Have you become that your browser is rerouted to a previously unseen web-site called Adexchangeclear.com? It’s possible that your web-browser has become the victim of an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is a part of potentially unwanted software that developed to show lots of annoying pop-up advertisements. Follow the step by step instructions below as soon as possible. It’ll clear your personal computer from ‘ad supported’ software that generates lots of ads in the web-browser and thus remove the reroute to Adexchangeclear.com web-page.
While your PC is infected by the ‘ad supported’ software, the Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Google Chrome and IE may be rerouted to Adexchangeclear.com annoying site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a huge number of annoying advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web pages, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertising links.
Most often, the adware infects the most common browsers like the Microsoft Edge, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut file). So every time you start the web browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying Adexchangeclear.com page. Even if you setup a new start page, an annoying web page will be the first thing you see when you launch the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
To find out how to remove Adexchangeclear.com redirect, we suggest to read the tutorial added to this article below. The guidance was made by experienced security researchers who discovered a solution to get rid of the annoying ‘ad supported’ software out of the computer.
Remove Adexchangeclear.com pop-up ads (removal tutorial)
As with deleting adware, malicious software or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the instructions, then it should be run malware removal tool, because it should get rid of adware and stop any further infection. But to completely get rid of Adexchangeclear.com pop-up ads you’ll have to at least reset your browser settings like homepage, new tab and search provider by default to default state, disinfect PC’s web browsers shortcuts, delete all unwanted and suspicious software, and remove ‘ad supported’ software with malicious software removal tools. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your system or close this web page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Adexchangeclear.com, use the steps below:
- How to manually delete Adexchangeclear.com
- Delete Adexchangeclear.com related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
- Delete Adexchangeclear.com pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove Adexchangeclear.com pop up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove Adexchangeclear.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to remove Adexchangeclear.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- How to automatically get rid of Adexchangeclear.com pop-up ads
- Block Adexchangeclear.com advertisements and other unwanted web pages
- How to prevent Adexchangeclear.com redirect from getting inside your personal computer
- Finish words
How to manually delete Adexchangeclear.com
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to remove the Adexchangeclear.com redirect from the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Chrome web-browsers.
Delete Adexchangeclear.com related applications through the Control Panel of your computer
In order to remove PUPs such as this adware, open the Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad-supported software, hijacker infection or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your system start up time and speed dramatically.
Press Windows button , then press 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 on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any dubious and unknown programs.
Delete Adexchangeclear.com pop-ups from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to Adexchangeclear.com web site.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed in the figure 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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of Adexchangeclear.com redirect. When, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Adexchangeclear.com pop up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the ad supported software, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s new tab, home page and search provider that have been modified by adware responsible for redirects to Adexchangeclear.com.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Google 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 displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Adexchangeclear.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser settings like newtab, startpage and search engine having been modified by ‘ad supported’ software that causes intrusive Adexchangeclear.com pop ups, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, open the IE, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware responsible for Adexchangeclear.com ads, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like search provider by default, newtab page and start page to default state.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to remove Adexchangeclear.com redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcut files, adding an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will show an unwanted web-page.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to start your web browser. Next, choose the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to the Adexchangeclear.com or other undesired page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The ad supported software that causes web browsers to open undesired Adexchangeclear.com pop-ups can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you open your web-browser. Depending on the web-browser you are 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 such as “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as displayed on the screen below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Adexchangeclear.com site or any other unwanted web-sites. Once the step is finished, 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 start your system, it will display Adexchangeclear.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt which 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 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure 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.
How to automatically get rid of Adexchangeclear.com pop-up ads
After completing the manual removal guidance above all unwanted programs, malicious internet browser’s plugins and ad supported software that cause unwanted Adexchangeclear.com ads to appear should be removed. If the problem with Adexchangeclear.com ads is still remained, then we recommend to scan your machine for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free adware removal apps below.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Adexchangeclear.com popup advertisements
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your PC of the ad supported software. The utility is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware which developed to redirect your browser to various ad web pages such as Adexchangeclear.com.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana Free for Windows. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is finished, launch it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Free will try to update itself and when this task is complete, press the “Scan” button . Zemana program will scan through the whole computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for browser redirect to the unwanted Adexchangeclear.com web-page.
A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of Adexchangeclear.com redirect and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Run Hitman Pro to remove Adexchangeclear.com pop-ups
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can scan your personal computer for a wide range of security threats like malware, ad-supported softwares, PUPs as well as ‘ad supported’ software which causes annoying Adexchangeclear.com ads. It will perform a deep scan of your system including hard drives and Windows registry. When a malicious software is found, it will help you to get rid of all found threats from your PC system with a simple click.
Visit the page linked below to download Hitman Pro. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro utility. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” for scanning your personal computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple unwanted pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system.
When finished, HitmanPro will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been detected as shown below.
When you’re ready, click “Next” button. It will open a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will delete ad-supported software responsible for Adexchangeclear.com pop ups. After finished, the utility may ask you to restart your system.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Adexchangeclear.com redirect
You can delete Adexchangeclear.com popup ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete browser hijacker infections, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Installing the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When the downloading process is done, close all programs and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple annoying pop up advertisements. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
After the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will open a list of detected items. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Free will start to remove adware that responsible for the appearance of Adexchangeclear.com pop up ads. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Block Adexchangeclear.com advertisements and other unwanted web pages
If you surf the World Wide Web, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad blocker application. AdGuard is an ad-blocker which can filter out a lot of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the downloading process is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is finished, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application 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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up ads, Adexchangeclear.com redirect, 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, that is located on your desktop.
How to prevent Adexchangeclear.com redirect from getting inside your personal computer
Now your system should be clean of the adware responsible for redirections to Adexchangeclear.com. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-ups and intrusive harmful web sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer 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 Adexchangeclear.com pop up ads from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, MS Edge and Firefox, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.