Are you seeing h71playz.com ads in the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge every time you use the web-browser to surf the World Wide Web? This means that your personal computer is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens a huge number of unwanted pop-up ads. Currently, this ad supported software are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free applications, download and install them on the PC without proper attention to the fact that the ad-supported software can penetrate into the PC system along with them.
The malicious programs from the adware family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the unwanted h71playz.com ads.
While your machine is infected with the ad-supported software, the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge may be redirected to h71playz.com unwanted page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show lots of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of sites 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 pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any web site, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for h71playz.com’, ‘Transferring data from h71playz.com’, ‘Looking up h71playz.com’, ‘Read h71playz.com’, ‘Connected to h71playz.com’.
We suggest you to remove ad supported software and clean your PC from h71playz.com pop-up ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad-supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to h71playz.com annoying web-page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does h71playz.com ads get installed onto personal computer
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the install packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find some bundled ‘ad-supported’ software. If you do not know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During installation, select the Custom or Advanced setup option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any applications or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your personal computer such as this ad-supported software which redirect the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge onto the annoying h71playz.com web-site.
How to manually remove h71playz.com pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your personal computer of ad-supported software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete adware that causes annoying h71playz.com ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your system.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove h71playz.com redirect
- Get rid of h71playz.com pop-ups from FF
- Get rid of h71playz.com from Google Chrome
- Get rid of h71playz.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of 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 in the figure below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove h71playz.com redirect
Once the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the web browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of h71playz.com pop-ups from FF
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto h71playz.com web page.
First, start the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web 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 begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is done, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of h71playz.com from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click 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 Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of h71playz.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen 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.
Get rid of 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 open your PC, it will display h71playz.com unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a prompt that titled with 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 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 is a component of the malicious programs, 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 ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete h71playz.com redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of h71playz.com ads from the infected machine. This is because the adware 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 ad-supported software again infect your PC system and it will begin to open annoying h71playz.com pop-up 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 system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad-supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When downloading is done, close all applications on your computer. Next, open 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 display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC system for the ad supported software which cause a redirect to h71playz.com. When the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad-supported’ software which cause h71playz.com ads. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to delete adware and other malware.
How to block h71playz.com redirect
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and web-pages. Moreover, the application can block the display 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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- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is done, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 PC system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, h71playz.com redirects, 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with h71playz.com is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove h71playz.com ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner using the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware which generates h71playz.com advertisements.
- When the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your system should be free of the h71playz.com advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted malicious web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine 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 malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of h71playz.com pop-up ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.