If the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge shows the Missur.life pop-up offering install an questionable browser extension then most probably that your computer is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This ad-supported software alters the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge settings to display a ton of unwanted ads on all web-pages, including web-sites where previously you ads have never seen. These advertisements can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that shows the Missur.life pop up ads, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web-browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of popup ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit harmful web sites. Moreover, the adware can download and install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it’ll modify your home page with an unwanted page.
The malicious software from the ad-supported software family that alters the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your home page, you will see the undesired Missur.life advertisements.
We strongly recommend that you perform the guide below which will allow you to remove Missur.life ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Table of contents
- What is Missur.life
- Missur.life pop-ups removal instructions
- Manual Missur.life redirect removal
- Scan your PC system and remove Missur.life with free utilities
- How to block Missur.life pop up ads
- How did Missur.life pop up ads get on your computer
- To sum up
Missur.life popups removal instructions
We can help you get rid of Missur.life from your internet browsers, without the need to take your PC to a professional. Simply follow the removal steps below if you currently have the annoying ‘ad supported’ software on your machine and want to delete it. If you have any difficulty while trying to remove the adware that redirects your web-browser to annoying Missur.life site, feel free to ask for our help in the comment section below. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your personal computer or close the web site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Missur.life redirect removal
If you perform exactly the step by step tutorial below you should be able to delete the Missur.life pop-up advertisements from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge internet browsers.
Delete Missur.life associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of potentially unwanted software such as this adware, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker infection or potentially unwanted programs. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a applications that you do not use, then removing them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popup advertisements and web-browser redirect to the unwanted Missur.life web page. 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, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown below.
You will see a list of software installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of ads and 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. Once the program which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Fix infected web browsers shortcuts to remove Missur.life redirect
A adware can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Open the properties of the internet browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll display the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been changed by adware like Missur.life usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown on the screen below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been modified by adware.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|IE||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers which are re-directed to the Missur.life undesired web page.
Get rid of Missur.life popup advertisements from Firefox
If the FF settings such as homepage, newtab and default search engine have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Missur.life redirect from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer browser you revert back your web-browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware which redirects your browser to intrusive Missur.life web-site.
First, run the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove Missur.life pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the internet browser’s settings like start page, newtab and default search provider that have been changed by the adware which redirects your internet browser to unwanted Missur.life web site.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Scan your PC system and remove Missur.life with free utilities
After completing the manual removal instructions above all unwanted programs and web-browser’s extensions which causes internet browser redirects to the Missur.life web-page should be deleted. If the problem with Missur.life pop-ups is still remained, then we suggest to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free ‘ad supported’ software removal software below.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Missur.life
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC system of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you delete potentially unwanted software, browser hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and ad-supported software that reroutes your browser to annoying Missur.life page.
- Please download Zemana antimalware to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is complete, please close all programs and open windows on your computer. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana anti malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the anti-malware will launch and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to start checking your system for the adware that cause unwanted Missur.life popup ads to appear. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the application is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the checking is complete, you can check all items found on your computer.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Next” button to start cleaning your PC system. Once the task is done, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
How to automatically remove Missur.life with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Missur.life pop up ads manually is difficult and often the ‘ad supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your PC may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
Once the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your machine. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware that cause unwanted Missur.life pop-up ads to appear. While the tool is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once the checking is done, a list of all threats detected is produced. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ad supported software and other malicious software.
Scan and clean your PC of adware with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes anti-malware or Zemana anti-malware cannot remove this adware, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and ad-supported software that causes lots of undesired Missur.life pop up ads.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 20, 2017
- After downloading is complete, double press the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware which redirects your web browser to undesired Missur.life web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- Once the system scan is complete, you will be displayed the list of all found items on your system. Next, you need to press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block Missur.life pop up advertisements
Using an ad-blocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker programs will also protect you from harmful ads and sites, and, of course, block redirection chain to Missur.life and similar web-sites.
Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, sites such Missur.life, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. 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 can be found on your desktop.
How did Missur.life pop-up ads get on your computer
Many software developed to open a huge number of intrusive ads within your PC system’s web browser. So, when you installing freeware, carefully read the disclaimers, select the Custom or Advanced installation mode to watch for additional applications that are being installed, because some of the software are PUPs such as this ad-supported software that cause unwanted Missur.life pop-up ads to appear.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the adware that causes web-browsers to open undesired Missur.life pop-up advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and undesired malicious pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijackers, malicious software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Missur.life advertisements from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.