Have you become that your browser randomly opens Erkan-ok.org pop-ups offering install an questionable extension named “Bitcoins to live”? It is a sign that you have an installed ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) on your machine. The ad-supported software is a part of harmful software that created to open a lot of annoying pop ups. You need to follow the step by step tutorial below as soon as possible. It will clear your system from adware that generates lots of pop-up in the web browser and thereby get rid of the redirect to Erkan-ok.org page.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional internet browser add-ons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s start page and search engine. And finally, the ‘ad supported’ software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
The ad-supported software often alter all web browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit some undesired ad web-pages. As a result, your web browser can still redirect you to an unwanted ad web-page despite your personal computer is actually clean of adware and other malware.
So, obviously, you need to delete the adware ASAP. Use the free step-by-step guide below. This guide will help you clean your system of ad supported software and thereby remove the Erkan-ok.org undesired popups.
Remove Erkan-ok.org pop-ups
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of ad-supported software that causes a large amount of unwanted Erkan-ok.org popups. In the following tutorial, we will provide two ways to free your computer of this ‘ad supported’ software. One is the manual removal solution and the other is automatic removal way. You can select the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal instructions below to delete Erkan-ok.org pop ups right now!
How to remove Erkan-ok.org pop-up without any software
Most common ‘ad supported’ software may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual adware removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the Erkan-ok.org popups.
Uninstall potentially unwanted software using MS Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed applications on your PC and remove all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and remove all programs that has the name like “Erkan-ok.org”. We advise to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware, ad-supported software or potentially unwanted programs, then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your machine.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
Once the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will display an intrusive page.
Right click on the web 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, click OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Erkan-ok.org web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays 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 displayed in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display 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 remove 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 adware, 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 shown below.
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 Erkan-ok.org popup from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring FF settings like startpage, new tab and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open 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 click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Erkan-ok.org pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings such as new tab, homepage and search engine by default having been replaced by ad supported software that causes undesired Erkan-ok.org pop up, then you may return your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen 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 Erkan-ok.org popups from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the browser’s settings like startpage, new tab and search engine by default that have been replaced by the ad supported software that causes multiple undesired pop-ups.
First open the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the main menu. Further, press the option named “Settings”. Another way to open 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 click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the task of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including new tab page, startpage and search provider by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Erkan-ok.org and “Bitcoins to live” removal tools
There are not many good free antimalware applications with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal tools depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, browser hijacker infections and other PUPs. We suggest to run several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will allow you delete all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of Erkan-ok.org pop ups.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to delete Erkan-ok.org
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your machine of the ‘ad supported’ software. The utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you delete PUPs, hijacker infections, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware which cause annoying Erkan-ok.org popup to appear.
Download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the following example.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button to start checking your machine for the adware that cause intrusive Erkan-ok.org popup to appear. While the Zemana Free program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After the checking is finished, Zemana Anti-Malware will open a list of all threats found by the scan. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will start to remove adware that causes web browsers to show unwanted Erkan-ok.org popup.
How to automatically remove Erkan-ok.org with Malwarebytes
Manual Erkan-ok.org popups removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, the free program will help you to delete malware, PUPs, hijacker infections and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you set up Malwarebytes on your PC system.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ad supported software that causes web-browsers to show intrusive Erkan-ok.org pop-ups. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a list of all threats found is produced. All found threats will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of adware that cause intrusive Erkan-ok.org pop ups to appear. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video explains steps on how to delete hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
Run AdwCleaner to get rid of Erkan-ok.org pop ups
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for ad supported software which cause unwanted Erkan-ok.org popup to appear, PUPs and browser hijacker infections and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also allow you remove any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to start the application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to start scanning your computer for the adware that cause unwanted Erkan-ok.org pop up to appear. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
Once AdwCleaner has completed scanning, AdwCleaner will show you the results as displayed on the image below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will get rid of ad-supported software which redirects your browser to annoying Erkan-ok.org site. Once finished, the tool may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to stop Erkan-ok.org and stay safe online
Use ad blocker application like AdGuard in order to block pop up, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your personal computer performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
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 guide as displayed in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-ups, web-sites such Erkan-ok.org, 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, which can be found on your desktop.
How to avoid install of Erkan-ok.org pop-ups
To sum up
Now your system should be free of the adware which cause annoying Erkan-ok.org pop up to appear. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and intrusive malicious web-sites) and Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new ad-supported softwares, malicious software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Erkan-ok.org pop ups from your web-browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.