The orbitearth.net 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 unwanted sites and filled with a variety of ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your system is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many PCs around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ad-supported software has got into your system. In the guide below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the computer, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your computer.
The malicious applications from the adware family that alters the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad-supported’ software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web-browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the annoying orbitearth.net ads.
Technically, the ‘ad-supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large amount of pop-up ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious sites. Moreover, with the ad supported software, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your personal computer, that will replace your home page with an unwanted web site.
Therefore it is very important to follow the step-by-step guide below as quickly as possible. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the orbitearth.net pop-up ads. What is more, the guide below will help you remove other dangerous software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the personal computer along with the ad supported software.
How does orbitearth.net advertisements get installed onto computer
How to manually remove orbitearth.net
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to uninstall the orbitearth.net . Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall orbitearth.net redirect
- Remove orbitearth.net popup ads from FF
- Get rid of orbitearth.net ads in Google Chrome
- Delete orbitearth.net from IE
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and get rid of the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall orbitearth redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to the orbitearth.net or other annoying web page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ad supported software can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you launch your web-browser. Depending on the 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 open the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the orbitearth.net web-site or any other unwanted pages that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove orbitearth.net popup ads from FF
If the FF settings have been changed by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto orbitearth.net ads.
Run the Firefox and press button to display the Tools menu. It displays 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 internet 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 open the confirmation dialog box. Click on the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of orbitearth.net ads in Google Chrome
Open the 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.
Delete orbitearth.net from IE
Open the 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 PC for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying orbitearth.net web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a small window that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click Enter. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as 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, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://orbitearth”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also can be safely removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then 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 malicious software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove orbitearth.net with free malware removal application
Manual removal orbitearth.net ads requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free applications will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is complete, please close all programs and open windows on your PC system. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has done installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button for adware removal scan. It will start scanning your computer for the adware that redirects your internet browser to the orbitearth.net annoying web-site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When the Malwarebytes has finished scanning, it will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to start cleaning your personal computer. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to Restart.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Stop orbitearth redirect and other unwanted 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 stops access to malicious advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web pages such orbitearth.net, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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.
Delete orbitearth.net popup ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot get rid of the unwanted orbitearth.net redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad-supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
Once downloading is complete, open a directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the adware that shows ads from orbitearth.net site. Once the checking is done, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for orbitearth.net removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2015
- 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 annoying orbitearth popup ads.