Some of The Pirate Bay’s websites are currently down. They were suspended by the domain registrar and essentially seized for good. ThePirateBay.LA, .GD, .MN and .VG were all suspended by their registrar, along with several other TPB related domains. Currently ThePirateBay.SE (.org) is up and running although the website did have issues earlier in the day.
This morning ThePirateBay.la, ThePirateBay.gd, ThePirateBay.mn, ThePirateBay.vg, and other associated FM, .SH, .MU and .TW domain names were all listed as “clienthold” by the registry. This means that the domains are no longer accessible.
At this point there is no official statement from TPB or any source close to the situation on the reason for the seizing several of TPB’s domain names. The registrar responsible for the domain seizures appears to be Idotz.net; 1api/Hexonet reseller based in the United States.
Popular video streaming website nosvideo.com is currently offline due to a gateway time-out error (also referred to as a 504 error). If you try to visit the nosvideo website you will be presented with a CloudFlare webpage that says “Website is offline No cached version of this page is available.”
A gateway time-out error indicates that a server did not receive a timely response from another server that it was accessing while attempting to load the web page or fill another request by the browser. Most of the time this simply means that the server is down or not working accordingly.
Ultimate News by Client Connect Ltd is a browser extension for Google Chrome and other alternative internet browsers. The Ultimate News extension and other objects by this publisher is described as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by reputable internet security programs and various malware research teams. The extension is known to utilize deceptive marketing tactics, collect personal browsing data, modify existing internet browser settings, and cause other complications.
Once the Ultimate News extension is installed it will begin to replace your homepage, new tab settings, and default search engine with a Ultimate News search webpage. This will cause affected web browsers to start-up on and redirect to the ultimatenews.info webpage when a new browser window is opened, a new browser tab is opened, or a search is performed in the browser’s address bar. The webpage will contain a toolbar styled menu with links to various news media websites.
This browser extension and search webpage may utilize deceptive advertisements. These advertisements often claim to be an update or a button to download and watch videos or freeware.
Ultimate News by Client Connect Ltd, Ultimate News virus *This extension is not technically defined as a computer virus
Find your favorite news sites from your Chrome™ New Tab in an Instant!..
Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to ultimatenews.info, search.ultimatenews.info, and sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
The Ultimate News extension for Google Chrome can read and change your data on the websites you visit, read and change your browsing history, manage downloads, and manage your apps, extensions, and themes. This is all quite unnecessary to simply test your internet speed.
How to remove Ultimate News
This Ultimate News removal guide will remove the Ultimate News extension and other threats from your computer and browser.
2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.
4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.