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Remove OnOffPop adware (Easy Removal Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Why should I avoid OnOffPop?

If you can’t stand commercial pop-up ads, links in your search results and similar content that appears during your search sessions, you should avoid OnOffPop. Technically, this program is not considered malicious. In reality, it was added to a “potentially unwanted program” and an “adware” category. The biggest chance to end up with this PUP on your computer is if you live somewhere in Korea. In most of the cases, people install this ad-supported browser add-on in a bundle with freeware and shareware as an optional component.

Questions about OnOffPop adware

As soon as OnOffPop virus infiltrates the system, it alters some of its settings. Beware that you may find a new start page or the default search engine when having this program on your machine. However, the most known issue that is caused by this program is OnOffPop ads that may start interrupting you without a break. This program may seem to you like a great shopping helper, but we must warn you that its ads may start interrupting each of your search sessions. The most of the PC users claim that this adware injects its ads to each of their favorite websites. It does that right after it sinishes tracking the victim and collecting non-personally identifiable information. Just like any other adware-type program, OnOffPop virus collects search terms, addresses of your mostly visited websites, information that you add when visiting these sites (your email address is included) and similar data. To prevent such activity, you should not even think about installing such programs on your computer. If you are the one who was tricked into installing On Off Pop adware, make sure that you scan your machine with Reimage. This program will help you eliminate all unwanted programs, including this one.

The example of OnOffPop main page

How does that adware spread on the Internet?

As we have already mentioned, people who live in Korea have the biggest possibility to end up with OnOffPop hijack on their computers. However, we have also received reports about its appearance in Canada and other US counties. If you live in these regions, you should remember several facts related to the distribution of this program. First of all, we should warn you that you may download this adware without understanding this. This can happen with the help of a questionable distribution technique, which has been used for spreading browser hijackers, adware-type programs, and similar PUPs. It is called “bundling.” Fortunately, you can avoid bundling, and you don’t have to be a genius to achieve that. To protect yourself from unwanted intruders, you should always opt for Custom or Advanced installation of the freeware. After doing so, you should opt out of “optional components”, such as this browser add-on and other add-ons, extensions, plugins, toolbars and search engines.

OnOffPop removal:

If you want to remove OnOffPop, we can assume that this program was either installed on your computer without your permission asked or you are annoyed by its ads. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a technology guru to get rid of this program. You can fix your computer and each of your web browsers with the help of a guide that is provided below. Although it may seem like an easy task, beware that you need to check each of web browsers and eliminate suspicious browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. If this task seems too tricky for you, you can always get rid of OnOffPop redirect issue and similar problems with the help of a reliable anti-spyware. We highly recommend selecting one of the tools that are provided below to achieve the best result with the minimum amount of time.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove OnOffPop adware, follow these steps:

Delete OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop and related programs
    Here, look for OnOffPop 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'

Eliminate OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop 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'

Erase OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove OnOffPop adware 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, OnOffPop should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop 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 OnOffPop removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Jake Doevan
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  1. Ygress says:
    February 9th, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Is there a way to protect your computer against adware?

  2. Greghanm says:
    February 9th, 2016 at 8:42 am

    There, is! Use SpyHunter, It will protect your pc 🙂

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