If you find that your web browser has become open the annoying Asusfix.win pop ups offering install an questionable browser extension then it’s a possible that your computer is infected with harmful software from the adware family. The adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) is a form of unwanted software that can display a lot of pop ups without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can redirect the browser on harmful and misleading web-sites. Also, if you seeing that the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge tries to load an unknown web site like Asusfix.win, when you try to open a long-known page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in internet browser’s address bar. Complete the step-by-step instructions below and clean your computer from ad supported software as soon as possible. It will assist you to get rid of redirect to malicious Asusfix.win site and any intrusive ad sites.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the computer for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the web-browser, you will see an undesired Asusfix.win web-site.
Instructions that is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the adware as well as remove Asusfix.win unwanted pop up from the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge and other web browsers.
How to remove Asusfix.win pop-ups
As with deleting ad supported software, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you may do. We recommend trying them all. If you do only one part of the guide, then it should be run malware removal tool, because it should remove ad-supported software and block any further infection. But to completely delete Asusfix.win redirect you’ll have to at least reset your web browser settings such as startpage, newtab and search provider by default to default state, disinfect machine’s internet browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious programs, and delete ‘ad supported’ software with malicious software removal utilities. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your PC.
How to manually get rid of Asusfix.win
The useful removal tutorial for the Asusfix.win pop-up. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Asusfix.win pop-ups let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you begin the PC cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad-supported software and hijacker infections may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted programs can remove the intrusive pop-ups or web-browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
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 PC. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop-up and browser redirect to the unwanted Asusfix.win web page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious 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 click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop-ups and internet browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Fix infected web browsers shortcuts to get rid of Asusfix.win redirect
Important to know, most anti-malware software that are able to remove adware, but unable to detect and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers manually.
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 browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Asusfix.win web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like 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, 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is 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 displayed on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Asusfix.win pop-ups from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is redirected to annoying Asusfix.win web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
First run the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will launch the process of cleaning. When it’s complete, the web-browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Remove Asusfix.win redirect from IE
In order to restore all web browser new tab, start page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware which made to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-pages such as Asusfix.win, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, newtab page and default search engine to default state.
Get rid of Asusfix.win pop ups from Firefox
If the FF web browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of FF. A reset can fix many issues by restoring FF settings such as new tab, homepage and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () like below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software that developed to reroute your web browser to various ad web pages such as Asusfix.win. After, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
How to automatically delete Asusfix.win popup
There are not many good free anti malware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted programs. We suggest to use several programs, not just one. These applications that listed below will help you delete all components of the ad-supported software from your disk and Windows registry and thereby delete Asusfix.win redirect.
Scan and clean your web browser of Asusfix.win redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can remove adware, potentially unwanted applications, hijackers and other malware from your machine 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 machine resources.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
When downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti Malware on your computer.
Once install is complete, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive pop-up and pop-ups. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
After Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) completes the scan, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been detected. In order to delete all items, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will get rid of ad supported software that developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web-sites like Asusfix.win and move items to the program’s quarantine.
Scan and clean your machine of adware with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Asusfix.win 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 computer. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijackers that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as displayed on the screen below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which designed to reroute your web-browser to various ad pages such as Asusfix.win. Depending on your machine, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) application is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, you can check all items detected on your PC. Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now start to delete adware that causes a large amount of annoying Asusfix.win popup. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains guide on how to get rid of browser hijacker, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
Use AdwCleaner to get rid of Asusfix.win popups
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that may be downloaded and run to remove adware that cause annoying Asusfix.win pop-up to appear, hijackers, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and other threats from your PC system. You can run this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: November 17, 2018
When downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the screen 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 with this utility for the adware which cause intrusive Asusfix.win popups to appear. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan AdwCleaner will detect all threats present on your machine.
After finished, the results are displayed in the scan report like below.
Review the results once the utility has done 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 start to remove adware that causes multiple undesired popups and pop-ups. After the cleaning procedure is finished, the utility may ask you to restart your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Block Asusfix.win pop ups and other annoying pages
We advise to install an ad blocking application which may stop Asusfix.win and other annoying web pages. The ad blocking tool like AdGuard is a application that basically removes advertising from the World Wide Web and blocks access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocker applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker application is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
Once the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
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 displayed on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up, web sites such Asusfix.win, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
How to Asusfix.win pop-ups get installed onto computer
Now your machine should be free of the adware that causes internet browsers to display intrusive Asusfix.win pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Free (to periodically scan your personal computer for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive pop up and malicious web pages). Moreover, to prevent adwares, 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 Asusfix.win pop-ups related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.