If the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge opens the go.monetizer.mobi annoying web-site then most probably that your PC is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This ad-supported software changes the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer settings to show a large number of unwanted advertisements on all web-pages, including sites where previously you advertisements have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that shows the go.monetizer.mobi advertisements, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the internet browser to see go.monetizer.mobi unwanted advertisements.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large amount of advertisements, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your computer with the adware. Once installed, it’ll modify your startpage with an unwanted web site.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad-supported software as soon as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby delete the go.monetizer.mobi annoying pop-ups.
How does go.monetizer.mobi ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove go.monetizer.mobi pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the go.monetizer.mobi pop-up 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.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of go.monetizer.mobi ads from Chrome
- Get rid of go.monetizer.mobi pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove go.monetizer.mobi from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove go.monetizer.mobi redirect
- Delete 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 display the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown applications.
Get rid of go.monetizer.mobi ads from Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
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 shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of go.monetizer.mobi pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove go.monetizer.mobi from IE
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to go.monetizer.mobi unwanted web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove go.monetizer.mobi redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can rewrite it. If you are seeing something similar “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet 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 finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts that redirects to an annoying web-sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying go.monetizer.mobi web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicios program, 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 adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove go.monetizer.mobi ads with Malwarebytes
Remove go.monetizer.mobi pop-up ads 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 delete the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to delete browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step instructions below to delete the go.monetizer.mobi annoying redirect completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
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Update: March 20, 2018
Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window like below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out ad supported software which causes the redirect to go.monetizer.mobi web-page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
When the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
The following video explains the guide above on how to delete ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop go.monetizer.mobi pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, 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 downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 launch your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, go.monetizer.mobi redirects, 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 PC and remove go.monetizer.mobi ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of 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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Once the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out ad supported software that cause a redirect to go.monetizer.mobi advertisements.
When the system scan is complete, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, press “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the clean-up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot 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.
Now your PC should be free of the go.monetizer.mobi advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware and ad-supported software). 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 ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of go.monetizer.mobi from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.