The openadserving.com is an one of the many advertising web sites, which can be opened automatically each time you launch the web browser. The reason of automatic opening of this site is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), which was set on your machine without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to display tons of unwanted pop-up ads within the Chrome, 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 remove adware and thereby remove openadserving.com unwanted advertisements from your web browser.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web-browsers like the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the web-browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying openadserving.com web-page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an annoying web site will be the first thing you see when you launch the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
We recommend to delete the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the openadserving.com unwanted web-site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your computer.
Tips to prevent openadserving.com ads and other unwanted software
How to manually remove openadserving.com pop-ups
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to remove the openadserving.com pop-ups. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or restart your computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete openadserving.com redirect
- Remove openadserving.com pop-ups from Firefox
- Get rid of openadserving.com advertisements from Chrome
- Remove openadserving.com from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC system cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted programs may get rid of the annoying advertisements or web-browser redirect to unknown or annoying web sites.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
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Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It’ll display a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete openadserving.com redirect
When the adware is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web 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 begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove openadserving.com pop-ups 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, click 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of openadserving.com advertisements from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been modified by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click 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 Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove openadserving.com from Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted openadserving.com web site 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 shows 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 image 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 machine. 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 ‘ad-supported’ programs, 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 on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete openadserving.com ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect openadserving.com threat and get rid of it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click “Scan Now” button to start checking your machine for the ‘ad supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your machine. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the guide or the video guide below.
Block openadserving.com and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the application can stop the show 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.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 run your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, web pages such as openadserving.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.
Remove openadserving.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted openadserving.com redirect from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 3, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the malicious extensions and adware that shows ads from openadserving.com web-site. When it has finished scanning, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Once you have done the instructions above, your computer should be free from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer open openadserving.com unwanted advertisements or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the 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.