It is not normal that ads prompting you to download certain player or similar video downloaders pop up now and then while you browse, especially those from domain Downdapp.com. What is Downdapp.com pop-up ad and how to get rid of it once and for all? The answer is in the article.
First, Downdapp.com is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware, the culprit causing your browsers flooded with the unnecessary and annoying ads. Some experts also regard it as a platform generating various pop-up window mainly related to program downloading to collect traffic and monetize it. No matter what it is; there is no doubt that Downdapp.com will bring threats to your PC like the similar pop-up virus Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net.
Threats and hidden trouble
❶ People whose computer was infected with Downdapp.com will receive probably the same types of advertising—player downloads. With the reason you are required to download certain media player to watch the video you prefer, Downdapp.com pop-up ads just interrupt your browsing activity. We cannot predict when such popup will appear, at present it spreads to random webpage.
❷ With that, users are easily misled to click its ads and even attempt to download the player prompted. Be careful! You are possibly redirected to malicious websites full of virus infections or websites that have been hijacked. Even through you download its program successfully, the chance to be infected with malware from the installer itself is still exist. Not only that, but also Downdapp.com gets traffic and revenue from your click and downloads.
❸ To boost traffic and benefit more, Downdapp.com will access all of your websites, tabs and online activity sneakily. The purpose is obvious, to collect your browsing habit to get a better performance of displaying ads that you may be interested in. However, you should be worried about your privacy information because the PUP will steal your personal information such as credit card, logon account, and email and so on to use in immoral business deals.
❹ It is also reported that Downdapp.com will hijack all your browsers to redirect you to its websites when you search something in the search bar and always display you the Downdapp.com webpage whenever open new tab.
So where it comes from—the PUP behaving so badly?
The main way for Downdapp.com to go to our PC is packaged with the 3rd party software installers including video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators from websites like download.com, softonic.com, software.informer to trick you into installing such software under its Recommended installation settings by exploiting your carelessness. So when Downdapp.com pop-up ads appear on your browsers, it indicates that there must adware and/or PUPs having installing on your PC. Other PUP got on computer by the same means we know including NationZoom.com, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net, BetterSurf, and Jsn.donecore.net, etc. 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. For more knowledge to avoid be infected with Downdapp.com again, please read How to Be Safe Online.
How to Remove Downdapp.com Pop-ups
- Step 1 Uninstall all of dubious programs related to Downdapp.com
- Step 2 Remove malicious Downdapp.com files and hidden virus infections
- Step 3 Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related Downdapp.com pop-ups from all of browsers
- Step 4 Clean up leftovers caused by Downdapp.com and optimize your PC
- Step 5 Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking
Step 1 Uninstall all of dubious programs related to Downdapp.com
The tool Anvi Uninstaller contained in Cloud System Booster( system maintaining&optimizing software ) specializes in removing various programs installing in your PC. The “Recently Installed” tab can help those who can’t distinguish adware or PUP to easily get rid of them as it tracks back to the time around the adware and PUP related to Downdapp.com installing.
Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.
After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.
Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Downdapp.com related programs “Desk 365“, “iSafe”, “Wsys Control” and “eSafe Security Control”, especially these applications installed recently. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)
If you use pro version of Cloud System Booster, you can remove leftover of Downdapp.com directly after remove its related dubious programs. For those who use free version, you have to complete Step 4 to clean up all of leftover, junk files, invalid registry entries and so on by PC optimizer Cloud System Booster.
The leftover of Downdapp.com scan result is similar to the picture below.
—Alternative removal choice
It is available that removing Downdapp.com related programs through your control panel except by Anvi Uninstaller.
For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for any suspicious programs you unknown and have not installed intentionally, select it and click Remove one by one.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for any suspicious programs you unknown and have not installed intentionally, select it and click Uninstall/Change one by one.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for any suspicious programs you unknown and have not installed intentionally, select it and click Uninstall/Change one by one.
After remove the all of PUPs from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download:http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.
Step 2 Remove malicious Downdapp.com files and hidden virus infections
Free downloads probably installs additional browser hijacker, adware and PUP including these are associated with Downdapp.com popups onto your PC. And you don’t know whether there are virus infections got on your computer when you click Downdapp.com ads so you need the antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender to give you a full system scan and remove all of hidden virus infections and the malicious files related to Downdapp.com popups.
Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scam of your system. Remove all of the malicious files after the scam finished.
Step 3 Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related to Downdapp.com from all of browsers
Because plugins related to Downdapp.com pop-ups will not be removed along with the removal of these PUP and viruses, you must remove them from browsers to keep the security of your PC.
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: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php and install it according its navigation.
Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar
Remove potentially unwanted browser extension related Downdapp.com pop-ups 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 Downdapp.com related plug-ins automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
Start it and click Manager. Then select related add-on on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove Downdapp.com plug-in from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on potentially unwanted browser extension related to Downdapp.com and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of potentially unwanted browser extension related to Downdapp.com.
Locate potentially unwanted browser extension related to Downdapp.com and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
Step 4 Clean up leftovers caused Downdapp.com and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of Downdapp.com Pop-upsadware/PUP 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.
1. Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
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.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
Step 5 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 http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
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 http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php
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 hidding in your PC.
How to Be Safe Online
( to avoid being infected with Downdapp.com in the future)
To ensure be safe on 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 that share the common with distribution.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.
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.
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