A.marketsnet is a website that has been associated with various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), in particular with Rollover. A.marketsnet redirects and pop-ups may be associated with Google Chrome, meaning that the PUP responsible for them may take the form of a Chrome add-on. Although many security programs may block A.marketsnet redirects and similar problems, they may not remove the PUP responsible for them. This is because many anti-virus applications, including some very high-profile programs, are designed with high-level threats in mind and not very effective in dealing with low-level threats such as adware or PUPs. A.marketsnet redirects and pop-ups are not caused by threats or harmful content but, rather, by PUPs that may not pose a serious threat but may be quite annoying if not removed.
What A.marketsnet and PUPs Related with this Domain may Cause to an Affected PC
A.marketsnet has been linked to browser hijackers. As this name implies, browser hijackers may hijack the affected Web browser, forcing it to carry out tasks automatically. Web browsers hijacked by these types of components may display large numbers of irritating advertisements and redirect computer users to A.marketsnet and other websites automatically. PUPs associated with A.marketsnet may change the affected Web browser's settings and change its homepage and default search engine to A.marketsnet. The A.marketsnet Web page may also appear in new tabs or windows whenever the affected Web browser starts up. There may be a wide variety of other issues on affected Web browsers, including performance issues such as freezing and slowing down and longer than normal load times for websites or applications. Computer users have complained that PUPs related with A.marketsnet may cause problems with the affected computer, not limited specifically to the affected Web browser. They may drop files on your computer automatically and try to trick you into viewing sponsored content through the use of Desktop shortcuts or other tactics outside of the affected Web browser.
Preventing and Dealing with A.marketsnet Redirects
A.marketsnet redirects are directly related to the PUP causing them. If the adware infection is removed from the affected computer, all symptoms associated with A.marketsnet should stop. Unfortunately, removing these types of PUPs may present computer users with many problems. Malware researchers recommend following the steps outlined below to stop A.marketsnet redirects and other symptoms associated with A.marketsnet:
- Use the affected Web browser's extensions manager to identify any extensions, add-ons, or plug-ins that may have been installed automatically. Also, take note of any changes made to your Web browser settings. Undo these, but take into account that if the PUP is not removed, the changes will be restored automatically.
- Use the Windows Control Panel to remove the PUP and other unrecognized applications associated with A.marketsnet. Using the Add/Remove Programs feature in Windows, uninstall completely all PUPs associated with A.marketsnet.
- Take steps to delete any folders, desktop shortcuts or files associated with A.marketsnet that may remain on your computer.
- Using a reliable, fully updated security program perform a thorough scan of your computer. Make sure that your security program is capable of detecting and removing PUPs. In many cases, PUPs associated with A.marketsnet may have caused the installation of other PUPs through their pop-up windows and other tactics.
- Restore any changes to your Web browser settings that may have been made by the PUP manually. For example, you may need to reinstall your default home page and search engine, which may have been changed automatically to A.marketsnet.
To prevent future issues, malware analysts recommend taking extra care when installing new software to avoid bundled PUPs associated with A.marketsnet.