The appearance of annoying pccleaner.tips ads in your web browser means that your personal computer 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 system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ad-supported software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. So, if you notice that your browser has become show this web site, then you do not need to wait . Perform the instructions below and remove pccleaner.tips ads as soon as possible.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge 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 adware will perform a scan of the PC system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the browser, you will see an annoying pccleaner.tips web page.
What is more, the adware may show advertisements depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad-supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to get rid of ad supported software and clean your PC system from pccleaner.tips advertisements ASAP, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to pccleaner.tips annoying web-page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of pccleaner.tips pop-up ads
How to manually remove pccleaner.tips advertisements
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to get rid of the pccleaner.tips ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of pccleaner.tips pop-up ads from Firefox
- Remove pccleaner.tips pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Delete pccleaner.tips ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete pccleaner.tips redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC system cleanup is to delete 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 programs can clean up your internet browser from 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’ll open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove 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.
Get rid of pccleaner.tips pop-up ads from Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove pccleaner.tips pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by ad supported software.
- 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, 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 Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete pccleaner.tips ads from Internet Explorer
To remove the pccleaner.tips pop-ups you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete pccleaner.tips redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
To clear the internet 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 which starts with “http://” that 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.
Delete 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 run your system, it will show pccleaner.tips unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display 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 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, press 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove pccleaner.tips pop-up ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely delete pccleaner.tips redirect from the infected PC system. 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 PC system and it will begin to show unwanted pccleaner.tips pop-up 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 system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. It’s an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once downloading is finished, close all applications on your computer. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, press the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware which cause a redirect to pccleaner.tips. Once the ‘ad supported’ software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware that cause pccleaner.tips advertisements. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes program to remove ad supported software and other malware.
How to stop pccleaner.tips redirect
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the show 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, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, pccleaner.tips redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with pccleaner.tips redirect is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove pccleaner.tips pop-ups, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out ad-supported software that generates pccleaner.tips ads.
- When the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to delete adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your personal computer should be free of the pccleaner.tips advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and ad supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove pccleaner.tips redirect from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.