The snowtarget.com is classified as ‘ad’ web-site. The appearance of snowtarget.com in your web browser could mean that your system is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), which can open a lot of popup ads within the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer screen or redirect you to an annoying ad sites. So, if you have found that your internet browser is redirected to this annoying page, then you do not need to wait . Complete the steps below to clean your PC system from the ad supported software and thereby remove snowtarget.com ads as soon as possible.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers like the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying snowtarget.com web site. Even if you setup a new homepage, an unwanted page will be the first thing you see when you open the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
What is more, the ad-supported software may show advertisements depend on a page that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, 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.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the adware as well as get rid of snowtarget.com unwanted pop-up ads from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer and other web browsers.
How can you protect your computer from snowtarget.com ads
How to manually remove snowtarget.com ads
This useful removal guide for the snowtarget.com pop-ups. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove snowtarget.com let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete snowtarget.com redirect
- Remove snowtarget.com advertisements from Firefox
- Remove snowtarget.com pop-up ads from Chrome
- Get rid of snowtarget.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads and internet 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, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed software. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted snowtarget.com ads. 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 application, 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 in the figure below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying popup 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 program, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete snowtarget.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will be rerouted 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 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove snowtarget.com advertisements from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto snowtarget.com web-site.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is done, press the “Finish” button
Remove snowtarget.com pop-up ads from Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Settings” option.
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 on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of snowtarget.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
To delete the snowtarget.com pop-up ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When 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 web browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying snowtarget.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 simultaneously. This opens 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. 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 malicious application, 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 as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove snowtarget.com pop-ups automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove snowtarget.com ads from the infected machine. This is because the ad-supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ‘ad supported’ software again infect your PC system and it will begin to show unwanted snowtarget.com advertisements. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ‘ad supported’ software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
Now, press the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your machine. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading is finished, close all software on your PC system. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, press the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software which cause a redirect to snowtarget.com. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause snowtarget.com pop-up ads. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes application to remove ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Block snowtarget.com pop-ups and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use program that stops access to malicious advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program 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 by clicking on the following link.
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After the download is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, web-sites such as snowtarget.com, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete snowtarget.com ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the annoying snowtarget.com advertisements from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is opened, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software that shows advertisements from snowtarget.com web site. Once the system scan is done, it will open 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 finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Now your computer should be free of the snowtarget.com redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of snowtarget.com from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.