Every time, when you browse the Net with your web browser the Cpm20.com popups keeps annoying you? It could mean that your PC system is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that can end up on your computer 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 steps on how to remove annoying Cpm20.com pop-ups from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other web-browsers.
The malicious software from the adware family that changes the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the web-browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the undesired Cpm20.com advertisements.
Therefore it is very important to follow the few simple steps below as quickly as possible. The step by step tutorial will assist you to get rid of ad supported software as well as clean your computer from the Cpm20.com advertisements. What is more, the step by step instructions below will help you get rid of other harmful applications such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate into computer along with the adware.
Remove Cpm20.com advertisements
There are a simple manual instructions below that will assist you to remove Cpm20.com pop up advertisements from your MS Windows computer. The most effective way to get rid of this ad supported software is to complete the manual removal instructions and then use Zemana Free, MalwareBytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will assist to weaken this adware and these malware removal tools will completely remove Cpm20.com pop up ads and return the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to default.
Remove Cpm20.com pop up ads without any tools
If you perform exactly the guidance below you should be able to delete the Cpm20.com pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge internet browsers.
Removing the Cpm20.com, check the list of installed applications first
Some potentially unwanted software, browser hijacking programs and adware can be removed by uninstalling the free programs they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in MS Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
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 system, it will open Cpm20.com intrusive web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed in the figure 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s 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 following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Cpm20.com popups from Google Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is re-directed to unwanted Cpm20.com web page, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
First start the Chrome. Next, click 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 show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. After it is finished, the browser’s settings including start page, new tab and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove Cpm20.com popup ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser homepage, newtab page and default search provider you need to reset the IE to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your computer.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
Once the procedure is complete, press “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state.
Remove Cpm20.com pop ups from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser application, including the redirect to Cpm20.com page.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, altered by adware
Important to know, most anti-malware software which are able to remove adware, but unable to scan for and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers manually.
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 internet browser which is redirected to the Cpm20.com or other annoying web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The ‘ad supported’ software can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start 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” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Cpm20.com page or any other annoying pages. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
Scan your PC and get rid of Cpm20.com advertisements with free tools
Many antivirus companies have made programs that allow detect ad supported software and thereby remove Cpm20.com from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and MS Edge browsers. Below is a a few of the free applications you may want to run. Your machine can have tons of potentially unwanted programs, ‘ad supported’ software and browser hijacker infections installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after restarting the machine, then boot your computer into Safe Mode and use the anti-malware utility once again.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to delete Cpm20.com popup ads
We suggest you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer of Cpm20.com pop-up ads. Moreover, the tool will allow you to remove potentially unwanted programs, malware, toolbars and hijacker infections that your personal computer may be infected too.
- Please download Zemana from the following link and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is done, please close all software and open windows on your personal computer. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Free onto your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will open and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes annoying Cpm20.com popup advertisements. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- Once Zemana has completed scanning, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press the “Next” button. The tool will delete adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop-ups and add threats to the Quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
How to automatically remove Cpm20.com with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Cpm20.com advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free application will allow you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your system may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 31, 2017
When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. 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 installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes undesired Cpm20.com pop up advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete.
After MalwareBytes Free has finished scanning, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will display you the results. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware which redirects your internet browser to undesired Cpm20.com web-page and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains steps on how to remove hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Cpm20.com ads
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your system for adware that designed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-pages such as Cpm20.com, PUPs and browser hijackers and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it will also allow you get rid of any malicious web browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download AdwCleaner on your personal computer from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 29, 2017
- When the download is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, click “Scan” button . AdwCleaner utility will start scanning the whole PC system to find out ‘ad supported’ software that causes a large amount of unwanted Cpm20.com pop up advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your personal computer. While the AdwCleaner utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- After the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your computer. All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop Cpm20.com and stay safe online
Running an ad blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad-blocker programs will also protect you from harmful ads and web-pages, and, of course, stop redirection chain to Cpm20.com and similar sites.
Download AdGuard application from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed below.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web sites such Cpm20.com, as well as other malicious or misleading web-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 can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of Cpm20.com pop-up advertisements
Now your computer should be clean of the ‘ad supported’ software which cause annoying Cpm20.com pop ups to appear. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popup ads and undesired harmful pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your personal computer for new ad-supported softwares and other malware). 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 Cpm20.com pop-ups from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.