The pcdailyupdates.com is a ‘ad’ site offering install PCKeeper. If this site popping up in your internet browser then most probably that your computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It is a type of harmful applications that designed to show a ton of unwanted ads. Unlike viruses, the ad-supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web browser. This is because, it will infect your system, get full access to your browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge and be able to alter their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your browser settings will be changed, you will be redirected to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading pages. For this reason, we recommend that you start the clean up of your computer ASAP and thereby remove pcdailyupdates.com advertisements.
The malicious applications from the ‘ad supported’ software family that modifies the settings of browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying pcdailyupdates.com ads.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to open dozens of pop-up ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the pcdailyupdates.com is just one of the many web-pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising pages. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful 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.
We suggest you to remove adware and clean your computer from pcdailyupdates.com pop-up ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step instructions below that will allow you to completely delete the redirect to pcdailyupdates.com annoying page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you protect your computer from pcdailyupdates.com pop-up ads
How to manually remove pcdailyupdates.com pop-up ads
This useful removal guide for the pcdailyupdates.com pop-up ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove pcdailyupdates.com advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of pcdailyupdates.com redirect
- Get rid of pcdailyupdates.com advertisements from FF
- Remove pcdailyupdates.com from Google Chrome
- Get rid of pcdailyupdates.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the application that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, 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 programs. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to unwanted pcdailyupdates.com 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 application, 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 in the figure below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted pop-ups and 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 application, you need to uninstall, is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of pcdailyupdates.com redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the internet browser, it will be rerouted to an annoying 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 which begins 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of pcdailyupdates.com advertisements from FF
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto pcdailyupdates.com web-page.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the image 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 show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. When it’s finished, press the “Finish” button
Remove pcdailyupdates.com from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of 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 replaced by adware.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that 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 show the reset settings prompt as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of pcdailyupdates.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the redirect to pcdailyupdates.com unwanted web-site.
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 open your computer, it will display pcdailyupdates.com unwanted 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 dialog box 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove pcdailyupdates.com automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove pcdailyupdates.com from the infected PC system. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ad-supported software again infect your machine and it will begin to display unwanted pcdailyupdates.com pop-ups. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ad-supported software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all software on your personal computer. Next, open the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out ad supported software that cause a redirect to pcdailyupdates.com. Once the ad-supported software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When the system scan is complete, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware which cause pcdailyupdates.com pop-up ads. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to get rid of adware and other malware.
Block pcdailyupdates.com advertisements and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 popup ads, web pages such as pcdailyupdates.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.
Get rid of pcdailyupdates.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the unwanted pcdailyupdates.com from the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: September 24, 2018
After the download is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out malicious extensions and adware that opens ads from pcdailyupdates.com page. Once the system scan is done, it will display 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 computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
Once you have finished the steps outlined above, your personal computer should be free from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and IE will no longer display pcdailyupdates.com annoying 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.