Have you tried to open a well-known web-page and found that your web browser is redirected to a previously unseen web site called goodwebshow.com? If you answered ‘Yes’ then your need to know that your system is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is a type of dangerous software that alters your personal computer’s web browser settings so that you will be randomly redirected to an annoying ads. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below ASAP It’ll clean your PC system from the adware and thereby get rid of unwanted goodwebshow.com popup ads. Moreover, the guide will help you to stop the ability to penetrate of more dangerous viruses and trojans on your machine.
The malicious programs from the ad-supported software family that modifies the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see the unwanted goodwebshow.com advertisements.
Technically, the ‘ad-supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a ton of popup ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit dangerous sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your personal computer with the adware. Once installed, it will change your startpage with an unwanted web-page.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ad-supported software as soon as possible. Use the free guide below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby remove the goodwebshow.com annoying pop-ups.
How does goodwebshow.com advertisements get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove goodwebshow.com pop-up ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your PC of adware. 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 remove ad-supported software that causes annoying goodwebshow.com advertisements. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or reboot your PC.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of goodwebshow.com redirect from Firefox
- Remove goodwebshow.com pop-up ads from Chrome
- Remove goodwebshow.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete goodwebshow.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web-browser redirect to unwanted pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Get rid of goodwebshow.com redirect from Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove goodwebshow.com pop-up ads from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to goodwebshow.com unwanted advertisements that is caused by the ‘ad-supported’ software.
At first, start the Google Chrome. Next, press 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 browser will open 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 shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will launch the task of cleaning. When it’s finished, 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 PC.
Remove goodwebshow.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, press “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 show 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 homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to goodwebshow.com unwanted web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete goodwebshow.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-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 adware can modify it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web 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 done, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted goodwebshow.com web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens 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”, 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 show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal 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’s a component of the adware, 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 as shown in the following image.
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 goodwebshow.com advertisements with free malware remover
Remove goodwebshow.com 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 personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes using the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all programs and windows on your system. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, press on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the ad supported software which redirects your web-browser to the goodwebshow.com unwanted web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your system.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block goodwebshow.com pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use an application 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 from the following link.
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- When downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, press “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 run your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, goodwebshow.com redirects, as well as other malicious 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 personal computer and remove goodwebshow.com pop-up 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 Edge browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility 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 file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start 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 show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to start scanning your PC system for the ad supported software that cause a redirect to goodwebshow.com advertisements.
Once the scanning is complete, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the screen below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be clean of the goodwebshow.com pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and annoying malicious web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove goodwebshow.com pop-ups from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.