Remove Pop-up Ads (Permanent Removal)

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You will encounter pop-ups by if an adware program is residing on your system. The purpose of the pop-ups ads is to promote software, such as Java or Chrome updates, video and media players, and so on. Some of the pop-ups may be very convincing, however, what you should remember is that the updates and programs they advertise are fake, and that you should not click on them or install suggested software. What you have to do is locate the potentially unwanted program associated with and delete it for good.

How did I get infected with

The program responsible for pop-ups must have slithered into your computer together with a free application you have downloaded from a dubious third-party file sharing websites. Software found on these websites is never distributed on its own, it usually arrives along with a few other programs that are installed on your system as additional. If you read the information displayed by the setup wizard carefully, you will be able to decline their installation. Otherwise, a number of potentially dangerous programs will appear on your PC.

Why is ads dangerous? pop-ups are considered to be troublesome because of the fictitious software they promote. If you click on any ad and download the supposedly legitimate update you are offered, you may let a number of infections in your system. Moreover, some information about your web usage may be collected by the pop-ups and later shared with advertising partners in order to make the pop-ups more relevant to your interests. All in all, you should not trust pop-ups by and should eliminate the program responsible for their presence.

How Can I Remove

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: Uninstall from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Disable from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall from Your Computer

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

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the program 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.

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STEP 2 : Remove from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Open Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extensionby 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

Open Mozilla Firefox

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


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Open Internet Explorer

  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • 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

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Browser Features\or C:\Program Files\Browser Features\ and delete the folder.

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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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