The lovetest.pro is a web site that displays annoying popups offering install a questionable browsers extension and can reroute to other unwanted web-pages. If the FF, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge opens this web site then most probably that your PC is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad-supported software is an unwanted software that is going to display you tons of pop-ups and deals. Of course, it is not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It’ll not delete or damage your files, but it can change some PC system’s settings or download and install other dangerous programs. So, you’d better to remove ad-supported software using the steps below and thereby remove lovetest.pro pop-up.
The malicious programs from the ‘ad supported’ software family that alters the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other 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 homepage, you will see the annoying lovetest.pro ads.
The ad supported software may insert lots of ads directly to the sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web site. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad-supported software has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your system from lovetest.pro pop-ups as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely delete the redirect to lovetest.pro annoying site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did you get infected with lovetest.pro redirect
Probably, the ad supported software get installed onto your computer when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar pages. Even removing the application that contains adware, does not help you remove the lovetest.pro ads. Therefore, you must follow the instructions below to get rid of all annoying advertisements.
How to manually remove lovetest.pro
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will allow you manually get rid of lovetest.pro from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove lovetest.pro ads from Chrome
- Remove lovetest.pro redirect from FF
- Remove lovetest.pro ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of lovetest.pro 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 as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown applications.
Remove lovetest.pro ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malware and ad-supported software, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been replaced by ‘ad supported’ software.
- Now start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove lovetest.pro redirect from FF
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove lovetest.pro ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like 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 open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of lovetest.pro redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted 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 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 internet 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 machine, it will open lovetest.pro annoying 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 dialog box 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. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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 click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove lovetest.pro pop-up ads with free malware remover
Get rid of lovetest.pro ads manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, web-browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
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- Close all programs and windows on your computer. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- When install is finished, press on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the adware which redirects your internet browser to the lovetest.pro annoying web-site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the checking is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your machine.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop lovetest.pro pop-up ads and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use application that stops access to malicious advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program can block the show 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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Once the downloading process is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 launch your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, pages like lovetest.pro, as well as other harmful 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 lovetest.pro pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete lovetest.pro ads, 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 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 that generates lovetest.pro ads.
- Once the system scan is done, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the few simple steps above on how to remove ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
Once you have complete the step-by-step instructions shown above, your personal computer should be free from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer show lovetest.pro annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions 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.