The Pdllbq.pro is an ‘ad’ page, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. Its appearance in your web browser means that your machine can be infected by the malicious software from the adware family. This type of malicious applications does not delete files or infect them, but like a virus can change computer settings like the start page, newtab page and search engine by default and download and install harmful add-ons that generates a large amount of advertisements. All the time, while the ad supported software is running, your web browser will be fill with annoying ads. Moreover, this adware can gather a wide variety of personal information, everything related to what are you doing on the Web.
As well as unwanted internet browser redirections to Pdllbq.pro, the ad-supported software can collect your Internet surfing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and web sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential info theft. This is another reason why the ad supported software that causes a large number of intrusive Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements, is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
Most often, the adware affects the most common web browsers such as the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another browsers by modifying its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut file). So every time you launch the web browser, it will reroute to the unwanted Pdllbq.pro web page. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted web-site will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Therefore it is very important to follow the few simple steps below sooner. The step by step guidance will help you to get rid of adware as well as clean your personal computer from the Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you delete other harmful apps like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto system along with the ad supported software.
Remove Pdllbq.pro redirect
There exist several free adware removal tools. Also it is possible to remove Pdllbq.pro pop-ups manually. But we suggest to combine all these solutions below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the tutorial. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your web-browser or restart your computer.
To remove Pdllbq.pro, execute the following steps:
- Manual Pdllbq.pro redirect removal
- Run free malware removal tools to completely delete Pdllbq.pro popup ads
- How to block Pdllbq.pro popup ads
- How to avoid installation of Pdllbq.pro popups
- To sum up
Manual Pdllbq.pro redirect removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements from the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Deleting the Pdllbq.pro, check the list of installed programs first
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the MS Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of applications on your PC and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malicious software, you will likely find information that says so.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other programs. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something dubious that is the adware that causes web browsers to open unwanted Pdllbq.pro popups then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. Most often, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Microsoft Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it is taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, uninstall any unwanted and suspicious programs from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your machine. Most likely, one of them is the adware responsible for Pdllbq.pro pop ups. Select the dubious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and remove it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown apps, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted program from your machine.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an unwanted application, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Delete 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 PC, it will show Pdllbq.pro undesired web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. 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 image 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 get rid of this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s 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 select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by malicious program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements from Chrome
Use the Reset browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings like home page, newtab page and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web browser redirects to intrusive ad web-pages like Pdllbq.pro.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Pdllbq.pro popup ads from Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, run the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will delete ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of Pdllbq.pro popup ads, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as startpage, newtab page and search provider by default to default state.
Delete Pdllbq.pro redirect from FF
If your FF web-browser is rerouted to Pdllbq.pro without your permission or an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
First, open the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () as shown on the image below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software which redirects your internet browser to intrusive Pdllbq.pro web-site. After, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, changed by ad-supported software
Unfortunately, the ad supported software that causes unwanted Pdllbq.pro popup advertisements, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts), so that the Pdllbq.pro ad site will be displayed when you run the Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge or another web browser.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your hijacked browser. Select 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 that responsible for the appearance of Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements can replace it. If you are seeing something similar to “…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 on the image below.
Once is complete, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcuts which redirects to an undesired sites. When you have finished, go to next step.
Run free malware removal tools to completely delete Pdllbq.pro popup ads
If you are unsure how to get rid of Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements easily, consider using automatic adware removal applications which listed below. It will identify the adware which designed to redirect your web browser to various ad web pages such as Pdllbq.pro and remove it from your computer for free.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Pdllbq.pro ads
You can get rid of Pdllbq.pro redirect automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal tool because it can easily remove hijacker infections, PUPs, adware which redirects your browser to Pdllbq.pro site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Please go to the following link to download Zemana. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
When the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is complete successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button to look for adware which cause annoying Pdllbq.pro pop up advertisements to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will search for threats present on your machine.
Once the scan is finished, a list of all items found is prepared. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti-Malware will delete adware that responsible for browser reroute to the unwanted Pdllbq.pro web-site and add items to the Quarantine. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Pdllbq.pro popup ads
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect adware and thereby get rid of Pdllbq.pro popup advertisements from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the machine.
Click the link below to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM). Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
After downloading is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your PC system for the ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirects to Pdllbq.pro. While the MalwareBytes is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malware. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Use AdwCleaner to delete Pdllbq.pro pop-up advertisements
AdwCleaner is a free program that created to get rid of malware, PUPs, browser hijackers and ‘ad supported’ software from your system running Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP (32-bit and 64-bit). It’ll allow to scan for and remove ad supported software responsible for Pdllbq.pro pop-ups, including its files, folders and registry keys.
- Click the link below to download AdwCleaner. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Select the file location as Desktop, and then press Save.
- After the downloading process is finished, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” . AdwCleaner utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that causes web browsers to display undesired Pdllbq.pro popups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC and the speed of your personal computer. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. When you are ready, click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your PC, press “OK”.
The step-by-step instructions shown in detail in the following video.
How to block Pdllbq.pro popup ads
It’s important to use adblocker programs such as AdGuard to protect your personal computer from harmful sites. Most security experts says that it is okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to block Pdllbq.pro and other annoying web sites.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 run your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popups, web pages such Pdllbq.pro, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. 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 to avoid installation of Pdllbq.pro popups
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the adware that causes tons of unwanted Pdllbq.pro pop ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and intrusive harmful web-sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer 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 Pdllbq.pro pop-up ads from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.