It means your PC has been infected with adware or potentially unwanted programs, PUP for short, when PCadviceforyou.com ads pop up without rhyme or reason. To stop these annoying pop-ups, you are required to find out those threats in your PC and get rid of them completely. Read on.
What Is PCadviceforyou.com
PCadviceforyou.com advertisement is a kind of fake and deceptive pop-up prompting user to install false Flash/Media/Video Player for windows. Why the pop-up is deceptive? It is just a means of cyber-crooks to mislead you to download PUP, browser hijacker, Toolbar and adware.
Look at the PCadviceforyou.com pop-up displayed below. It prompts you to install flash player to play whatever you want.
Actually, this flash player installation contains various download clients. That is, PUP and adware, etc will install onto your PC along with the flash player once you click the “Free download” button on the pop-up, even there is not so-called flash player installation at all instead of a variety of unknown PUP.
Cyber-crooks generate revenue depending on installing different publishers’ PUP onto user’s computer without permission.
But then again, the reason why your browser pops up PCadviceforyou.com fake advertisement is that your PC has been infected with PUP and/or adware. When you visited those malicious or hijacked websites, they contain exploit code and will install PUP onto your PC secretly. But for most of case, the PUP and/or adware got on your PC via a deceptive method bundling: they are bundled with third party software (those downloaded from the internet) to sneaks into computer without knowledge and permission. Thus, we have several tips for you to safely surf the internet.
To ensure be safe 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. 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.
3. Do not click those unknown and suspicious links and attachments in email.
4.When install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.
5. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom or Advanced 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.
These tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.
How to Remove PCadviceforyou.com Pop-ups?
Five steps for removal of PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.com pop-ups from all of browsers
- ❹ Clean up leftovers of PCadviceforyou.com and optimize your PC
- ❺ Web guard for pop-ups and malicious websites blocking(Optional)
❶ Uninstall any of suspicious adware/PUP from computer
The dubious PUP leading to PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.com pop-ups from all of browsers
Because plugins related to PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.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 PCadviceforyou.com pop-ups.
Locate potentially unwanted browser extension related to PCadviceforyou.com pop-ups and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
❹ Clean up leftovers of PCadviceforyou.com pop-ups and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PUP/adware leading to PCadviceforyou.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
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 thier computers been infected with PCadviceforyou.com pop-up virus 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.
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.