Have you become that your browser is redirected to a previously unseen page called Googl.e.com-folder.co, instead of the one you want to see? Then most likely that an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) was installed on your machine. The adware is a part of malicious software that designed to show a lot of annoying pop-ups, ads and deals. You need to follow the steps below sooner. It’ll clear your machine from ‘ad supported’ software that generates a huge number of advertisements in the web browser and thereby get rid of the reroute to Googl.e.com-folder.co web page.
What is more, the ad-supported software that causes lots of undesired Googl.e.com-folder.co ads, may show advertisements depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals confidential data such as: your ip address, what is a web site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The worst is, the adware may monetize its functionality by collecting user information from your surfing sessions. This user information, afterwards, can be easily sold to third party companies. This puts your user data at a security risk.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some adware to also change all browsers shortcut files which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every affected shortcut file will try to redirect your web-browser to annoying ad pages like Googl.e.com-folder.co, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole personal computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the step by step instructions below immediately. The step-by-step instructions will allow you to remove ad-supported software as well as clean your personal computer from the Googl.e.com-folder.co ads. What is more, the steps below will help you delete other harmful applications like unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which can be installed onto computer along with the adware.
Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up ads
There are a simple manual instructions below which will assist you to delete Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-ups from your Microsoft Windows personal computer. The most effective solution to get rid of this ad supported software is to follow the manual removal tutorial and then use Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or HitmanPro automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will help to weaken this ad-supported software and these malware removal tools will completely delete Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up ads and restore the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and IE settings to default.
To remove Googl.e.com-folder.co, perform the following steps:
- Get rid of Googl.e.com-folder.co popup advertisements without any utilities
- Delete potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co from Firefox by resetting browser settings
- Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co redirect from Google Chrome
- Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been affected by adware
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co advertisements with free programs
- How to block Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-ups
- Method of Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up ads intrusion into your system
- To sum up
Get rid of Googl.e.com-folder.co popup advertisements without any utilities
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove ad-supported software that causes web-browsers to display unwanted Googl.e.com-folder.co ads. Even if the instructions does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such ad-supported software that causes multiple intrusive popup ads.
Delete potentially unwanted applications using Windows Control Panel
First method for manual adware removal is to go into the Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your system and see if there are any suspicious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up advertisements from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser settings like default search provider, new tab page and home page having been changed by adware that responsible for browser redirect to the intrusive Googl.e.com-folder.co web site, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press 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 shown below.
When the task is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s newtab, homepage and search provider to default state.
Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If your Firefox web browser is rerouted to Googl.e.com-folder.co without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click 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 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 as displayed below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software that reroutes your web-browser to intrusive Googl.e.com-folder.co web-site. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the browser hijackers, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s default search engine, new tab and home page that have been changed by adware that causes unwanted Googl.e.com-folder.co popup ads.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google 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, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been affected by adware
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut file referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open your web-browser. Next, choose the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser that is re-directed to the Googl.e.com-folder.co or other annoying site.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The adware related to Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up advertisements can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you start your web-browser. Depending on the web browser you’re using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar to “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web-browser from this desktop shortcut file, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Googl.e.com-folder.co web-page or any other unwanted web-pages. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
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 boot your personal computer, it will display Googl.e.com-folder.co undesired site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a prompt which titled as 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 displayed in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “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 unwanted programs, 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 unwanted applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co advertisements with free programs
AntiMalware apps differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus software and so on. We recommend you run the following free applications: Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) and HitmanPro. Each of these applications has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can identify the ad supported software and remove Googl.e.com-folder.co redirect from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, FF and Edge.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of Googl.e.com-folder.co
You can remove Googl.e.com-folder.co ads automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We suggest this malicious software removal tool because it can easily get rid of browser hijackers, PUPs, ad supported software which redirects your browser to Googl.e.com-folder.co web-site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana from the following link.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When the download is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your personal computer. Next, launch a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti-Malware will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware responsible for redirects to Googl.e.com-folder.co. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- When that process is finished, Zemana will open a scan report.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Next” button. The utility will remove adware that causes undesired Googl.e.com-folder.co pop ups and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
Remove Googl.e.com-folder.co popups and malicious extensions with Hitman Pro
If Zemana cannot remove this adware, then we recommends to run the HitmanPro. Hitman Pro is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware responsible for redirecting your web-browser to Googl.e.com-folder.co web site. It’s specially designed to work as a second scanner for your computer.
Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download Hitman Pro on your system by clicking on the link below.
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Update: December 8, 2017
Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the utility is launched, you will see a screen as shown in the following example.
Further, click “Next” button to begin scanning your machine for the ad supported software that causes lots of undesired Googl.e.com-folder.co pop ups. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. After the scan is complete, you can check all items found on your computer as shown on the screen below.
Review the scan results and then click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button.
Run Malwarebytes to delete Googl.e.com-folder.co redirect
You can remove Googl.e.com-folder.co popup ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily get rid of hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes AntiMalware on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
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- When the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which cause annoying Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-ups to appear. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- Once the scan is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will display a scan report. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
How to block Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-ups
By installing an ad blocking application like AdGuard, you are able to stop Googl.e.com-folder.co, autoplaying video ads and delete a large number of distracting and intrusive ads on web-pages.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: November 7, 2017
After the downloading process is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window like 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 which 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, sites like Googl.e.com-folder.co, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Method of Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up ads intrusion into your system
Many adware are included in the free applications setup file. Most commonly, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but certain setup packages are designed to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the ‘ad supported’ software which causes intrusive Googl.e.com-folder.co pop-up ads. Anyway, easier to prevent the adware rather than clean up your PC after one. So, keep the web-browser updated (turn on automatic updates), use a good antivirus programs, double check a freeware before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid malicious and unknown web-sites.
To sum up
Once you have finished the step by step guidance above, your PC system should be free from ad supported software that created to reroute your browser to various ad web pages such as Googl.e.com-folder.co and other malware. The Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web-sites similar to Googl.e.com-folder.co. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.