The go.ppixeme.com popup ads should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web browser is penetration an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) into your computer. It can bring a security risk to your computer. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the go.ppixeme.com is just a web-page, but the ‘ad supported’ software uses it to display intrusive and annoying ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The unwanted ads can be just the beginning, because your PC system is hijacked by malicious software, so the amount of advertisements in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web pages, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
The malicious software from the ‘ad supported’ software family that alters the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the annoying go.ppixeme.com ads.
What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software may display advertisements depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, 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 adware 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.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the few simple steps below as soon as possible. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your computer from the go.ppixeme.com advertisements. What is more, the guide below will help you get rid of other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC along with the adware.
How can you protect your PC from go.ppixeme.com pop-ups
How to manually remove go.ppixeme.com ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will assist you manually remove go.ppixeme.com from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove go.ppixeme.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove go.ppixeme.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove go.ppixeme.com ads from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove go.ppixeme.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll show the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll show a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove go.ppixeme.com redirect from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to go.ppixeme.com annoying ads which is caused by the ‘ad supported’ software.
At first, run 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 open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the 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 in the figure 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 task of cleaning. When it is finished, 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 personal computer.
Remove go.ppixeme.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click 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, 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 go.ppixeme.com ads from IE
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will open 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 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 reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove go.ppixeme.com redirect
When the adware is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
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://” which 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying go.ppixeme.com page 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 malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt 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”, like 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 PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the unwanted software, 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 below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete go.ppixeme.com pop-up ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect go.ppixeme.com threat and remove it, from 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: November 9, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is done, click “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the ad supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Stop go.ppixeme.com ads and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, web sites such as go.ppixeme.com, 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.
If the problem with go.ppixeme.com ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of go.ppixeme.com 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.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- 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 to start scanning your system for the adware which generates go.ppixeme.com ads.
- Once the scan is complete, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your computer should be clean of the go.ppixeme.com pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted dangerous pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete go.ppixeme.com redirect from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.