If you are reading this article, it means that you are seeing the Popwebfun.com unknown page and your web-browser began to open a large count of unwanted pop up ads. All of these problems with your machine caused by adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the system with the free programs. You probably want to know how to delete this adware as well as delete Popwebfun.com pop-up advertisements. In the step by step instructions below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
As well as unwanted web browser redirections to Popwebfun.com, the adware may gather your Net surfing activity by saving URLs visited, IP addresses, web-browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential information theft. This is another reason why the ad supported software that responsible for web-browser redirect to the annoying Popwebfun.com web-site, is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
The malicious programs from the adware family that modifies the settings of web browsers usually hijacks only the Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be infected too. The ad supported software may alter the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut file, so every time you run the browser, instead of your start page, you’ll see the undesired Popwebfun.com web site.
We recommend to remove the ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive popup ads, as soon as you found this problem, as it can redirect your internet browser to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your machine.
How to remove Popwebfun.com pop-up ads
When the adware gets installed on your system without your knowledge, it is not easy to remove. In most cases, there is no Uninstall program which simply delete the adware that developed to reroute your browser to various ad web-sites such as Popwebfun.com from your personal computer. So, we recommend using several well-proven free specialized tools like Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes or HitmanPro. But the best method to remove Popwebfun.com advertisements will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally use antimalware tools.
To remove Popwebfun.com, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove Popwebfun.com
- Remove suspicious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been infected by adware
- Remove Popwebfun.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Remove Popwebfun.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of Popwebfun.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Popwebfun.com redirect
- Stop Popwebfun.com popup advertisements and other annoying web pages
- How was Popwebfun.com redirect installed on machine
- Finish words
How to manually remove Popwebfun.com
If you perform exactly the step by step instructions below you should be able to remove the Popwebfun.com pop-up advertisements from the MS Edge, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
Remove suspicious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of intrusive advertisements or web-browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all apps installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
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 computer, it will display Popwebfun.com undesired web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a dialog box 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 on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ apps, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been infected by adware
After installed, this ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of Popwebfun.com ads, may add an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut file for the Microsoft Edge, FF, Internet Explorer and Chrome. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it’ll open an unwanted ad web-site.
Open the properties of the web browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut file of infected web-browser and select 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 as shown 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 that have been altered by ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to display intrusive Popwebfun.com pop-up ads, 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 like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as shown below.
In order to fix the hijacked 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 which cause annoying Popwebfun.com pop up advertisements to appear.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla 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, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers that are redirected to the Popwebfun.com intrusive site.
Remove Popwebfun.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings like default search engine, home page and newtab to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of browser redirects to annoying ad web sites like Popwebfun.com.
- First run the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is complete, your web-browser’s new tab page, home page and default search engine will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Popwebfun.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser search provider by default, start page and newtab page you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, launch the IE, press ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware that causes multiple unwanted pop-up advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like new tab, search engine by default and start page to default state.
Get rid of Popwebfun.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the FF internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring FF settings like default search provider, newtab page and start page to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the figure below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Popwebfun.com redirect
Anti-Malware software differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus apps and so on. We suggest you run the following free software: Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Each of these applications has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can identify the adware and get rid of Popwebfun.com redirect from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and FF.
Automatically remove Popwebfun.com popup advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility that can delete adware, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of computer resources.
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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After downloading is finished, close all apps and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown below.
Now click the “Scan” button to search for ‘ad supported’ software related to Popwebfun.com ads. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
After Zemana Free has finished scanning your machine, Zemana Anti Malware will open you the results. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will start to delete ad supported software responsible for redirects to Popwebfun.com.
Remove Popwebfun.com advertisements from browsers with HitmanPro
If Zemana cannot get rid of this ‘ad supported’ software, then we recommends to run the HitmanPro. Hitman Pro is a free removal tool for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and adware responsible for Popwebfun.com pop-up advertisements. It is specially made to work as a second scanner for your personal computer.
HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as displayed on the screen below.
Further, press “Next” button for checking your personal computer for the adware which causes undesired Popwebfun.com popups. This task may take quite a while, so please be patient. After the checking is finished, Hitman Pro will open a list of detected threats as shown below.
Once you have selected what you want to remove from your machine click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Use Malwarebytes to remove Popwebfun.com popup ads
You can remove Popwebfun.com redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malicious software removal utility because it may easily delete hijackers, ad-supported software, PUPs 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 Anti Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as shown in the following example.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the adware that responsible for the appearance of Popwebfun.com pop ups. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When MalwareBytes Free completes the scan, you can check all items found on your PC. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete ad-supported software that causes web browsers to show intrusive Popwebfun.com pop-up ads. Once the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC system.
The following video explains instructions on how to remove hijacker, ad-supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes AntiMalware.
Stop Popwebfun.com popup advertisements and other annoying web pages
Run ad-blocker program such as AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your PC system performance and impact your PC system security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
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After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure 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 setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, Popwebfun.com redirect, as well as other harmful 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 may be found on your desktop.
How was Popwebfun.com redirect installed on machine
Most of annoying popup ads like Popwebfun.com advertisements come from web-browser toolbars, web-browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and optional apps. Most often, these items claim itself as applications which improve your experience on the Net by providing a fast and interactive homepage or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted software. Be cautious, start only reputable apps which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and suspicious software.
Now your system should be free of the adware that developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad sites such as Popwebfun.com. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new ad-supported softwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and malicious web-pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to scan for PUPs.
If you need more help with Popwebfun.com pop up advertisements related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.