DotFab Blog » Adware»How to Remove “Ads by Keep Now” Pop-ups? (Adware Removal Guide)

How to Remove “Ads by Keep Now” Pop-ups? (Adware Removal Guide)


To prevent “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups, please follow the removal guide below step by step. Before that, we will give a brief introduction of this kind of pop-up.


What is “Ads by Keep Now” Pop-up?


“Ads by Keep Now” pop-up is generated by related extensions installing on your browser. It could of course be caused by adware and/or PUP on your operating system directly. In either case, your PC has been infected with adware, PUP, and/or browser add-on which lead to “ads by Keep Now” pop-ups. To stop such pop-ups from appearing on web, the first step is to uninstall the culprit.

However, you may find nothing dubious on computer. It cloud be happen. Then you need to scan your system with antivirus software to find the risk and get rid of it.



“Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups are always relevant to Flash Player and Java update as well as software downloading including security applications. They are delivered to random the website you visit by the related extension. And when your mouse hovers over certain words on a webpage, an update notification labeled with “Ads by Keep Now” will pop up, too.

If you found out that the content “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups show is mostly associated with what you’ve browsed before? Yes, it is because that the risk, especially browser extension, has saved your browsing habit and search queries via accessing all of your website and tabs, and monitoring your online activity to inject pop-ups based on your preference. Although we can’t confirm that if the adware, PUP or extension will steal your privacy information containing log-in password and credit card for unethical use, it is known that cyber criminals can easily collect the information at least.

The situation that user is redirected to unknown and strange websites after click “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups also appeared.


Most often, the PUP, adware and/or extension causing “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups (collectively risk) get access into users’ computers bundled with the freeware or other downloads from the internet. The risk lurks in the background of such downloads and installs on users’ PC successfully long with the installation of such downloads. As an option with the check box that has already been ticked, the risk enables most of users to regard it as a legal part of downloads. So People including you may click “next” after “next” to install these downloads so that let the risk slip into computer. In a few cases that might infiltrate computer completely hide in the downloads without any warning.


How to Prevent from being Infected with similar risk Again in the Future


To surf safely online in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.

Below is the removal instruction, please follow it in the correct order. For any question, please leave it below and we will solve it for you in the first time.

How to Remove “Ads by Keep Now” Pop-ups?


Five steps for removal of “Ads by Keep Now” Pop-ups



Uninstall all adware and/or PUP from computer


Expect adware and/PUP causing “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups, Other PUP such as Jump Flip, Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Mobogenie, etc will install on computer after you install free downloads form the internet. So please find and remove all of them from control panel to ensure your PC is free from any negative programs.


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for any dubious program, select them and click Remove.


For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.


For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.




Alternative uninstall method

(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud System Booster)

Install and start Could System Booster(link:→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).

Similar picture



You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use the Pro Version.


Remove PUP.XXX and other virus infections hidden in your PC


PUP.XXX refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs in your PC which can’t be removed from control panel. As “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups are suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:,Purchase: firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scan




Eliminate browser extension related to “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups from all of browsers


Because extension related to “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups will not be get rid of along with the removal of this unwanted program and other viruses, you must remove them to get rid of ads and deals from Ads by Keep Now” and keep the security of your personal information.

Note: It is normal that the extension has been removed before you try to get rid of them from your browser.

Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 4) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.

Removal process demonstration:

1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster: and install it according its navigation.

Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar




Remove the related add-on from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.



It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove the related plug-ins automatically.

The trial version is free for 15 days:

For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:

Start it and click Manager. Then select the related add-on on all browsers and remove.

Similar picture



–Or you can choose to manually remove the related plug-in from your browser



Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons.



Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on the related extension and then click on Disable.




Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons.



Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of the related extension.


Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions.



Locate the related extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


Clean up leftovers of the risk and optimize your PC


The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of the risk including adware, PUP and extension and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.

Download link of Cloud System Booster:


2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.



3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.



Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with “Ads by Keep Now” pop-ups via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.

Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.


Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.


Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking

To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.

Download link
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link

After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.



Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.


As Anvi AD Blocker is a free small tool offered by Anvi Smart Defender, so it is avalible for you to install it by downloading Anvi Smart Defender in the step 2 for removing viruses hiding in your PC.

That’s it


Deep cleanup for you disk


After a longtime of use, your disk must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download:


After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

aud3 (1)