How to Remove Popup Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Popup Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)

Postby Autumn » 2013-11-14 22:02

Popup ads addressed take over your browser screen? Tried to stop them by closing all popup windows but failed? Computer becomes slower and slower? Browser crashes out of sudden? All of these things are a sign that is infecting your computer. The only way to stop annoying popups from is to remove from your computer. Read more.

What is ( Popup Ads Introduction) enters into your computer without any permission. Lots of computer users don’t know when and how comes into their computers. In fact, is caused by an adware or a potentially unwanted program which is downloaded from the internet.

Once in, makes every effect to distribute ads to compromised computer. Not only ads are annoyed but also are dangerous. To make profits from ads, fills sponsored links in some ads so as to make money and create traffic from each of your clicking on these links. Moreover, cyber crooks may take advantages of to spread Trojans and rootkits by filling malicious links in these popup ads. In such case, Trojans can attack those computer users who access to the malicious websites by clicking popup ads of

In summary, both of and ads from are dangerous. In order to root deeper in the infected computer, modifies the host files. As a result, it is difficult to remove from computer. Therefore, if you want to completely get rid of, checking host files is very important.

Where does come from?

1) comes bundled with freeware or shareware applications.
2) disguises as attachment embedded in emails.
3) is dropped on your computer through hijacked websites.

According to above infection ways of, there are some methods helping you reduce the chances of getting

1) You should always opt for custom setup when install free desired programs.
2) You should pay attention to attachments or links embedded in emails from unknown people.
3) You should be vigilant to unknown websites or weird domains.

How to Remove Popup Ads (Adware Removal Guide)?

    Step 1 Remove from control panel
    Step 2 Repair modified hosts files
    Step 3 Remove from browser
    Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

(Important Step: It is necessary for you to clean leftovers and caches of virus for these junks especially caches have the ability of reviving That's why some computer users find that takes a comeback. therefore, you are recommended to remove caches and leftovers related to completely by using a free optimizer-Cloud System Booster.)

Step 1 Remove from control panel

Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove related programs.

Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find related programs, and hit Remove.

Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find related programs, and click on Uninstall.


Step 2 Repair modified hosts files

1 Go to Start, type C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc in the search box
2 Double-click hosts file to open it. Open with Notepad or any other text editor.


The Windows hosts file should look the same as in the image below (Windows XP). There should be only one line: localhost (Windows XP) localhost ::1 (Windows Vista/7/8).


Note: If there are more lines, remove them and save changes.

Step 3 Remove from browser

Internet Explorer

1 Reset homepage

Tools> Internet Options> General > replace with a desired domain like> Click Apply to complete the operation


2 Reset the settings

Go to Tools> Internet Options. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.


In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, and then click on Reset button.


After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click on Close and then click OK.


Mozilla Firefox

1 Reset homepage

Tools> Options> General> replace with a desired domain like > Click OK to complete the change.


2 Reset settings

Click the Firefox button on the top left corner, go to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and hit Troubleshooting Information.


Click on the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.


Click on Reset Firefox in the confirmation window. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish.

Google Chrome

1 Remove related extensions

Click on the Chrome menu > tools> Extensions > Find and delete related add-ons from the list.


2 Remove from the Startup pages of Chrome.

Click on the Chrome menu>tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.


3 Remove from the homepage.

Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change

Remove from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.


4 Change default search provider and remove from the search engines list.

Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove from the list.


Step 4 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

After removing adware, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.

1. Download and install Cloud System Booster

Official site:

2. Run the Cloud System Booster

Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit Clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.


Malware prevention tips adware may bring you to infectious websites. In this case, you are exposed to other horrible computer viruses. Cyber criminals are very possible to drop Trojans or rootkits on your computer through malicious websites. Therefore, it is necessary for you to scan your computer using an antivirus program to make sure the nonexistence of other malware after you remove

Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. And here we recommend you the Anvi Smart Defender antimalware and use it for demonstration.


BTW, if you choose the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender, AD blocker capable of effectively blocking malicious advertisements and fishing websites is available for you. Compared with free version, the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender increases the functions of Web Guard, Behavior Guard, USB guard and Adware Guard, which prevents you from computer viruses in all directions.


Or you can Download Anvi AD Blocker (> Install and run the program> Click MORE on top right of the main screen then select Settings> Click on Blacklist> Hit Add URL>Hit Add and close the window> Click Apply to save all changes.

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