The h56pins.com web page appeared on your PC without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your browser is now redirected to other annoying web sites and filled with a variety of pop-up ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your computer is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many PCs around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this adware has got into your system. In the step-by-step instructions below, we will explain all the general features of ‘ad-supported’ software and its typical behavior on the machine, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your PC system.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the system for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted h56pins.com web site.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware ASAP. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your PC and thereby remove the h56pins.com unwanted pop-up ads.
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How to manually remove h56pins.com pop-ups
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of h56pins.com pop-ups from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove h56pins.com redirect
- Get rid of h56pins.com pop-up ads from Chrome
- Get rid of h56pins.com redirect from Firefox
- Remove h56pins.com advertisements from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall 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 open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove h56pins.com redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web browser which is redirected to the h56pins.com or other unwanted site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you start your internet browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://site.address” which has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the h56pins.com site or any other annoying web-sites that is advertised by the ad supported software. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
Get rid of h56pins.com pop-up ads from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
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, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of h56pins.com redirect 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 h56pins.com web site.
First, run the FF and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once it is done, click the “Finish” button
Remove h56pins.com advertisements from IE
To get rid of the h56pins.com pop-up ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown in the following image. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your PC system 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.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted h56pins.com web-page 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 adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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 display just below automatically. Next, click 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’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, 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 in the following image.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove h56pins.com ads with free malware remover
Remove h56pins.com 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 PC system. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, web browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC system 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 machine. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When setup is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the ad supported software that redirects your internet browser to the h56pins.com unwanted web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block h56pins.com advertisements and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and malicious pages, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install 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 start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, web pages such as h56pins.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete h56pins.com pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted h56pins.com from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft 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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When 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 start scanning your machine for the malicious extensions and adware that displays ads from h56pins.com web page. When it has finished scanning your PC, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
Once you have complete the few simple steps shown above, your computer should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge will no longer open h56pins.com annoying ads and redirect you to unknown web pages. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying h56pins.com pop-ups.