How to get rid of pop ups



What is pop-ups

Web surfing almost never does without advertising in our life. It flooded all the Internet resources, now and then, the offers of one type or another are pouring in and out, and sometimes it goes beyond the reasonable. Nevertheless, it also happens that even on proven sites, pop-up windows started appearing, which were not there before, and the total number of ads on the page is getting bigger and bigger. Providing intimate services, pictures of pornographic content, offers to play in the casino - this kind of advertising every now and then dazzles on the screen, interfering with web surfing, well, the appearance of all this on the children's computer - and worse. In addition, the attempt to close such windows most often entails opening the next pop-up window, and so on in a circle. Most often, all the blame for malicious programs that could slip onto the computer under the guise of an extension (add-on) for the browser.


Not only pop-up ads attract attention. The start page and the search engine, too, most likely have already been changed to suit intruders. Transitions to the links necessary for frauds bring them a stable profit at the expense of unsuspecting users. Installing the virus as a browser extension is a clever way to penetrate the system, because a malicious program does not delete or block anything, but only makes up a simple algorithm for the appearance of the windows it needs. That is why antiviruses - especially those distributed under a free license - do not notice the appearance of malware.



Infection signs



The first characteristic signs of infection manifest themselves quite imperceptibly. The majority of Internet users are ordinary inhabitants, and people of mature age are generally even more careless. Therefore, to increase the number of pop-up ads do not react immediately. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify the main signs of infection.


  • The start page changing. It's hard not to notice. This is one of the main reasons for concern. When the home page has changed its address - it makes sense to think about it;
  • Never-ending pop-ups. The window in the browser appeared, where there was not before, and when you click "Close" the following opens;
  • Huge advertising images that block the pageview window
  • Again and again self-appearing obtrusive advertising windows, some time after closing;
  • The emergence of pop-up ads with a simple hover cursor
  • Slow loading of the site and its content
  • Infinitely-occurring antivirus notifications that appear one after another.


The example of such viruses are Searchfort Plus or Native Desktop Media Service.

Infection sources

Typically, viruses of this kind penetrate during the installation of various free programs, especially little-known, supposedly "only gaining popularity." In their installer, a virus is already built in, and most often it is installed not only without the user's knowledge, but even almost legitimately - after all, such an installation is simply and not intrusively called "normal installation" or "installation automatically." The vast majority of users choose it, not suspecting that with the click of the big and beautiful "Accept" or "Next" button they give their consent to the virus's penetration. Marketing is so cool... Our eyes notice first of all a large catchy button, as an opportunity to make installation of the necessary program easier, but what is hidden behind this "convenience" is that you do not want to find out somehow. A small pale font with a check box, or the "Manual installation" button is usually and modestly indicated the forced installation of the pest, which can be canceled there. It is necessary to take as a rule always and everywhere to check what the pressing of a button carries with it. Press "Install" can still always have time, because when you press - and given consent to all of the above. And is not it worth the checkmark at the installation of something else? What action will be taken if I click "Install manually"? What happens if you select another installation option? In such cases, curiosity and caution will certainly not be superfluous.


 How to get rid of popups



How to stop pop-up ads

Use special programs

Most of the pop-up ads can be avoided if you install the well-known add-ons to the browser, such as adblock, or adblock plus, or the like. However, this does not work if your computer or browser is already infected with a virus. Then you must first remove the virus and only then install adblock.


Disable suspicious processes in Task Scheduler

In most cases, these viruses prescribe all the necessary actions for themselves in Task Scheduler. Thus, there is a minimum of intervention from the virus, and therefore a minimal risk of detection by antivirus software. After such manipulation, advertising will appear again and again even where it should not be. Therefore, you only need to get to this Scheduler.


You can do this by pressing the Win + R key combination. This action will cause the Run application, in the address field of which you need to enter taskschd.msc and confirm with the Enter key. We are interested in the left part of the Task Scheduler window - namely, the Task Scheduler Library. By selecting this option, you can view all the allowed tasks that are running on this computer, as well as the time of their next start, the latest one, etc. Updates Flash Player, search and update drivers for video card, browser and much more - all tasks are presented here and indicated the time of their execution and the status of the activity. Under suspicion, everything associated with the mention of the user's browser or explorer. For example: explorer.exe "https://site address" or chrome.exe "https: //site address". It will not be difficult to understand what the specific task does, and it often happens that the virus creates several similar tasks, so you should carefully inspect the entire list of tasks and the time of their execution. Any of the listed tasks can be deleted, that's the only way to remove important system tasks. So without attentiveness here in any way. Well, in the future - always need to be cautious in terms of installing various programs, that would not have then again and again to do such manipulations, mentioned above. As they say, "be vigilant."


Uninstall unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7


1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the program, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Programs - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


Instruction for Windows 8


1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.


Instruction for Windows 10


1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select program and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'


How disable popups in the browser

In order to remove ads in the browser, you must either restart the browser or delete all suspicious extensions. It's also better to check the start page.


If you decide to reset the browser, see the video below, it shows in detail how to do it. To modify browser settings there are general instructions.



Disable pop-ups in Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome browser, click Menu (Customize and Control Google Chrome)

2. Select More tools > Extensions. Left-click on Extensions

3. On the Extension, click Remove from Chrome

4. A notice to remove the extension will appear. Click Remove

How to remove Extension from Google Chrome. Step 1 How to delete Extension from Google Chrome. Step 2 How to uninstall Extension from Google Chrome. Step 3


Instruction for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools

3. Select Manage add-ons

4. Select Extension and press Disable

How to uninstall Extension from Internet Explorer. Step 1 How to remove Extension from Internet Explorer. Step 2 How to delete Extension from Internet Explorer. Step 3


Instruction for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Open Menu

3. Click Add-ons

4. Select Extensions

5. On the Extension, press Remove

How to uninstall Extension from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to delete Extension from Mozilla Firefox. Step 1 How to remove Extension from Mozilla Firefox. Step 3


Instruction for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Press Reset

How to delete Extension from Safari. Step 1 How to uninstall Extension from Safari. Step 2 How to remove Extension from Safari. Step 3


Instruction for Opera

1. Start Opera browser

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Extensions

4. Choose Extension and press button Remove from Opera

How to remove Extension from Opera. Step 1 How to delete Extension from Opera. Step 2 How to uninstall Extension from Opera. Step 3


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