The play-g56.com is a ‘ad-supported’ page. If this web site popping up in your browser then most probably that your computer is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It’s a type of malicious applications that designed to display a lot of annoying pop-up ads. Unlike viruses, the ad-supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web-browser. This is because, it will infect your system, get full access to your browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE and be able to alter their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your internet 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 start the clean up of your computer as quickly as possible and thereby get rid of play-g56.com ads.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the web browser to see play-g56.com unwanted advertisements.
What is more, the adware may display advertisements depend on a web page that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this adware, 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.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web-browser on the play-g56.com unwanted 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 play-g56.com ads get installed onto system
How to manually remove play-g56.com advertisements
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete play-g56.com redirect from the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove play-g56.com redirect
- Remove play-g56.com redirect from Firefox
- Remove play-g56.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove play-g56.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted applications may remove the annoying advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-pages.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove play-g56.com redirect
Once installed, the adware may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will open the play-g56.com unwanted page.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 which starts with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Remove play-g56.com redirect from Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove play-g56.com pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malware and ad supported software, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been changed by adware.
- Now run the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your internet browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove play-g56.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings like start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the reroute to play-g56.com unwanted page.
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 launch your machine, it will display play-g56.com unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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. 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove play-g56.com advertisements automatically
You can get rid of play-g56.com pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily get rid of adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer using the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is done, close all windows on your PC. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out malware and adware that cause the play-g56.com ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your PC, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ‘ad-supported’ software that cause play-g56.com advertisements. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ‘ad-supported’ software and other malicious software.
How to block play-g56.com advertisements
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
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- Once the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that 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 personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, play-g56.com redirects, as well as other dangerous 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.
If the problem with play-g56.com pop-up ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete play-g56.com pop-ups, 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 . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ‘ad-supported’ software that generates play-g56.com advertisements.
- Once the checking is finished, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove ‘ad-supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC should be clean of the play-g56.com ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and annoying malicious web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system 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 dangerous software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove play-g56.com pop-up ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.