The geniusdisplay.com is a ‘ad’ website. If this web-site popping up in your internet browser then most probably that your personal computer is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It is a type of malicious software that designed to show a lot of annoying pop-up ads. Unlike viruses, the adware will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your internet browser. This is because, it’ll infect your computer, get full access to your internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web browser settings will be modified, you will be redirected to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web pages. For this reason, we recommend that you begin the clean up of your PC as quickly as possible and thereby remove geniusdisplay.com popup ads.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it’ll redirect to the unwanted geniusdisplay.com page. Even if you setup a new home page, an unwanted web-page will be the first thing you see when you start the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge.
What is more, the adware may open ads depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ‘ad-supported’ software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your computer and thereby get rid of the geniusdisplay.com unwanted ads.
How does geniusdisplay.com ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove geniusdisplay.com ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of geniusdisplay.com advertisements from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove geniusdisplay.com redirect
- Remove geniusdisplay.com from Firefox
- Delete geniusdisplay.com ads from Chrome
- Remove geniusdisplay.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove 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 show the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove geniusdisplay.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will display the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ‘ad-supported’ software can modify it. If you are seeing something similar “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is complete, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts that redirects to an unwanted sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove geniusdisplay.com from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto geniusdisplay.com page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown 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 display 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 prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Delete geniusdisplay.com ads from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to geniusdisplay.com unwanted ads that is caused by the adware.
At first, run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. 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, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will start the task of cleaning. Once it is done, the web browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your system.
Remove geniusdisplay.com advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the following image. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your PC system, it will show geniusdisplay.com unwanted 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 together. It will open a dialog box 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, 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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 malicios application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete geniusdisplay.com with free malware removal program
Manual removal geniusdisplay.com advertisements requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the freeware will help you to delete malware, web-browser hijackers and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, press the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is done, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- Once the Setup wizard has complete installing, the malware remover will start and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that redirects your web-browser to the geniusdisplay.com unwanted page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, it will display a screen which contains a list of malicious programs that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your computer. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Stop geniusdisplay.com redirect and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that stops access to malicious advertisements 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 by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web-pages such as geniusdisplay.com, 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.
Delete geniusdisplay.com pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted geniusdisplay.com pop-ups from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft 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.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
When downloading is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out malicious extensions and adware that opens advertisements from geniusdisplay.com web page. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your system should be free from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge will no longer display geniusdisplay.com unwanted ads or redirect you to unwanted pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide 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.