The qebodu.com is an ‘ad’ web-page which created only for one purpose – display advertisements or reroute to other ‘ad-supported’ web-pages. Its appearance in your internet browser could mean that your PC system is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). This type of malicious applications does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can change computer settings like the startpage, new tab page and default search engine and download and install malicious extensions that generates tons of advertisements. All the time, while the ad supported software is running, your web-browser will be fill with annoying ads. Moreover, this adware will be able to collect a huge number of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the 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 system in order to remove qebodu.com pop-up ads as soon as possible.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the browser to see qebodu.com annoying advertisements.
The adware may insert a large amount of advertisements directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the ads has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to remove the ‘ad supported’ software as quickly as possible. Use the free steps below. This guide will help you clean your system and thereby remove the qebodu.com unwanted pop-up ads.
How to qebodu.com popup ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove qebodu.com ads
Without a doubt, the ad-supported software is harmful to your PC system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To remove this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware utility for removing dangerous applications, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will help you to delete qebodu.com easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC or in the case where ad supported software is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete qebodu.com redirect
- Get rid of qebodu.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Delete qebodu.com redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of qebodu.com advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program 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 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 browser redirect to annoying qebodu.com popup ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, 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 on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your system. 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 unwanted pop-ups and web 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 click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete qebodu.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying 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 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of qebodu.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web-browser’s settings that have been changed by adware.
- Now run the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this process is finished, your browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your startpage, new tab page and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete qebodu.com redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto qebodu.com web page.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of qebodu.com advertisements from Internet Explorer
To remove the qebodu.com ads you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, start the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer settings” prompt as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying qebodu.com page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that called 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 screen 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. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, 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 on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove qebodu.com redirect automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect qebodu.com 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 PC.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC system. 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 instructions or the video guide below.
How to stop qebodu.com pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web pages. Moreover, the application can block 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.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When 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 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-ups, qebodu.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with qebodu.com pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete qebodu.com redirect, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is opened the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that generates qebodu.com ads.
- When the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to get rid of adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC should be free of the qebodu.com redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and annoying harmful sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system 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 software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove qebodu.com from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.