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If you, like many users are faced with the fact that you have ads popping up in the browser or open new browser Windows with ads on all sites including those where it was not, then I can say that you are not alone in this problem, and I, in turn, will try to help and tell how to remove the ads.
Such kind of ads appears in the browser Google Chrome, some Opera. The signs are the same: at a clique in any place of any website, a pop-up advertising, and those sites where you used to be able to see advertising banners, they replaced the is with offers to get rich and other questionable content. Another version of the behavior — the spontaneous opening of new browser Windows, even when you don’t run it.
If that’s what you see, then you have the computer there is a malware (AdWare), browser extension, and possibly something else. Also maybe you have already come across advice to install AdBlock, but I understand that the Council did not help (and could hurt, too, will write). Let’s start to correct the situation.
Quick navigation for the user
- Remove ads by browser automatically.
- What if after the automatic removal of advertising stopped working, the browser says «cannot connect to proxy server»
- How to find the cause of pop-up ads manually and delete them (with an important upgrade 2017)
- Changes in the hosts file, causing the substitution of ads on sites
- Important information about AdBlock, which you most likely installed
- Additional information
- Video — how to get rid of ads in pop-up Windows.
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Use Malwarebytes Antimalware to get rid of the problem
Malwarebytes Antimalware is a free tool to remove malicious programs, including Adware that causes ads in Google Chrome, Yandex browser and other programs.
Remove ads with Hitman Pro
Utility for finding Adware and Malware Hitman Pro great finds most settled on the computer unwanted stuff and remove them. The program is paid, but you can completely free to use it within the first 30 days, and that would be enough for us.
You can download the program from the official site(link to download at the bottom of the page). After startup, select «I’m going to scan the system only once,» to not install the program, this will start automatic system scan for malware.
After the scan is completed, you will be able to remove the malware from your computer (you will need free to activate the software) that cause the slipping of advertising. After that, restart your computer and see if it’s resolved the problem.
Remove programs that cause the appearance of advertising
Below I will list the most popular names are «programs» that cause this behavior of browsers, and then tell you where to find them. So, what names are worth paying attention to:
- Pirrit Suggestor pirritdesktop.exe (and all other with the word Pirrit)
- Search Protect, Browser Protect (and look at all programs and extensions that contain the word Search and Protect in the name, in addition to SearchIndexer is the Windows service, it does not need to touch.)
- Conduit, Awesomehp and Babylon
- Websocial Webalta and
All of these things when it detects the computer it is better to remove. If you have suspicions on some other process, try to look on the Internet: if a lot of people are looking for how to get rid of it — so it too can be added to this list.
And now about the removal — first, go to the Windows control Panel — Programs and features and see if something of the above in the list of installed. If there is — remove and restart the computer.
Normally, such removal does not help completely get rid of Adware, also they rarely appear in the list of installed programs. The next step open the task Manager in Windows 7 go to the tab «Processes», and in Windows 10 and 8 on the tab «Details». Click the «Show processes from all users». Look, whether is in the list of running processes files with the specified names.
Try to right click the mouse on the suspicious process and complete it. Most likely, after that he immediately starts up again (and if it doesn’t start, check the browser — gone advertising, and to see if there was an error connecting to the proxy server).
So, if the process that produces the appearance of advertisements found, but it fails to complete, click on it right mouse button and select «Open file location». Remember where this file resides.
Press the keys Win (Windows logo key) + R and type msconfig, then click OK. On the tab «Download», check «Safe mode» and click OK, then restart the computer.
After logging in safe mode, go to control panel — folder options and enable the viewing of hidden and system files, then go to the folder where the suspicious file and delete all its contents. Then run msconfig, check if there’s anything extra on the «startup» tab, remove unnecessary. Remove in safe mode and then restart the computer. Then we will look at extensions to your browser.
Additionally it is wise to check running services in Windows and find links to the malicious process in the Windows registry (search for the file name).
If after removal of file malware the browser showed the error associated with a proxy server has been described above the solution.
— what to do and why this is happening?
Moreover, be careful when you install AdBlock — there are many extensions for Google Chrome and Yandex with this name, and, as far as I know, some of them by themselves cause the appearance of pop-UPS. I recommend to just use AdBlock and Adblock Plus (they can be easily distinguished from the rest of extension number of reviews in the Chrome store).
If after the steps is gone, but has changed the start page in the browser, and change it in the settings of Chrome or Yandex browser does not lead to the desired result, you can simply create new shortcuts to launch the browser, deleting the old one. Or in the shortcut properties in the «Object» to remove everything that is after the quotation marks (there will be an address the unwanted start page).
In the future, be careful when you install programs and extensions, use to download the official verified sources. If the problem remains unresolved, describe the symptoms in the comments, I’ll try to help.
I hope the manual was useful and helped to fix the problem. If not, describe your scenario in the comments. I may be able to help you.