If you find that your web-browser has become show the annoying bestapplicationdownloads.com pop-ups offering to install an unknown software then it is a sign that your computer is infected with malicious software from the adware family. The ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) is a form of unwanted software that can show lots of advertisements without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can redirect the browser on dangerous and misleading web-sites. Also, if you seeing that the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer tries to load an unknown web site, when you try to open a long-known web-page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in internet browser’s address bar. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below and clean your computer from adware ASAP. It’ll assist you to delete the redirect to bestapplicationdownloads.com and any annoying popup ads.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the web browser, it will redirect to the annoying bestapplicationdownloads.com web site. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted web page will be the first thing you see when you start the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Technically, the ‘ad-supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a huge number of advertisements, 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’ll rewrite your homepage with an unwanted web page.
Therefore it is very important to follow the instructions below ASAP. The steps will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the bestapplicationdownloads.com ads. What is more, the guide below will help you get rid of other dangerous software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the system along with the ‘ad-supported’ software.
How does bestapplicationdownloads.com ads get installed onto machine
How to manually remove bestapplicationdownloads.com 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 ad-supported software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete adware that causes annoying bestapplicationdownloads.com . 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 computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete bestapplicationdownloads.com redirect
- Get rid of bestapplicationdownloads.com redirect from FF
- Remove bestapplicationdownloads.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove bestapplicationdownloads.com pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete bestapplicationdownloads.com redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted 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://” which 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 bestapplicationdownloads.com redirect 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 get rid of the redirect onto bestapplicationdownloads.com site.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove bestapplicationdownloads.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display 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 Chrome settings to default.
Remove bestapplicationdownloads.com pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the following image. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
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 open your personal computer, it will open bestapplicationdownloads.com unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box 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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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 ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of bestapplicationdownloads.com with free malware removal application
Manual removal bestapplicationdownloads.com requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free software will help you to delete malware, browser hijackers and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- At the download page, press the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- Once the Setup wizard has finished installing, the malware remover will start and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out adware that redirects your web browser to the bestapplicationdownloads.com annoying web-site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious applications that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your PC system. Once the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block bestapplicationdownloads.com redirect and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use application that blocks access to malicious ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, web pages like bestapplicationdownloads.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of bestapplicationdownloads.com pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted bestapplicationdownloads.com from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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When the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware which displays ads from bestapplicationdownloads.com web-site. Once the system scan is complete, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
After completing the step-by-step guide above, your PC should be clean from malware and ‘ad-supported’ software. The Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer show bestapplicationdownloads.com annoying ads or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.