The cause of unwanted comumx.site pop-up ads on your screen is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the ad-supported software, that displays a large number of pop-ups or redirects on an annoying site, is not a virus. It is is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web-pages that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new web browser window with comumx.site web-site or insert a ton of advertisements directly into the web sites you’re viewing.
The adware can change the settings of the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the browser to see comumx.site unwanted ads.
The ‘ad-supported’ software may insert a huge number of ads 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 adware has the ability to collect a large number 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.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the adware as well as delete comumx.site annoying pop-ups from the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge and other browsers.
How does comumx.site ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove comumx.site redirect
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove comumx.site pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete comumx.site redirect
- Remove comumx.site pop-ups from Chrome
- Delete comumx.site redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of comumx.site redirect from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and web-browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete comumx.site redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the comumx.site or other unwanted web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you start your browser. Depending on the web 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” that has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown in the following image.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the comumx.site site or any other annoying web pages that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove comumx.site pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Now launch the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab page and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete comumx.site redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto comumx.site site.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of comumx.site redirect from IE
To remove the comumx.site advertisements you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your personal 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.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will open comumx.site unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt that titled as 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 show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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’s a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove comumx.site pop-ups with Malwarebytes
Delete comumx.site 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 machine. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too. You can follow the steps below to delete the comumx.site annoying pop-ups completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once setup is complete, you will see window like below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that causes the redirect to comumx.site site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the ad-supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop comumx.site and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Once the downloading process is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the following image.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-ups, sites like comumx.site, as well as other malicious 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 PC system and remove comumx.site pop-up ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ‘ad-supported’ software which cause a redirect to comumx.site ads.
When it has finished scanning, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be clean of the comumx.site redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal 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 dangerous software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete comumx.site advertisements from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.