The Popmyads.com is an one of the many advertising web sites, which can be opened automatically each time you launch the web browser. The reason of automatic opening of this site is an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which was set on your computer without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to display a ton of undesired pop up advertisements within the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their web sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to delete adware and thereby remove Popmyads.com annoying advertisements from your browser.
The ‘ad supported’ software may insert tons of advertisements directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious software. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a ton of personal information about you (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), which can later transfer to third parties.
Table of contents
- What is Popmyads.com
- How to remove Popmyads.com redirect
- How to remove Popmyads.com pop up ads without any software
- Uninstall Popmyads.com associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by ‘ad supported’ software
- Remove Popmyads.com ads from Google Chrome
- Remove Popmyads.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete Popmyads.com ads from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Popmyads.com popup advertisements automatic removal
- How to remove Popmyads.com pop up ads without any software
- Stop Popmyads.com redirect and other undesired web-sites
- How can you prevent the Popmyads.com advertisements
- To sum up
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also alter all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to intrusive ad web-pages such as Popmyads.com, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole PC more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We suggest to remove the adware that redirects your browser on the Popmyads.com undesired site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources that may load other harmful software on your personal computer.
How to remove Popmyads.com redirect
Fortunately, we’ve an effective way which will help you manually or/and automatically get rid of Popmyads.com from your browser and bring your internet browser settings, including start page, new tab page and default search engine, back to normal. Below you will find a removal tutorial with all the steps you may need to successfully remove adware and its traces. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your computer.
How to remove Popmyads.com pop up ads without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete Popmyads.com pop ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
Uninstall Popmyads.com associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
It’s of primary importance to first identify and get rid of all potentially unwanted programs, adware programs and browser hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Microsoft Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and get rid of all software which has the name similar to the Popmyads.com web-site. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs, then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your computer.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by ‘ad supported’ software
Important to know, most anti malware applications that are able to get rid of ad-supported software, but unable to detect and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browsers manually.
Open the properties of the web browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web-browser and choose the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown in the figure 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 modified by ad-supported software like Popmyads.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown in the figure below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown on the image 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 that have been modified by ‘ad supported’ software.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||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 done, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers that are redirected to the Popmyads.com unwanted web-site.
Remove Popmyads.com ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the internet browser’s settings such as newtab page, homepage and search provider by default that have been modified by the adware that causes a ton of unwanted Popmyads.com advertisements.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click to “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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Popmyads.com pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, restore preferences and security settings, get rid of redirects to intrusive Popmyads.com web page and ad supported software extensions.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and click 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 show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are 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 prompt. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Popmyads.com ads from IE
By resetting IE browser you revert back your browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad supported software that cause annoying Popmyads.com pop up ads to appear.
First, run the IE, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show 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 system for the changes to take effect. It will remove Popmyads.com redirect, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like newtab, startpage and search engine by default to default state.
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 run your system, it will display Popmyads.com annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a prompt which 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open 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 ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Popmyads.com popup advertisements automatic removal
Manual removal tutorial does not always allow to completely get rid of the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you use malicious software removal tool to completely remove Popmyads.com off your internet browser. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that may be used against the ad-supported software. The optimum way would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Automatically remove Popmyads.com popup ads with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Popmyads.com popups automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malware removal utility because it can easily delete browser hijackers, PUPs, adware which reroutes your web browser to Popmyads.com site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Download Zemana antimalware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- After the download is done, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is done, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes intrusive Popmyads.com pop up ads. This process may take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, it’ll open a list of detected items. Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next”. Once disinfection is complete, you can be prompted to reboot your PC system.
How to remove Popmyads.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Popmyads.com popups removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ‘ad supported’ software can be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to delete malicious software, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes browsers to open intrusive Popmyads.com pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once the system scan is finished, a list of all items detected is produced. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing Popmyads.com ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains step-by-step guidance on how to remove adware and other malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Remove Popmyads.com pop up advertisements from web browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your system for adware that causes web-browsers to show undesired Popmyads.com advertisements, potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers and allows delete them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you delete any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: June 11, 2018
After downloading is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is opened, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out ad supported software which created to redirect your internet browser to various ad pages such as Popmyads.com. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. Once the system scan is finished, a list of all items detected is produced as shown in the figure below.
Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt as shown on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Popmyads.com redirect and other undesired web-sites
If you surf the Internet, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocking application. AdGuard is an ad-blocker that can filter out lots of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop ups, pages such Popmyads.com, 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, that can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Popmyads.com advertisements
These days some freeware developers bundle optional programs that could be PUPs like this ‘ad supported’ software, with a view to making some money. These are not free programs as install an unwanted programs on to your Windows PC. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Net, be very careful during install. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual installation method, uncheck all additional software.
To sum up
Once you have finished the guide shown above, your system should be free from malicious software and ‘ad supported’ software that causes web-browsers to show intrusive Popmyads.com pop up advertisements. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer reroute you to various unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.