The Bedows.science is a misleading ‘ad’ page that offers to install an questionable browser extension. If this web page popping up in your internet browser then most likely that your personal computer is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). It is a type of harmful applications that designed to open lots of intrusive pop up. Unlike viruses, the ad supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your internet browser. This is because, it’ll infect your computer, get full access to your web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web-browser settings will be replaced, you will be redirected to undesired popup, some of which can lead to malicious or misleading web pages. For this reason, we recommend that you begin the clean up of your personal computer as quickly as possible and thereby delete Bedows.science pop-ups from your web browser.
The ad supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s made with the sole purpose to display dozens of popups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the Bedows.science is just one of the many pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web-browser’s constant stream of popup, or reroute the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising pages. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income. It’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
The ad supported software often modify all web-browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit certain annoying ad web pages. As a result, your internet browser can still redirect you to an annoying ad web site despite your PC is actually free of adware and other malicious software.
Instructions that is shown below, will help you to clean your PC from the adware as well as remove Bedows.science annoying popup from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and other web browsers.
Table of contents
- What is Bedows.science
- Remove Bedows.science popups
- Manual Bedows.science popups removal
- Delete Bedows.science associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
- Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by adware
- Remove Bedows.science popups from Google Chrome
- Remove Bedows.science redirect from Firefox
- Get rid of Bedows.science popups from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Scan your computer and delete Bedows.science redirect with free utilities
- Manual Bedows.science popups removal
- Run AdBlocker to stop Bedows.science and stay safe online
- How to avoid installation of Bedows.science popups
- Final words
Remove Bedows.science popups
As with removing adware, malicious software or PUPs, there are few steps you may do. We advise trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be run malware removal tool, because it should delete ad supported software and stop any further infection. But to completely get rid of Bedows.science pop ups you’ll have to at least reset your internet browser settings such as start page, newtab page and default search provider to default state, disinfect PC system’s browsers shortcuts, remove all unwanted and suspicious programs, and remove ad-supported software with malicious software removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your machine or exit the web site. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Bedows.science popups removal
Most common ‘ad supported’ software may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual adware removal is article step-by-step tutorial that will teach you how to get rid of the Bedows.science pop-ups.
Delete Bedows.science associated software by using MS Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you start the PC cleaning process by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijacker infections may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted applications can get rid of the undesired pop-up or web browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your PC. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of popup and browser redirect to the intrusive Bedows.science site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ like below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your machine. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop-ups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the screen below.
Fix web browser shortcuts, modified by adware
Unfortunately, the adware can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web-browsers shortcuts), so that the Bedows.science ad web-page will be shown when you open the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge or another web browser.
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 ‘ad supported’ software can change 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 in the figure below.
Once is done, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Bedows.science popups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the ‘ad supported’ software, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s start page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by ad supported software which developed to reroute your browser to various ad web-sites like Bedows.science.
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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Bedows.science redirect from Firefox
If the FF settings such as newtab, startpage and search engine by default have been changed by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open 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 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 start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Bedows.science popups from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all internet browser homepage, newtab page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the 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 on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button like below.
After the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s newtab page, startpage and search engine by default to default state.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Bedows.science web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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, click 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 adware, 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 malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your computer and delete Bedows.science redirect with free utilities
Run malware removal utilities to delete Bedows.science popups automatically. The free applications utilities specially designed for browser hijacker infections, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These utilities can delete most of ad supported software from Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of ‘ad supported’ software from Windows registry and system drives.
How to automatically remove Bedows.science pop ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC system of the ad supported software. The tool is an advanced malware removal application designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijacker infections, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and ‘ad supported’ software that made to redirect your web browser to various ad web pages such as Bedows.science.
Download Zemana Anti Malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the download is complete, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that cause annoying Bedows.science popups to appear.
Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove ad-supported software that causes web browsers to show intrusive Bedows.science pop ups.
Use Malwarebytes to delete Bedows.science pop-up
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of the ad-supported software. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove intrusive Bedows.science redirect from your web browsers, potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, browser hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
- Download Malwarebytes (MBAM) from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- When the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that cause undesired Bedows.science pop-ups to appear. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- After the system scan is finished, you can check all items detected on your PC system. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected”. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video offers a instructions on how to delete hijacker infections, adware and other malware with Malwarebytes.
Get rid of Bedows.science pop-ups from web browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and run to remove adware which cause annoying Bedows.science pop-up to appear, browser hijackers, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your personal computer. You can run this utility to find 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
After the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as shown in the figure below.
Further, click “Scan” button It will scan through the whole computer for the adware that causes multiple unwanted popups and pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. As the scanning ends, you will be opened the list of all detected items on your PC system as shown in the figure below.
All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt as on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. After finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system. 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 stop Bedows.science and stay safe online
Enabling an ad blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker programs will also protect you from harmful popups and web-pages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to Bedows.science and similar web pages.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. After the install is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 start automatically and stop pop up, web sites such Bedows.science, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How to avoid installation of Bedows.science popups
Now your machine should be clean of the ad supported software which causes unwanted Bedows.science pop up. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and ad-supported software) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive pop up and harmful web-sites). Moreover, to prevent ‘ad supported’ software, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Bedows.science redirect related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.