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How to Remove Today’s Specials Pop-up Ads? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

Today’s Specials pop-up ads not only interfere with browsing experience but imply that computer has a potential safety hazard. Here comes the step by step instruction for the removal of such pop-up ads. Please pay your attention!

 

What is Today’s Specials?

(definition, symptoms and dangers)

 

Today’s Specials is adware and PUP (potentially unwanted program) that injects various product ads on random webpage without permission. For cyber criminals, it is a revenue generator that depends on pay-per-click ads and valid purchase transactions as well as clicks ratio.

Once installed, Today’s Specials will bombard you with a constantly streaming of pop-up ads. Pop-up, banner, in-text links ads and hyperlinks labeled “Today’s Specials” are proved to be regular harassers for these innocent victims. Usually, when you are leisurely hovering your mouse over certain picture or random words using the infected computer, then the “Today’s Specials” ads will pop up automatically. By displaying you diverse product with competitive price, these ads are eager to attract you to purchase their products. If you are just curious as to its pop-up ads and don’t attend to buy any of products, you are unfortunately become potential purchaser as you have been the sales lead for one website since you click “Today’s Specials” advertisement, and help it boost its traffic. Although few people will really care about such kind of promotion advertising, they actually interfere with browsing experience seriously.

Today’s Specials adware pops up ads containing different products, attempting to tempt you to buy it.
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Put aside the question how “Today’s Specials” adware goes to your PC for a moment, we have to admit that this PUP claiming will enhance your browsing experience indeed never asks you fees for its use, which is not in conflict with the statement it reads that it’s a free application. However, it is because Today’s Specials is “free”, naturally it will offer you a variety of additional offers and third party service to ensure its profit. That is, it works with advertisers and websites and allows them to distribute their ads on your websites via its “Today’s Specials” platform.

“Today’s Specials” adware installs the related extension, or not require it at all, to display ads. Similar to Right Coupon, it will access data on all your websites and tabs, monitor your online activity and collect your web search queries. Thus, the adware is easily to know your preference so that it is able to improve its ads to cater to your taste.

 

How Dose Today’s Specials Install on Computer

 

Today’s Specials adware mainly is bundled with its affiliate partners (almost free apps from the internet) to install on victim’s PC silently. At the moment, we need to pay attention to the Terms of use and Privacy Policy of each installer and always opt for “Advanced” or “Custom” installation to decide what additional offers to install by ourselves. (Tip: almost those supposed additional offers are adware, broswser hijacker and PUP).

Meanwhile, you may download it either from spam ads or its affiliate sites by accident.

Because Today’s Specials adware easily seizes opportunity to install on computer,each user at least need to own one tool for detecting and blocking malicious popups, ads and websites. Besides, you’d better learn how to get away from virus infections when browse. For more prevention tips of surfing safely online in future, please click here.

After you know the truth, please follow the remove guide below step by step if you decide to get rid of Today’s Specials adware and block its ads. For any question during the removal, please leave them below.

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How to Remove Today’s Specials Pop-up ads?

 

Five steps for removal of Today’s Specials Pop-up ads

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Uninstall all adware and/or PUP from computer

 

Locate Today’s Specials or its different install name Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Yontoo, etc. and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel as uncertain negative applications are in victim’s computer.

 

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.

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Alternative uninstall method

(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud 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 and remove any suspicious programs(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).

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You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall them if you use the Pro Version.


 

Remove PUP.XXX and other virus infections hidden in your PC

 

PUP.XXX refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs in your PC which can’t be removed from control panel. As Today’s Specials pop-up ads are suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.

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 scan

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Eliminate browser extension related to Today’s Specials pop-up ads from all of browsers

 

Because extension related to Today’s Specials pop-up ads will not be get rid of along with the removal of this unwanted program and other viruses, you must remove them to get rid of ads and deals from Ads by Keep Now” and keep the security of your personal information.

Note: It is normal that the extension has been removed before you try to get rid of them from your browser.

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

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Remove the related add-on from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.

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It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove the 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 the related add-on on all browsers and remove.

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–Or you can choose to manually remove the related plug-in from your browser

 

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Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons.

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Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on the related extension and then click on Disable.

 

 

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Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons.

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Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of the related extension.

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Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions.

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Locate the related extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


 

Clean up leftovers of the risk and optimize your PC

 

The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of the risk including adware, PUP and extension 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.

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.

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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.

 

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Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with Today’s Specials pop-up ads 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.

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Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.


 

Web guard for pop-up ads 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.

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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.

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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.

That’s it
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Deep cleanup for you disk

 

After a longtime of use, your disk must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html

Purchasehttp://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php

After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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How to Prevent from being Infected with similar risk Again in the Future

 

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. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.

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.

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 and start their web guard feature.

If you use Anvi Smart Defender antivirus software_

Anvi Smart Defender is a antivirus software specializing in detecting and removing various virus, malware, trojan and PUP, etc. At the same time, its real-time web guard is powerful.

Just click Guard button after you run it (download link: http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html), and then click “off” button to start its 24 hours web guard.

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Because its feature “Guard” is pro, so you have to purchase it: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php.

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.