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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's Pop-up Ads

If you cannot browse the Internet because you are constantly provide with pop-up ads, it implies that your computer is not properly protected against spyware and malware. pop-up ads are displayed when an adware program is installed on the PC. Usually, adware programs get to the computer through bundled installers. Some other unreliable or unnecessary programs may also be present on your computer, so do not hesitate to scan the computer with a reliable scanner to find out what unwanted program should be removed from your computer. One of the undesirable programs that may be present on the PC is Adware Helpers, which prevents manual changes on the browsers so that cannot change your home page and/or search provider.

The content of the pop-up ads may vary depending on the time of installation and your geographical location. For example, you may be invited to play an online game, download a computer application or engage in some other activities. One of the pop-up ads suggests installing HD player in order to have the possibility to watch HD movies; however, instead of the player you may be provided with the installer of VideoDownloadConverter Toolbar, which change the default search provider to Ask Search. The toolbar can monitor your search terms and record other non-personally identifiable information for marketing and advertising purposes. As to the Ask Search, you should bear in mind that the search engine can provide you with search-based sponsored links, which are not endorsed by the search engine. If you have no intention of using this search provider, we recommend that you remove it from the PC.

Such pop-up advertisements as pop-ups can redirect you to websites promoting potentially unwanted programs or even malware, so if you want to protect your personal information and prevent extensive damage to the computer, you should take action to remove the adware program that displays pop-ups.

Since the computer may be afflicted by several harmful programs, we recommend that you implement a spyware removal tool to have the unwanted programs and the annoying pop-up ads removed. Our team recommends using SpyHunter because this real-time spyware and malware prevention tool can easily eliminate various computer threats and remove them from the computer. You will be protected against browser hijacker, rogue anti-spyware programs and many other computer threats, which can easily access unprotected computers.

If you are determined to rid the browsers of pop-up ads manually, follow the instructions provided below. In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

How to remove pop-up ads

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs and uninstall the adware program.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.

How to fix your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Click Search Providers and set a new default search engine.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and click Settings.
  2. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon next to the search box.
  2. Select a new search provider.

Since the instructions may be insufficient, we recommend that you scan the computer after changing the settings of the browsers.

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