If you find that your browser constantly redirects to the Please click below if you are not redirected page then most probably that your computer is infected with the obnoxious PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) category. The ad-supported software is a form of unwanted software which can open a large amount of pop-ups without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can redirect the web-browser on malicious and misleading web-sites. Also, if you seeing that the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and IE tries to load an unknown page, when you try to open a long-known webpage, then you don’t need to wait! Press the stop button in internet browser’s address bar. Complete the steps below and clean your computer from adware as soon as possible. It’ll assist you to remove redirect to “Please click below if you are not redirected” web-site and other undesired ad web-sites.
As well as unwanted web browser redirects to “Please click below if you are not redirected”, the adware may gather your World Wide Web surfing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, web 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 information theft. This is another reason why the adware which redirects your internet browser to intrusive “Please click below if you are not redirected” website, is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program).
Most often, the adware hijacks the most common web browsers like the IE, Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox. But such the harmful software as well may affect another web-browsers by modifying its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a internet browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the internet browser, it will redirect to the intrusive “Please click below if you are not redirected” web-site. Even if you setup a new start page, an intrusive webpage will be the first thing you see when you start the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Edge.
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below immediately. The step by step tutorial will allow you to remove adware as well as clean your browser from the redirect to “Please click below if you are not redirected” page. What is more, the guide below will help you get rid of other harmful programs such as undesired toolbars and browser hijackers, that can be installed onto PC system along with the adware.
Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” (removal guidance)
There are a simple manual instructions below that will assist you to get rid of “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect from your MS Windows computer. The most effective way to remove this adware is to follow the manual removal instructions and then run Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual solution will help to weaken this adware and these malicious software removal utilities will completely get rid of a redirect to “Please click below if you are not redirected” page and revert back the Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome settings to default.
To remove “Please click below if you are not redirected”, execute the steps below:
- Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect without any tools
- Delete suspicious software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Delete “Please click below if you are not redirected” from FF by resetting web-browser settings
- Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect from Google Chrome
- Fix web browser shortcuts, altered by adware
- Get rid of “Please click below if you are not redirected” with freeware
- How to block “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect
- How can you prevent your computer from the attack of adware
- To sum up
Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect without any tools
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus applications. The manual adware removal is guidance that will teach you how to remove the “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect.
Delete suspicious software by using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the machine cleanup is to uninstall unknown and dubious software. Using the Microsoft Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up the Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and MS Edge from pop-up advertisements, hijackers and so on.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will open the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the figure below.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your machine. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any questionable and unknown software.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired “Please click below if you are not redirected” site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that 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 on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please choose the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete “Please click below if you are not redirected” from FF by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox internet browser application 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 such as newtab page, startpage and search provider to its default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the figure below. 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 task to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web browser to unwanted “Please click below if you are not redirected” site. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web browser default search engine, home page and new tab page you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
Once the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s search engine by default, new tab and homepage to default state.
Remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the browser hijacker infections, harmful and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the web-browser’s home page, search provider and new tab page that have been changed by ‘ad supported’ software that responsible for the appearance of “Please click below if you are not redirected” page.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed addons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s homepage, search provider and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Fix web browser shortcuts, altered by adware
The adware that causes multiple intrusive pop up ads, can hijack various Windows shortcut files on your desktop (most often, all internet browsers shortcut files), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut file. Right click on the shortcut file of affected web browser and select the “Properties” option and it will open the properties of the shortcut file. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown on the screen 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 changed by ad-supported software responsible for redirects to “Please click below if you are not redirected”, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown 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 in the figure below.
In order to fix the infected 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 changed by ‘ad supported’ software responsible for “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Microsoft 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 done, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers which are redirected to the “Please click below if you are not redirected” undesired website.
Get rid of “Please click below if you are not redirected” with freeware
It is not enough to remove the redirect to “Please click below if you are not redirected” page from your internet browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some the adware related files may remain on your machine and they will restore the adware even after you remove it. For that reason we suggest to use free anti malware tool such as Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free and HitmanPro. Either of those programs should can be used to search for and remove ad-supported software which reroutes your web browser to annoying “Please click below if you are not redirected” page.
Get rid of “Please click below if you are not redirected” with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can remove adware, potentially unwanted applications, hijackers and other malicious software from your system 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.
Now you can install and use Zemana Free to remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your personal computer. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your personal computer.
During install you can change some settings, but we advise you do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation is finished, this malicious software removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your system for the ad-supported software related to “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
Once finished, a list of all threats detected is prepared. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will begin to remove ad-supported software that causes multiple annoying ads. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system to make the change take effect.
Scan and free your computer of adware with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro frees your system from hijackers, potentially unwanted programs, unwanted toolbars, browser extensions and other undesired applications such as adware that redirects your browser to “Please click below if you are not redirected” page. The free removal tool will help you enjoy your PC system to its fullest. HitmanPro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to find if there are undesired software in your PC system. You can review the scan results, and select the threats you want to erase.
Download Hitman Pro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once downloading is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. Once the tool is started, you will see a screen as shown on the image below.
Further, press “Next” button to perform a system scan for the adware that responsible for web browser redirect to the unwanted “Please click below if you are not redirected” web page. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. Once the scan get finished, the results are displayed in the scan report as displayed on the screen below.
Next, you need to press “Next” button. It will display a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button.
How to remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to scan for ad supported software and thereby remove “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the system.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
Once the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is done, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware tool will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple intrusive pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the MalwareBytes Free tool is scanning, you may see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malware. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal utility, we suggest you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
How to block “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect
To put it simply, you need to use an ad blocking utility (AdGuard, for example). It will block and protect you from all undesired web-sites such as “Please click below if you are not redirected”, advertisements and pop-ups. To be able to do that, the adblocker program uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web site, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad-blocking program automatically uses these filters, depending on the web-sites you are visiting.
- Download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is done, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow 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 PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, redirect to “Please click below if you are not redirected” page, 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent your computer from the attack of adware
To sum up
After completing the step by step tutorial above, your computer should be clean from this ad supported software and other malware. The Google Chrome, Edge, IE and Firefox will no longer show undesired “Please click below if you are not redirected” site when you surf the World Wide Web. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying “Please click below if you are not redirected” redirect.