Remove Popup Ads (Removal Guide)

Remove Popup Ads Virus

In order to remove adware you need to uninstall it from your add/remove programs. is a bogus search engine presenting fake advertisements. Its sole purpose is to generate fake traffic and gain revenue from displaying advertisement banners and sponsored links within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. People, who want their privacy to remain intact, should be very careful when downloading free software as the freeware is very often bundled with adware. Although, this search engine may sound like a good service, actually it can be very annoying by displaying ads regardless if you want them to or not. pop-up ads represent various coupons deals or as underlined keywords.


How Did the Virus Infected My Computer?

The browser hijacker took over your computer after you have installed a free software that was bundled with it. It can be installed from a variety of questionable websites. Any free software is often bundled with suspicious third-party freeware and shareware software. An opportunity is usually given to accept or decline an offer to install the unwanted software and change the home page and search engine; however, the decline of the offer is presented in a confusing manner or ignored.

What is the Virus? shows annoying unwanted pop-ups whenever you go online and search the Internet, the displayed advertisement are full of sponsored links and if clicked you can end up in installing an additional adware or even malware. It is highly recommended NOT to use to do Internet activities. The virus is categorized as being an adware, Potentially Unwanted Application and a Browser Hijacker. designed to unwillingly change your default search engines and homepage to You may catch this virus when you download a software called Groovedown which seems pretty reliable. However, third pary free programs are often bundled with adware. You can’t be overcautious when you surf the internet anyway.

Am I Infected with Virus? 

If you are experiencing random annoying pop ups on the bottom and the right side of the landing page and when you hover with your mouse on it it displays ads not by this site, then you are infected with an adware virus, which in this case might be the browser hijacker.

How to Remove virus (Manual Removal Guide)

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.

The adware is specifically designed to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

STEP 1: Uninstall from Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Remove pop-up ads from Chrome

STEP 3: Remove Adware from Firefox

STEP 4: Remove from Internet Explorer

STEP 5: Permanently Remove from the System

STEP 1 : Uninstall from your computer

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

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Type “Appwiz.cpl

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Locate any software and click on uninstall/change. In general you should remove all unknown programs.


STEP 2 : Remove pop-up ads from Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome
  • In the Main Menu (1), select Tools (2)—> Extensions (3)
  • Remove any Apps by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

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STEP 3 : Remove Adware from Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the Extension
  • Go to Help (1)
  • Then Troubleshoot information (2)
  • Click on Reset Firefox (3)

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STEP 4 : Remove from IE

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon (1)
  • Click on Internet options (2) 
  • Select the Advanced tab (3) and click on Reset (4).

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  • Close IE

Reset your hosts file to its default.

How to Permanently Remove Virus (automatic) Removal Guide

Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend using any professional malware scanner to identify and remove all malware leftovers.

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