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How to Get Rid of MonsterMarketplace Ads (Adware Removal Guide)

Redirected to monstermarketplace.com within IE, Firefox or Chrome? Or annoyed by constant MonsterMarketplace pop up ads? Learn more on MonsterMarketplace and how to get rid of its ads as well as its related PUPs installed on your machine.

 

What is MonsterMarketplace? 

 

Basically users who are probably feeling a little on the irritated side after sighting the presence of MonsterMarketplace would face one of these two variants of such an infection: one that redirects users to monstermarketplace.com when using search engines (not necessarily Google) and another one that double underlines certain words linking to ads. Facing either situation may be quite worrying as it may be hard to identify what’s causing such problem. As such, the first variant is slightly more aggressive while the second one is a rather command adware/PUP infection. At any rate, both variants can be removed manually. However here we still recommend you antimalware to scan any potentially related hidden components of other infections to survive the issue.

 

Symptoms of Getting Infected by MonsterMarketplace

 

♦ If your computer gets infected by the first variant of MonsterMarketplace, you would be constantly redirected to monstermarketplace.com, which is an ads-promoting site. If you check your browser settings, you will find that your homepage and default search engine is replaced as monstermarketplace.com. Below is the image of monstermarketplace.com.
MonsterMarketplace-com-redirect

 

♦ If you encounter the pop up ads by the second variant of MonsterMarketplace, you will see in-text linking ads by MonsterMarketplace shows as double underlined superlinks. Moving the mouse hover over the link, there would come up a popup like the image shown below to deliver you related ads. If you check your browser settings, you may find that there would be some unrecognized browser add-on related installed even without your permission or knowledge.

MonsterMarketplace

 

Is MonsterMarketplace a virus? 

 

Either MonsterMarketplace popup or MonsterMarketplace.com is not strictly a virus, but definitely either is unsafe to use. MonsterMarketplace pop up ads is as a result of installing some adware or PUP to inject some browser add-on to the web browsers to pop up ads from in-text superlinks, while the monstermarketplace.com is an ads-promoting site that would redirect you some site full of ads or even spams. Links at either place you are redirected to visit would result in high risks of flooding ads jam your system or even getting infected by other malware.

 

How Did MonsterMarketplace Install to My Computer?

 

MonsterMarketplace installs itself in a variety of ways although the most common method is via freeware and fake downloads.

Typically either the monstermarketplace.com redirects or the MonsterMarketplace popups come as consequences of installing some PUP or adware which are often bundled with other free downloads or fake downloads such as download manager, software informer, video player, etc.
Also this could be distributed by malicious websites or spam links to automatically download the file to your computer.

Risks of Having MonsterMarketplace Ads Stay

 

♦ 1. Any victim user of this infection could tell you how exasperating these endless popups are whilst in-text advertisements also redirect you to websites chosen by the software’s author.

♦ 2. Not only does the MonsterMarketplace interrupt your normal web browser searching use, but also it is very likely to flood your system with spams, ads and high risks of other malware infections. By clicking on links it displays, you will be redirected to nothing but commercial sites or malicious sites.

♦ 3. It slows down the web browsing search as well as the system operating. From time to time, it even causes web browser crash.

♦ 4. The MonsterMarketplace hides itself within your operating system in order to make it harder for you to detect and delete – that shows it’s not to be trusted!
All in all, avoid the MonsterMarketplace ads at all cost. Below is some tips to prevent the presence of MonsterMarketplace on your PC or laptop:

 

Prevent tips:

 

♥ 1. Use caution when surfing online. Basically and first and foremost,  you are supposed to turn on security features of your web browser.See detailed instructions to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome. Or see here to learn how to block monstermarketplace.com using Anvi AD Blocker.

♥ 2. Be very careful when downloading or installing some freeware from the Internet.

♥ 3. If there is a need to download some software, especially freeware, online, please ensure there is nothing else bundled with it.

♥ 4. During the install, always opt for custom install instead of continuing hitting next step button in order to avoid anything else bundled to install. Pay attention to any precheck box in order to see anything unwanted selected and installed.
Please note some PUP or adware may also get installed even if you deselect the relevant precheck box. If such is the case, instantly uninstall the bundling freeware which comes to be a potentially risk now.

 

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Although technically the MonsterMarketplace is not a virus, it is surely a pest that you will want to get rid of it upon sight.

If so, below is a removal guide for your reference. Good luck and be safe online.

How to Remove MonsterMarketplace Ads (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Step 1. Antimalware scan to remove any hidden components of related PUP or malware infections

Step 2. Uninstall Related PUP or Adware from Control Panel

Step 3. Repair Browser Settings in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

Step 4. Remove Leftovers, Tracking Cookies and Maintain System Performance

Step 5. Block MonsterMarketplace.com, Malicious Websites and pop up ads using Anvi AD Blocker

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Step 1. Antimalware scan to remove any hidden components of related PUP or malware infections

Antimalware scan and remove is necessary to ensure the system is safe from any related malware infections or hidden components of related PUPs. And here we use the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender as an example for demonstration purpose.

