If you’re reading this post, it means that you are seeing the L74fa.com unknown web-page and your browser began opening lots of ads. All of these problems with your computer caused by adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the PC with the free programs. You probably want to know how to remove this adware as well as remove L74fa.com advertisements. In the step-by-step guidance below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
What is more, the ‘ad supported’ software may open ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: 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, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
The ‘ad supported’ software can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer, but often that a harmful software such as this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web-browser to see L74fa.com undesired advertisements.
Table of contents
- What is L74fa.com
- How to remove L74fa.com advertisements
- Remove L74fa.com pop up advertisements without any tools
- Get rid of L74fa.com pop up advertisements with free tools
- Block L74fa.com ads and other undesired web sites
- How can you prevent the L74fa.com pop ups
- Finish words
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your computer from L74fa.com popup ads ASAP, until the presence of the ad-supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step by step guide below that will help you to completely delete the redirect to L74fa.com unwanted web-site, using only the built-in MS Windows features and a few of specialized free malicious software removal utilities.
How to remove L74fa.com advertisements
In the few simple steps below we will have a look at the ad-supported software and how to remove L74fa.com from Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge internet browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to close the web page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Remove L74fa.com pop up advertisements without any tools
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to get rid of the L74fa.com pop up advertisements from the Google Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge internet browsers.
Removing the L74fa.com, check the list of installed applications first
We suggest that you start the system cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful applications such as ad supported software and hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Uninstall the unwanted software can get rid of the intrusive advertisements or web browser redirect.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by adware
Once the adware is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will open an intrusive page.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove L74fa.com pop up ads from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web-browser settings such as start page, newtab and search provider by default having been replaced by adware that causes a huge number of annoying L74fa.com popup advertisements, then you may restore your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of L74fa.com from FF by resetting web browser settings
Resetting your FF is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to L74fa.com site.
Launch the FF and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click 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 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 as shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove L74fa.com popups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the browser’s start page, newtab and default search provider that have been replaced by adware that causes web browsers to show annoying L74fa.com pop-up ads.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google 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 show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web browser’s start page, new tab and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete 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 open your PC, it will open L74fa.com intrusive site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box 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 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious 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 software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your machine and get rid of L74fa.com pop up advertisements with free tools
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove ad supported software that causes intrusive L74fa.com pop-ups. So, we suggest to check your system for any remaining malicious components with free ad-supported software removal programs below.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove L74fa.com
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can scan for security threats such adware and adwares that most ‘classic’ antivirus software fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any L74fa.com popups removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
- Please download Zemana Anti Malware to your desktop from the following link.
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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 finished, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti Malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Anti-Malware will run and open the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes web browsers to open annoying L74fa.com popup advertisements. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- After it has completed scanning your computer, it’ll show a list of found items.
- Next, you need to click the “Next” button. The tool will remove adware that made to redirect your internet browser to various ad web pages like L74fa.com. When the procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Automatically get rid of L74fa.com pop up advertisements with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect ad supported software and thereby delete L74fa.com popup ads from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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Once the downloading process is complete, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the adware that causes internet browsers to show unwanted L74fa.com pop ups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. While the utility is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once finished, it’ll display a scan report. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove ad-supported software that causes browsers to show undesired L74fa.com pop up ads. When the clean up is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains step-by-step tutorial on how to delete browser hijacker, adware and other malicious software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Delete L74fa.com popups from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can scan your system for a wide range of security threats such as malicious software, ad-supported softwares, PUPs as well as ad-supported software that causes tons of unwanted L74fa.com popup ads. It will perform a deep scan of your PC including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. After a malicious software is found, it will help you to get rid of all detected threats from your computer by a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
When the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown in the figure below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” for scanning your system for the ad supported software which cause annoying L74fa.com 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 checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the checking is complete is finished, you’ll be opened the list of all detected threats on your PC system as shown below.
Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove ad supported software that cause intrusive L74fa.com pop up advertisements to appear and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After disinfection is complete, the tool may ask you to reboot your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block L74fa.com ads and other undesired web sites
If you browse the Internet, you can’t avoid malvertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and use an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocking which can filter out lots of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as shown on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up advertisements, sites such L74fa.com, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 can you prevent the L74fa.com pop ups
Many ad supported software are included in the free programs install package. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but some setup files are developed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the adware that causes internet browsers to display unwanted L74fa.com pop up advertisements. Anyway, easier to prevent the adware rather than clean up your machine after one. So, keep the web browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus applications, double check a free applications before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown sites.
Once you have complete the few simple steps above, your computer should be clean from malware, hijackers and ad-supported software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer display L74fa.com annoying web site when you browse the Internet. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- After the scan is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive L74fa.com redirect.