The Offer.alibaba.com page appeared on your system without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your internet browser is now redirected to other undesired web pages and filled with a variety of popup advertisements and banners. The cause of all your problems with your system is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many PCs around the world without users permission, so you are one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this adware has got into your PC. In the instructions below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the personal computer, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your PC.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a lot of pop-up ads. It may download and install on to your system other harmful and unwanted programs without your permission, force you to visit misleading or malicious sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can install web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it’ll change your browser setting such as start page, newtab and default search provider with an unwanted page.
The ‘ad supported’ software can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the browser to see Offer.alibaba.com undesired advertisements.
The instructions below explaining steps to remove Offer.alibaba.com pop-up advertisements problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the ad-supported software that may attack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other popular browsers. The tutorial will allow you remove ad supported software and thereby clean your internet browser from all annoying ads.
Remove Offer.alibaba.com pop-up ads
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your computer for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the guidance below. The Offer.alibaba.com advertisements removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus programs are not created to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Microsoft Windows. Instead we suggest complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana, MalwareBytes or AdwCleaner, which are free programs dedicated to detect and delete adware that causes intrusive Offer.alibaba.com ads. Run these utilities to ensure the adware is removed.
How to manually get rid of Offer.alibaba.com
The guidance will help you delete Offer.alibaba.com advertisements. These Offer.alibaba.com removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Deleting the Offer.alibaba.com, check the list of installed software first
Some potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacking applications and adware can be removed by uninstalling the free applications they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed applications in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Microsoft Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the screen below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and remove all programs that has the name like “Offer.alibaba.com”. We advise to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the ad supported software, ad supported software or PUPs, then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your computer.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will show Offer.alibaba.com undesired page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all harmful tasks which have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a dialog box that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Offer.alibaba.com ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web-browser’s settings such as home page, new tab and search provider by default that have been replaced by the adware which cause undesired Offer.alibaba.com pop up advertisements to appear.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the process of cleaning. After it’s complete, the web-browser’s settings including newtab page, homepage and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of Offer.alibaba.com from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, recover preferences and security settings, delete redirects to unwanted Offer.alibaba.com site and ad-supported software.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software which designed to redirect your browser to various ad web-pages such as Offer.alibaba.com. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Offer.alibaba.com popups from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser startpage, new tab and search provider by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Fix infected browsers shortcuts to remove Offer.alibaba.com redirect
Unfortunately, the adware can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your internet browsers shortcuts), so that the Offer.alibaba.com ad web page will be shown when you start the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer or another browser.
Right click on the shortcut of infected browser as shown below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as on the image below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are redirected to the Offer.alibaba.com intrusive web-site.
How to delete Offer.alibaba.com popup advertisements with freeware
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the adware once again infect your PC and reroute your web browser to Offer.alibaba.com web-page. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to scan for and get rid of ad-supported software is to use free malware removal software.
How to automatically remove Offer.alibaba.com popups with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can scan for security threats such adware and adwares which most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Offer.alibaba.com pop up ads removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Download Zemana Anti Malware from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the downloading process is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the adware which made to redirect your web browser to various ad sites like Offer.alibaba.com.
While the utility is scanning, you may see count of objects and files has already scanned. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana will get rid of adware that causes lots of intrusive Offer.alibaba.com advertisements.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Offer.alibaba.com advertisements
Manual Offer.alibaba.com pop up ads removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your PC system of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 28, 2017
Once the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which cause undesired Offer.alibaba.com pop-ups to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the MalwareBytes program is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will show you the results. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will start to remove adware which cause unwanted Offer.alibaba.com pop-ups to appear. When disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, hijacker and other malware.
Delete Offer.alibaba.com ads from web-browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can check your system for a wide range of security threats such as malicious software, ‘ad supported’ softwares, potentially unwanted programs as well as adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. When a malware is found, it will allow you to get rid of all detected threats from your computer with a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 29, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as displayed in the figure below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” for scanning your computer for the ad supported software that causes web browsers to display annoying Offer.alibaba.com pop up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the AdwCleaner application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan get completed, the results are displayed in the scan report like below.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove adware that redirects your web-browser to intrusive Offer.alibaba.com web-site. After the process is finished, the tool may ask you to reboot your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Stop Offer.alibaba.com pop-ups and other unwanted web pages
It’s important to run ad blocking programs like AdGuard to protect your computer from harmful pages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block Offer.alibaba.com and other annoying pages.
- Download AdGuard program from the link below and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- When the downloading process is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup advertisements, web pages such Offer.alibaba.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How does your PC get infected with Offer.alibaba.com advertisements
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the adware that causes multiple undesired advertisements and popups. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and intrusive malicious web-pages) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, browser hijackers 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 adwares, harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Offer.alibaba.com pop ups from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.