The simsudoku.pro is a misleading web site, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. This web site is created only for one purpose – trick you into installing a harmful internet browser extension. Its appearance in your browser means that your computer is infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). This type of harmful programs does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can alter personal computer settings like the homepage and search engine by default and download and install malicious extensions that generates a huge number of ads. All the time, while the ad supported software is running, your web-browser will be fill with annoying advertisements. Moreover, this ad-supported software will be able to collect a ton of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the Net. Thus, it is clear that the presence of ‘ad supported’ software on your machine is not desirable, and you need to clean up your personal computer in order to get rid of simsudoku.pro ads ASAP.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web-browser to see simsudoku.pro unwanted advertisements.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ‘ad supported’ software can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertisements within the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad-supported software may install browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the simsudoku.pro annoying page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your PC system.
Tips to prevent simsudoku.pro ads
How to manually remove simsudoku.pro pop-ups
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete simsudoku.pro redirect from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove simsudoku.pro pop-ups from Firefox
- Get rid of simsudoku.pro pop-up ads from Chrome
- Remove simsudoku.pro ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete simsudoku.pro redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious software. 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 software 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 uninstall suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove simsudoku.pro pop-ups from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto simsudoku.pro site.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen 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, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of simsudoku.pro pop-up ads from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to simsudoku.pro 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 open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web 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 Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will launch the process of cleaning. When it’s complete, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your system.
Remove simsudoku.pro ads from Internet Explorer
To get rid of the simsudoku.pro pop-ups you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is done, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete simsudoku.pro redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying 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 that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press 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 ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will show simsudoku.pro 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 simultaneously. It will show a dialog box that titled with 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 display just below automatically. Next, press 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, 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 unwanted programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of simsudoku.pro advertisements automatically
You can get rid of simsudoku.pro pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, press the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the malware and ad supported software that cause the simsudoku.pro advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad supported software that cause simsudoku.pro ads. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other dangerous software.
How to stop simsudoku.pro
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that stops access to dangerous ads and sites. 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 application by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will allow 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 machine, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, simsudoku.pro 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your personal computer and get rid of simsudoku.pro with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” for checking your personal computer for the adware which cause a redirect to simsudoku.pro ads.
When the system scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the screen below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be clean of the simsudoku.pro ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted 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 simsudoku.pro pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.