Tuesday, May 6, 2014

123srv.com pop-ups, What Is It and How to Remove

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  • 123srv.com generality
  • 123srv.com problems
  • Is it harm to get 123srv.com?
  • Follow steps to remove 123srv.com

123srv.com Generality

As what has been attached on this post, the www.123srv.com website has made clear that 123srv.com is an “advertising network technology tracking domain”. In other word, 123srv.com is a traffic interception tool to help direct traffic and thus promote products. The 123srv.com information indicates that people have the popup may:
  1. Encounter more ads when surfing the Internet.
  2. Meet up with some random web applications all of a sudden.
  3. 123srv.com would keep popping up by force.
I think this started when I used linkedin, but not certain. I have webexp enhanced in my add ons that I do not want and I cannot uninstall (no button) but i have disabled it. I also have adblock. But links always bring up new tabs with 123srv.com or another url that is nothing to do with what I requested- even my banksite!

123srv.com Popup Controlled Problems

  1. In-text keywords that are not highlighted in the source document are highlighted.
  2. 123srv.com brings up additional advertising links.
  3. 123srv.com can be closed out but will return in seconds.
  4. Additional computer threat might be detected after its harassment.

Why You Should Remove 123srv.com Pop-up Ads

It seems to be normal when ads popping up; however, it is not when something sticks to your machine and won’t be removed by conventional methods.

BHO and JS techniques are normal to be used in building a website, but some modifications have been found to be added to 123srv.com to:
  1. Make BHO technique help the popup inserting into Database and system configuration, guaranteeing that it will automatically run at each Windows start.
  2. Make JS technique ensure the constant popup and intercept traffic.
It should be known to all that a backdoor program has been detected to attach to 123srv.com for a convenient access to the information on users’ online whereabouts in an attempt to know where to put ads for better product promotion.

With these two slightly-modified techniques and the backdoor program, 123srv.com by itself is not able to impose harms to PC users. However, it can be potentially dangerous when it becomes the target of infections embedded on the Internet due to the followings:
  1. 123srv.com helps many more websites and operators to promote product, thus it has a large coverage which will help with rapid spread of vicious codes.
  2. 123srv.com applies BHO, JS techniques and backdoor program that can be utilized to perform some vicious tasks.
Once the applied techniques and programs are captured by infections, permanent stay would be achieved to further affect all restore points, if there’s any; log-in credentials and the like confidential information could be recorded without knowledge and resold to other cyber criminals; unauthorized access from unknown third-party will be made to result in direct control; internal processes concerning web browsers, like explorer.exe, will be taken advantage of to help hide the track of infections.

Since 123srv.com is not virus, anti-virus programs won’t help out. Manual way is recommended as below. Should you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to consult security assistance from Global PC Support Center and get the most desirable outcome.
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Instruction to Remove and Stop 123srv.com from Popping up

1. End  123srv.com's running process.

Access Task Manager > View > select columns > tick "PID" and "Path name" > go to open up System Information > end the process with path name directing to 123srv.com's path.
select columns to help end the processes related to 123srv.com correctly

Mac OS X
Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor > click open the suspected processes > "Open ports and files" > end the process with path name directing to 123srv.com's path.

search for and open up Activity Monitor on Mac to stop 123srv.com from popping up

2. remove 123srv.com's extension.

Internet Explorer
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and ‘Search Providers’ > remove  123srv.com's extension.

Mozilla Firefox
Tools > Options > ‘Extension’ and ‘Plugins’ panel > remove 123srv.com's extension.

Google Chrome
Spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove 123srv.com's extension.

Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove 123srv.com's extension.

Safari Menu > Preferences > extensions tab > remove 123srv.com's extension.

3. use popup blocker to stop 123srv.com.

Tools > Options > Privacy tab > “Block pop-ups” > stop 123srv.com from popping up.

Tools > Options > Web features button > block  123srv.com from popping up.

Tool menu > Options > “Under the Hood” tab > “Content Settings” > “Pop-ups” > “Exceptions” > rule out 123srv.com popup.

Opera’s menu > “settings” > “Preference” > General tab > “Pop-up” > “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > OK button.

“Safari” > “Preference”>“Security” tab > check “Block pop-up windows".

4. modify Hosts file to stop 123srv.com from re-appearing.

Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping ww.123srv.com" > Enter key > note down the IP address > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.

Mac OS X
Finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping www.123srv.com" > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address for 123srv.com > shift+command+g key combination > type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) > Enter/Return key > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save it to modify host file.

get the accurate IP address for www.123srv.com to modify Hosts file and stop it

Every tiny piece of item that harnesses your machine is worthy of your attention. Perhaps it by itself is not dangerous at all just like 123srv.com, it could be targeted and therefore potentially dangerous. Because of this, some victims might run into additional infections and troubles thereof after getting 123srv.com. If it is unfortunately the case, you can either get the corresponding solution to the specific infection or simply start a live chat to get quick fix according to your concrete situation.
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Mlizer said...

I can't find 123srv.com in my activity monitor or in my extensions

Anthony Cook said...

Do you have some unknown extensions there? if so, please check for the date of the installation. It is recommended to remove the ones that were installed when you firstly found the popup.