If you find that your web browser has become display the unwanted Pro.starwar.top popups offering install an questionable browser extension then it’s possible that your system is infected with harmful software from the adware family. The adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) is a form of unwanted software that can display lots of popup without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can reroute the internet browser on malicious and misleading web sites such as Pro.starwar.top.
So, if you seeing that the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and IE tries to load an unknown web page, when you try to open a long-known web site, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in browser’s address bar. Follow the steps below and clean your personal computer from ad supported software as soon as possible. It’ll help you to delete reroute to Pro.starwar.top malicious page and other unwanted ad web sites.
The ad-supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. Adware is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop ups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web browser window. It is designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of pop-up, or redirect the internet browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web sites. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate popups on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful 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 is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Most often, the adware affects the most common web-browsers like the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web browser, it will redirect to the annoying Pro.starwar.top web-site. Even if you setup a new startpage, an undesired site will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Table of contents
- What is Pro.starwar.top
- Pro.starwar.top pop-ups removal guide
- How to manually get rid of Pro.starwar.top
- Uninstall Pro.starwar.top related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
- Remove Pro.starwar.top pop up from Google Chrome
- Remove Pro.starwar.top redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Pro.starwar.top pop-ups from Firefox
- Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Pro.starwar.top redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Delete Pro.starwar.top pop-ups with freeware
- How to manually get rid of Pro.starwar.top
- Block Pro.starwar.top pop ups and other annoying sites
- How does your computer get infected with Pro.starwar.top popup
- Finish words
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your system from the ‘ad supported’ software as well as get rid of Pro.starwar.top undesired pop-ups from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge and other web browsers.
Pro.starwar.top pop-ups removal guide
There are a simple manual tutorial below that will help you to delete Pro.starwar.top redirect from your Microsoft Windows machine. The most effective method to get rid of this adware is to complete the manual removal tutorial and then run Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual method will assist to weaken this ad supported software and these malicious software removal tools will completely remove Pro.starwar.top pop-ups and return the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge settings to default.
How to manually get rid of Pro.starwar.top
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove ‘ad supported’ software which cause annoying Pro.starwar.top popups to appear. Even if the tutorial does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such adware that causes a large amount of annoying Pro.starwar.top pop-ups.
Uninstall Pro.starwar.top related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
First of all, check the list of installed software on your personal computer and remove all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malware removal utility like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your personal computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop-up and web-browser redirect to the unwanted Pro.starwar.top page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of popup and 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 uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Remove Pro.starwar.top pop up from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome browser is rerouted to annoying Pro.starwar.top web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser application to its default settings.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google 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 click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web-browser’s start page, new tab page 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 Pro.starwar.top redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE browser settings like new tab page, startpage and search engine by default having been replaced by adware that causes browsers to open undesired Pro.starwar.top pop ups, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, start the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like 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.
Remove Pro.starwar.top pop-ups from Firefox
If the Firefox settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider by default have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
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 displayed in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove Pro.starwar.top redirect
The ad supported software can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all internet browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
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, click OK . You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Pro.starwar.top web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This displays 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 displayed 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 show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by malicious program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Pro.starwar.top pop-ups with freeware
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it’s not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malicious software removal tool to completely delete Pro.starwar.top off your internet browser. Several free malware removal tools are currently available that can be used against the ad-supported software. The optimum way would be to use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
How to automatically delete Pro.starwar.top pop ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to scan for ad-supported software and thereby get rid of Pro.starwar.top pop-ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on your PC system.
Now you can set up and use Zemana Free to get rid of Pro.starwar.top popup from your internet browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Launch the install package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your computer.
During installation you can change some settings, but we advise you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When install is done, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware which redirects your web-browser to intrusive Pro.starwar.top site. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
Once that process is finished, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana will begin to remove ad supported software which causes annoying Pro.starwar.top pop-up. Once disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your computer to make the change take effect.
Remove Pro.starwar.top popup with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine of the ad-supported software. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal application created by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete intrusive Pro.starwar.top pop-ups from your browsers, potentially unwanted software, malware, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes by clicking on the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once install is complete, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that causes multiple undesired pop-ups and popups. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will display a list of all threats detected by the scan. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete ad supported software that made to redirect your web browser to various ad web-sites like Pro.starwar.top. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains guidance on how to delete browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
If the problem with Pro.starwar.top pop-up is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your machine for adware that redirects your web browser to intrusive Pro.starwar.top web-site, potentially unwanted applications and browser hijackers and helps delete them easily. Moreover, it will also help you get rid of any malicious browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Once the download is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that cause unwanted Pro.starwar.top pop up to appear.
- After AdwCleaner completes the scan, you may check all items found on your system. Next, you need to press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block Pro.starwar.top pop ups and other annoying sites
Using an ad-blocking application such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocking programs will also protect you from malicious pop ups and pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to Pro.starwar.top and similar sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your personal computer from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the download is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed 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 tutorial as shown on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up, web pages such Pro.starwar.top, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that may be found on your desktop.
How does your computer get infected with Pro.starwar.top popup
Once you have complete the guide above, your machine should be clean from this ad supported software and other malware. The Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer open intrusive Pro.starwar.top web page when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 unwanted Pro.starwar.top redirect.