If you turn on your PC system and your web browser is launched automatically, after that immediately display the annoying nlwy0.com web site or your web-browser began to show lots of ads, then most probably your computer has become a victim of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that usually gets installed as a part of some free programs. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you are an active Web user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted redirects and pop-up ads. Perform the few simple steps below to clean your PC system ASAP, as the ‘ad supported’ software can be a way to infect your computer with more dangerous malicious applications such as viruses and trojans. The few simple steps which follow, I’ll show you how to remove ad supported software and thereby remove nlwy0.com unwanted ads from your computer forever.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web browsers such as the FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the harmful 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 internet browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying nlwy0.com web-site. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted web-site will be the first thing you see when you run the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-ups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. So, the nlwy0.com is just one of the many sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or redirect the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their sites, so the creators of ‘ad supported’ software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad supported software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We suggest you to delete ad-supported software and clean your PC from nlwy0.com popup ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely get rid of the redirect to nlwy0.com annoying page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
Tips to prevent nlwy0.com pop-up ads
Most often, the free software installer includes the optional potentially unwanted applications such as this ad-supported software. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way is to choose the Custom, Advanced or Manual setup mode. Here disable (uncheck) all optional applications in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install the optional applications which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the adware will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the guide below.
How to manually remove nlwy0.com pop-up ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll allow you easily to clean your system of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to get rid of adware that causes annoying nlwy0.com . Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove nlwy0.com redirect
- Get rid of nlwy0.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove nlwy0.com from Chrome
- Delete nlwy0.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, 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 in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as 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 annoying nlwy0.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 program, 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’ as shown below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying pop-up ads and internet 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 click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove nlwy0.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run 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 starts 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.
Get rid of nlwy0.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the reroute onto nlwy0.com site.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the image 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 on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Remove nlwy0.com from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been modified by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete nlwy0.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu like 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 shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted nlwy0.com web page 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 malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “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 show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious programs, 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 on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete nlwy0.com ads automatically
You can get rid of nlwy0.com ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloading is complete, close all windows on your PC system. Further, launch 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 show the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out malware and ‘ad supported’ software that cause the nlwy0.com ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your machine, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software that cause nlwy0.com ads. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful software.
Block nlwy0.com pop-ups and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use program that stops access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program 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 PC, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, web sites like nlwy0.com, as well as other malicious or misleading 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.
Remove nlwy0.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying nlwy0.com advertisements from the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and 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: February 8, 2018
Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button for checking your system for the malicious extensions and adware which displays ads from nlwy0.com web site. When it has finished scanning, it will open 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 machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ad supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
After completing the steps above, your system should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display nlwy0.com annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted pages. Unfortunately, if the steps 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.