The Timecrom.com is a web page that can be loaded into your web-browser with the help of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad-supported software may change the settings of internet browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge or install a harmful browser add-on that made to generate a ton of undesired pop-up ads. It’ll lead to the fact that when you run the web-browser or surf the World Wide Web, it will always be forced to show Timecrom.com pop up advertisements, even when your internet browser is configured to block pop up advertisements or your machine has a program that blocks popup ads. On current date, the adware continues to increase the number of personal computers that have been infected.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is designed with the sole purpose to open dozens of ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. Timecrom.com is designed to fill the web browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or redirect the internet browser to not expected and intrusive advertising pages.
The ad-supported software often alter all internet browser shortcuts that located on your Desktop to force you visit various unwanted ad web-sites. As a result, your web-browser can still redirect you to an unwanted ad site despite your PC is actually clean of adware and other malicious software.
We advise to get rid of the adware which redirects your internet browser to undesired Timecrom.com web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC system.
Remove Timecrom.com advertisements (removal steps)
Fortunately, we have an effective way that will help you manually or/and automatically remove Timecrom.com from your browser and bring your web browser settings, including homepage, new tab and default search engine, back to normal. Below you will find a removal tutorial with all the steps you may need to successfully get rid of adware and its components. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or restart your personal computer.
How to get rid of Timecrom.com pop-up ads without any software
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus software. The manual adware removal is few simple steps that will teach you how to delete the Timecrom.com redirect.
Delete Timecrom.com related software through the Control Panel of your machine
In order to remove PUPs such as this ad supported software, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, hijacker or potentially unwanted software. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a applications which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
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 PC system, it will open Timecrom.com intrusive web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that titled with 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 on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press 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 get rid of 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 malicious program, 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 shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Fix infected internet browsers shortcuts to remove Timecrom.com redirect
Important to know, most antimalware programs that are able to get rid of ad-supported software, but unable to find and recover changed shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge internet browsers manually.
Open the properties of the web browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll open the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field like 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 Timecrom.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown on the screen below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown on the image below.
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 that have been changed by ad supported software.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|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 finished, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are redirected to the Timecrom.com intrusive web-site.
Get rid of Timecrom.com from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your FF is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to Timecrom.com web site.
Run the FF and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware which cause annoying Timecrom.com pop up advertisements to appear. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Timecrom.com popup advertisements from Chrome
If your Google Chrome web browser is redirected to annoying Timecrom.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 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 in the following example and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Timecrom.com redirect from IE
If you find that IE web browser settings such as new tab page, startpage and search engine by default having been modified by ‘ad supported’ software that causes a lot of unwanted Timecrom.com popup advertisements, then you may return your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware that causes web-browsers to display unwanted Timecrom.com pop-ups, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state.
Scan your PC system and remove Timecrom.com pop-up ads with free tools
Use malware removal utilities to remove Timecrom.com advertisements automatically. The freeware tools specially made for hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These tools can remove most of ad-supported software from Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Moreover, it may remove all components of ‘ad supported’ software from Windows registry and system drives.
Delete Timecrom.com advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and delete Timecrom.com pop up ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browsers. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Download Zemana AntiMalware by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
After downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the ‘ad supported’ software which reroutes your browser to annoying Timecrom.com site. While the utility is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
Once the scan is finished, Zemana will display a list of found items. All found items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Next” button. The Zemana AntiMalware will remove ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted pop-up advertisements and add items to the Quarantine. Once the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
How to remove Timecrom.com with Malwarebytes
Delete Timecrom.com pop ups manually is difficult and often the ad-supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we advise you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and hijacker infections that your computer can be infected too.
- Please download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: November 9, 2017
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is done, please close all software and open windows on your system. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) onto your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Free will launch and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that cause annoying Timecrom.com pop-ups to appear. 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 PC. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted programs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After MalwareBytes Anti-Malware has finished scanning your personal computer, you can check all items found on your PC system.
- You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press the “Quarantine Selected” button. After disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the system.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Get rid of Timecrom.com advertisements and harmful extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for adware that causes a lot of undesired Timecrom.com popup ads, potentially unwanted applications and browser hijackers and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also help you remove any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is opened, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button for checking your machine for the adware that causes lots of annoying Timecrom.com ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. When the scan get completed, a list of all items found is produced as shown on the image below.
You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as displayed on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. After finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block Timecrom.com pop-up advertisements
By installing an ad blocker program such as AdGuard, you’re able to block Timecrom.com, autoplaying video ads and remove lots of distracting and intrusive ads on web sites.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your PC system from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
When the downloading process is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the screen 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 guidance as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop up advertisements, web-pages such Timecrom.com, as well as other harmful or misleading 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 did Timecrom.com pop-ups get on your computer
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the steps outlined above, your machine should be clean from ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted pop-up ads and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer redirect you to various intrusive web-pages such as Timecrom.com. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new ad-supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.