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Remove Popup from IE/Firefox/Chrome (Adware Removal Guide) Popup comes up to be annoying? Many users have been complaining about such pop up ads that constantly interfere the user experiences of web search. Read this article to learn more and get rid of this adware.


What is Popup? is a pop up which is an advertisement in the browser coming up as a result of the installation of some adware program, which is called PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry. This PUP is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Other browsers, by the way, aren’t an exception and may become vulnerable as well. popup ads and their appearance in your browser is always the result of you installing some other program which you downloaded initially online. There are many of such outwardly free utilities, however, the problem is that many of them are by default bundled with a lot of extras. is one of such extras, by the way. You should be very careful whenever you download such cost-free applications from various online resources. They may eventually lead you to some other sites that are unsafe at all.


Disadvantages and Risks of Having Popup Ads


1. Constant popups from are annoying.

2. Normal web browser search is interfered.

3. The default browser settings are changed to make it expose to more risks of be redirecting to dubious websites.

4. The web browser performs slower and slower. And also the system resources is occupied too much.

5. Web browser is hijacked and extra advertisements come up to enable much more risks of getting infected by malware or PUP.

Thus if you encounter this ads, it is highly recommended to get rid of it and boost the computer security. Follow removal guide to get rid of it.


>> Tips to Prevent Installation of Related PUP 



How to Get Rid of from IE/Firefox/Chrome (Adware Removal Guide)


Step 1. Remove Related PUP from Computer Control Panel

Step 2. Remove from IE/Firefox/Chrome

> Remove from Internet Explorer

> Remove from Mozilla Firefox

> Remove from Google Chrome

Step 3. Remove Leftovers and Maintain System Performance


Removal tips: Some adware show rootkit traits to hook deep in the system and become stubborn to remove. Thus, it is highly recommended you to use your antivirus or here recommended antimalware Anvi Smart Defender to do a full scan first, in order to remove any potential hidden components of the adware.

Anvi Smart Defender download:

delta search asd scanned result

Instructions: 1. Download and install. 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.


Step 1. Remove Related PUP from Computer Control Panel


Home tab Uninstall via Control Panel

 Here the picture just show the PUP as HomeTab for demonstration purpose. 

Please note various PUPs would bundle this, so you may figure out the related PUP depending on your situation.


For Win 8: Press Windows key or hover the cursor in the bottom left of the screen to access Start Menu →locate the related PUP → right click on the icon→ Click Uninstall from the appeared toolbar at the bottom of the screen.

For Windows 7/Vista: Click Start →Click Control Panel → Locate Programs, and click Uninstall a program→ find the related PUP from the opened list → Locate the item you want to uninstall and right click to open the dropped menu, where you need to click Uninstall/Change. If there comes an confirmation, click Yes to proceed.

For Windows xp: Click Start → Select Control Panel → Click Add/Remove Programs → Find the PUPfrom the opened list → locate and right click the item which you want to uninstall → click Remove to proceed the uninstall.

Uninstall Tips:

It is possible that the uninstall may be difficult to fulfill when you don’t know which and when causes this issue, then you may use this tool-Anvi Uninstaller which is integrated in Cloud System Booster (a system cleaner).

Cloud System Booster download:

There is a Recently Installed tab in the Anvi Uninstaller which can help more conveniently find the recently uninstalled PUP and then clean the leftovers (registry entries left). To use this tool, you can

  • 1. Download and install the Cloud System Booster.
  • 2. Start it and click on Expert on the main screen to open Expert interface where you can locate Toolbox tab and select Anvi Uninstaller to Run.
  • 3. Locate the Recent Installed tab and then find the Delta Search toolbar and the related programs to uninstall.

uninstall Home Tab from computer using Anvi Uninstaller

 Here the picture just show the PUP as HomeTab for demonstration purpose. 

Then you will see below window

Anvi Uninstall



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.

clean left registry entries after uninstall Home Tab


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


Step 2. Remove from IE/Firefox/Chrome


Generally, you can manually remove from IE/Firefox/Chrome by removing the related add-on, repairing the homepage, search engine, and delete the related cookies, etc. However to make it easier and simple, alternatively you can reset the browser as well to get everything back to factory settings and make all issues gone. If you have special personal settings you want to save, then back up the data first.

Below details the method to remove from the web browser by reset the browser settings.

> Remove from Internet Explorer

> Remove from Mozilla Firefox

> Remove from 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]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\default

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 addons, settings will restore to defaut.


Step 3. Remove Leftovers and Maintain System Performance


To remove the leftovers like invalid registry entries of the removed adware and clean up the system, you can use a system optimizer/cleaner like Cloud System Booster to remove the junks and maintain the system performance. Actually it is necessary to do so, especially after the PUP removal.

Cloud System Booster download:

 cloud system booster system cleaning


More recommended: if you want a deep optimization, then hard disk defragmentation would be a good idea. As for this, Anvi Ultimate Defrag is available for your nice try.

This is a trial version of Anvi Ultimate Defrag download:


Tips to Prevent Installation of Related PUP 


1. Antivirus/antimalware and firewall is generally effective to prevent majority of virus risks and if you also take caution and get your system well maintained, then the security will be boosted. Here recommends you the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender which providers positive protection against the PUP like Home Tab to start its process.

Anvi Smart Defender download:

2. Always be cautions when you download and install software from the Internet. Pay lose inspection to the install process in case of any bundled toolbar or PUP installed as well.

3. Always opt for custom install instead of automatic install.

4. Whatever, even if you get some annoying PUP install, generally it can be manually removed thoroughly with right method.

5. To boost the security and hinder the or related ads pop up again, you may make full use of this Anvi Ad Blocker, which can help you better filter malicious websites and annoying ads when surfing online.

>> 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. See detailed instructions below:

block unwanted websites using Anvi Ad Blocker


Anvi Ad Blocker download link:

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.

If any question in the removal process, contact us at any time for timely help.