Remove pop-up virus
Removal instructions

Severity scale:  
  (13/100) pop-up virus is also known as Ads by, | Type: Adware

What is pop-up ads?

The appearence of pop-up ads and other notifications means the only thing – your PC is affected by adware-type program, which should be eliminated if you want to get rid of them. Otherwise, they may initiate havoc in your browsing sessions and may also lead your machine to the infiltration of malware. Typically, such programs are spread in a bundle with freeware and shareware, so people who don't like to monitor installation of such software can easily fall for installation of it. As soon as it enters PC system, it may alter each of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc. In addition, this potentially unwanted program may start bothering the victim by causing redirects, slow downs and previously mentioned ads.

If you think that adware has already added its add-on to each of your web browsers, you should not wait for its misleading pop-up ads. Beware that in most of the cases they report about missing updates and offer downloading them for free. Unfortunately but you should never trust such notifications because they have nothing to do with Java, Flash Player, FLV Player and similar programs that are typically offered in ads. In most of the cases, they are used to spread other adwares. That’s why we don’t recommend trusting these pop-up notifications and keeping related adwares on your computer. How can you detect them and get rid of them? The easiest way to remove this program from your machine is to use an updated anti-spyware. We highly recommend using SpyHunter or other reputable security software, which is capable of detecting all suspicious entries that may be hiding in every PC system.


Just like we have already mentioned, ads show up when related adwares and similar potentially unwanted programs manage to infiltrate computer. Typically, they can be downloaded in a bundle with freeware and shareware as ‘free additions’, so you should double check every freeware before its installation and make sure that it's free of virus. If you want to prevent its appearance on your computer, you should select only Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. After selecting any of these options, make sure you remove all unknown check marks that agree to install unknown components, such as browser add ons, plugins, toolbars, search engines and other PUPs. If you think that you have already been tricked into installing adware, you can expect continuous alters and similar notifications from it. Some of them may offer grabbing discounts, others may start comparing prices or may state that your Flash Player or FLV Player is out of date. No matter that they may look quite trustworthy for you, we don’t recommend taking them serious. For eliminating them you should use a guide below.  


If you want to get rid of pop-up ads and other unwanted activities, you should remove adware, which is use to cause them during your browsing. For that, please follow this guide:

Automatic pop-up virus Removal Guide

You can remove pop-up automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

It might be that we are affiliated with any of our recommended products. Full disclosure can be found in our Agreement of Use.
By downloading any of provided Anti-spyware software to remove pop-up virus you agree with our Privacy Policy and Agreement of Use.
remover for pop-up virus
Compatible with OS X
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus is recommended remover to uninstall pop-up virus. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.
Not using OS X? Download a remover for Windows.
Do it now!
remover for pop-up virus Happiness
Compatible with Microsoft
SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall pop-up virus. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.
more than 40.000.000 downloads!
What to do if you failed to remove the infection?
If you failed to remove pop-up virus using Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus SpyHunter, read here how to submit a support ticket or submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.

Alternate Software

We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing pop-up virus (2013-11-22 05:33:42)
Malwarebytes Anti Malware
We are testing Malwarebytes Anti Malware's efficiency at removing pop-up virus (2013-11-22 05:33:42)
XoftSpySE Anti Spyware
We are testing XoftSpySE Anti Spyware's efficiency at removing pop-up virus (2013-11-22 05:33:42)
Defender Pro Ultimate
We are testing Defender Pro Ultimate's efficiency at removing pop-up virus (2013-11-22 05:33:42)
Virus Removal Phone Support
Help Line to remove pop-up virus pop-up virus screenshot pop-up virus snapshot pop-up virus Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall pop-up and related programs

Windows Mac OS X Step 2
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
Windows 8
  • If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
Uninstall pop-up and related programs
  • Here, look for pop-up or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.
Windows Mac OS X Step 2

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for pop-up or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove pop-up from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for pop-up and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete pop-up removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select pop-up and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete pop-up removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select pop-up and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete pop-up removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Step 3
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for pop-up or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete pop-up removal process.

Step 3

Complete pop-up virus removal

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of pop-up registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 03/09/15 05:33; information updated: 03/09/15 05:33

Additional resources

Attention: If you know know a reputable website reated to security threats, please add a link here: add url

Comments on pop-up virus

Install Trusteer Rapport.If you have a bank account its free and it will work.Its what the banks use and is free as it saves them money on internet fraud claims.
I tried several programs before Trusteer Rapport and none of them worked for long but this kills it.
this piece of crap was messing up my computer for weeks anyways I finally deleted it with only a little help of this site. here is my instructions on how to get rid of it if this doesnt work:
1. go to the wrench at the top right if you use internet explorer and go to the thing that says "manage add ons" find and then go to extensions then go to whatever it was and find the file on the computer it was hiding in C:Program Files... and than just deleate the file for me it was called MediaPlayerPlus thanks!
I noticed that one of the rvzr-a related pop-up windows was called "weDownloadManager". When I went into the Extensions folder in Foxfire I also did not see any of the offenders on the above list, but there was an extension called "we_something" (now that I deleted it I dont remember what the name was). I disabled and deleted that one and rebooted Foxfire and that seemed to work!! I am no longer assaulted by floating ad windows, pop-up windows asking me to click on "", and hijacked links.

I do not know how the people who write these programs live with themselves.
has anyone downloaded the spyhunter download on this page
Using Chrome. Got this pop-up virus parasite a few days ago, while downloading a "free" map of Vancouver Sky train map. Deleted the Chrome extension - wedownload Manager Pro - this seems to have worked, no pop ups since. Tried MalwareByte first, did not work for me.

Its good to beat these ******** your choice of adjectives, just like blocking calls from telemarketers!!!
It took me awhile but I finally found it, I had the show up on the pop ups as well as but I could not find them on the uninstall listing. Started checking out each of the files listed on the uninstall. Did not look at the obvious (Microsoft, etc.) Finally checked one listed as wedownload Manager Pro. Found it on google and it is a bad actor. Uninstalled and back in business.

Wasted 3 hours and a lot of hair pulling but it felt good to beat these idiots without having to resort to expensive tools which I understand dont always find them.
very useful than you
It taken for a while to FOUND it on Control Panel,:) it HIIDDEN under different name something like media, enhance.... ect.. I caught it by checked each program it said had been used the same day I was on the laptop, because Akamaihd keep showing up all the times @ the same date,everyday .. Before remove it I double check to make sure this program is not from Microsoft, Dell or from a legitimate company....Finally I decided deleted it. Yeah!!!.

On tool >> add ons>> extensions ; I found akamaihd... But is wont give me the option to DISABLE...the only option there is to ENABLE.. :)
In control panel, its called Media player 1.1
Uninstall it from there and you are probably good to go.

For my situation, it highlighted several words in any random text and that opens a pop up.
When you open new tabs or change websites, new tabs open up.
Just by clicking on the window, a a pop up appears.
A trend you can see is that these pop ups have in their url
or web address rvzr-a-akamaihd or something close to that.
Their should find some repitition in the sites it opens up.

If this doesnt work you may be willing to try all the other suggested options on the internet. Good luck.
I think i got a solution. If you find media player 1.1 in your extensions, that is probably your malware, or something. That is the problem. What I did was I got to control panel and uninstalled it. It actually stopped this entire madness.

Phew, hope this helps you guys.
how do I know all this stuff is not more spyware
Yeah I got the same thing
teevee jack stewart
Media Player 1.1
Media Player. Permissions
ID: akcpecifiodaofcphdlbghlhocfgmfge
(This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.)
Any ideas?
well crap
yeah thats true and they werent in extensions either
Chris Murray
These ideas didnt work because and its associated programs dont show up in the Control Panel Program.
I agree with you when I check my program files ı have never seen that you listed program in my program liste...
bu I guess it is statistics site...

Post a comment

Attention: Use this form only if you have additional information about pop-up virus parasite, its removal instructions, additional resources or behavior. By clicking "post comment" button you agree not to post any copyrighted, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind.

Home page Name


(All fields are required)
Like us on Facebook
Recent Malware
Read on mobile
Ask us
Press Mentions
I failed to remove pop-up virus using SpyHunter.


add text box
rss feed
help other
Spreading the knowledge: It is very hard to fight against computer parasites on the Internet alone. If you have a website, we would be more than happy if you would like to cooperate and help us spread the information about latest threats. Remember, knowledge is the most powerful weapon. Help your visitors protect their computers!