The pirokokin.xyz is an unwanted web-site which pops up on computer that’s infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The ad-supported software is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Net: an attack generates tons of annoying advertisements within a user internet browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the Internet in hopes of finding steps on how to get rid of annoying ads. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the few simple steps that help users remove pirokokin.xyz for free.
The malicious programs from the adware family that modifies the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad-supported’ software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying pirokokin.xyz ads.
While your personal computer is infected with the adware, the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge may be redirected to pirokokin.xyz annoying web page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large number of annoying advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
We suggest you to delete ad supported software and clean your system from pirokokin.xyz ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely delete the redirect to pirokokin.xyz annoying site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does pirokokin.xyz pop-ups get installed onto computer
How to manually remove pirokokin.xyz pop-up
Without a doubt, the ad supported software is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely delete this dangerous software. To remove this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing malicious 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 pirokokin.xyz easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in personal computer 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 pirokokin.xyz redirect
- Remove pirokokin.xyz ads from Firefox
- Remove pirokokin.xyz ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of pirokokin.xyz advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the personal computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded programs can clean up your web browser from ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove pirokokin.xyz redirect
When the adware is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the 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://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove pirokokin.xyz ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto pirokokin.xyz web site.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following image. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove pirokokin.xyz ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been changed by adware.
- Now run the 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 click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your startpage, new tab page and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of pirokokin.xyz advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown in the following image.
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 reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby delete the reroute to pirokokin.xyz unwanted web page.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying pirokokin.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 ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a prompt that 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”, like 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. 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 remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove pirokokin.xyz with free malware remover
Remove pirokokin.xyz advertisements manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, web browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When setup is finished, press on the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your PC for the adware which redirects your browser to the pirokokin.xyz annoying web-site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the scan is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block pirokokin.xyz and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After the download is complete, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, sites such as pirokokin.xyz, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. 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.
Scan your computer and delete pirokokin.xyz with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ad supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider 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 from 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 finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that cause a redirect to pirokokin.xyz ads.
When it has finished scanning, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool as on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, press “OK” to start the cleaning process. Once the clean-up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your PC should be free of the pirokokin.xyz pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious web sites) 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 malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove pirokokin.xyz pop-up ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.