC
How have I got the Security-alert.a-page.net virus?
There are a lot of methods of becoming contaminated by the adware that lead to the Security-alert.a-page.net popups tornado. A lion’s part of this computer virus cases is after the freeware or cracked programs, that are distributed on the peering networks. Freeware can also be downloaded from the official site, and the adware is offered as a legit bundled program.
There is no need to blame yourself. A lot of people frequently use the unreliable programs from untrusted providers: abandonware, various apps that are free, or even hacked programs. All of these types of software are dangerous, due to the fact that it is very simple to include a Security-alert.a-page.net malware under the guise of part of the license hacking script, or as a part of the self-made algoritm within the Windows optimization tool.
Security-alert.a-page.net popup malware may additionally be hidden in the promotion somewhere on the odd web page. Such sites are typically full of bright and blinking ads, and their proprietors often permit any type of promos to be published on their page. Hence, clicking such banners is a risky thing: only the advertisement contractor knows what will occur when you press this ad. Besides some “light” viruses, like adware or unwanted programs, you can likewise receive something a lot more risky, like ransomware or coin miner; the large share of coin miners distribution is exactly after the malicious advertisements.
Potentially unwanted applications, like Security-alert.a-page.net popup virus can provoke a wide range of problems on your personal computer. Distracting is not the single problem – pop-up notifications may display you the advertisements, where you are offered to download another strange program, or “a amazing anti-malware tool”. Scareware is usually distributed with the use of the last motto. Potentially unwanted programs, in turn, can have spyware functionality. And it is very hard to distinguish the unwanted app from a good one, if you don’t know the exact names. Besides the PUPs and fake antiviruses, popup-related advertisements are also chosen as a spreading way by different trojan viruses, for instance – coin miners. The consequences of actions of such malware is 100% unwanted, and can cost you several hundreds of dollars. And even if you are not clicking these promotions, they can be clicked by whoever who also makes use of your PC – parents, children, spouse, etc. So the things can become much more serious, and it will be much harder to solve it without data and money loss. It is recommended to get rid of the viruses with antivirus programs as soon as possible.
How can I get rid of Security-alert.a-page.net pop-up advertisements?
The manual of Security-alert.a-page.net adware removal includes 2 parts. First, we need to eliminate the malware, and after that correct the results of its action. The elimination task is really simple, because it can be performed even with the use of Microsoft Defender – security tool that is available on all personal computers with Windows 8/10. However, due to its significant resources usage, as well as some bugs that may be critical for some groups of users, Defender is oftentimes disabled by the users, so its utilization is probably impossible. Moreover, a variety of trojan viruses have the ability to switch off the embedded antivirus. It is much better to make use of the separated program that will not have such exposures.
I’d recommend you to utilize Gridinsoft Anti-Malware2 – a well-proven antivirus tool that will surely eliminate the malware from your system and also make an impenetrable shield with a Proactive protection feature. But let’s take care of Security-alert.a-page.net adware first.
Removing Security-alert.a-page.net popup virus with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
- Download and install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. After the installation, you will be offered to perform the Standard Scan. Approve this action.
- Standard scan checks the logical disk where the system files are stored, together with the files of programs you have already installed. The scan lasts up to 6 minutes.
- When the scan is over, you may choose the action for each detected virus. For all files of Security-alert.a-page.net malware the default option is “Delete”. Press “Apply” to finish the malware removal.
Now, when the computer is clean of viruses, we can proceed to the browser reset. You can do this step manually, as well as with the use of GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
Reset browser settings to default
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 web browsers are reset, you need to make sure that your browser will connect the proper DNS while connecting to the site you want. Make a text file named “hosts” on your desktop, after that open it and fill it with the following text3:
# 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:
# 184.108.40.206 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 220.127.116.11 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.
Nonetheless, there is one trouble that makes things much more difficult to fix, particularly without the anti-malware software. A lot of adware versions that are utilized to show you the Security-alert.a-page.net pop-up promotions are altering the deep browser configurations, disabling an access to the settings tab. So, if you attempt to fix your browser settings after your PC was penetrated by pop-up-related malware, your browser will crash quickly. In some cases, you will see no crash, however, large lag spike after pressing the “settings” key. Browser will stop reacting for ~ 30 secs, and afterwards it will be back to the normal, until you attempt to open settings once more.
Reset your browser settings with GridinSoft Anti-Malware
To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.
You can see the list of the options for each browser. By default, they are set up in the manner which 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 last is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.
How to Remove Security-alert.a-page.net Pop-ups?
Description: Security-alert.a-page.net - 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 Security-alert.a-page.net push notifications?” or “why do Security-alert.a-page.net pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Security-alert.a-page.net 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 pop-up advertisements on Wikipedia.
- GridinSoft Anti-Malware review and the reasons why I suggest it for malware elimination.
- Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.