Removal of pop-up windows

There is a danger in so many pop-up windows from website. They may tell you about the need to update your Player to the latest version, supposedly because it might be out of date. In reality, all such pop-up windows are very misleading and may implant a lot of adware, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs into your computer. In this guide we will help you to understand how to stop all such pop-ups from popping up in your browser. virus

As we’ve said already, most often such pop-up windows are distributed by some nasty adware program, which is already inside of your PC. However, you might also see some of such pop-ups as a result of clicking on some malicious or misleading links. So, beware of the danger associated to such pop-ups.

This is the example of what the misleading pop-up window may tell you once it appears in your browser:

You are currently browsing the web with Mozilla Firefox and your Video Player might be outdated
– Please update to the latest version for better performance
– Superior HD Video Streaming and Hardware Acceleration
– Download Any Movies, Shows or Video Clips
– Critical Security Patch and Bug Fixes
– Richer, more immersive user experiences
Note: This Update is Free and Takes Under a Minute on Broadband No Restart Required

In reality, there is absolutely no need at all to update any video payer for your computer. This pop-up, as we’ve said above, is very misleading. It has the only thing in mind – to implant other adware programs, browser hijackers and potentially unwanted applications into your system. We strongly recommend that you do not click on such pop-up windows and do not proceed with their misleading tips. Instead, go ahead and follow this guide on removal of malware, viruses, adware and other potentially unwanted programs from your computer with the help of Plumbytes Anti-Malware software automatically, or manually.

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Step 1. Uninstalling related adware from the Control Panel of your computer.

Instructions for Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems:

  1. Make sure that all your browsers infected with adware are shut down (closed).
  2. Click “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
  3. Start - Control Panel

  4. In Windows XP click “Add or remove programs“:
  5. Add or remove programs in Windows XP

  6. In Windows Vista and 7 click “Uninstall a program“:
  7. Uninstall a program in Windows Vista and 7

  8. Uninstall related adware. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista and 7 right-click this adware program with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“.

Instructions for Windows 8 operating system:

  1. Move the PC mouse towards the top right hot corner of Windows 8 screen, click “Search“:
  2. Windows 8 search

  3. Type “Uninstall a program“, then click “Settings“:
  4. Uninstall a program in Windows 8

  5. In the left menu that has come up select “Uninstall a program“:
  6. Uninstall a program in Win 8

  7. Uninstall related adware program. To do it, in Windows 8 right-click such adware program with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“.

Step 2. Removing adware from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.

In addition to removal of adware from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove this adware from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular adware and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.

Step 3. Scanning your computer with reliable and effective security software for removal of all adware remnants.

  1. Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware through the download button above.
  2. Install the program and scan your computer with it.
  3. At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections associated with this adware.
  4. Important! It is also necessary that you reset your browsers with Plumbytes Anti-Malware after this particular adware removal. Shut down all your available browsers now.
  5. In Plumbytes Anti-Malware click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
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  7. Select which particular browsers you want to be reset and choose the reset options:
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  9. Click “Reset browser settings” button.
  10. You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
  11. Reboot your PC now.