Remove pop-up Ads (Complete Removal)


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If every time you open your browser you see instead of your default homepage, it means that a browser hijacker is residing on your computer. It sounds rather scary but it actually is not because hijackers are not regarded as malicious infections. Still, you will notice some unpleasant changes to your system like the altered homepage and search engine. You will also see many ads showing up on the websites you browse. You should delete as soon as it appears because this hijacker may expose your system to dangerous computer threats and may also attract other infections.

How did I get infected with?

Browser hijackers are similar to adware and other potentially unwanted programs in the way they are distributed. Therefore, you can expect from such a program to arrive on your system together with free applications. This distribution method is called software bundling and it involves silent installation of additional software. The hijacker may also enter the PC after clicking pop-up ads on unreliable web pages. These pop-ups may lead you to websites spreading malware or may initiate the automatic setup of The bottom line is that you need to be careful with the web pages you visit, the ads you click on, and the sources of freeware you use.

Why are these ads dangerous?

You should take measures for the removal of the minute you discover it has taken over your browser. This should be done because even if you switch your browser or try to use another search provider, you will again be redirected to The search results it displays are sponsored and    should be avoided. Moreover, the ads generates belong to third parties and contain links to dubious websites. Thus, when you click on an ad by, you may end up with some nasty infections on your PC. Stay away from the ads and the search engine, and do your best to eliminate the hijacker from your system.

How Can I Stop Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Delete from your add/remove programs

STEP 2: Disable from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove

STEP 1 : Delete from add/remove programs

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

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Locate Netmahal program related software and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove the unwanted add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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