The shiek1ph.com is an one of the many advertising web pages, which can be opened automatically each time you launch the internet browser. The reason of automatic opening of this site is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which was set on your computer without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to open a huge number of unwanted popup ads within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and MS Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their pages and attract new users. Below we explain how to delete ad supported software and thereby delete shiek1ph.com unwanted ads from your browser.
The malicious software from the adware family that alters the settings of browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying shiek1ph.com ads.
While your computer is infected with the ad supported software, the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge may be redirected to shiek1ph.com annoying web-site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display tons of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all sites, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for shiek1ph.com’, ‘Transferring data from shiek1ph.com’, ‘Looking up shiek1ph.com’, ‘Read shiek1ph.com’, ‘Connected to shiek1ph.com’.
We recommend to remove the ad-supported software, which redirects your browser on the shiek1ph.com unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your computer.
How does shiek1ph.com ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove shiek1ph.com ads
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to get rid of the shiek1ph.com pop-ups. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove shiek1ph.com from FF
- Remove shiek1ph.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove shiek1ph.com redirect from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove shiek1ph.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the machine cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious programs. 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 applications 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 show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove shiek1ph.com from FF
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto shiek1ph.com site.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove shiek1ph.com redirect from 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 changed by adware.
- Now start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the 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 click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is done, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your start page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove shiek1ph.com redirect from IE
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown in the following image.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press 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 reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to shiek1ph.com unwanted web page.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove shiek1ph.com redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the shiek1ph.com or other annoying site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ‘ad-supported’ software can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you run your web browser. Depending on the 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 on the screen below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the shiek1ph.com web site or any other unwanted web-sites that is advertised by the ad-supported software. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted shiek1ph.com 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 ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt that 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”, 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 open 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 get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, 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 malicious software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of shiek1ph.com redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove shiek1ph.com advertisements from the infected computer. This is because the ad-supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ‘ad-supported’ software again infect your system and it will start to show unwanted shiek1ph.com ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. It is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad-supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer 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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When the download is finished, close all applications on your PC system. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which cause a redirect to shiek1ph.com. When the ‘ad-supported’ software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad-supported software that cause shiek1ph.com pop-ups. Once disinfection is finished, 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 remove ad-supported software and other malware.
Stop shiek1ph.com and other annoying web pages
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, which 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 the download is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown in the following image.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, sites like shiek1ph.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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 shiek1ph.com pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner tool using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to start scanning your system for the adware that cause a redirect to shiek1ph.com advertisements.
When the system scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the following image.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have finished the few simple steps outlined above, your computer should be free from malware and adware. The Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge will no longer open shiek1ph.com unwanted advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web-sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions 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.