Are you seeing annoying ads signed with Youtube AdBlockU in the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer every time you use the web browser to surf the Web? This means that your computer is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it displays a large amount of annoying pop-ups. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free applications, download and install them on the computer without proper attention to the fact that the adware can penetrate into the computer along with them.
The malicious applications from the adware family that modifies the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying Youtube AdBlockU ads.
While your personal computer is infected with the ad supported software, the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge may be rerouted to Youtube AdBlockU unwanted ads. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a ton of annoying ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your web-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 web-pages, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
We recommend to remove the ad-supported software, which displays Ads by Youtube AdBlockU within your web-browser, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your personal computer.
How to Youtube AdBlockU pop-up ads get installed onto personal computer
Probably, the ad supported software get installed onto your computer when you have installed a free programs like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the ‘ad supported’ software is bundled within the setup packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar pages. Even removing the application that contains adware, does not help you delete the Youtube AdBlockU ads. Therefore, you must follow the few simple steps below to remove all annoying ads.
How to manually remove Youtube AdBlockU pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to remove the Youtube AdBlockU ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
- Delete Youtube AdBlockU pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Youtube AdBlockU pop-up ads from Chrome
- Get rid of Ads by Youtube AdBlockU from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and web-browser redirect to unwanted 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 as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted Youtube AdBlockU advertisements. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your system. 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 popup ads and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted ads.
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 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.
Delete Youtube AdBlockU pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto Youtube AdBlockU site.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove Youtube AdBlockU pop-up ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been changed by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Ads by Youtube AdBlockU from IE
First, run 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 click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
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 personal computer, it will show Youtube AdBlockU annoying ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box that called 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 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 get rid of 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 on the image 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.
How to remove Youtube AdBlockU automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect Youtube AdBlockU threat and get rid of it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is done, click “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the ad supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply press “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.
Block Youtube AdBlockU ads and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the application can stop the open 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
Once the downloading process is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, ads by Youtube AdBlockU, as well as other dangerous 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.
Delete Youtube AdBlockU ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying Youtube AdBlockU ads from the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, 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
When downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the malicious extensions and ad supported software which shows Youtube AdBlockU ads. Once the system scan is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other harmful software.
After completing the few simple steps shown above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show Youtube AdBlockU annoying advertisements or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.