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Remove Popup Ads (Adware Removal Guide)

Popups from show up in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to be annoying and dubiously dangerous? In this article you will find how to get rid of such popup ads and related unwanted programs.


What is is an advertising domain to promote free downloads or draw traffics to related websites for money. It is suspiciously risky because very often popup ads come as a result of installing some PUPs  (potentially unwanted programs), like a toolbar , or adware from the Internet.

Thus, if you see constant popups from, then you’d better check your system for any unknown unwanted programs to jam or harm your system. If any remove them once and for all.


The ads from are various in forms of popups. Some fakes like a update for flash player, java software or even web browser, while others shown like normal ads saying you win an Ipad. Such ads are all scam to cheat users to download something you would never want to have or visit some unreliable websites. By clicking such popups, it is very likely to get infected with various adware or malware. Be aware.


Disadvantages and Risk of Having Popups


1. Your PC will run slower and slower, or even get crashed from time to time.

2. Web browsing speed is heavily dragged. You seems to be forced to make an update.

3. The popups may mislead you to risky websites and misguide you to download unwanted programs to jam or harm the computer further.

4. Like many other adware, such popup can access to all your browser data and collect these data, sending them to people who use them for money, no matter that this has already violated your online privacy and compromise your online security.

5. Floods of ads in your web browser will degrade web using.

6. Other unexpected issues like browser hijacking, search redirects, various malware infections are very likely to come along.


Thus to keep your computer system and privacy safe and secure, avoid popup at all cost and remove it upon sight. Blow is a removal guide to help you on this subject.


Prevention improves on virus removal. -—Tips to Prevent Adware/Malware


 How to Get Rid of Popups (Adware Removal Guide)


Step 1. Uninstall  related PUP from Computer

Step 2. Repair modified browser settings modified by PUP or adware 

Step 3. Remove hidden risky components using antimalware

Step 4. Remove tracking cookies, browser history and other key leftovers, and maintain system performance

Step 5. Block malicious websites and ads using Anvi Ad Blocker 


—Adware/malware prevent tips



Step 1. Uninstall related programs from computer


This adware installs its program to computer. To completely remove popup and potential risks related, the first step is to uninstall it from the computer. Follow below steps to uninstall related PUPs from your computer.

To conveniently help you figure out related programs, here we recommend you Anvi Uninstaller featured in Cloud System Booster to do the job:


1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.

Free version:

Get Pro version :


2. Start it and click on Toolbox at the bottom of the main screen to access where you can locate Anvi Uninstaller to Download and Run.

3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the related programs to uninstall.

uninstall in cloud system booster

Note:  The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to  this adware.


Then you will see similar windows as shown in below images:

Anvi Uninstall

remove leftovers of value apps using Anvi Uninstaller


Please note that here the process 3 is only available for Pro version users. This step can help you clean out those left files, mainly registry entries of the uninstalled PUP.


And if you want this, you can conveniently purchase the Cloud System Booster here:

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If you prefer manual uninstall, follow below steps:

For Win 8 users: Click Windows key  Start Menu > Control Panel ,  Find and click other dubious program related, click Uninstall.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start windows key > Control Panel > Programs Uninstall a program,  find and locate dubious program related to right click the item, click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.


For Windows xp:  Click StartControl Panel > Add/Remove Programs, find and click dubious programs related, and then right click the item to click Remove to proceed the uninstall.


Note:  The related PUPs would be multiple. Ensure uninstall all PUPs related to this adware.



Step 2. Repair browser settings within IE/Firefox/Chrome popups often come bundled other PUP/adware install, which would cause malicious toolbar/add-on/plugin installed, default search engine modified and homepage hijacked. Thus it is necessary to get all browser settings repaired after remove the risky components and the program.

To repair browser settings infected by browser hijacker or PUPs, the usual method is to remove the add-on, repair the homepage and search engine, etc. Alternatively, if you not sure about which PUP causes the hijacking or pop up, you can also reset the web browser for the final solution which always works well.

And here we decide to guide you reset the web browser to default in order to fix the issue with efficiency. Otherwise, you can also choose to manually repair the browser settings as well.

> Reset Internet Explorer

> Reset Mozilla Firefox

> Reset Google Chrome


IEReset Internet Explorer


1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon (Tools for IE 8 and below users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.



2. In the Internet Options dialog box, locate the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.



3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.



4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.

