If your internet browser are being re-directed to the site called Odbabo.info, then you most likely have an adware installed on your machine. The adware will change your web-browser’s home page, newtab and default search engine or install unwanted internet browser plugin so that it will automatically show lots of undesired Odbabo.info popup ads. If you would like to free your PC of ad supported software and thereby remove Odbabo.info advertisements and are unable to do so, you can follow the tutorial below to detect and delete this ad-supported software and any other malware for free.
While your system is infected with the ad-supported software, the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge may be redirected to Odbabo.info undesired site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open lots of annoying advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of sites that are you opening in your web-browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your web browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for Odbabo.info’, ‘Transferring data from Odbabo.info’, ‘Looking up Odbabo.info’, ‘Read Odbabo.info’, ‘Connected to Odbabo.info’.
Table of contents
- What is Odbabo.info
- Remove Odbabo.info ads
- How to manually remove Odbabo.info
- Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Odbabo.info pop up ads
- Run AdBlocker to stop Odbabo.info and stay safe online
- How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of Odbabo.info pop ups
- To sum up
Most often, the ad supported software affects the most common internet browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the internet browser, it will redirect to the undesired Odbabo.info web page. Even if you setup a new homepage, an unwanted web-site will be the first thing you see when you launch the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge.
Instructions that is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the adware as well as get rid of Odbabo.info annoying pop-up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
Remove Odbabo.info ads
In many cases adware requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team created several removal solutions which we’ve summarized in a detailed instructions. Therefore, if you have the intrusive Odbabo.info ads on your computer and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the few simple steps below in order to resolve your problem. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit the web-site. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually remove Odbabo.info
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to remove the Odbabo.info popups from the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge web-browsers.
Uninstall Odbabo.info associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
In order to remove potentially unwanted software such as this ad supported software, open the MS 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 or potentially unwanted software. If yes, uninstall them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popups and web-browser redirect to the intrusive Odbabo.info web site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful 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 click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like 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 programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of 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. Once the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Odbabo.info redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will display an annoying page.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to start your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to Odbabo.info or other intrusive site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can rewrite the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you open your internet browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, like below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Odbabo.info page or any other undesired web sites. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Odbabo.info redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the browser hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the browser’s new tab page, homepage and search provider by default that have been replaced by ad-supported software which causes unwanted Odbabo.info pop-up advertisements.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s new tab, start page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Odbabo.info ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser homepage, new tab and default search provider you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown below.
Once the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Delete Odbabo.info from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as start page, new tab page and default search provider to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, launch the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your system, it will display Odbabo.info unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks which have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens 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 on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose 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.
Run free malware removal tools to completely get rid of Odbabo.info pop-up advertisements
After completing the manual removal guidance above all unwanted programs and web-browser’s extensions which causes internet browser redirects to the Odbabo.info web site should be removed. If the problem with Odbabo.info popup ads is still remained, then we suggest to scan your personal computer for any remaining malicious components. Run recommended free adware removal software below.
How to automatically remove Odbabo.info redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Odbabo.info pop-ups automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malware removal tool because it can easily remove hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web browser to Odbabo.info page with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana anti malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana antimalware on your machine.
Once install is complete, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the adware which causes intrusive Odbabo.info advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the utility is checking, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
When it has finished scanning your personal computer, it’ll show a list of all threats found by this tool. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will start removing adware related files, folders and registry keys.
Use Malwarebytes to get rid of Odbabo.info ads
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malicious software removal application designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete annoying Odbabo.info advertisements from your web-browsers, potentially unwanted software, malicious software, browser hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download Malwarebytes on your machine by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once downloading is done, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the ad-supported software which cause intrusive Odbabo.info pop-up advertisements to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the tool is scanning, you may see count of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the scan is finished, it’ll show a screen that contains a list of malware that has been found. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to delete ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Run AdwCleaner to remove Odbabo.info redirect
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana anti malware cannot delete this ‘ad supported’ software, then we recommends to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and adware that causes annoying Odbabo.info advertisements.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: October 27, 2017
- Select the directory in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the download is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” for checking your PC for the ad supported software that cause unwanted Odbabo.info pop ups to appear. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- When it has finished scanning your system, it will display a list of detected threats. Next, you need to click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your computer, press “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to stop Odbabo.info and stay safe online
Using an ad-blocking application like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocker applications will also protect you from harmful ads and web pages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to Odbabo.info and similar web-sites.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, web-pages such Odbabo.info, as well as other malicious or misleading web-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, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your personal computer from the attack of Odbabo.info pop ups
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be clean of the ad-supported software that causes browsers to display unwanted Odbabo.info pop-up advertisements. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to detect PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Odbabo.info redirect related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.