Have you become that your web-browser randomly shows pureadexchange.com, instead of the one you want to see? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your computer. The adware is a part of malicious software that created to show a large number of annoying pop-up ads. Complete the step-by-step instructions below as soon as possible. It will clear your computer from ‘ad supported’ software that generates a large amount of pop-ups in the internet browser and thereby remove the redirect to pureadexchange.com web-site.
The malicious programs from the ad-supported software family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web-browser, instead of your start page, you will see the unwanted pureadexchange.com ads.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the pureadexchange.com is just one of the many sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web-pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their pages, so the creators of ‘ad supported’ software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your browser on the pureadexchange.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.
How did pureadexchange.com ads get on your machine
How to manually remove pureadexchange.com pop-ups
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to get rid of the pureadexchange.com advertisements. 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 programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete pureadexchange.com redirect
- Remove pureadexchange.com advertisements from Chrome
- Remove pureadexchange.com ads from Firefox
- Get rid of pureadexchange.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the PC cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted programs may remove the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete pureadexchange.com redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “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://” 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.
Remove pureadexchange.com advertisements from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to pureadexchange.com annoying advertisements that is caused by the ad-supported software.
At first, launch the Google 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 internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will open 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 image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The application will launch the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove pureadexchange.com ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto pureadexchange.com site.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of pureadexchange.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open 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
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your system, it will display pureadexchange.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display 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”, 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 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious software, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove pureadexchange.com with free malware removal application
Manual removal pureadexchange.com pop-up ads requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free applications will help you to remove malware, browser hijackers and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
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- At the download page, click the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has done installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your web browser to the pureadexchange.com unwanted web-page. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, it will open a screen that contains a list of malicious applications that has been found.
- When you are ready, press on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your PC. When the process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to stop pureadexchange.com redirect
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, 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, which 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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- When downloading is finished, run 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 that 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, pureadexchange.com redirects, as well as other malicious 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove pureadexchange.com pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted pureadexchange.com pop-up ads from the Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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When the download is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware which opens ads from pureadexchange.com web page. Once the system scan is finished, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
Once you have done the step-by-step instructions shown above, your personal computer should be free from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer open pureadexchange.com annoying advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the steps 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.