The b.contribution-foolproof.men is a page that shows annoying advertisements and can redirect to other ad pages. If the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer shows this page then most probably that your PC system is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is an unwanted software that is going to display you lots of ads and deals. Of course, it’s not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It’ll not delete or damage your files, but it can change some computer’s settings or download and install other dangerous software. So, you’d better to remove ‘ad supported’ software using the guide below and thereby remove b.contribution-foolproof.men ads.
The ‘ad supported’ software can change the settings of the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web-browser to see b.contribution-foolproof.men annoying ads.
The ad supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-ups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. So, the b.contribution-foolproof.men is just one of the many web pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web-browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web browser to not expected and intrusive advertising sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit dangerous sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-sites, 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 adware receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the ad supported software as well as remove b.contribution-foolproof.men unwanted popup ads from the FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other web browsers.
Tips to prevent b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up ads
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find some bundled adware. If you do not know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During setup, choose the Custom or Advanced installation 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 software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your computer like this adware which reroute the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer onto the unwanted b.contribution-foolproof.men page.
How to manually remove b.contribution-foolproof.men ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll assist you easily to clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the machine then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete adware which causes unwanted b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-ups. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or reboot your computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove b.contribution-foolproof.men redirect
- Delete 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 unwanted ads and web 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 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 web-browser redirect to annoying b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up 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 program, 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 shown in the figure below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your machine. 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 annoying popup ads 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 press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Remove b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by ad supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the 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, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto b.contribution-foolproof.men web-site.
First, start the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as 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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, start the 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 IE will show 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 system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to b.contribution-foolproof.men annoying site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove b.contribution-foolproof.men redirect
Once the adware 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 start the internet browser, it will be rerouted 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 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete 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 run your personal computer, it will show b.contribution-foolproof.men annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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 open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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 is a component of the malicious software, 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 malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of b.contribution-foolproof.men advertisements automatically
You can remove b.contribution-foolproof.men advertisements automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool 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 machine from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When downloading is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, press the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your PC for the malware and ad supported software that cause the b.contribution-foolproof.men ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause b.contribution-foolproof.men . Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful software.
Stop b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up ads and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that stops access to harmful ads and sites. Moreover, the program can stop the open 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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Once downloading is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, web-pages like b.contribution-foolproof.men, 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.
Remove b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of the annoying b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-up ads from the Firefox, Google Chrome, 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.
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Once the download is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software which opens advertisements from b.contribution-foolproof.men page. Once the scan is complete, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of ad supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the b.contribution-foolproof.men advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and ad supported software). 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 b.contribution-foolproof.men pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.