The join.pro-gaming-world.com is an one of the many advertising web-sites, which can be opened automatically each time you start the web browser or surf the Internet. The reason of automatic opening of this web-page is an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which was set on your computer without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to display a ton of annoying pop-ups within the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their web pages and attract new users. Below we explain how to get rid of ad supported software and thereby remove join.pro-gaming-world.com annoying ads from your browser.
The malicious software from the ‘ad supported’ software family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted join.pro-gaming-world.com advertisements.
While your computer is infected with the adware, the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge may be rerouted to join.pro-gaming-world.com unwanted page. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a large number of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all sites, including web pages where previously you have never seen any ads. In this case, when you open any web-page, you may see in your browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for join.pro-gaming-world.com’, ‘Transferring data from join.pro-gaming-world.com’, ‘Looking up join.pro-gaming-world.com’, ‘Read join.pro-gaming-world.com’, ‘Connected to join.pro-gaming-world.com’.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the ad-supported software as well as remove join.pro-gaming-world.com annoying pop-up ads from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge and other web browsers.
How did join.pro-gaming-world.com popup ads get on your PC system
How to manually remove join.pro-gaming-world.com advertisements
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will assist you manually delete join.pro-gaming-world.com redirect from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up ads from Firefox
- Remove join.pro-gaming-world.com from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove join.pro-gaming-world.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to delete 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 programs can clean up your web browser from pop-up 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 programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Get rid of join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-ups from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Settings” option.
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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove join.pro-gaming-world.com pop-up ads from Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto join.pro-gaming-world.com web site.
First, start the FF and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure 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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove join.pro-gaming-world.com from IE
To delete the join.pro-gaming-world.com ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your personal computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the task is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove join.pro-gaming-world.com redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
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, 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
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your personal computer, it will display join.pro-gaming-world.com unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a prompt which 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 show 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 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 on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of join.pro-gaming-world.com automatically
You can remove join.pro-gaming-world.com automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility 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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Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is done, close all windows on your machine. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as on the image below, press the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the install 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 start scanning your computer for the malware and adware which cause the join.pro-gaming-world.com advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is complete, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware that cause join.pro-gaming-world.com redirect. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious applications.
How to stop join.pro-gaming-world.com ads
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web-pages. Moreover, the application can stop the open 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.
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- When the download is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is done, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will assist 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, join.pro-gaming-world.com redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with join.pro-gaming-world.com advertisements is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove join.pro-gaming-world.com , 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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Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your computer for the ad-supported software that generates join.pro-gaming-world.com advertisements.
- Once the checking is complete, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove ad supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your computer should be free of the join.pro-gaming-world.com . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and annoying malicious web-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 harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of join.pro-gaming-world.com redirect from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.