The Pro.flexboxx.top is classified as malicious web-site. It offers to install an questionable browser extension. If you are seeing this intrusive site then this might be a sign that your internet browser is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). As a result of the adware infection, your web-browser will be full of ads (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install unwanted programs) and your personal computer will be slower and slower.
Most often, the adware affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you start the browser, it’ll reroute to the undesired Pro.flexboxx.top site. Even if you setup a new homepage, an annoying web-site will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the tutorial below as quickly as possible. The step by step guide will allow you to remove adware as well as clean your PC from the Pro.flexboxx.top redirect. What is more, the steps below will help you get rid of other malicious applications such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate into machine along with the ad-supported software.
Pro.flexboxx.top redirect removal instructions
There are a few methods which can be used to get rid of Pro.flexboxx.top pop-ups. But, not all potentially unwanted applications like this ad supported software can be completely removed utilizing only manual methods. Most often you’re not able to delete any ‘ad supported’ software using standard MS Windows options. In order to remove Pro.flexboxx.top redirect you need complete a few manual steps and run reliable removal utilities. Most IT security specialists states that Zemana, MalwareBytes Free or AdwCleaner tools are a right choice. These free applications are able to find and remove Pro.flexboxx.top pop-ups from your machine and return your browser settings to defaults.
Manual Pro.flexboxx.top pop ups removal
Most common ad-supported software may be removed without any antivirus software. The manual adware removal is instructions that will teach you how to delete the Pro.flexboxx.top pop-up.
Remove potentially unwanted software through the MS Windows Control Panel
First, go to Windows Control Panel and delete suspicious software, all applications you do not remember installing. It’s important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before Pro.flexboxx.top pop ups appeared on your web browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the World Wide Web.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all programs installed on the PC.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Fix browser shortcuts, altered by ‘ad supported’ software
After installed, this adware may add an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will open an unwanted ad page.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can rewrite 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 done, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the intrusive Pro.flexboxx.top web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. 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, 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 display just below automatically. Next, click 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 delete this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, 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 below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by malicious applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Pro.flexboxx.top redirect from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web-browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like home page, new tab page and default search provider to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web browser redirects to intrusive ad web sites such as Pro.flexboxx.top.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Pro.flexboxx.top from FF by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox 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 such as startpage, new tab and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, launch the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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 press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of Pro.flexboxx.top redirect from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE 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 which reroutes your web-browser to undesired Pro.flexboxx.top web site.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove ad supported software that cause unwanted Pro.flexboxx.top popup to appear, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like home page, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
Use free malware removal tools to completely delete Pro.flexboxx.top popups
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users may not completely delete adware that causes intrusive Pro.flexboxx.top pop-up. So, we recommend to scan your PC system for any remaining malicious components with free ad-supported software removal programs below.
How to remove Pro.flexboxx.top redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can get rid of ad supported software, PUPs, hijackers and other malicious software from your system 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 Free from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
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When downloading is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, start the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana Anti Malware will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that reroutes your web browser to unwanted Pro.flexboxx.top web-site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the Zemana Anti Malware is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) completes the scan, Zemana Free will display a list of all items found by the scan. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will delete ‘ad supported’ software which cause unwanted Pro.flexboxx.top popups to appear and add threats to the Quarantine. After disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
Automatically delete Pro.flexboxx.top pop-ups with Malwarebytes
Delete Pro.flexboxx.top pop ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and hijackers that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the download is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the adware that cause intrusive Pro.flexboxx.top popups to appear. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the system scan is complete, MalwareBytes will open a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. In order to delete all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove adware that causes multiple intrusive pop up and pop ups. After disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains tutorial on how to remove browser hijacker infection, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Scan and free your PC system of adware with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and use to get rid of adware which causes unwanted Pro.flexboxx.top pop-ups, hijacker infections, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can use this tool to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- Once the download is done, 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” for checking your PC for the adware which cause intrusive Pro.flexboxx.top pop ups to appear. During the scan AdwCleaner will detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
- After the system scan is complete, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the scan results and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your PC, press “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block Pro.flexboxx.top and stay safe online
If you browse the Web, you cannot avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your internet browser against it. Download and run an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad-blocker which can filter out lots of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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Once downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup, web pages such Pro.flexboxx.top, as well as other harmful 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 is located on your desktop.
How was pop-ups ‘ad supported’ software installed on PC
Most often, the free software installer includes optional programs such as this ‘ad supported’ software which reroutes your web-browser to annoying Pro.flexboxx.top site. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual setup mode. Here disable (uncheck) all third-party software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any third-party software which you do not trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the annoying Pro.flexboxx.top pop-up will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the steps above.
After completing the step-by-step guidance shown above, your PC system should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display unwanted Pro.flexboxx.top web page when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the guide 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 undesired Pro.flexboxx.top pop ups.