The x48fly.com is an ‘ad’ web-page, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. This web page is created only for one purpose – display ads or reroute to other ‘ad-supported’ pages. Its appearance in your internet browser means that your computer is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This type of harmful programs does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can modify system settings such as the start page and search provider by default and download and install malicious extensions that generates lots of pop-ups. All the time, while the adware is running, your web-browser will be fill with unwanted ads. Moreover, this ad-supported software will be able to collect tons of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the Internet. Thus, it’s clear that the presence of adware on your PC is not desirable, and you need to clean up your computer in order to get rid of x48fly.com pop-ups ASAP.
The malicious programs from the adware family that alters the settings of browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web browser, instead of your home page, you will see the annoying x48fly.com ads.
What is more, the ad supported software may show ads depend on a web page that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, 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.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware ASAP. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your personal computer and thereby get rid of the x48fly.com unwanted pop-ups.
How can you prevent the x48fly.com ads
How to manually remove x48fly.com pop-up ads
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your PC. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this harmful software. To get rid of this ad-supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous applications, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will assist you to delete x48fly.com redirect easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove x48fly.com from Firefox
- Remove x48fly.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove x48fly.com from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete x48fly.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements 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 in the figure 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 x48fly.com popup ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software 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 on the screen below.
You will see a list of programs 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 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 in the figure below.
Remove x48fly.com from Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the reroute onto x48fly.com page.
First, launch the FF and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown on the image 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 start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove x48fly.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
Open the 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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove x48fly.com from Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete x48fly.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted 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 that 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying x48fly.com site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a dialog box that titled as 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 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 show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC 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 unwanted software, 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 in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by unwanted applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete x48fly.com with Malwarebytes
Delete x48fly.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 PC system. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and delete the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your system. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the instructions below to remove the x48fly.com annoying ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once install is complete, you will see window like below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button for scanning your machine for the adware that causes the redirect to x48fly.com web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the checking is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to get rid of adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop x48fly.com pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the application can block 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.
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- Once the download is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, 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 start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, x48fly.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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove x48fly.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted x48fly.com pop-ups from the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and 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.
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After the download is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to begin scanning your machine for the malicious extensions and ad supported software which shows advertisements from x48fly.com web page. When it has finished scanning, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad supported software, browser hijackers and other harmful applications.
After completing the step-by-step instructions above, your system should be clean from malware and ‘ad supported’ software. The Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE will no longer display x48fly.com annoying ads and redirect you to unknown web pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from 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 finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, press 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 x48fly.com .