So the most recent development I’ve had in my newly started career of helping people deal with malware is a website called spns.rotatemyad.com.
This website is considered a hijacker as well as adware. The reason I ran into this crappy little website is my roommate at school here and I were talking last night about my new blog and how I was writing about malware to go along with my computer science studies. She got all excited and decided to tell me about her little problem with her browser when she starts using the internet.
Just so happens that it goes directly to this page spns.rotatemyad.com, which then proceeds to shove ads in her face left and right as she’s using the internet.
Since I had just opened up about my new blog and how I helped my dad with cryptowall, see post here. She decided it was safe to ask me for my help to get rid of spns.rotatemyad.com.
We talked about it for a minute and I told her to show me her laptop.
It didn’t take long for me to verify her story as truth. Everytime the browser opened on her computer, no matter which one, internet explorer, chrome or firefox, it was redirecting straight to spns.rotatemyad.com.
I figured the least I could do is help her get rid of it since its a fairly straightforward process.
This guide is for the slightly computer literate, if you’re looking for something more thorough click the link above for “spns.rotatemyad.com” and you will get more detailed step by step directions.
*Navigate to the start menu, control panel, add/remove programs and uninstall the program rotatemyads.exe.
Restart your computer, then go into each of your browsers and reset the settings to default. This will cause you to lose all the passwords and logins you have saved in there so make sure you know what you’re losing before you do it.
Download and install malwarebytes antimalware software on your computer because thats going to protect you from having this infect you again. Its an easy and free piece of software and in fact only costs like 15$ if you want to buy the premium version which provides more protection.
Hopefully this helps people with their issues! I know my roommate was pretty psyched when she saw she wouldn’t have to deal with that *&%*@ redirecting here to its homepage all the time!