If the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge shows www.a4tch.today web page then most likely that your personal computer can be infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software is an unwanted software that is going to display you a large count of popups and deals. Of course, it is not a malware or virus in the “general meaning” of this word. It will not delete or damage your files, but it can modify some PC system’s settings or download and install other malicious software. So, you’d better to remove adware using the step by step instructions below and thereby remove A4tch.today pop up.
The malicious applications from the adware family that alters the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the web-browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the intrusive A4tch.today pop-up.
The guide below explaining steps to remove A4tch.today popup problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the adware that may attack Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge and other popular browsers. The guidance will allow you get rid of ad supported software and thereby clean your web-browser from all intrusive pop up.
Remove A4tch.today pop-ups
There present several free adware removal tools. Also it is possible to remove A4tch.today redirect manually. But we suggest to combine all these solutions below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the guidance. Certain of the steps below will require you to close the web page. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete A4tch.today pop ups without any tools
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove adware which reroutes your web-browser to unwanted A4tch.today page. Even if the instructions does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such adware that cause annoying A4tch.today pop-up to appear.
Remove potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and uninstall suspicious software, all programs you don’t remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before A4tch.today pop ups appeared on your internet browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Net.
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 shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Fix web browser shortcuts, changed by adware
Unfortunately, the adware can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web-browsers shortcuts), so that the A4tch.today ad web-site will be opened when you start the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge or another internet browser.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can modify 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 displayed in the figure below.
Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ‘ad supported’ software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will show A4tch.today undesired web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a dialog box 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as 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, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious 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 select Delete as displayed on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete A4tch.today pop-up from IE
By resetting IE web browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad-supported software that causes multiple annoying popups and popups.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove A4tch.today pop-up from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the internet browser’s settings such as newtab, start page and search engine by default that have been replaced by the ‘ad supported’ software that designed to reroute your web-browser to various ad web-sites like A4tch.today.
- First run the Chrome and press 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 Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your browser’s homepage, newtab page and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of A4tch.today pop ups from Firefox
If your Firefox internet browser is rerouted to A4tch.today without your permission or an unknown search provider opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed in the following example.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, press “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of A4tch.today pop ups with free applications
The easiest method to remove A4tch.today redirect is to use an anti malware application capable of detecting this adware that redirects your internet browser to undesired A4tch.today web site. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malicious software remover that listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other PUPs.
Scan and free your web browser of A4tch.today pop-ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer of the ‘ad supported’ software. The tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijacker infections, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware that causes multiple annoying popups and popups.
Download Zemana from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Once the download is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button .Zemana Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole machine for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes unwanted A4tch.today pop-ups.
While the Zemana Free is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will get rid of adware that causes web browsers to open undesired A4tch.today pop up and add items to the Quarantine.
How to automatically delete A4tch.today with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to detect ad supported software and thereby delete A4tch.today pop-ups from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the system.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
When the downloading process is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole PC system for the ad supported software that causes a large amount of unwanted A4tch.today popup. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted applications are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we advise you to read and follow the step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
Run AdwCleaner to remove A4tch.today redirect from web browser
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It may check and remove malicious software, PUPs and ad-supported software in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers and thereby remove all undesired A4tch.today pop-ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 1, 2017
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once the download is done, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad supported software that causes web-browsers to show intrusive A4tch.today pop-ups. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the AdwCleaner program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- After AdwCleaner has finished scanning your PC, AdwCleaner will display a list of all threats detected by the scan. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your machine, click “OK”.
The step by step instructions shown in detail in the following video.
How to block A4tch.today redirect
If you surf the Web, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your browser against it. Download and use an ad blocking program. AdGuard is an adblocker which can filter out lots of of the malicious advertising, blocking dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- Download AdGuard program on your computer by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
- Once the download is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up, web-sites such A4tch.today, 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Where the A4tch.today pop ups comes from
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the ad-supported software which made to redirect your web-browser to various ad web-sites like A4tch.today. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (to periodically scan your PC for new ad-supported softwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up and harmful sites). Moreover, to prevent adwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to find PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with A4tch.today pop up related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.