Have you become that your internet browser randomly displays getacleancomputer.com pop-up ads? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) on your computer. The ad supported software is a part of dangerous software that created to open tons of unwanted popup ads. Complete the instructions below ASAP. It’ll clear your system from ad supported software that generates a lot of pop-up ads in the browser and thereby delete the reroute to getacleancomputer.com web site.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web browser to see getacleancomputer.com unwanted advertisements.
While your system is infected with the ‘ad-supported’ software, the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and IE may be rerouted to getacleancomputer.com annoying web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a lot of annoying advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web-pages that are you opening in your 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 web-pages, including web sites where previously you have never seen any ads. In this case, when you open any web site, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for getacleancomputer.com’, ‘Transferring data from getacleancomputer.com’, ‘Looking up getacleancomputer.com’, ‘Read getacleancomputer.com’, ‘Connected to getacleancomputer.com’.
We recommend to get rid of the ad-supported software, which redirects your browser on the getacleancomputer.com annoying web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your machine.
How does getacleancomputer.com ads get installed onto PC
How to manually remove getacleancomputer.com pop-ups
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to delete the getacleancomputer.com ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove getacleancomputer.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of getacleancomputer.com redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of getacleancomputer.com ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of getacleancomputer.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the personal computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious applications. 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 browser from popup 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 delete suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove getacleancomputer.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been replaced by ad supported software.
- Now run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display 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 press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, 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 getacleancomputer.com redirect from Firefox
First, launch the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of getacleancomputer.com ads from IE
To remove the getacleancomputer.com 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 open the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the process is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of getacleancomputer.com redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open 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 getacleancomputer.com or other unwanted web 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 run when you launch your internet 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 like “http://site.address” which 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 browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the getacleancomputer.com web site or any other unwanted web pages that is advertised by the ad supported software. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
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 PC system, it will open getacleancomputer.com annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box which 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”, like 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 such as “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 is a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete getacleancomputer.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of getacleancomputer.com redirect from the infected PC system. This is because the ‘ad-supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your PC system and it will begin to show unwanted getacleancomputer.com ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ‘ad-supported’ software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the machine.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the download is finished, close all applications on your machine. Next, launch the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following image, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC to find out adware that cause a redirect to getacleancomputer.com. When the ad-supported software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad-supported software which cause getacleancomputer.com pop-up ads. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to remove adware and other malware.
Block getacleancomputer.com redirect and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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When downloading is done, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application 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 PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, pages such as getacleancomputer.com, as well as other dangerous 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your computer and remove getacleancomputer.com ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC system.
Download AdwCleaner tool using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the download is done, 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 prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware that cause a redirect to getacleancomputer.com ads.
Once the scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool like below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. Once the clean-up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have done the step-by-step guide shown above, your computer should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer show getacleancomputer.com unwanted pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted sites. 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.