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How to Remove Pop-up Ads “Recommended for you”? (Adware/Hijacker Removal Guide)

 

It is reported that some people are annoyed by pop-up ads “Recommended for you” (bottom right) while they are browsing the web these days. It looks like an iPhone. And when they click on the x button it minimizes to a small white box says “Recommended for you”. Computer users have tried various methods to remove it but failed. How to stop the troubled ads popping up? This article will help inexperienced computer users to remove the virus step by step. Read more.

 

What is “Recommended for you” virus?

 

“Recommended for you” virus is an adware or a hijacker that causes your browser windows appear a certain pop-up ads taking a form of iphone or box. This type of ads is usually related to what you are reading. For instance, if you are reading an article about food, it will pop up a small window recommend you something to eat; if you’re reading something about marriage, it will pop up an ad of singles. And in general, there are some links or attachments in “Recommended for you” pop up, which may led you to some malicious websites, or even a page full of ads. Once you click these links, you may become the sales target of dubious sites. What follows may be a series of bad consequences, especially loss of your money. “Recommended for you” virus supplies service for cyber criminals and help them to collect money from the innocent computer victims.

Screenshot of “Recommended for you” virus
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Bad influences after installing “Recommended for you” virus

 

As mentioned above, this “Recommended for you” adware will bring you the pesky pop-up ads when you are browsing. Not only will it slow down your net speed, but also it may cheat you out of money after you click the link carelessly.

 

What’s more, as a hijacker, it may redirect your browsers’ default settings, including home pages, extensions, and so on.

 

“Recommended for you” virus may be bundled with other malicious software or malicious files, and then install on your computer.

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How to remove “Recommended for you” virus?

 

(Tips for removing “Recommended for you” virus)

Step 1: Uninstall the related “Recommended for you” malicious files and other unknown programs from Computer through Control Panel

 

For Windows XP:

 

Click “Start”>“Control Panel”>“Add or Remove Programs”>“Programs and Features”>Look for the related “Recommended for you” malicious files and other unknown programs, select them and click Remove.

 

For Windows 7/Vista:

 

Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>“Control Panel”>“Uninstall a program”(under Program)>Look for the related “Recommended for you” malicious files and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall.

 

For Windows 8:

 

Right click at the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >“Uninstall a program”(under Program)> Look for the related “Recommended for you” malicious files and other unknown programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change.

 

Step 2: Remove other potentially unwanted programs from the computer by using anti-malware software Anvi Smart Defender.

 

1: Install Anvi Smart Defender

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 

Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.

 

2. Click quick or full scan

 

After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate potentially malicious infections and any possible unwanted program.

 

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Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results which are similar as below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

 

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Step 3: Remove add-ons, Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in your browsers (IE, FF and Google Chrome)

 

There are two methods for you to remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome.

 

Option 1: Using Anvi Slim ToolBar to remove remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome automatically (Recommended)

 

Option 2: Manually remove remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome

 

If you choose the second method to remove the virus, please pay attention to the following note.

 

Note:

Usually, the standard repair browser settings step to remove browser hijacker or redirect virus comes with 4 mains parts including removing add-on, search engine related, repairing homage page and deleting browser data. However, many redirect viruses or browser hijackers install their add-on or search engine related and the name may be different a lot and this does perplex many users a lot. So to make it clear and more efficient, here we provide you with the universal way and also the most efficient way to repair browser settings all by set browser settings all default. Please note, if you do have some important personalized browser settings, please make a backup and then personalized the browser settings again when the problem is done.

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Option 1: Using Anvi Slim ToolBar to remove remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome automatically (Recommended)

 

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2: Remove malicious toolbars in your broswers.

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Scan to detect malicious toolbars in your browsers. When the scan is finished, click stop button to stop malicious toolbars runing.

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Switch to Manage tab, click toolbars you want to remove and click Remove button to get rid of malicious toolbars in your browser.(the similar operation is displayed below)

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3: Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Option 2: Manually remove remove add-ons, repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine in IE, FF and Google Chrome

 

For Internet Explorer

 

1. Open Internet Explorer> click on Tools at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.
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2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.

 

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3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset.

 

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4. After complete resetting, click Close and then click OK.

 

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For FireFox:

 

1. Click Firefox button>Help (for windows 7)/click Help at the top of the Firefox window(for windows XP)>select Troubleshooting Information.

 

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2. Click Reset Firefox in the right part of the Troubleshooting Information page.

 

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3. Click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens to complete the operation.

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For Google Chrome:

 

1. Click wrench or 3 bar icon( next to the address bar)>Tools>Extensions.

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2. Locate Flash Player Update 11.0 and any suspicious extension and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.

 

Step 4: Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites.

Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

 

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Expect installing Anvi Ad Blocker to block pop ups automatically, you can also choose a manual method to stop ads to pop up when you use the browser.

 

Block pop-ups in IE, FireFox and Google Chrome

 

For Internet Explore:

 

Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.

 

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For FireFox:

 

Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.

 

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For Google Chrome:

 

Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.

 

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Enjoy your safe time online.