The vo01kc.ml is a ad page which pops up on machine that’s infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad-supported software is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Internet: an attack generates tons of annoying ads within a user internet browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the Internet in hopes of finding step-by-step guide on how to get rid of unwanted ads. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the steps that help users remove vo01kc.ml pop-ups for free.
Most often, the ad supported software affects the most common web browsers like the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the malicious software as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it will reroute to the annoying vo01kc.ml site. Even if you setup a new home page, an unwanted site will be the first thing you see when you start the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge.
What is more, the ad supported software may show ads depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is 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 adware 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 suggest you to remove adware and clean your machine from vo01kc.ml pop-ups ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to vo01kc.ml annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to vo01kc.ml popup ads get installed onto system
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the installation 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 ‘ad supported’ software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During installation, choose the Custom or Advanced setup 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 applications or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your personal computer such as this adware which redirect the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer onto the annoying vo01kc.ml site.
How to manually remove vo01kc.ml pop-up ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will assist you easily to clean your system of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to get rid of adware which causes unwanted vo01kc.ml ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your PC.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove vo01kc.ml advertisements from Firefox
- Remove vo01kc.ml redirect from Chrome
- Remove vo01kc.ml pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove vo01kc.ml redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the application that causes the appearance of annoying 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 on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image 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 vo01kc.ml advertisements. 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 program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of software installed on your machine. 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 annoying pop-ups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Remove vo01kc.ml advertisements from Firefox
First, run the Firefox. 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, press 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 vo01kc.ml redirect from Chrome
Open the Google 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 on the screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove vo01kc.ml pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove vo01kc.ml redirect
When the adware is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
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 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.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted vo01kc.ml web-site 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 unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. 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 machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press 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 malicious software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete vo01kc.ml with free malware remover
Remove vo01kc.ml advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- Close all software and windows on your system. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When installation is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC system for the adware that redirects your browser to the vo01kc.ml annoying web site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop vo01kc.ml advertisements and other unwanted pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the show 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.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the download is done, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, 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 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 PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, web sites like vo01kc.ml, 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of vo01kc.ml pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted vo01kc.ml redirect from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
Once the download is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software that opens ads from vo01kc.ml site. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
Now your system should be free of the vo01kc.ml pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups 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 software and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove vo01kc.ml redirect from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.