The very appearance a.konflab.com or clk.konflab.com in your browser is a sign of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) which installed on your computer. Moreover, the adware can lead to the internet browser freezing/crash, delays when starting a new web-browser window or delays when viewing a page on the Internet. I think you definitely want to solve this problem. For this purpose, necessity to perform cleanup of your PC. Follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to get rid of a.konflab.com ads and clean your computer from the adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software will perform a scan of the PC system for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the web browser, you will see an unwanted a.konflab.com web-site.
While your machine is infected with the ad-supported software, the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge may be redirected to a.konflab.com annoying page. Of course, the ‘ad supported’ software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large amount of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your internet 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 sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for a.konflab.com’, ‘Transferring data from a.konflab.com’, ‘Looking up a.konflab.com’, ‘Read a.konflab.com’, ‘Connected to a.konflab.com’.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your personal computer from the adware as well as get rid of a.konflab.com unwanted pop-up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
Tips to prevent a.konflab.com pop-ups
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the install packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free software is a a good chance that you will find some bundled adware. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During setup, choose the Custom or Advanced install option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted application on your machine such as this ad supported software which redirect the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge onto the unwanted a.konflab.com web site.
How to manually remove a.konflab.com
Without a doubt, the ad-supported software is harmful to your machine. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this harmful software. To delete this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware utility for removing harmful applications, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will allow you to get rid of a.konflab.com pop-up ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in personal computer or in the case where ‘ad supported’ software is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete a.konflab.com from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove a.konflab.com ads from Google Chrome
- Delete a.konflab.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove a.konflab.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the system cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted programs may remove the annoying ads or browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-sites.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Delete a.konflab.com from Mozilla Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove a.konflab.com ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and ‘ad supported’ software, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been replaced by ad-supported software.
- Now run the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is done, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete a.konflab.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to a.konflab.com unwanted site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove a.konflab.com redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the 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://” 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.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted a.konflab.com page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays 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 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. 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 unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete a.konflab.com advertisements automatically
You can remove a.konflab.com advertisements 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 computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the malware and adware that cause the a.konflab.com ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
Once the scan is done, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware which cause a.konflab.com pop-up ads. Once the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ad-supported software and other malicious software.
Stop a.konflab.com and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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When downloading is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window like 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 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, web-sites such as a.konflab.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with a.konflab.com pop-up ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove a.konflab.com ads, 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.
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the ‘ad supported’ software which generates a.konflab.com advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
After completing the step-by-step guide above, your system should be free from malware and ad-supported software. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge will no longer display a.konflab.com unwanted popup ads or redirect you to unwanted web-pages. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.