The wintuneuppro.com is an one of the many advertising pages, which can be opened automatically each time you use the internet browser. The reason of automatic opening of this web-site is an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which was set on your personal computer without your consent. Because, the ad supported software is often used to display tons of annoying ads within the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their web-sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to get rid of ad supported software and thereby get rid of wintuneuppro.com unwanted ads from your web-browser.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the system for web 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 run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted wintuneuppro.com web-page.
What is more, the adware may open advertisements depend on a web site that you are visiting. That is, it’s 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 adware 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.
We suggest you to delete adware and clean your computer from wintuneuppro.com pop-up ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad-supported’ software 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 wintuneuppro.com annoying web page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does wintuneuppro.com ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove wintuneuppro.com ads
Without a doubt, the ad-supported software is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To delete this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous programs, 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 remove wintuneuppro.com ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in personal computer or in the case where ad-supported software is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove wintuneuppro.com redirect
- Remove wintuneuppro.com pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of wintuneuppro.com ads from Chrome
- Remove wintuneuppro.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 start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted programs may get rid of the annoying ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or annoying web sites.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will show a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove wintuneuppro.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad supported software can replace it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts that redirects to an unwanted web pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove wintuneuppro.com pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
First, launch the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of wintuneuppro.com ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open 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, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove wintuneuppro.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 Microsoft 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 reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to wintuneuppro.com annoying web-site.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted wintuneuppro.com web-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 malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays a dialog box 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 open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete 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 get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the following image.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove wintuneuppro.com pop-up ads with free malware remover
Get rid of wintuneuppro.com advertisements 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 PC. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your machine may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all applications and windows on your computer. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the ad supported software which redirects your browser to the wintuneuppro.com annoying site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the checking is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block wintuneuppro.com
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads 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 open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, wintuneuppro.com redirects, as well as other dangerous 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.
Scan your personal computer and remove wintuneuppro.com pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ad-supported software that cause a redirect to wintuneuppro.com ads.
Once the scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility like below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the clean-up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be free of the wintuneuppro.com . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer 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 wintuneuppro.com pop-ups from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.