Remove pop-ups

There is a danger in pop-up windows. Very often they spread adware, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications. If you ever see such pop-ups, you should be aware of the risk they represent for your browser. pop-up

The pop-ups from website could appear in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers altogether, provided that your PC has already been infected by adware or some potentially unwanted program. On the other hand, you could see such pop-up windows in your PC simply as a result of clicking on some malicious link received through spam emails, or by means of social networks. In this case your clean PC may become full of such unwanted applications.

We’ve noticed that pop-ups don’t really distribute any executable files, but rather work through adding special add-ons (extensions) into targeted browsers. Our strong recommendation is that you stay away from clicking on such pop-up windows, no matter how tricky they are.

As a matter of fact, such pop-ups present a lot of misleading information. This is a good example of what they could tell you once they appear in your browser:

You are currently browsing the web with Firefox and your Video player might be outdated.
Please update to the latest version for better performance

As you see, this information is far away from the truth. You may think that it is necessary to update some sort of software in your PC, or to install something new. In fact, this is just the trick played by this pop-up. This is how it tries to make you bring some particular adware into your browser. Hence, please stay away from these pop-ups. Instead, we recommend you to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware tool called Plumbytes Anti-Malware and to reset your browser with its help. If you need our further assistance in any issue related to malware removal, please feel free to get in touch with us at any time, and we will do all the best to help in fixing your PC.

Software for automatic removal of pop-ups:

Pop-up and adware removal tool

Important steps for removal of pop-ups caused by adware:

  1. Downloading and installing the program.
  2. Scanning of your PC with it.
  3. Removal of all infections detected by it (with full registered version).
  4. Resetting your browser with Plumbytes Anti-Malware.
  5. Restarting your computer.

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Detailed removal instructions to get rid of pop-ups

Step 1. Uninstalling any suspicious 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 by adware are shut down (closed).
  2. Click on “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
  3. Start - Control Panel

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

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

  8. Uninstall suspicious adware which might cause annoying pop-ups. To do it, in Windows XP click on “Remove” button related to such adware. In Windows Vista and 7 right-click on this adware program with the PC mouse and click on “Uninstall / Change“.

Instructions for Windows 8 operating system:

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

  3. Type “Uninstall a program“, then click on “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 suspicious adware program. To do it, in Windows 8 right-click on any suspicious adware program with the PC mouse and click on “Uninstall / Change“.

Step 2. Removing suspicious 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 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 on “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 on “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 on “Reset” button.
  10. You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
  11. Reboot your PC now.