There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware, which causes the appearance of Panipuri.com pop ups or the redirect to this unwanted site, have a negative impact on the functioning of your PC system. It modifies personal computer settings, generates lots of various advertisements, slows down the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that pages are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the adware is showing ads, so it may redirect your web-browser to an undesired page like Panipuri.com, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web browser’s address bar, then the web browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad web-page.
The adware may insert a large count of ads directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software has the ability to collect a large number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Net, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Most often, the ‘ad supported’ software affects the most common web browsers like the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer. But such the harmful software as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the browser, it will redirect to the undesired Panipuri.com web site. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted web-site will be the first thing you see when you launch the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Table of contents
- What is Panipuri.com
- Panipuri.com pop ups removal guide
- How to manually remove Panipuri.com
- Removing the Panipuri.com, check the list of installed software first
- Fix browser shortcuts, modified by ‘ad supported’ software
- Delete Panipuri.com ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Panipuri.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove Panipuri.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Use free malware removal utilities to completely delete Panipuri.com ads
- How to manually remove Panipuri.com
- Run AdBlocker to block Panipuri.com and stay safe online
- How to Panipuri.com popup advertisements get installed onto system
- Finish words
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from the ‘ad supported’ software as well as remove Panipuri.com undesired pop ups from the FF, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge and other internet browsers.
Panipuri.com pop ups removal guide
There are a simple manual guidance below that will help you to get rid of Panipuri.com popup ads from your Microsoft Windows system. The most effective way to get rid of this adware is to complete the manual removal guide and then run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will help to weaken this adware and these malware removal tools will completely get rid of Panipuri.com redirect and restore the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge settings to default.
How to manually remove Panipuri.com
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus software. The manual adware removal is blog post step-by-step tutorial that will teach you how to get rid of the Panipuri.com popup advertisements.
Removing the Panipuri.com, check the list of installed software first
Some of PUPs, adware and browser hijacker infections can be deleted using the Add/Remove programs tool that may be found in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to get rid of it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all software that has the name similar to the Panipuri.com web page. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the hijacker, ad-supported software or PUPs, then choose this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your personal computer.
Fix browser shortcuts, modified by ‘ad supported’ software
After installed, this adware may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will show an unwanted ad web page.
Open the properties of the internet browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected browser and select the “Properties” option and it will open 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 such as Panipuri.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown on the image 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 on the screen 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 altered by ad-supported software.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||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 complete, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers that are redirected to the Panipuri.com unwanted web-page.
Delete Panipuri.com ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox web browser application 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 newtab page, homepage and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your FF web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove Panipuri.com pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web-browser’s settings like start page, new tab page and default search provider that have been modified by the ad-supported software which causes annoying Panipuri.com advertisements.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is done, your internet browser’s homepage, new tab 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.
Remove Panipuri.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings such as homepage, newtab page and default search provider having been replaced by adware which causes annoying Panipuri.com popups, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the screen below.
After the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s newtab page, start page and search engine by default to default state.
Delete 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 open Panipuri.com intrusive web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays 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 image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open 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 remove 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 delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely delete Panipuri.com ads
After completing the manual removal guide above all unwanted software and internet browser’s extensions that causes web-browser redirects to the Panipuri.com web site should be uninstalled. If the problem with Panipuri.com advertisements is still remained, then we suggest to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free adware removal applications below.
How to automatically delete Panipuri.com popups with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can scan for security threats such ad supported software and adwares that most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Panipuri.com advertisements removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this task is complete, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware which causes intrusive Panipuri.com pop ups.
This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. In order to get rid of all items, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove adware that reroutes your web browser to unwanted Panipuri.com web site and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Panipuri.com popup ads
Get rid of Panipuri.com pop ups 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 personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, PUPs, toolbars and hijackers that your machine can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Malwarebytes on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ‘ad supported’ software that reroutes your web browser to undesired Panipuri.com web page. This task may take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
After it has completed scanning, you’ll be displayed the list of all found threats on your computer. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will remove ad-supported software that redirects your web-browser to undesired Panipuri.com web-site. When the cleaning procedure is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to get rid of browser hijackers, adware and other malware.
Remove Panipuri.com redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that may be downloaded and run to get rid of ad supported software that causes lots of annoying Panipuri.com ads, browser hijackers, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your machine. You can use this tool to detect threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: November 17, 2018
When 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 below.
Further, click “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole system to find out ad supported software that designed to redirect your browser to various ad web-pages like Panipuri.com. This task may take some time, so please be patient. After the scan is done, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your computer like below.
You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “OK”. After that process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. When your PC is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block Panipuri.com and stay safe online
It is important to use ad blocking software like AdGuard to protect your PC system from malicious web-pages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to stop Panipuri.com and other intrusive web-pages.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is done, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that 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 system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up ads, web pages such Panipuri.com, 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How to Panipuri.com popup advertisements get installed onto system
Now your personal computer should be free of the ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your web browser to undesired Panipuri.com web page. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and unwanted malicious web pages) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your computer for new hijacker infections, malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Panipuri.com popup advertisements from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.