Every time, when you browse the Net with your web-browser the Vikings: War Of Clans pop-up ads keeps annoying you? It’s possible that your computer is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that can end up on your system in various ways. Most commonly is when you download and install free applications and forget to uncheck the box for the third-party applications installation. Don’t panic because we’ve got the solution. Here’s a instructions on how to remove intrusive Vikings: War Of Clans redirect from the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE and other browsers.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s developed with the sole purpose to display dozens of pop up advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. It is designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the browser to not expected and intrusive advertising sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web-pages, so the creators of ad-supported software, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad-supported software receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
The malicious programs from the ad-supported software family that changes the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted Vikings: War Of Clans ads.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of ad supported software on your system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your machine ASAP. Follow the instructions below in order to remove Vikings: War Of Clans redirect.
How to remove Vikings: War Of Clans popup ads
In the steps below we will have a look at the ad-supported software and how to remove Vikings: War Of Clans from FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to exit your web browser or reboot your computer.
Manual Vikings: War Of Clans advertisements removal
The step-by-step guide will help you remove Vikings: War Of Clans popups. These Vikings: War Of Clans removal steps work for the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Deleting the Vikings: War Of Clans, check the list of installed applications first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted software, ad supported software applications and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all software installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Fix web browser shortcuts, altered by ad-supported software
Unfortunately, the ad supported software can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the Vikings: War Of Clans ad web-site will be displayed when you start the Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer or another web-browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your web browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is re-directed to Vikings: War Of Clans or other undesired site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be launch when you open your web-browser. Depending on the web-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 such as “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Vikings: War Of Clans site or any other unwanted web-sites. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Vikings: War Of Clans redirect from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that causes a lot of intrusive Vikings: War Of Clans popup ads.
First, launch the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
When the process is done, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s home page, new tab and search provider by default to default state.
Remove Vikings: War Of Clans from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as new tab, startpage and search provider by default have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the 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’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 prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Vikings: War Of Clans popup ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s new tab, home page and search provider by default that have been changed by ad-supported software that causes lots of annoying Vikings: War Of Clans pop-up 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 shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
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 open your PC, it will display Vikings: War Of Clans undesired web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a dialog box which called 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”, 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 show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Vikings: War Of Clans redirect with free software
Manual removal steps does not always help to completely get rid of the ad-supported software, as it is not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely remove Vikings: War Of Clans off your web-browser. Several free malicious software removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the ad supported software. The optimum method would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Scan and free your web-browser of Vikings: War Of Clans pop-up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can remove ‘ad supported’ software, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of system resources.
- Download Zemana anti-malware (ZAM) by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- Once the download is done, close all applications and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that redirects your internet browser to intrusive Vikings: War Of Clans web page. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the utility is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- When it has completed scanning, a list of all threats detected is produced. Next, you need to click “Next”. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system.
How to automatically get rid of Vikings: War Of Clans with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to find adware and thereby remove Vikings: War Of Clans ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC from the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Malwarebytes on the PC. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically launch and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the adware which made to reroute your web browser to various ad web pages such as Vikings: War Of Clans. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When it has completed scanning, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will get rid of ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted ads and pop ups and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your machine. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It may scan and remove malware, PUPs and ad supported software in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers and thereby delete all undesired Vikings: War Of Clans pop-ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility 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
After the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan for the adware that causes a lot of annoying Vikings: War Of Clans pop ups. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When finished is done, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer as shown on the image below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove adware that causes web browsers to open undesired Vikings: War Of Clans advertisements and add threats to the Quarantine. After the process is complete, the utility may ask you to restart your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block Vikings: War Of Clans advertisements and other annoying web pages
It’s important to run ad-blocker programs like AdGuard to protect your computer from malicious pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block Vikings: War Of Clans and other undesired web sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker program 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 download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image 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 guidance as shown in the figure below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop popup ads, web sites such Vikings: War Of Clans, as well as other harmful or misleading web 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.
Do not know how your web-browser has been hijacked by Vikings: War Of Clans popup ads?
In many cases, the ad supported software come bundled with the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web pages. So, install a free programs is a a good chance that you will find a bundled adware. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the installation, choose the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install optional programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted application on your personal computer such as this adware that causes a large amount of undesired Vikings: War Of Clans popups.
Now your system should be clean of the ad supported software that causes browsers to open unwanted Vikings: War Of Clans pop-up advertisements. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your PC for new malware, browser hijackers and adware) and AdGuard (to help you stop intrusive pop-ups and harmful web-pages). Moreover, to prevent adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Vikings: War Of Clans redirect related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.