The very appearance searches-poisk.ru pop-ups is a classic sign of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which installed on your computer. Moreover, the adware can lead to the browser freezing/crash, delays when starting a new web-browser window or delays when viewing a page on the Internet. I think you definitely want to solve this problem. For this purpose, necessity to perform cleanup of your system. You need to perform the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to remove searches-poisk.ru ads and clean your computer from the adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and IE by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC system for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the web browser, you will see an unwanted searches-poisk.ru web-page.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your personal computer and thereby remove the searches-poisk.ru unwanted popup ads.
How does your PC get infected with searches-poisk.ru pop-ups
How to manually remove searches-poisk.ru pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll help you easily to clean your computer of adware. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to get rid of adware which causes unwanted searches-poisk.ru advertisements. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or restart your PC system.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete searches-poisk.ru ads from Chrome
- Get rid of searches-poisk.ru ads from Firefox
- Get rid of searches-poisk.ru pop-up ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove searches-poisk.ru redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious applications. 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 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 remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete searches-poisk.ru ads from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to searches-poisk.ru unwanted advertisements that is caused by the ad supported software.
At first, start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will display the settings screen. 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, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning. Once it is done, the web browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of searches-poisk.ru ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto searches-poisk.ru web-page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, press 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 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 open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of searches-poisk.ru pop-up ads from IE
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display 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 click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like 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.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove searches-poisk.ru redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter 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 redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the 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://” 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.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your computer, it will open searches-poisk.ru unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show 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 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. 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 delete 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 press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of searches-poisk.ru pop-ups automatically
You can remove searches-poisk.ru redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily delete ad supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the malware and ad supported software which cause the searches-poisk.ru ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When the system scan is done, 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 adware which cause searches-poisk.ru advertisements. When the disinfection is done, 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 adware and other harmful programs.
How to block searches-poisk.ru
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program 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 by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, searches-poisk.ru redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with searches-poisk.ru pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of searches-poisk.ru pop-up ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which generates searches-poisk.ru ads.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to remove ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
After completing the few simple steps above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Chrome, FF, IE and Edge will no longer display searches-poisk.ru unwanted ads or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide 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.