The xl415.com is a ‘ad’ web site. If this web page popping up in your internet browser then most probably that your machine is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It’s a type of malicious software that designed to display a ton of unwanted ads. Unlike viruses, the ad supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web-browser. This is because, it will infect your PC system, get full access to your browsers like FF, Chrome, IE and MS Edge and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your browser settings will be modified, you will be rerouted to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web-sites. For this reason, we recommend that you start the clean up of your machine ASAP and thereby delete xl415.com ads.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer by changing the browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad-supported’ software will perform a scan of the system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web browser, you will see an unwanted xl415.com page.
While your personal computer is infected with the ad-supported software, the Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge may be redirected to xl415.com unwanted web site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large amount of unwanted ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any ads. In this case, when you open any web site, you may see in your internet browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for xl415.com’, ‘Transferring data from xl415.com’, ‘Looking up xl415.com’, ‘Read xl415.com’, ‘Connected to xl415.com’.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the instructions below as soon as possible. The instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your personal computer from the xl415.com pop-ups. What is more, the instructions below will help you remove other dangerous software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the computer along with the adware.
How does xl415.com advertisements get installed onto system
How to manually remove xl415.com redirect
Without a doubt, the ad supported software is harmful to your PC system. So you need to quickly and completely delete this dangerous software. To remove this ad supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous programs, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to get rid of xl415.com pop-up ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove xl415.com redirect
- Remove xl415.com redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of xl415.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove xl415.com pop-up ads from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up your internet browser from pop-up ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove xl415.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove xl415.com redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto xl415.com web-site.
First, run the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of xl415.com redirect from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Now start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove xl415.com pop-up ads from IE
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will open xl415.com annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicios program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete xl415.com advertisements with free malware remover
Get rid of xl415.com advertisements manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, web browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- When installation is done, click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for the ad supported software that redirects your web-browser to the xl415.com annoying web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning your PC, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block xl415.com pop-up ads and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once the downloading process is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web pages like xl415.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your personal computer and remove xl415.com advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the application, press Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to begin scanning your system for the adware which cause a redirect to xl415.com ads.
Once the checking is done, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as on the image below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be free of the xl415.com advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and annoying dangerous pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete xl415.com ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.