Are you seeing Route.geniusdisplay.com ads in the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge every time you use the internet browser to surf the Net? This means that your machine is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which looks the entire traffic generated by you and on this basis, it shows a large amount of annoying pop-up ads. Currently, this adware are widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free applications, download and install them on the machine without proper attention to the fact that the adware can penetrate into the computer along with them.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as this ad-supported software on your machine. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. The ‘ad supported’ software can also be used to gather lots of user info that can be later sold to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely do not know what will happen when you click on any Route.geniusdisplay.com pop up advertisements.
The ‘ad supported’ software often alter all browser shortcuts which located on your Desktop to force you visit certain unwanted ad web sites. As a result, your web browser can still redirect you to an annoying ad web-site despite your system is actually clean of ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of adware on your machine is not desirable, and you need to clean up your personal computer as soon as possible. Follow the steps below in order to get rid of Route.geniusdisplay.com popup ads.
How to remove Route.geniusdisplay.com popups
Most often ad-supported software requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of MS Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team developed several removal methods which we’ve summarized in a detailed tutorial. Therefore, if you have the unwanted Route.geniusdisplay.com redirect on your system and are currently trying to have it deleted then feel free to follow the step-by-step instructions below in order to resolve your problem. Certain of the steps below will require you to close this web-page. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Route.geniusdisplay.com redirect removal
These steps to remove Route.geniusdisplay.com pop-up ads without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully get rid of this adware that causes undesired Route.geniusdisplay.com pop-up ads.
Uninstall Route.geniusdisplay.com related applications through the Control Panel of your PC system
The best way to begin the system cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious programs. Using the MS Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge from pop up advertisements hijackers and so on.
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 open the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by ad supported software
Unfortunately, the adware can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web-browsers shortcuts), so that the Route.geniusdisplay.com ad web site will be opened when you launch the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge or another browser.
Open the properties of the web browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll display the properties of the shortcut. Next, select the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been changed by ad-supported software like Route.geniusdisplay.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as displayed on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown in the following example.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been modified by adware.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is done, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers which are re-directed to the Route.geniusdisplay.com undesired page.
Delete 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 open your PC system, it will show Route.geniusdisplay.com undesired web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which called 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 shown on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show 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 is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of Route.geniusdisplay.com pop-up advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your internet browser, that installed by an malicious software.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed on the screen below.
Once the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s home page, newtab page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Route.geniusdisplay.com redirect from Chrome
If your Google Chrome browser is rerouted to intrusive Route.geniusdisplay.com web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser program to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Route.geniusdisplay.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, recover preferences and security settings, remove redirections to unwanted Route.geniusdisplay.com web-site and ‘ad supported’ software.
Launch the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware that causes web-browsers to open undesired Route.geniusdisplay.com pop-ups. When, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Scan your computer and remove Route.geniusdisplay.com popups with free utilities
The easiest method to delete Route.geniusdisplay.com popup ads is to use an anti-malware program capable of detecting this ad supported software that causes multiple undesired ads. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications.
Remove Route.geniusdisplay.com pop-ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your system of the ‘ad supported’ software. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal application created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove potentially unwanted programs, hijacker infections, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware which cause intrusive Route.geniusdisplay.com popup ads to appear.
Download Zemana by clicking on the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the download is done, close all software and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you set up Zemana on your personal computer.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your PC for the adware which redirects your web browser to intrusive Route.geniusdisplay.com web page. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) tool is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
Once Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning your computer, a list of all items detected is produced. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana will delete adware which causes intrusive Route.geniusdisplay.com pop-up advertisements and move items to the program’s quarantine.
How to automatically remove Route.geniusdisplay.com with Malwarebytes
Remove Route.geniusdisplay.com pop up advertisements manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your PC can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Free on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole computer for the adware that created to redirect your browser to various ad web-pages like Route.geniusdisplay.com.
Once the scan is complete, you can check all items found on your PC. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will start to delete ad supported software that causes a large amount of intrusive Route.geniusdisplay.com pop up ads. When that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to remove adware, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Remove Route.geniusdisplay.com popups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and use to delete ‘ad supported’ software that causes annoying Route.geniusdisplay.com pop up ads, hijackers, malicious software, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your personal computer. You can use this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then press Save.
- When the download is finished, run 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 developed to reroute your web-browser to various ad web sites like Route.geniusdisplay.com. During the scan AdwCleaner will detect all threats present on your PC system.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will display a list of all threats detected by the scan. When you are ready, click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your personal computer, click “OK”.
The instructions shown in detail in the following video.
Use AdBlocker to block Route.geniusdisplay.com and stay safe online
By installing an ad-blocking program like AdGuard, you are able to stop Route.geniusdisplay.com, autoplaying video ads and get rid of lots of distracting and annoying ads on web sites.
Download AdGuard program on your system by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, web-pages such Route.geniusdisplay.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, which can be found on your desktop.
How to avoid setup of Route.geniusdisplay.com popup ads
To sum up
Now your system should be clean of the ad supported software that causes web browsers to display undesired Route.geniusdisplay.com popups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up advertisements and undesired harmful sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your PC system for new ad supported softwares 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 get rid of Route.geniusdisplay.com pop up advertisements from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.