The appearance of unwanted 9likesg.com pop-up ads in your browser means that your computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ad-supported software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert ads directly into the open windows of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. So, if you notice that your web browser has become display this page, then you do not need to wait . Use the step-by-step instructions below and remove 9likesg.com ads ASAP.
The ‘ad supported’ software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web browser to see 9likesg.com unwanted advertisements.
What is more, the adware may open ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ‘ad supported’ software, 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.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your web browser on the 9likesg.com unwanted web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your system.
How to 9likesg.com pop-up ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove 9likesg.com
This few simple steps will allow you remove 9likesg.com redirect. These 9likesg.com removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the browser or restart your computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of 9likesg.com ads from FF
- Remove 9likesg.com from Chrome
- Delete 9likesg.com from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of 9likesg.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up your web-browser from advertisements, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It’ll display the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Get rid of 9likesg.com ads from FF
If the FF settings have been modified by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto 9likesg.com web-site.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, press 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 web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Remove 9likesg.com from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete 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 adware.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that 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 display the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen 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.
Delete 9likesg.com from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, press “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE 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 machine for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to 9likesg.com unwanted web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of 9likesg.com redirect
Once the adware 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 launch the web-browser, it will be rerouted 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your system, it will open 9likesg.com annoying web-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 show a prompt which called 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 open 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 remove 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 image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove 9likesg.com ads automatically
You can get rid of 9likesg.com pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove adware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your system from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. 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 on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the malware and adware which cause the 9likesg.com advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. Please be patient.
Once the scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad-supported software that cause 9likesg.com pop-up ads. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful software.
Block 9likesg.com redirect and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use application that blocks access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the download is done, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is done, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, web-sites such as 9likesg.com, as well as other harmful 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.
Scan your system and remove 9likesg.com with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, FF, 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 get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is finished, 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 on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which cause a redirect to 9likesg.com ads.
Once the scanning is finished, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the screen below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have complete the step-by-step guide outlined above, your machine should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge will no longer show 9likesg.com unwanted pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions 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.