The cause of unwanted Windownloadapp.com popups on your screen is adware (also known as ad-supported software). Technically, the adware, that opens Windownloadapp.com advertisements or redirects on this annoying page, is not a virus. This software is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a java scripts within the content of pages that you visit. These js-scripts may pop-up a new browser window with Windownloadapp.com web-site or insert a lot of advertisements directly into the pages you’re viewing.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the web-browser, you will see an annoying ads site.
The ad supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will modify the browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad supported software as soon as possible. Use the free guide below. This guide will help you clean your PC and remove the Windownloadapp.com unwanted ads.
How does Windownloadapp.com ads get installed onto system
How to manually remove Windownloadapp.com pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your system of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to remove adware that causes unwanted Windownloadapp.com ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Uninstall Windownloadapp.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Uninstall Windownloadapp.com ads from Firefox
- Remove Windownloadapp.com from Internet Explorer
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC system cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Uninstall the unwanted software may remove the unwanted advertising banners or browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-sites.
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Click “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to start your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the Windownloadapp.com or other unwanted web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you launch your web-browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.address” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown on the screen below. Click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Windownloadapp.com web site or any other annoying sites that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Uninstall Windownloadapp.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click to Settings option. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click on the Reset settings button. Confirm your action, click on the Reset button.
Uninstall Windownloadapp.com ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto Windownloadapp.com ads.
Run the Firefox and press button to open the Tools menu. It shows the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type about:support in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. It will display the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove Windownloadapp.com from Internet Explorer
Open the Microsoft Internet Explorer tools menu by clicking on the button in the form of gear (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on 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. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button. You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
How to remove Windownloadapp.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove popup ads from the infected computer. This is because the ad supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ad supported software again infect your PC and it will begin to show annoying Windownloadapp.com ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to get rid of the adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. The Anti-malware is an advanced malware removal program developed by MalwareBytes. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Now, click the link below to download MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free on your system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your system. Next, launch the setup file named mbam-setup. When a “Security warning” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Run button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” dialog box that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your PC for the ad supported software that cause a redirect to Windownloadapp.com. When a malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start removing Windownloadapp.com ads and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Anti-malware to remove adware and other malware.
Stop Windownloadapp.com pop-up ads and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use application that stops access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation 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 start your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such Windownloadapp.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.
If the problem with Windownloadapp.com advertisements is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the Windownloadapp.com , then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that generates the Windownloadapp.com ads.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for Windownloadapp.com removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the redirect to the annoying Windownloadapp.com ads.