The appearance of annoying journalaboutlife.org popup ads in your browser means that your machine is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the PC is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. So, if you notice that your web browser has become display this web site, then you do not need to wait . Follow the step-by-step guide below and remove journalaboutlife.org ads ASAP.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the browser, you will see an unwanted journalaboutlife.org web page.
While your personal computer is infected with the adware, the Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge may be redirected to journalaboutlife.org annoying site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a huge number of annoying advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web-pages 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 advertisements will appear on all pages, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any advertising links. In this case, when you open any web-site, you may see in your internet browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for journalaboutlife.org’, ‘Transferring data from journalaboutlife.org’, ‘Looking up journalaboutlife.org’, ‘Read journalaboutlife.org’, ‘Connected to journalaboutlife.org’.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the adware as well as get rid of journalaboutlife.org unwanted popup ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other web browsers.
How does journalaboutlife.org advertisements get installed onto system
How to manually remove journalaboutlife.org
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to get rid of the journalaboutlife.org ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete journalaboutlife.org redirect
- Get rid of journalaboutlife.org pop-up ads from Chrome
- Get rid of journalaboutlife.org advertisements from Firefox
- Remove journalaboutlife.org pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the personal computer 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 software can clean up your internet browser from pop-ups, 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’ll show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete journalaboutlife.org redirect
Now you need to clean up the internet 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 display the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can change 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 finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts that redirects to an unwanted web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of journalaboutlife.org pop-up 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, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of journalaboutlife.org advertisements from Firefox
If the FF settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto journalaboutlife.org page.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown 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 browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove journalaboutlife.org pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press 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 PC system 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 internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the reroute to journalaboutlife.org unwanted web-page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted journalaboutlife.org 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 malicios application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a dialog box 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image 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 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 is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then 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 ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete journalaboutlife.org advertisements automatically
You can remove journalaboutlife.org redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC using the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, open the 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 the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the malware and ad supported software that cause the journalaboutlife.org advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad-supported’ software that cause journalaboutlife.org pop-ups. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer. 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 applications.
Stop journalaboutlife.org advertisements and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use application that stops access to malicious advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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After downloading is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, pages such as journalaboutlife.org, 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 computer and remove journalaboutlife.org 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 Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove 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 complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to start scanning your system for the adware that cause a redirect to journalaboutlife.org advertisements.
When it has finished scanning your system, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the screen below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. 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 steps above, your PC system should be free from malware and ‘ad-supported’ software. The Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer show journalaboutlife.org annoying pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web-sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps 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.