The appearance of annoying pop ups asking you to download and run Chrome_Font.exe means that your personal computer is infected with an ‘ad’ software (also known as adware). It makes changes to the computer settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ‘ad-supported’ software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert ads directly into the open windows of the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. So, if you notice that your web-browser has become display this web page, then you do not need to wait . Follow the steps below and remove Chrome_Font.exe advertisements as soon as possible.
The malicious applications from the adware family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see an annoying popups asking you to download an unwanted software.
While your computer is infected with the adware software, the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer may be rerouted to web-site offering to download Chrome_Font.exe malware. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large number of unwanted ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your web 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 sites, including web-sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the adware as well as get rid of Chrome_Font.exe annoying pop-up from the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge and other web browsers.
How does Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups get installed onto PC
Probably, the adware get installed onto your machine when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the ad-supported software is bundled within the setup packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web pages. Even removing the program that contains ad supported software, does not help you remove the Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups. Therefore, you must follow the steps below to get rid of all annoying pop ups.
How to manually remove Chrome_Font.exe
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Chrome_Font.exe pop-up from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Chrome_Font.exe redirect
- Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe redirect from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious software. 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 software can clean up your web browser from pop-ups, 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 applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Chrome_Font.exe redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
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 starts with “http://” which 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.
Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been modified by ad supported software.
- Now start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto Chrome_Font.exe web-page.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the following image.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s complete, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the IE, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby remove the reroute to Chrome_Font.exe annoying page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted web-site asking to download Chrome_Font.exe 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 program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens 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, press “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, 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 software, 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 on the image 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.
Get rid of Chrome_Font.exe pop-up automatically
You can remove Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the download is complete, close all windows on your PC system. Further, open 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 display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out malware and ad supported software which cause the Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the scanning is done, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad-supported’ software that cause Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other malicious applications.
How to stop Chrome_Font.exe advertisements
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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- After the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is complete, press “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 run your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popup ads, Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. 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.
Remove Chrome_Font.exe pop-up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted Chrome_Font.exe from the Firefox, Chrome, 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 using the link below.
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When downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the malicious extensions and ad supported software which shows Chrome_Font.exe pop-ups. Once the scan is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
After completing the step-by-step instructions above, your PC should be free from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show Chrome_Font.exe unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions 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.