>next step


Firefox Reset Mozilla Firefox


1. Open Firefox, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu, and select Troubleshooting Information.



2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish.

>next step



chromeReset Google Chrome


1. Access to below file:

C:Users[username]AppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser Datadefault

The folder “Default” contains all of the requisite settings.  To reset Chrome, close it and change the folder name of “Default” to anything else…”Default old” or “Default broken” or whatever else you like. Once you reopen Chrome it will be reset!

If you want to retain some settings (especially things like bookmarks and login info) you can copy (don’t just move them because they should be kept intact as backups; copy them) those files into your new Default folder any time that Chrome is closed.

Note: The current version of Chrome does not provide the reset function in its settings list and you can sue the above method to set it to default settings in order to fix the browser issues without reinstall it.

However, in Chrome 15,16,17, you can go to: Options →Personal Stuff → Users→Delete User.

If you are the only chrome user, you will be the only user in the list. Click on “DELETE THIS USER” and viola…. You have reset Google Chrome to default settings.

All your add-ons, settings will restore to defaut.



Step 3. Remove Hidden Risky Components using antimalware

To ensure no risky hidden components of this adware left to harm the system, you need an antivirus or antimalware like Anvi Smart Defender to scan out the core malicious files of this adware. To do this, you can follow below tips:

1. Download and install Anvi Smart Defender

Free version download:

Get Pro version:

(Pro version can provide more protection to help the computer immune to future threats alike.)
2. Switch to the second tab-the scan tab and click on Full Scan button.


3. Remove the malicious results scanned by Anvi Smart Defender antimalware.

Dubble dock scan results by ASD




Step 4. Remove tracking cookies, key leftovers, and maintain system performance


Adware that causes misleading redirects and unwanted downloads may jam your system with burdensome leftovers to degrade your system performance or even harm the system. Thus, it is necessary to do a full cleaning after the adware removal. Again Cloud System Booster could afford this job.

1. Download and install.

Cloud System Booster download:

2. Click Disk Cleaner button on the main screen and then on the left navigator, locate the web browser like Internet Explorer or Google Chrome that you use, and then select item of removing cookies. It is recommended to select all web browsers that you have on your PC.

clean cookies in cloud system booster


2. Click Home button to back on home page and click Quick Care button and the system maintenance begins.


Cloud System Booster 3.1-toolbar manage

Cloud System Booster 3.1 system cleaning



Recommended for a slow PC→

 -Anvi Ultimate Defrag

If you want deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk using Anvi Ultimate Defrag:

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download:



Step 5. Block Malicious Websites and Ads using Anvi Ad Blocker


Here you may also choose the Anvi Ad Blocker to help you block this sites by adding the URL to its blacklist. Besides this tool provides a huge online database to help you filter most malicious/phishing websites and annoying advertisements.


ad blocker


Anvi AD Blocker download:

Please note this is a trial version of Anvi Ad Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want it for longer time, you can conveniently buy it here.

>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker


To block the pop up using Anvi AD Blocker, you can follow below instructions on the image:

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker

>> See more on Safer Surfing online with Anvi Ad Blocker


Not only this tool can help you block those malicious, phishing websites and most advertisements to reduce risks of getting infected, but also it can assist you in filtering those unwanted URLs like this by adding the URL into its black list.



Adware/Malware Prevent Tips

–Tips to Prevent Adware and Potential Malware Infiltration


1. Keep your system and installed programs updated to latest version.

2. Use caution when surfing online. Basically, you are suggested to turn on security features of web browsers. (See steps to turn on security features of IE/Firefox/Chrome).

3. Some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker can help you block most malicious/phishing websites and pop up ads with a real-timely updated database. Anvi AD Blocker download:

ad blocker


4. At any rate, the best way to prevent adware or malware infections is always security tools including firewall, antimalware or antivirus, etc. If you have not an trustful antimalware yet, then Anvi Smart Defender (download) would be a good choice to offer protection from mushrooming threats online.

Anvi Smart Defender guard


5. To prevent unwilling install of some PUPs that bundles browser toolbars or adware, ensure the superlink of download you click is safe and clean. Plus, during the install, always choose custom install instead of continuing hitting Next to recklessly ignore the pre-check boxes and finally find unwanted programs else installed.

6. Chances are you take all measures to protect your computer but still end up with unknown infections, then the last solution is to take precaution on various cyber scams and remove the infection once and for all.


If you have more suggestions or questions about the adware/malware removal and prevent, leave your comment below.