Are you seeing seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com pop-up ads in the Google Chrome and other browsers every time you use the web-browser to surf the Internet? This means that your personal computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it opens tons of annoying ads. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free programs, download and install them on the PC without proper attention to the fact that the ad supported software can penetrate into the computer along with them.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the machine for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the web browser, you will see an annoying seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com page.
What is more, the adware may display advertisements depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ‘ad supported’ software, 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 ad-supported software 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 is very important to follow the guide below ASAP. The step-by-step instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your PC from the seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com pop-ups. What is more, the step-by-step guide below will help you get rid of other harmful software like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the PC system along with the adware.
How does seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com popup ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com redirect
Without a doubt, the ad-supported software is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely delete this malicious software. To get rid of this ‘ad supported’ software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous programs, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will help you to delete seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in machine or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com advertisements from Chrome
- Get rid of seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com advertisements. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying pop-up ads and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to uninstall, is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Delete seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press 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”.
Get rid of seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com advertisements from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com unwanted ads which is caused by the ‘ad supported’ software.
At first, run the Chrome. Next, press 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 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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The application will start the task of cleaning. When it’s 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 computer.
Get rid of seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will be rerouted 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that 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, press “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 show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the adware, 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 like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com redirect automatically
You can get rid of seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily get rid of adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your system by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the download is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation 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 perform a system scan for the malware and adware which cause the seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com redirect. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of ‘ad supported’ software and other dangerous programs.
Stop seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com pop-up ads and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the application can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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When downloading is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image 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 application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web-pages like seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. 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 seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com 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 launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the ‘ad supported’ software which generates seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com ads.
- Once the scan is done, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to get rid of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
After completing the steps outlined above, your computer should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and IE will no longer open seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown web sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scan is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com redirect.