The letmeredirectyou.com is a ad site which pops up on machine that’s infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Net: an attack generates a large amount of annoying 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 remove unwanted ads. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the steps that help users remove letmeredirectyou.com pop-up ads for free.
The malicious software from the adware family that changes the settings of browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the web-browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the unwanted letmeredirectyou.com advertisements.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit dangerous sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your personal computer with the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once installed, it will modify your startpage with an unwanted web site.
So, obviously, you need to remove the ad supported software as soon as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby delete the letmeredirectyou.com unwanted pop-ups.
How does letmeredirectyou.com ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove letmeredirectyou.com
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to delete the letmeredirectyou.com ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of letmeredirectyou.com ads from Chrome
- Get rid of letmeredirectyou.com redirect from FF
- Get rid of letmeredirectyou.com from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove letmeredirectyou.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown programs.
Get rid of letmeredirectyou.com ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been replaced by ad-supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of letmeredirectyou.com redirect from FF
First, run the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of letmeredirectyou.com from IE
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the reroute to letmeredirectyou.com unwanted site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove letmeredirectyou.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete 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 start your machine, it will display letmeredirectyou.com annoying page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which titled as 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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete 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 press 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 malicious software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove letmeredirectyou.com ads automatically
You can remove letmeredirectyou.com pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once downloading is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole system to find out malware and adware that cause the letmeredirectyou.com advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your PC system, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad-supported’ software which cause letmeredirectyou.com pop-ups. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your PC. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other malicious applications.
How to stop letmeredirectyou.com ads
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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- After downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, letmeredirectyou.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete letmeredirectyou.com pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the unwanted letmeredirectyou.com redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, 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 which shows advertisements from letmeredirectyou.com web-site. Once the system scan is complete, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is complete, 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 malicious applications.
After completing the steps above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display letmeredirectyou.com unwanted advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.