Due to the fact that there’s been an increase in adware servers that promote potentially harmful third-party content, we would like to illustrate the potential threat with the example of Ozsummarun.info. This is an adware server that displays commercial notifications on the target browser. At the moment, the server is no longer active, but there are definitely several others out there that have taken its place in terrorizing unsuspecting users. All these adware servers can be dealt with in the same manner, so please scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions.
The most frustrating thing about Ozsummarun.info and other similar servers is that you cannot really point out the exact website that is directly responsible for distributing or promoting them. Any page that supports third-party advertising could be hosting Ozsummarun.info ads, so the first red flag is the number of ads on some page. If there are a lot of ads and they’re flashy and intrusive, perhaps you should close the page in question and look for another website that offers similar content and fewer ads. Of course, if you can navigate around it with ad-blockers and whatnot, it’s not a problem. But there are countless websites out there that do not allow you to enjoy their content unless you turn the ad-blocker off.
What’s more, you agree to see those ads on your browser because you click the pop-up that is displayed by Ozsummarun.info. You might say that you don’t remember clicking anything, but if you encounter multiple pop-ups every single day, you probably could have missed it. In some cases, the pop-ups can be quite annoying, and they could stop you from closing your browser’s window. Hence, users might be more inclined to click the bold button on the pop-up to close their browser. Please don’t do that. You can close your browser’s window simply by using the Alt+F4 command, and that’s it.
On the other hand, if you agree to receive notifications from this adware server, you can be sure that the number of ads you see on your browser will only increase. With time, these ads will also become more custom. Now, how does that happen? When you agree to see Ozsummarun.info notifications on your browser, you allow some tracking cookies to make certain modifications to your browser, too. These tracking cookies can monitor your web browsing, collecting information on the most frequently visited websites, and the most common search keywords that you use.
This type of information allows adware apps and servers to generate custom ads that are tailored especially for you. In a sense, it means that you get to the content you want to reach faster. And it might sound like a good idea, but there is no way to guarantee that the content you reach is safe. Ozsummarun.info and other adware servers are not sophisticated enough to review the content they promote, and in some cases, their ads could be used to promote shady marketing tactics and even malware.
To avoid all sorts of security issues, you should run a full system scan to check what files, programs, and settings should be terminated and removed. While Ozsummarun.info and other adware servers cannot be physically there on your system, it’s necessary to revert the modifications these websites inflicted on your browser. The best way to do that is by resetting your browser to default. There might also be all sorts of apps and extensions that you need to remove, but if you don’t want to deal with that manually, you can leave it for the security tool of your choice.