If the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge displays the confirmedshipping.bid unwanted web-site then most probably that your machine is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). This adware changes the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge settings to open a huge number of unwanted advertisements on all sites, including pages where previously you advertisements have never seen. These advertisements can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the ad-supported software, that shows the confirmedshipping.bid advertisements, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your internet browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web browsers like the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the browser, it will redirect to the annoying confirmedshipping.bid page. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted site will be the first thing you see when you open the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
The adware may insert a large number of advertisements directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad supported software has the ability to collect lots of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your PC from confirmedshipping.bid popup 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 get rid of the redirect to confirmedshipping.bid annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does confirmedshipping.bid advertisements get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove confirmedshipping.bid pop-ups
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove confirmedshipping.bid pop-ups from the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove confirmedshipping.bid from Google Chrome
- Remove confirmedshipping.bid ads from Firefox
- Delete confirmedshipping.bid ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete confirmedshipping.bid redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove 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 display the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown software.
Remove confirmedshipping.bid from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to confirmedshipping.bid unwanted advertisements that is caused by the ad-supported software.
At first, start the Google Chrome. Next, press 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 Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will open 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 in the figure below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The application will launch the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, the 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.
Remove confirmedshipping.bid ads from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete confirmedshipping.bid ads from Internet Explorer
To get rid of the confirmedshipping.bid ads you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the 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 click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the process is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer 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.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete confirmedshipping.bid redirect
When the adware is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “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 web-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 starts 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.
Remove 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 computer, it will open confirmedshipping.bid unwanted site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display 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 screen 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, 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicios program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure 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 confirmedshipping.bid pop-ups automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect confirmedshipping.bid threat and get rid of it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC system.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your personal computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
Block confirmedshipping.bid pop-ups and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the program 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 from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, web-sites such as confirmedshipping.bid, 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.
If the problem with confirmedshipping.bid pop ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove confirmedshipping.bid ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner using the link below. AdwCleaner download
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad-supported’ software which generates confirmedshipping.bid advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to delete ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC system should be clean of the confirmedshipping.bid ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove confirmedshipping.bid ads from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.