There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware, which causes the appearance of meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups or the redirect to this annoying web-page, have a negative impact on the functioning of your personal computer. It changes PC system settings, generates a large number of various ads, slows down the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-pages are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the ad supported software is showing ads, so it may redirect your web-browser to an annoying web-site like meet-local.com-travel.website, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web browser’s address bar, then the internet browser is anyway will display an unwanted ad web-site.
Most often, the ‘ad supported’ software affects the most common internet browsers such as the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the internet browser, it will reroute to the annoying meet-local.com-travel.website page. Even if you setup a new home page, an annoying web-page will be the first thing you see when you run the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a lot of pop-up ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted programs without your permission, force you to visit dangerous web-sites. Moreover, the adware can download and install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will rewrite your homepage with an unwanted web-site.
We recommend to remove the ad-supported software, which redirects your internet browser on the meet-local.com-travel.website annoying web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your system.
How did you get infected with meet-local.com-travel.website advertisements
How to manually remove meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll help you easily to clean your personal computer of adware. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to get rid of ad supported software that causes unwanted meet-local.com-travel.website . Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or restart your PC.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove meet-local.com-travel.website redirect
- Get rid of meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs 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 display the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove meet-local.com-travel.website redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted 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, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the 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, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby get rid of the redirect to meet-local.com-travel.website unwanted advertisements that is caused by the adware.
At first, run 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 show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet 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 below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will run the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, the web browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from Internet Explorer
To delete the meet-local.com-travel.website redirect you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click 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 Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove 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 start your machine, it will open meet-local.com-travel.website annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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 open just below automatically. Next, click 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete meet-local.com-travel.website ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect meet-local.com-travel.website threat and remove it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the machine.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is complete, click “Scan Now” button to start scanning your system for the ad supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the guide or the video guide below.
Stop meet-local.com-travel.website and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application 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 run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web-sites such as meet-local.com-travel.website, as well as other malicious or misleading 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.
Remove meet-local.com-travel.website ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: November 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware that opens advertisements from meet-local.com-travel.website page. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous software.
Now your system should be clean of the meet-local.com-travel.website pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements 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 ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove meet-local.com-travel.website pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.