The scredir10.com is a web page which pops up on system that’s infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The ‘ad-supported’ software is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Net: an attack generates a lot of unwanted pop-ups within a user web-browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the Internet in hopes of finding step-by-step guide on how to delete annoying advertisements. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the few simple steps that help users remove scredir10.com pop-ups for free.
The malicious applications from the adware family that changes the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying scredir10.com ads.
The ad supported software may insert a large number of ads directly to the web-pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, a legal advertising links may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad-supported software has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to delete ad supported software and clean your PC system from scredir10.com pop-up ads ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to scredir10.com unwanted page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does scredir10.com advertisements get installed onto PC
How to manually remove scredir10.com redirect
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to get rid of the scredir10.com popup ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your system.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall scredir10.com redirect
- Remove scredir10.com ads from Chrome
- Uninstall scredir10.com ads from Firefox
- Uninstall scredir10.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC system cleanup is to uninstall 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 web-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 show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall scredir10.com redirect
When installed, the adware may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will show the scredir10.com annoying web site.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 that starts with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove scredir10.com ads from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to scredir10.com annoying advertisements that is caused by the ad-supported software.
At first, run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will display the settings screen. 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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will run the process of cleaning. Once it is finished, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Uninstall scredir10.com ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto scredir10.com ads.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure 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 adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Uninstall scredir10.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted scredir10.com site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “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 display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove scredir10.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely uninstall scredir10.com redirect from the infected personal 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 adware again infect your computer and it will start to show unwanted scredir10.com pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ad supported software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. It is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading is done, close all programs on your PC system. Next, launch the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that cause a redirect to scredir10.com. When the ‘ad-supported’ software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the scanning is finished, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad-supported software that cause scredir10.com popup ads. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes program to remove adware and other malware.
How to block scredir10.com ads
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
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- Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will assist 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, scredir10.com redirects, as well as other malicious 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.
Remove scredir10.com popup ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the unwanted scredir10.com popup ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and 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 using the link below.
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When the download is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ad supported software that displays ads from scredir10.com page. When the system scan is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
After completing the instructions outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer open scredir10.com unwanted ads and redirect you to unknown web sites. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, 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 unwanted scredir10.com ads.