The N.Popclck.net is an ‘ad’ web site, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. This page is created only for one purpose – show ads or redirect to other ‘ad’ pages. Its appearance in your browser means that your PC is infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). This type of harmful programs does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can change computer settings like the newtab page, startpage and search engine by default and download and install malicious addons which generates lots of pop-ups. All the time, while the ad-supported software is running, your browser will be fill with annoying ads. Moreover, this adware will be able to collect lots of information about you, everything related to what are you doing on the Web. Thus, it’s clear that the presence of adware on your computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your PC in order to delete N.Popclck.net pop up ads ASAP.
The ad supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ‘ad supported’ software can install additional browser plugins and modules that will inject advertising links within the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and 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 Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
The ad-supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the browser to see N.Popclck.net undesired ads.
We strongly suggest that you perform the guidance below that will assist you to get rid of N.Popclck.net pop-ups using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
Table of contents
- What is N.Popclck.net
- Remove N.Popclck.net advertisements
- Delete N.Popclck.net pop-ups without any utilities
- Delete N.Popclck.net related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by ad-supported software
- Remove N.Popclck.net pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove N.Popclck.net popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove N.Popclck.net popups from Google Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- How to automatically delete N.Popclck.net pop-up ads
- Delete N.Popclck.net pop-ups without any utilities
- Run AdBlocker to block N.Popclck.net and stay safe online
- How did N.Popclck.net popup advertisements get on your computer
- Final words
Remove N.Popclck.net advertisements
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your machine. So you need to quickly and completely remove this adware that cause intrusive N.Popclck.net pop-up advertisements to appear. To get rid of this adware, you can use the manual removal steps that are given below or free malware removal utility such as Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal method which will allow you to remove N.Popclck.net popups easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC or in the case where adware is not removed automatically. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC system or exit the web site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete N.Popclck.net pop-ups without any utilities
If you perform exactly the step by step instructions below you should be able to remove the N.Popclck.net pop-ups from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers.
Delete N.Popclck.net related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
Some potentially unwanted software, browser hijacking programs and adware can be removed by uninstalling the free programs they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed software in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by ad-supported software
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can rewrite it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web-browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as shown on the image below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove N.Popclck.net pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer browser you restore your browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ‘ad supported’ software that designed to redirect your browser to various ad sites like N.Popclck.net.
First, open the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press 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 reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove N.Popclck.net ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as home page, newtab and search provider by default to default state.
Remove N.Popclck.net popup ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox internet 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 like homepage, newtab and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When, it is finished, press the “Finish” button.
Remove N.Popclck.net popups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the adware, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s home page, new tab and search provider by default that have been replaced by ad-supported software that causes internet browsers to show intrusive N.Popclck.net pop ups.
- First start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your internet browser’s new tab, start page and search provider by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove 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 PC system, it will show N.Popclck.net unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by unwanted software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open 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 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, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to automatically delete N.Popclck.net pop-up ads
The ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the ad-supported software once again infect your machine and reroute your browser to N.Popclck.net web-page. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to remove ad supported software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to scan for and remove adware is to use free malware removal applications.
How to automatically delete N.Popclck.net pop ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find ad supported software and thereby remove N.Popclck.net pop-up advertisements from the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE internet browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on your PC system.
Download Zemana antimalware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana antimalware on your PC system.
Once install is done, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which developed to reroute your internet browser to various ad pages like N.Popclck.net. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malware.
When the system scan is done, a list of all items found is produced. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will begin removing adware related files, folders and registry keys.
How to automatically remove N.Popclck.net with Malwarebytes
Remove N.Popclck.net redirect manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and hijackers that your machine can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your machine from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
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Update: May 12, 2017
After the download is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Malwarebytes on the system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that reroutes your internet browser to intrusive N.Popclck.net site. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once the scan is done, you will be displayed the list of all found threats on your computer. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing ad supported software and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Scan your personal computer and remove N.Popclck.net pop up advertisements with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of malware, potentially unwanted applications and adware in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby remove all intrusive N.Popclck.net pop ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link.
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Update: May 20, 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 scanning your computer for the adware that causes internet browsers to open annoying N.Popclck.net popup advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your machine and the speed of your system. While the utility is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- As the scanning ends, it’ll show a list of found items. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your machine, click “OK”.
The guidance shown in detail in the following video.
Run AdBlocker to block N.Popclck.net and stay safe online
Run an ad blocking utility like AdGuard will protect you from malicious advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web pages. Additionally, ad-blocking programs will help you to avoid undesired pop-ups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop ups, web pages such N.Popclck.net, as well as other malicious 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 icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
How did N.Popclck.net popup advertisements get on your computer
After completing the few simple steps outlined above, your system should be clean from malicious software and adware which cause intrusive N.Popclck.net popup ads to appear. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer reroute you to various annoying sites. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.