Anvi Smart Defender antimalware download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

 

delta search asd scanned result

 

Instructions: 1. Download and install. 2. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button. 3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.

 

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Step 2. Uninstall Related PUP or Adware from Control Panel

 

Please choose an option below to uninstall related PUP or adware from computer:

Option 1. Automatic Uninstall using Anvi Uninstaller

Option 2. Manual Uninstall from Control Panel

Tips: If you can’t identify the related PUP or adware, and any other trouble alike in the uninstall process, it is a good idea to removal all programs installed at the date that you first catch the sight of the MonsterMarketplace.

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Option 1. Automatic Uninstall

 

Please note the Anvi Uninstaller is integrated in the system cleaner Cloud System Booster, which can also help you remove the leftovers and maintain the system after the removal (detailed in step 4). The Anvi Uninstaller which contains a Recently Installed Tab can help you conveniently find the related PUP from recently installed program list to uninstall.

To use Anvi Uninstaller, you can follow below steps:

1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster. (Safe download link: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)

2. Start it and click on Toolbox at the bottom of the main screen to access where you can locate Anvi Uninstaller to Download and Run.

3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the related programs to uninstall.

uninstall lyrics woofer using Anvi Uninstaller-1

Here just uses the LyricsWoofer adware as an example for demonstration purpose.

 

Then you will see below windowAnvi Uninstall

remove lyricswoofer leftovers from computer using Anvi Uninstaller

Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.

And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:  http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

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Option 2. Manually uninstall Related PUP or Adware from Control Panel

 

Some adware or PUP related will install its program to the Control Panel. To remove it, you can:

For Win 8 users: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

For Windows xp:  Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the related PUP from the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

 

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Step 3. Repair Browser Settings  in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Choose an option to repair browser settings below:

Option 1–Automatic repair using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Recommended for users who use multiple web browsers

Option 2–Manual Repair in IE, Firefox and Chrome

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Option 1. Automatic Repair using Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

To repair browser settings, generally there are mainly three aspects in fixing browser settings in IE, Firefox and Chrome: remove add-on and related search engine, fix the homepage. Now to conveniently repair the browser settings, you can use this tool-Anvi Slim Toolbar. (download: www.dotfab.com/download_ast.html )

Instructions: 1. Download and install 2. Start the program and click Manage on its main screen. 3. Find the related or any unrecognized add-on/plugin from the appeared list, select them to remove. 4. Switch to the main screen and click Repair button to repair the homepage and search engine.

Remove related add-on/extension/plug-in from IE, Firefox and Chrome using Anvi Slim Toolbar

remove toolbar using anvi slim toolbar

 

 

Reset homepage and search engine using Anvi Slim Toolbar

Slim toolbar browser repair delta search

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Option 2. Manual Repair in IE, Firefox and Chrome

 

> For Internet Explorer users

> For Mozilla Firefox users

> For Google Chrome users

 

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IE Internet Explorer

 

Open Internet Explorer, click Settings icon to select Manage add-on

IE manage add-on

There will open a window of Manage add-ons, where you need to locate on Toolbars and Extensions tab, search through the list to find the related or unrecognized add-on. Click the item to disable and remove it one by one.

delta search toolbar add-on in IE

Note: Some PUP’s inserted add-on/plugin in IE can only be removed through control Panel, that is to say, if you uninstall it from the Control Panel, this add-on will automatically disappear in IE.

 

2. Remove Search provider

Still on the window of manage add-ons, switch to Search Providers tab, and then search for related or unrecognized search provider to locate it and click on Remove button at the bottom to get rid of it. (Please note if the search provider to remove is set as default, firstly you need to set other search engine like bing or google as default and then proceed the removal. )

delta search engine removal in IE

 Here just takes the delta search search provider removal as an example for demonstration purpose. 

 

3. Reset homepage

Click on Settings icon and then select Internet Options. On the coming up window, locate → General tab → Home page area, you can either click on the Use Blank button or type your desired homepage like www.google.com in the edit box. Then, click OK to save the change and exit. That’s it.

reset homepage in IE

 

Restart the Internet Explorer to check. That’s it.

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 Alternative Option——–Reset Internet Explorer Settings

 

Windows XP users: Click “Start”, click “Run”, in the opened window type “inetcpl.cpl”. In the opened window click on “Advanced” tab, then click Reset.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type “inetcpl.cpl” and click enter. In the opened window click on “Advanced” tab, then click Reset.

>next step

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Firefox  Mozilla Firefox

 

1. Remove add-on

Open Mozilla Firefox, click on Firefox button on the top left of the window to open a dropped menu where you need to select Add-ons to open the mange add-ons window.

Firefox add-ons1

 

On the opened window of manage add-ons, locate the Extensions tab to locate the Delta Search related add-on and click Remove button to remove it.

