The Greenmartmediaads is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which created only for one purpose – show advertisements or reroute your internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge to various ‘ad’ web sites. Its appearance in the list of installed programs of your Windows control panel means that your PC is infected with this unwanted ‘ad-supported’ software. This type of malicious programs does not delete files or infect them, but such as a virus can alter computer settings such as the startpage, new tab page and default search engine and download and install malicious extensions that generates lots of advertisements. All the time, while the adware is running, your web browser will be fill with unwanted advertisements. Moreover, this ad-supported software will be able to collect a large amount of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the World Wide Web. Thus, it is clear that the presence of ‘ad supported’ software on your machine is not desirable, and you need to clean up your PC of the Greenmartmediaads adware in order to remove unwanted pop-ups and annoying ads.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web browsers such as the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another 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 launch the internet browser, it will redirect to the unwanted ad web page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an unwanted site will be the first thing you see when you start the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
While your computer is infected with the Greenmartmediaads adware, the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge will display lots of annoying ads. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large amount of unwanted advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web-pages 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 pages, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any ads.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which shows a lot of ads within your browser, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your system.
How can you protect your personal computer from Greenmartmediaads pop-up ads
Probably, the adware get installed onto your personal computer when you have installed a free applications like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the install packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar sites. Even removing the program that contains adware, does not help you remove the Greenmartmediaads ads. Therefore, you must follow the step-by-step instructions below to get rid of all annoying ads.
How to manually remove Greenmartmediaads advertisements
This useful removal guide for the Greenmartmediaads ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Greenmartmediaads adware let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Greenmartmediaads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Greenmartmediaads advertisements from Firefox
- Delete Greenmartmediaads ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Greenmartmediaads redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted software may get rid of the annoying ads or web browser redirect to unknown or annoying web-sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Remove Greenmartmediaads from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click 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 shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Greenmartmediaads advertisements from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the unwanted Greenmartmediaads ads.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press 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 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 display 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. Once it’s finished, press the “Finish” button
Delete Greenmartmediaads ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To remove the Greenmartmediaads pop-up ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box like below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC 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.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Greenmartmediaads redirect
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the internet 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://” which 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 unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Greenmartmediaads ads 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 ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a dialog box 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”, like 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. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. 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 ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, 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 ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of Greenmartmediaads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect Greenmartmediaads threat and delete it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your personal computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “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 few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to stop Greenmartmediaads pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is complete, click “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 launch automatically and stop advertisements, unwanted pop-up ads, 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.
Scan your personal computer and get rid of Greenmartmediaads advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the program, press Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to start checking your system for the ad-supported software which shows Greenmartmediaads ads.
Once the scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be free of the Greenmartmediaads advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and unwanted harmful web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine 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 adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Greenmartmediaads pop-up ads from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.