The x-mobile26apps.com is a site that can be loaded into your web-browser with the help of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware may alter the settings of browsers such as Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Edge or install a dangerous browser extension, which created to generate a lot of unwanted advertisements. It will lead to the fact that when you open the internet browser or surfing the Net, it’ll always be forced to display x-mobile26apps.com pop-up ads, even when your web-browser is configured to stop pop-up ads or your machine has a program that blocks ads. On current date, the ‘ad supported’ software continues to increase the number of computers that have been infected.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC system for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the internet browser, you will see an annoying x-mobile26apps.com web-page.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the x-mobile26apps.com is just one of the many pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web pages. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web-pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web pages, so the creators of ad-supported software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad-supported software receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the guide below as quickly as possible. The instructions will assist you to remove ‘ad supported’ software as well as clean your machine from the x-mobile26apps.com . What is more, the few simple steps below will help you get rid of other malicious software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the computer along with the adware.
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How to manually remove x-mobile26apps.com
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your personal computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To delete this ad-supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware utility for removing malicious programs, 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 remove x-mobile26apps.com 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.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of x-mobile26apps.com redirect from Firefox
- Remove x-mobile26apps.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Delete x-mobile26apps.com advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of x-mobile26apps.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs. 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 applications can clean up your browser from ads, 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 show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed software.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Get rid of x-mobile26apps.com redirect from Firefox
First, run the Firefox. Next, press 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, press “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove x-mobile26apps.com pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been changed by ad supported software.
- 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, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete x-mobile26apps.com advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to x-mobile26apps.com annoying web page.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of x-mobile26apps.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted 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 starts with “http://” that 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.
Delete 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 run your computer, it will show x-mobile26apps.com unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of x-mobile26apps.com pop-ups automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect x-mobile26apps.com threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is done, click “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole machine to find out ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your personal computer. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to delete 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.
How to block x-mobile26apps.com redirect
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that stops access to harmful ads and web-pages. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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- When the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is done, press “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 run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, x-mobile26apps.com redirects, as well as other harmful 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.
Scan your computer and remove x-mobile26apps.com redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is complete, 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 shown below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole machine to find out ad-supported software which cause a redirect to x-mobile26apps.com ads.
Once the checking is finished, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility like below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the clean-up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be clean of the x-mobile26apps.com ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete x-mobile26apps.com ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.