Monster.com site has triggered a user backlash with such obnoxious techniques as pop-ups and redirect. Here a complete guide for the removal of Monster.com is presented. Read on.
What is Monster.com?
Monster.com is an ad supported domain which is used to display various advertising and track how they perform by advertiser. It is classified as potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware.
Usually, browser will pop up Monster.com window or you’ll be redirected to this suspicious site after your PC is infected with the PUP. These pup-up ads or new tabs are mainly strange looking: they either prompt you to update your Flash Player or involve in a variety of advertising content including games, losing weight and making money, etc.
Advertising prompting you to download program similar to the following is the most common.
The Flash Player the pop-up promoted is always proved to be a fake installer bundled with adware, PUP and other useless programs. Or such kind of pop-up is simple a trap that redirects you to malicious websites full of virus after click the related link or button on it. As for other type of ads generated by Monster.com will mislead you to unknown and dubious websites and then attempt you to complete a certain deal or pay for services that are definitely useless for you.
Monster.com adware will track your browsing cookies and all websites in addition to bombard you with a constant stream of pop-ups. It collects your browsing habit and related data including how their pop-ups perform for delivering relevant ads and content though you never allow it does so. As for your privacy information, it may be saved by the pup at the same time and make you end up being victim of financial theft and identity theft.
Monster.com pop-up is caused by adware/PUP/extension/other suspicious applications in your PC. That is, your PC must have been infected by unwanted programs.These suspicious programs and extensions are mainly bundled with free or share downloads from the internet, sneaking into your PC without permission and knowledge.
However, if you opting for Advance or Custom installation instead of clicking “next” after “next” during the process of such third party software installation, you’ll know all of supposed additional offers including browser hijacker, Toolbar, adware and other PUP hiding in this installation. At the moment, you can opt out these dubious apps by clicking “skip” or “decline”, or unchecking the checkbox beside the optional offers.
To protect your computer from PUP and virus, please follow the removal guide shown below step by step. For any question, please leave it below. We will solve for you as soon as possible.
How to Remove Monster.com Pop-ups?
Five steps for removal of Monster.com pop-ups
- ❶ Uninstall any of suspicious adware/PUP from computer
- ❷ Remove virus infections hidden in your PC
- ❸ Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related Monster.com pop-ups from all of browsers
- ❹ Clean up leftovers of Monster.com and optimize your PC
- ❺ Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking(Optional)
After remove the Monster.com pup-ups form your PC, please refer you to Tips for safely surfing to avoid being infected with similar pop-ups again.
❶ Uninstall any of suspicious adware/PUP from computer
The dubious PUP leading to Monster.com pop-ups is unique in different user’s computer.So please pay attention to those apps you are not familiar with and looks strange or suspicious in your control panel.
Locate and remove all of related adware/PUP such as Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Yontoo, etc. and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to make sure your PC is free from potentially unwanted 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 Could System Booster)
Install and start Could System Booster(link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select suspicious programs and remove(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall the PUP if you use the Pro Version.
❷ Remove virus infections hidden in your PC
As Monster.com Pop-ups are suspicious of make your PC be infected with malware againg by misleading you to malicious websites containing virus infections, so you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections that cannot be tracked in your control panel.
❸ Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related to Monster.com pop-ups from all of browsers
Because plugins related to Monster.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 to Monster.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 Monster.com pop-ups related plug-ins automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php
Start it and click Manager. Then select related add-on on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove Monster.com pop-ups related plug-in from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on potentially unwanted browser extension related to Monster.com pop-ups and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of potentially unwanted browser extension related to Monster.com pop-ups.
Locate potentially unwanted browser extension related to Monster.com pop-ups and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
❹ Clean up leftovers of Monster.com pop-ups and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PUP/adware leading to Monster.com pop-ups 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.
❺ 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 hiding in your PC.
Tips for safe surfing
( to avoid being infected with virus again 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 virus kinds.
1. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.
2. 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. Meanwhile, check whether you have turned on security features of internet browsers for safer surfing online to block malicious websites.
2. Do not click those unknown and suspicious links and attachments in email.
3.When install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.
4. 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.
6. 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.