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Ads by FreeDelivery. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as FreeDelivery ads, FreeDelivery virus, FreeDelivery adware | Type: Adware

What is FreeDelivery?

'Ads by FreeDelivery' may seem really useful and attractive; however, you should keep in mind that they may be based on your browsing history. Be aware that advertisements delivered by this domain are not caused by the websites that you visit, but are prepared and delivered by an adware that is also known as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). In most of the cases, people are introduced to this ad-supported plug-in during installation of another freeware because it does not have an official website and is not one of the popular browser add-ons. That's why its developers spread it in a bundle with other freewares and ensure that it will reach a certain audience. Even though it is promoted as a useful tool that will inform you about various deals, sales, discounts, coupons and similar things, beware that it has been designed with an intention to promote websites of its affiliates and generate income using the pay-per-click system. We have investigated this program for a while and can surely claim that it needs to be removed from every system. That's because it may allow suspicious third parties to display misleading advertisements, shield them by preparing an appealing outlook according to your web browsing history and then tricking you into visiting questionable websites without suspecting that. Of course, visiting websites managed by scammers is the worst scenario. Not all FreeDelivery ads are malicious, but you have to keep in mind that some of them may be and prevent clicking on them in advance. In addition to that, do not underestimate the fact that your web browsing history is constantly collected. That's because your email address, IP address and some pieces of personally non-identifiable information may be collected as well and may further be used for tricking you. Thus, keep your computer free from potentially unwanted programs constantly running a full system scan with Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

How can FreeDelivery hijack my computer?

If you want to keep your computer safe, you should install a reputable anti-spyware, keep it up-to-date and avoid installing freewares and sharewares on your computer. We say so because adwares browser hijackers and other PUPs mainly spread around using 'bundling' and usually infiltrate random computers along with the most popular free software. If you have already experienced FreeDelivery redirects to its affiliate websites, you should check the list of programs that you have recently installed, find the freeware and other programs that were installed on the same day and you are not familiar with. If you fin FreeDelivery and other unwanted apps running on your system, then it's obvious that you have been tricked into installing a bundled software and now have to suffer from various inconveniences. To avoid such situation in the future, you should always stick to the Advanced or Custom installation option no matter what kind of freewares are you going to install and check if it is filled with 'optional downloads'. Even though these additions seldom are malicious, they are not recommended to be installed due to the fact that they are used by third parties and seek to implement suspicious activities.

How to remove FreeDelivery virus?

If FreeDelivery virus has got inside your machine suspiciously, it means that you are still not attentive and careful enough with your downloads and their installation. Be more careful the next time; whereas now you should follow the guidelines that are given below and get rid of this PUP from your PC.

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To remove FreeDelivery ads, follow these steps:

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Eliminate FreeDelivery from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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. If you are 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall FreeDelivery and related programs
    Here, look for FreeDelivery or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Remove FreeDelivery from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for FreeDelivery or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Get rid of FreeDelivery from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for FreeDelivery and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete FreeDelivery removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Erase FreeDelivery ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, FreeDelivery should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Delete FreeDelivery from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select FreeDelivery and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete FreeDelivery removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Uninstall FreeDelivery from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select FreeDelivery and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete FreeDelivery removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Eliminate FreeDelivery from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for FreeDelivery or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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 FreeDelivery removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Olivia Morelli
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