The asdfz.pro is a site which is loaded into your web browser with the help of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The ‘ad supported’ software may alter the settings of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE or install a harmful browser extension, which created to generate tons of annoying pop-ups. It’ll lead to the fact that when you launch the internet browser or surfing the Web, it will always be forced to show asdfz.pro ads, even when your browser is configured to stop popup ads or your computer has a program that stops ads. On current date, the ‘ad supported’ software continues to increase the number of computers that have been infected.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers like the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it will redirect to the annoying asdfz.pro web-page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an unwanted web-site will be the first thing you see when you start the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge.
The adware may insert a ton of advertisements directly to the web sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad-supported software has the ability to collect lots of personal information about you (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), which can later transfer to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to delete the ad-supported software ASAP. Use the free steps below. This guide will help you clean your machine and thereby remove the asdfz.pro annoying ads.
How does asdfz.pro advertisements get installed onto computer
Probably, the ‘ad supported’ software get installed onto your machine 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 installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web-sites. Even removing the program that contains adware, does not help you delete the asdfz.pro ads. Therefore, you must follow the steps below to get rid of all unwanted advertisements.
How to manually remove asdfz.pro ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will assist you manually delete asdfz.pro redirect from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete asdfz.pro redirect
- Delete asdfz.pro ads from Chrome
- Remove asdfz.pro redirect from Firefox
- Remove asdfz.pro from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the application that causes the appearance of annoying 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, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel like below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web browser redirect to unwanted asdfz.pro pop-ups. 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 software installed on your computer. 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 unwanted popup 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 remove, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete asdfz.pro redirect
Once the ad-supported software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the 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 which begins 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 asdfz.pro ads from 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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove asdfz.pro redirect from Firefox
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove asdfz.pro from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the reroute to asdfz.pro annoying web-page.
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 open your personal computer, it will display asdfz.pro unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a dialog box that titled with 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 show just below automatically. Next, click 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of asdfz.pro redirect automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect asdfz.pro threat and get rid of 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 machine.
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Update: February 5, 2019
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
Stop asdfz.pro redirect and other unwanted web pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 run your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, web sites such as asdfz.pro, 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.
Scan your machine and remove asdfz.pro pop-ups 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, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete 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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Update: January 25, 2019
After the download is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the application, press Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that cause a redirect to asdfz.pro advertisements.
When it has finished scanning your computer, it will display a list of all items detected by this tool as shown below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be clean of the asdfz.pro pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and annoying 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 malicious applications and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete asdfz.pro pop-ups from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.