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How to Remove Pop-up Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)…opens a new tab automatically when you click on a link in webpage or open a new tab? Worried about the security of your computer and want to stop those pop-ups? Then read on.



About Pop-ups



Similar to pop-ups, pop-ups, pop-ups indicate that your computer is infected by some kind of adware or potentially unwanted application, such as SuperLyrics, BobyLyrics, LyricsSing, Remarkit, Click-N-Mark and so on. Once get installed, those unwanted staff will add browser extensions or plugins to your install web browser without your knowledge and permission, thus you will see pop-up windows from when you open a webpage or a new tab. Those pop-up windows display various ads, sponsored links, misleading information and fake updates. pop-up


Bear in mind that never clicks on those items in the pop-up. By displaying those ads, cyber criminals who crafted those adware and PUPs aim to get pay-per-click revenue. Worse still, you may end up with more adware and malware on your computer for those ads often lead to dubious websites or drive-by downloads. Furthermore, is a tracking cookie in itself, so do not enter any personal information on the webpages that opens. Cyber criminals may collect that information for unethical use.


Those unwanted stuff usually come as special offers or pre-checked item when you install free applications, that’s why you are unaware of how and when you are infected. Please always opt for custom/advanced installation and never click on Next/Accept/I Agree blindly when install free downloads. You’d better close the pop-up windows from once it occurs and follow the guide below to stop pop-up ads. Should you have any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply at the end of the article.



How to Remove Pop-up Ads? (Removal Guide)



Outline of the removal guide:

     Step 1 > Run a system scan to remove malicious files

     Step 2 > Uninstall malicious programs that cause pop-up

     Step 3 > Remove malicious extension, plugin and add-on from IE/FF/Chrome

     Step 4 > Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster

     Step 5 > Block and pop-up ads with Anvi AD Blocker

     Malware Prevention Tips




Step 1 > Run a system scan to remove malicious files


The unwanted stuff create malicious files and overwrites registry entries when get installed. And pop-ups may expose your computer to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.


1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender from the link below.

Anvi Smart Defender free download link:


2. Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting



3. Go to Scan tap → perform a Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Remove button

BobyLyrics-Anvi Smart Defender remove

Click to go to Step 2 directly



Quick solution for Step 2 to Step 4


To remove malicious applications and stop pop-up ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.


Cloud System Booster free download link:


1. Uninstall malicious programs with Anvi Uninstaller


Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.


Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list and locate any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove



Please note that the Prefect Scan function is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link:



2. Remove malicious browser extension and plugins


Slim Toolbar feature in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.


Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

CSB 3.0-Slim Toolbar


When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

Cloud System Booster-toolbar manager

BobyLyrics extension remove



3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.


In order to clear browser cookies, you should tick the item mannually as follow:

Go to Home tab → click on Disk Cleaner → scroll down the left column → check the cookies option

Clear cookies


Then switch back to Home tab and click on Quick Care to clean up junk files, browser cookies and invalid registry entries.

Next–Block and pop-up ads with Anvi AD Blocker



Step 2 > Uninstall malicious program that cause pop-up pop-up ads is often caused by adware like SuperLyrics, BobyLyrics, LyricsSing, Remarkit and Click-N-Mark, but not only those program, so scroll down your program list and uninstall all suspicious third-party programs.


For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall all unwanted and unknown third-party programs


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall all unwanted and unknown third-party programs



For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove all unwanted and unknown third-party programs



Step 3 > Remove malicious extension, plugin and add-on from IE/FF/Chrome


If you are still encountering pop-up ads after removing malicious programs from your computer, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove leftovers on your web browser.


For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on any suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

BobyLyrics on IE


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions like SuperLyrics

BobyLyrics on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins


For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

BobyLyrics on Chrome


Alternatively, you can reset your web browser to its default settings by following the tutorials in article: How to Reset IE/FF/Chrome to Default Settings.



Step 4 > Clean up and speed up your PC with Cloud System Booster


Please note that after uninstall malicious programs, there will be many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.


1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on Quick Care button to scan and clear residual files.

Cloud System Booster-home


3. Click on Clear button when scan finished.

Cloud System Booster-scan



Step 5 > Block and pop-up ads with Anvi AD Blocker


Anvi AD Blocker is developed to block malicious ads, pop-ups, and protect your PC from harmful sites. You can also add the URL of websites that you don’t like to its Blacklist. It will block the websites that you listed in the Blacklist.


1. Download and install Anvi Ad Blocker

Anvi AD Blocker trial version download link: (expires in 15 days)

Anvi AD Blocker purchase link:


2. Add the URL to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker

Launch Anvi AD Blocker → click More on the top right corner of the window → select Settings in the drop-down menu → select Blacklist tab → hit Add URL → type in the white area → click Add button → close the Add New URL interface → click Apply to save the setting → hit OK complete the setting

anvi ad blocker blacklist


3. Keep Anvi Ad Blocker ON when surfing the Internet

Now you can enjoy a safe and clean online environment. Should you have any question, please leave a reply below.



Malware Prevention Tips                     


1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, those malicious programs sneak into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.


2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.


3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly. pop-ups may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: