If the FF, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge opens b.banners.men page then most probably that your computer is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad supported’ software is an unwanted software that is going to open you a huge number of pop-ups and deals. Of course, it is not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It will not delete or damage your files, but it can alter some personal computer’s settings or download and install other harmful applications. So, you’d better to delete adware using the guide below and thereby remove b.banners.men advertisements.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web browsers like the Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the unwanted b.banners.men web-site. Even if you setup a new homepage, an unwanted web-page will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop-ups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open internet browser window. So, the b.banners.men is just one of the many web pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web-browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or redirect the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web pages, 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 adware receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web-browser on the b.banners.men unwanted web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your machine.
How can you prevent the b.banners.men advertisements
How to manually remove b.banners.men ads
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to remove the b.banners.men ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your PC.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of b.banners.men redirect
- Remove b.banners.men redirect from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of b.banners.men redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove b.banners.men from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application 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 as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like 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 annoying b.banners.men 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 click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your machine. 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 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 delete, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of b.banners.men redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will be redirected 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 starts with “http://” that 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 b.banners.men redirect from Mozilla Firefox
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of b.banners.men redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Open the Google 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, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove b.banners.men from IE
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to b.banners.men unwanted web-site.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your computer, it will open b.banners.men annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete 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 as 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 shown in the figure 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, 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 complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove b.banners.men advertisements automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect b.banners.men threat and remove it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is done, click “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove 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 b.banners.men pop-up ads and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to harmful advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as on the image 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, web-pages such as b.banners.men, 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.
Delete b.banners.men ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted b.banners.men from the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and MS 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 from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
When the download is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out malicious extensions and adware which displays ads from b.banners.men page. When it has finished scanning your PC, it will show 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 procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
Now your computer should be free of the b.banners.men . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and unwanted dangerous web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal 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 malicious applications and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove b.banners.men redirect from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.