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Remove pop-up ads

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as virus | Type: Adware

What is ' pop-up ads'? pop-up ads are corrupt notifications that you should try to avoid. We recommend this because they are used for spreading fake and malicious programs. In most of the cases, these alerts state that people should update their Java, Flash Player or other program. Of course, once they click 'Download' or 'Update' button, they download a program that belongs to 'adware' category. By the way, your browser may start showing such misleading advertisements against your wish because it seems that they are related to browser hijacker and other viruses. If you noticed redirects, misleading pop-up ads that ask you to update your programs and similar inconveniences, you should waste no time and check your PC with reputable anti-spyware. Also, stay away from this site no matter what.

How can hijack my computer?

As we have already mentioned previously, you can start seeing pop-up ads out of nowhere. Of course, you should never click on these notifications because they are used for questionable activities and distribution of viruses. The main reason why you see those messages is very simple – you downloaded a questionable program on your computer, which is related to virus. Please, be very careful with programs from unknown companies and developers. In addition, take into your mind that there are hundreds of programs that have various free attachments hiding in them. This is done for trying to earn some easy money. In order to prevent infiltration of adwares, such as various plugins, add-ons and extensions, you should choose only Custom or Advanced installation when downloading questionable programs from the web. Also, make sure you opt out of any 'optional download' that may be offered to you along the way.

How to remove pop-up ads?

First of all, when trying to remove ads, you should remove all questionable programs that are related to them. Once you do that, make sure you reset your browsers and remove malicious extensions. Of course, you should also check your PC with reputable anti-spyware. For that you can follow these steps:

  • Remove from your computer:

1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for recently installed/unfamiliar applications, such as Video-media-player-Air, Cinema-Plus-1.2, Sm8mS, Discount Cow, V-bates, PriceMeter, Supra Savings,Network System Driver, FreeSoftToday, Browser Appe_1.2, Re-Markable, Zombie Alert, Wajam, Coupon Server, Lollipop, HD-Total-Plus, BlockAndSurf, Safe Saver,SupTab, WebenexpV1, Lollipop, Software Updated Version, DP1815, Video Player,Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, MediaPlayerV1, PassShow,LyricsBuddy-1, PureLeads, Media Player 1.1, RRSavings, Fraveen, Websteroids,Savings Bull, TidyNetwork, Search Snacks, MediaBuzzV11, Re-markit and similar unfamiliar entries.
3. Click 'Uninstall' and then OK to save the changes.

  • Remove extension from your browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome):

Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ → ‘Manage Add-ons’ → ‘Toolbars and Extensions’.
2. Here, look for unfamiliar entries and click 'uninstall'.
3. Once you remove it, change your start page.

Reset your Internet Explorer (Optional):
1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Gear icon or ‘Tools‘ → 'Internet Options'.
2. Here, go to the 'Advanced' tab and click the 'Reset' button.
3. Go to the 'Reset Internet Explorer settings' → 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' option.
4. Finally, click 'Close' and OK to save the changes.

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ → ‘Add-ons’ → ‘Extensions’.
2. Find suspicious-looking entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
3. After that, change the start page.

Reset your Mozilla Firefox (Optional):
1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go to the 'Help' section → 'Troubleshooting Information'.
2. Here, choose a 'Reset Firefox’ for a couple of times and 'Finish'.

Google Chrome:

1. Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools → Extensions.
2. Here, look for unfamiliar extensions and get rid of them by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
3. Don't forget to change start page.

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