The S12.com-offer.website is a ad web-site which pops up on computer that’s infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware is one of the most annoying type of malicious software floating around the World Wide Web: an attack generates tons of intrusive popup ads within a user internet browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the Net in hopes of finding tutorial on how to delete undesired ads. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the step by step instructions that allow users delete S12.com-offer.website advertisements for free.
The ad-supported software may insert a large count of ads directly to the web-sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web-page. Moreover, a legal ads may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect tons of personal information about you (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), which can later transfer to third parties.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the browser to see S12.com-offer.website intrusive ads.
We strongly recommend that you perform the steps below that will help you to remove S12.com-offer.website ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove S12.com-offer.website pop-ups
Fortunately, we’ve an effective solution that will assist you manually or/and automatically delete S12.com-offer.website from your browser and bring your web browser settings, including homepage, new tab page and default search engine, back to normal. Below you’ll find a removal tutorial with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of adware and its traces. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your PC system or exit the site. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete S12.com-offer.website redirect without any tools
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove adware which causes unwanted S12.com-offer.website pop-up ads. Even if the steps does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such adware that causes lots of undesired S12.com-offer.website pop-up advertisements.
Delete S12.com-offer.website associated software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements or browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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 display the Windows Control Panel as displayed on the screen below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Fix infected browsers shortcuts to remove S12.com-offer.website redirect
After installed, this ad-supported software may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will display an annoying ad page.
To clear the internet browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 such as “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove 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 launch your personal computer, it will open S12.com-offer.website unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This displays a prompt that titled with 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 displayed on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. 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 is a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by malicious software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of S12.com-offer.website popup ads from IE
If you find that IE internet browser settings like home page, newtab and search provider by default having been changed by adware that cause intrusive S12.com-offer.website ads to appear, then you may return your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of ad supported software that causes web browsers to open undesired S12.com-offer.website pop up ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as new tab, startpage and search provider by default to default state.
Remove S12.com-offer.website advertisements from Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as newtab page, start page and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to undesired ad web sites such as S12.com-offer.website.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your web-browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of S12.com-offer.website from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox web-browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings like startpage, newtab and search engine by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
S12.com-offer.website advertisements automatic removal
If your machine is still infected with ad-supported software that causes a large count of intrusive S12.com-offer.website pop-up ads, then the best method of detection and removal is to run an anti malware scan on the system. Download free malicious software removal tools below and launch a full system scan. It will help you delete all components of the adware from hardisk and Windows registry.
How to remove S12.com-offer.website pop up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can get rid of adware, PUPs, browser 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 PC resources.
Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana AntiMalware on your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the ‘ad supported’ software which redirects your web-browser to intrusive S12.com-offer.website page. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana AntiMalware is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After Zemana Anti Malware completes the scan, a list of all threats detected is produced. 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 “Next” button. The Zemana Free will remove ‘ad supported’ software which developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web-pages like S12.com-offer.website and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
How to remove S12.com-offer.website with Malwarebytes
Manual S12.com-offer.website pop up ads removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your machine of adware. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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After the download is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Double-click the set up file called 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 help you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad-supported software that made to reroute your web browser to various ad web-pages such as S12.com-offer.website. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Free will display a list of found threats. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove adware which redirects your web browser to intrusive S12.com-offer.website site. After the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, hijacker and other malware.
If the problem with S12.com-offer.website pop-up ads is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility which can scan your PC system for a wide range of security threats like malware, adwares, potentially unwanted applications as well as adware which designed to redirect your web-browser to various ad sites such as S12.com-offer.website. It will perform a deep scan of your PC including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is detected, it will help you to get rid of all found threats from your PC system with a simple click.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then press Save.
- Once downloading is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that cause unwanted S12.com-offer.website popups to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the scanning is complete, you’ll be displayed the list of all detected items on your personal computer. Review the report and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your system, click “OK”.
The few simple steps shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block S12.com-offer.website and stay safe online
Using an ad blocker program like AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocking applications will also protect you from malicious advertisements and web-pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to S12.com-offer.website and similar web sites.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- After the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop ads, web-sites such S12.com-offer.website, as well as other harmful 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How to S12.com-offer.website popup advertisements get installed onto PC
Many ad supported software are included in the free applications installation package. Most commonly, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but certain installers are created to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups. Anyway, easier to prevent the ad supported software rather than clean up your computer after one. So, keep the internet browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus programs, double check a freeware before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web pages.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the ad-supported software which redirects your internet browser to annoying S12.com-offer.website site. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted harmful pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove S12.com-offer.website ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.