The intl.towpath.xyz pop-ups should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web-browser is penetration an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) into your PC system. It can bring a security risk to your PC. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the intl.towpath.xyz is just a page, but the ad-supported software uses it to display intrusive and annoying ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The annoying advertisements can be just the beginning, because your PC system is hijacked by dangerous software, so the amount of pop-up ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web pages, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
The ‘ad-supported’ software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web-browser to see intl.towpath.xyz unwanted ads.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge may be redirected to intl.towpath.xyz annoying web site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show lots of unwanted ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all sites, including web sites where previously you have never seen any ads.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your machine from the ad supported software as well as get rid of intl.towpath.xyz annoying popup ads from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
How does intl.towpath.xyz ads get installed onto system
How to manually remove intl.towpath.xyz pop-ups
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to delete the intl.towpath.xyz pop-ups. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of intl.towpath.xyz redirect
- Remove intl.towpath.xyz redirect from Firefox
- Remove intl.towpath.xyz advertisements from Chrome
- Delete intl.towpath.xyz pop-ups from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the application that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of intl.towpath.xyz redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser which is redirected to the intl.towpath.xyz or other annoying web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ‘ad-supported’ software can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you open 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 such as “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 run the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the intl.towpath.xyz site or any other annoying web pages that is advertised by the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove intl.towpath.xyz redirect from Firefox
If the FF settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto intl.towpath.xyz advertisements.
First, start the FF and press button. It will show 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 web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open 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 Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s done, click the “Finish” button
Remove intl.towpath.xyz advertisements from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malware and ad supported software, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been replaced by ad supported software.
- Now start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this task is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab page and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete intl.towpath.xyz pop-ups from IE
To delete the intl.towpath.xyz pop-ups you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted intl.towpath.xyz web-site 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 malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt 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 show just below automatically. Next, press 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 is a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, 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 ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete intl.towpath.xyz with Malwarebytes
Delete intl.towpath.xyz ads manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to remove the intl.towpath.xyz annoying pop-up ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free using the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications 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 begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
When setup is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the ‘ad-supported’ software that causes the redirect to intl.towpath.xyz site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the scan is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the ad-supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove ‘ad-supported’ software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop intl.towpath.xyz
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application using the following link.
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- When downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, intl.towpath.xyz redirects, as well as other malicious 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 intl.towpath.xyz ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying intl.towpath.xyz ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS 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 downloading is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software that displays ads from intl.towpath.xyz page. Once the scan is finished, it will show 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 reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
After completing the steps shown above, your PC system should be free from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display intl.towpath.xyz unwanted pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web-sites. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.