What is My-live-videos-4u.com?
My-live-videos-4u.com is a website that uses social engineering methods to mislead you and other unsuspecting users into subscribing push notifications from malicious (ad) push servers. Although push notifications cannot harm you directly, scammers use them to display unwanted ads, promote fake software, and encourage users to visit malicious web-sites.
The My-live-videos-4u.com web site asks you to press on the ‘Allow’ in order to to watch a video, connect to the Internet, download a file, enable Flash Player, access the content of the web page, and so on. Once you click on the ‘Allow’ button, this website gets your permission to send browser notifications in form of pop up advertisements in the right bottom corner of your screen.
|Type||spam push notifications, browser notification spam, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||social engineering attack, shady pop up advertisements, PUPs, adware software|
|Removal||My-live-videos-4u.com removal guide|
Where the My-live-videos-4u.com popups comes from
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to My-live-videos-4u.com from dubious advertisements or by PUPs and adware. Most often, adware software installs on the computer in a bundle with freeware that you downloaded and installed from the Net. Once it gets inside a computer, it will configure itself to run automatically when the PC run. Adware can modify web browser settings, redirect the web browser to unwanted web-sites, show intrusive pop up ads from various third-party ad networks and these unwanted ads is hard to shut down.
Adware usually spreads as a part of free software. So, when you installing free software, carefully read the disclaimers, choose the Custom or Advanced installation method to watch for additional applications that are being installed, because some of the apps are PUPs and adware.
Remove My-live-videos-4u.com notifications from browsers
If you’re getting push notifications from the My-live-videos-4u.com or another annoying web site, you will have previously pressed the ‘Allow’ button. Below we’ll teach you how to turn them off.
How to remove My-live-videos-4u.com advertisements from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
As with deleting adware software, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the instructions, then it should be run malicious software removal tool, because it should remove adware and stop any further infection. But to completely delete My-live-videos-4u.com popups you will have to at least reset your internet browser settings such as newtab, home page and search provider by default to default state, disinfect computer’s browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious programs, and get rid of adware software by malware removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your personal computer.
To remove My-live-videos-4u.com pop ups, follow the steps below:
- Remove My-live-videos-4u.com notifications from browsers
- Manual My-live-videos-4u.com ads removal
- Automatic Removal of My-live-videos-4u.com popup advertisements
- Stop My-live-videos-4u.com popups
Manual My-live-videos-4u.com ads removal
In this section of the blog post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove My-live-videos-4u.com pop-ups manually. Although compared to removal tools, this way loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on your computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed tutorial with pictures. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and internet browser settings, then it’s better for you to run tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Remove recently added adware software
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this adware, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed applications. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware software, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your personal computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications.
Delete My-live-videos-4u.com pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting Mozilla Firefox internet browser will reset all the settings to their default state and will remove My-live-videos-4u.com advertisements, malicious add-ons and extensions. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the My-live-videos-4u.com adware. When, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove My-live-videos-4u.com pop ups from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser new tab, start page and default search provider you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your device.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove My-live-videos-4u.com advertisements from Chrome
This step will show you how to reset Chrome browser settings to default values. This can remove My-live-videos-4u.com popups and fix some browsing problems, especially after adware infection. It will keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your internet browser’s home page, newtab and search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Automatic Removal of My-live-videos-4u.com popup advertisements
It’s not enough to get rid of My-live-videos-4u.com pop-ups from your web browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some the adware related files may remain on your computer and they will restore the adware software even after you remove it. For that reason we suggest to use free anti-malware utility like Zemana, MalwareBytes AntiMalware and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should can scan for and delete adware that causes My-live-videos-4u.com pop ups in your web browser.
Use Zemana Anti-Malware to get rid of My-live-videos-4u.com pop up advertisements
Zemana Free is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating system to scan for and remove adware that causes the intrusive My-live-videos-4u.com popup advertisements, and other unwanted software such as potentially unwanted apps, malicious browser extensions, browser toolbars.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your personal computer.
Once install is done, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes pop ups. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) program is scanning, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
After finished, Zemana Anti Malware will prepare a list of unwanted programs and adware software. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware which causes pop ups and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine.
Delete My-live-videos-4u.com ads and harmful extensions with Hitman Pro
If the My-live-videos-4u.com popups problem persists, run the HitmanPro and scan if your PC is hijacked by adware. The Hitman Pro is a downloadable security utility that provides on-demand scanning and allows delete adware software, PUPs, and other malware. It works with your existing anti-virus.
- First, click the link below, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of HitmanPro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When the download is complete, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this utility is started, click “Next” button for checking your device for the adware that causes the intrusive My-live-videos-4u.com pop-ups. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your device and the speed of your PC. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When HitmanPro is done scanning your computer, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to press “Next” button. Now press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Get rid of My-live-videos-4u.com pop-ups with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
If you are still having problems with the My-live-videos-4u.com popup ads — or just wish to check your computer occasionally for adware software and other malware — download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). It’s free for home use, and searches for and removes various unwanted apps that attacks your PC system or degrades personal computer performance. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware can delete adware software, potentially unwanted applications as well as malware, including ransomware and trojans.
- Click the following link to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM). Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- When the download is done, close all apps and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBsetup.
- Select “Personal computer” option and click Install button. Follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware software which causes popups. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When the scan is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. Next, you need to click “Quarantine”. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Stop My-live-videos-4u.com popups
If you want to remove annoying advertisements, web browser redirects and pop-ups, then install an ad blocker application like AdGuard. It can stop My-live-videos-4u.com, advertisements, pop-ups and block web sites from tracking your online activities when using the Edge, IE, Firefox and Chrome. So, if you like browse the Internet, but you don’t like annoying advertisements and want to protect your PC system from malicious web sites, then the AdGuard is your best choice.
Visit the following page to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen similar to the one below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block My-live-videos-4u.com, as well as other malicious or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step instructions above, your PC should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Chrome will no longer display annoying My-live-videos-4u.com web site when you surf the Net. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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