The play.leadzu.com is classified as ‘ad’ web-site. This web page is created to make money. It can open unwanted ads within the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer or reroute your web browser on other ads pages. If you’re seeing this annoying site then most probably that your web browser is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). As a result of the adware infection, your browser will be full of advertisements (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted programs) and your PC will be slower and slower.
The malicious programs from the adware family that alters the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the annoying play.leadzu.com ads.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertisements within the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the ad supported software may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will change the internet browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web browser on the play.leadzu.com unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC system.
How can you prevent your system from the attack of play.leadzu.com advertisements
Probably, the adware get installed onto your system when you have installed a free programs like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web-sites. Even removing the program that contains ‘ad supported’ software, does not help you remove the play.leadzu.com ads. Therefore, you must follow the few simple steps below to remove all annoying advertisements.
How to manually remove play.leadzu.com advertisements
This useful removal guide for the play.leadzu.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of play.leadzu.com pop-ups let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove play.leadzu.com ads from Firefox
- Remove play.leadzu.com advertisements from Google Chrome
- Delete play.leadzu.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete play.leadzu.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll display the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown programs.
Remove play.leadzu.com ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto play.leadzu.com page.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove play.leadzu.com advertisements from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby delete the redirect to play.leadzu.com unwanted advertisements that is caused by the ad-supported software.
At first, run the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. 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 image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will run the process of cleaning. Once it’s done, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your system.
Delete play.leadzu.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings such as start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported web browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the redirect to play.leadzu.com annoying page.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete play.leadzu.com redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the internet 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 web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted play.leadzu.com site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. 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 shown in the figure 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, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your system. 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 malicious programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press 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 complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove play.leadzu.com advertisements with free malware remover
Remove play.leadzu.com advertisements manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software 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, web-browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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- Close all software and windows on your system. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When installation is done, click on the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC system for the adware that redirects your web browser to the play.leadzu.com unwanted web site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the scanning is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop play.leadzu.com advertisements
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious advertisements and pages. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, which 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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- Once downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “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 personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, play.leadzu.com redirects, as well as other harmful 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and delete play.leadzu.com advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware which cause a redirect to play.leadzu.com ads.
When it has finished scanning your personal computer, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the instructions above, your PC should be clean from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show play.leadzu.com annoying popup ads and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the checking is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted play.leadzu.com pop-ups.