Remove Delta Search add-on from Firefox

delta search add-on firefox

Here just takes the delta search add-on removal as an example for demonstration purpose. 

Besides, you also need to check for the plugin tab on the add-on manage window, where you may also find the Conduit plugin and if any, make sure remove it as well.

 

2. Reset homepage

Click Firefox button to select Options->Options from the dropped menu.
Firefox homepage reset 1

 

 

On the opened window, locate General tab and reset the homepage by either entering your desired homepage like www.google.com or click on Restore to Default button. When finished, click OK to save the change and exit.
firefox homepage reset

 

3. Repair search engine

In the opened Firefox window, click the right place besides the search box as shown in below image to drag out a dropped menu from there to select Manage search engines…

manage search engine delta search firefox 1

 Here just takes the delta search search provider removal as an example for demonstration purpose. 

Then there will comes out a windows as shown in below picture. Click on the related or unrecognized search engine...locate it and then click Remove to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit the window.

delta search removal from firefox 2

 

4. Configure Firefox

Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture.

Firefox configuration

Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

Then,  on the appeared window, type MonsterMarketplace in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.

reset firefox delta search

 

When finished, restart the Firefox to check. That’s it.

>next step

 

Alternative Option——–Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings

 

1. Open Firefox, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu, and select Troubleshooting Information.

Image

 

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

 

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3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

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

>next step

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chromeReset Google Chrome

 

1.  Reset homepage

On the opened window, switch to Settings as shown in below image and then under the On startup area, click Set pages

Chrome homepage reset

There will open a page as shown below. Locate the monstermarketplace.com or related address and click X to remove it. Click OK to save the change and exit.

qvo6_startup-chrome

 

Here in this picture, we just use qvo6.com page as an example for demonstration purpose.

 

Make sure remove the MonsterMarketplace pages from the start page and homepage on both areas of On Startup and Appearance

qvo6_appearance-chrome

 

Here in this picture, we just use qvo6.com page as an example for demonstration purpose.

 

2. Remove Search Engine

Still on the Chrome settings window, find the search area and click on manage search engine button.

modify search engine in chrome

 

Then you will open a window like below picture. Firstly you need to select another search engine like google.com as default and then locate the monstermarketplace.com and click X to remove it.

qvo6_search engine-chrome

Here in this picture, we just use qvo6.com page as an example for demonstration purpose.

Finally you can click Close button to exit.

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Alternative Option—Reset Google Chrome settings

1. Access to below file:

C:Users[username]AppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser Datadefault

The folder “Default” contains all of the requisite settings.  To reset Chrome, close it and change the folder name of “Default” to anything else…”Default old” or “Default broken” or whatever else you like. Once you reopen Chrome it will be reset!

If you want to retain some settings (especially things like bookmarks and login info) you can copy (don’t just move them because they should be kept intact as backups; copy them) those files into your new Default folder any time that Chrome is closed.

Note: The current version of Chrome does not provide the reset function in its settings list and you can sue the above method to set it to default settings in order to fix the browser issues without reinstall it.

However, in Chrome 15,16,17, you can go to: Options →Personal Stuff → Users→Delete User.

If you are the only chrome user, you will be the only user in the list. Click on “DELETE THIS USER” and viola…. You have reset Google Chrome to default settings.

All your add-ons, settings will restore to defaut.

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Step 4. Remove Leftovers, Tracking Cookies and Maintain System Performance

 

See to remove the tracking cookies of monstermarketplace.com and other leftovers including junks to maintain the system performance.

Note: Before the cookies removal, you’d better backup your important personal information like some important username and passwords.

As for removing tracking cookies and cleaning system junk files, you can use some system cleaner like Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster Download: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Instructions: 1. Download and install.

2. Click Disk Cleaner button on the main screen and then on the left navigator, locate the web browser like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome that you use, and then select item of removing cookies. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.

remove cookies using Cloud system Booster

 

3. Now you can either click Start Scan button on the left bottom and clear the junks when the scan finished, or click on Home button to back on the main screen and click Quick Care to fully clean the system. The later is our recommendation any way.

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More recommended: if you want a deep optimization, then hard disk defragmentation would be a good idea. As for this, Anvi Ultimate Defrag is available for your nice try.

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html

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Step 5. Step 5. Block MonsterMarketplace.com, Malicious Websites and pop up ads using Anvi AD Blocker

 

Some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker would also a good idea to help you block this monstermarketplace.com redirect by adding the URL to its blacklist. Besides, it also provides a huge online database to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and annoying advertisements.

ad blocker

Anvi AD Blocker download: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.

>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker

To block the monstermarketplace.com using Anvi AD Blocker, you can follow below instructions on the image:

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker

>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker

 

Not only this tool can help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this monstermarketplace.com by adding the URL into its black list.

If any question in the removal process, contact us at any time for timely help.