If the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge displays the pine-apples.org unwanted web-page then most probably that your PC is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). This ad supported software modifies the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge settings to show a huge number of annoying advertisements on all web-sites, including web-pages where previously you advertisements have never seen. These advertisements can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the ‘ad-supported’ software, that displays the pine-apples.org ads, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web-browser to see pine-apples.org unwanted advertisements.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will change the web browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the ad-supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your system from the adware as well as remove pine-apples.org annoying ads from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge and other web browsers.
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How to manually remove pine-apples.org
This useful removal guide for the pine-apples.org . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of pine-apples.org pop-up ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove pine-apples.org redirect
- Delete pine-apples.org advertisements from Chrome
- Get rid of pine-apples.org pop-up ads from FF
- Remove pine-apples.org pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs. 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 pop-up 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 software.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove pine-apples.org redirect
When installed, the adware may add an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will display the pine-apples.org annoying web page.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge.
Delete pine-apples.org advertisements from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which 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 internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of pine-apples.org pop-up ads from FF
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto pine-apples.org site.
First, start the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press 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 like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it’s done, click the “Finish” button
Remove pine-apples.org pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying pine-apples.org web page 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 programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following image.
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 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 programs, 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 like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove pine-apples.org pop-up ads automatically
You can remove pine-apples.org pop-up ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove ad supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the malware and ad supported software which cause the pine-apples.org ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad supported software that cause pine-apples.org advertisements. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other dangerous applications.
Stop pine-apples.org redirect and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use application that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is complete, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program 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 run your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages such as pine-apples.org, 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your system and delete pine-apples.org pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
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 download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown in the following image. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to start scanning your system for the ad-supported software which cause a redirect to pine-apples.org ads.
When the system scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have finished the guide above, your machine should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer show pine-apples.org unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown web pages. Unfortunately, if the 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 press “Do a system scan only” button.
- When the system scan is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, click 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 unwanted pine-apples.org pop-ups.