The appearance of unwanted securepccure.com pop-up ads in your internet browser means that your computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It makes changes to the computer settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ad supported software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert ads directly into the open windows of the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. So, if you notice that your internet browser has become display this page, then you do not need to wait , you need to follow the steps below and remove securepccure.com ads ASAP.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the computer for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the internet browser, you will see an annoying securepccure.com web page.
What is more, the ad supported software may display ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your system from the ‘ad-supported’ software as well as remove securepccure.com unwanted popup ads from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other web-browsers.
How does securepccure.com ads get installed onto PC
How to manually remove securepccure.com
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC system. So you need to quickly and completely remove 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 applications, 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 securepccure.com popup ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in system 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 securepccure.com redirect
- Remove securepccure.com advertisements from Firefox
- Remove securepccure.com redirect from Chrome
- Uninstall securepccure.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. 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 applications. Uninstall the unwanted programs may remove the annoying ads or web-browser redirect to unknown or unwanted pages.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove securepccure.com 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 securepccure.com or other unwanted web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start 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 similar “http://site.address” which has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the securepccure.com site or any other annoying web sites that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove securepccure.com advertisements from Firefox
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove securepccure.com redirect from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the “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 on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Uninstall securepccure.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby uninstall the redirect to securepccure.com unwanted web-page.
Get rid of 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 open your system, it will open securepccure.com annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt which 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen 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. 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 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’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Uninstall securepccure.com pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Uninstall securepccure.com manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your system. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to delete the securepccure.com unwanted popup ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free using the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
When installation is done, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your system for the ad-supported software that causes the redirect to securepccure.com site. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the checking is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
The following video explains the guide above on how to uninstall ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop securepccure.com popup ads
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that 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 the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, securepccure.com redirects, as well as other dangerous 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 AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of securepccure.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying securepccure.com redirect from the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, 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 which displays ads from securepccure.com web-site. Once the checking is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous software.
Now your PC system should be free of the securepccure.com ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer 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 ‘ad-supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete securepccure.com redirect from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.