The Skurki.info is just one of the many web-pages of the so-called ‘ad’ type. It’s created to fill the internet browser’s constant stream of advertisements, or redirect the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge to not expected and intrusive advertising web sites. If your browser automatically displays the Skurki.info then most probably that your internet browser has become the victim of the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). The adware is developed in order to provide third-party advertisements to the user without asking his permission. The adware takes control of installed web-browsers and redirects them to undesired web pages such as the Skurki.info every time you surf the Internet.
The ‘ad supported’ software responsible for Skurki.info popups, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It’s designed with the sole purpose to show dozens of popup ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web sites, so the authors of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the adware receive income.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain ad-supported software to also modify all web-browsers shortcut files that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web-browser to intrusive ad web-pages such as Skurki.info, some of which might be malicious. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
To find out how to delete Skurki.info popup advertisements, we advise to read the guidance added to this article below. The guidance was prepared by experienced security experts who discovered a way to delete the annoying ad supported software out of the computer.
Remove Skurki.info pop up ads (removal tutorial)
We suggest opting for automatic Skurki.info ads removal in order to delete all adware related entries easily. This way requires scanning the system with reputable anti-malware, e.g. Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) or HitmanPro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can follow the steps below in this blog post. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your computer.
To remove Skurki.info, execute the following steps:
- How to manually remove Skurki.info
- How to automatically remove Skurki.info pop up ads
- Block Skurki.info redirect and other intrusive web-sites
- How was Skurki.info advertisements installed on PC system
- To sum up
How to manually remove Skurki.info
Most common adware may be uninstalled without any antivirus programs. The manual ad-supported software removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the Skurki.info popups.
Remove Skurki.info associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and questionable apps. Using the MS 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 apps can clean up the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox from pop-ups, hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the adware responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Skurki.info web page. If you have many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the adware responsible for redirects to Skurki.info. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to uninstall is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as displayed in the figure below.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to remove Skurki.info redirect
The adware that responsible for the appearance of Skurki.info pop-ups, can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web-browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click on the shortcut of affected browser as shown on the screen below.
Select the “Properties” option and it will show the shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as displayed in the figure below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers which are re-directed to the Skurki.info unwanted web-site.
Get rid of Skurki.info advertisements from IE
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malware.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The IE will open 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 on the image below.
When the process is done, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s newtab page, search engine and startpage to default state.
Remove Skurki.info redirect from FF
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to Skurki.info web-site.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click 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 on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software related to Skurki.info advertisements. After, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Skurki.info popup ads from Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as newtab page, default search provider and start page to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to undesired ad web-sites like Skurki.info.
First launch the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, press the option called “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another solution to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as displayed on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will start the process of cleaning. After it’s complete, the internet browser’s settings including home page, newtab and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove 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 launch your computer, it will show Skurki.info annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by unwanted apps.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which called 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”, like 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’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed in the figure 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.
How to automatically remove Skurki.info pop up ads
In order to completely delete Skurki.info, you not only need to delete adware from your computer, but also get rid of all its components in your PC system including Windows registry entries. We advise to download and use free removal tools to automatically free your machine of adware responsible for Skurki.info redirect.
How to get rid of Skurki.info advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest you to run the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your PC of adware that causes multiple intrusive pop-ups. Moreover, the tool will help you to remove PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your computer can be infected too.
Now you can setup and run Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Skurki.info redirect from your web browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana Anti-Malware setup file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Start the installer after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your PC.
During setup you can change certain settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malicious software removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware responsible for redirects to Skurki.info. When a malware, ad supported software or potentially unwanted software are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) completes the scan, Zemana Free will open a list of all items detected by the scan. All detected threats will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of ad-supported software related to Skurki.info redirect and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
Scan your system and delete Skurki.info redirect with Hitman Pro
HitmanPro is a portable program that requires no hard setup to identify and remove adware responsible for redirects to Skurki.info. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). Hitman Pro does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal utilities you have ever tried. Hitman Pro works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that removal utility can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus programs.
Visit the page linked below to download HitmanPro. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
Download and use Hitman Pro on your PC system. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the adware responsible for redirects to Skurki.info. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned..
When the scan is finished, HitmanPro will display you the results.
You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click Next button.
It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Remove Skurki.info popups with Malwarebytes
Get rid of Skurki.info pop ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, PUPs, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your computer can be infected too.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) by clicking on the link below. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will open and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware that causes a huge number of undesired Skurki.info pop ups. This process can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
- As the scanning ends, a list of all threats detected is created.
- All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press the “Quarantine Selected” button. When finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block Skurki.info redirect and other intrusive web-sites
By installing an ad-blocking application like AdGuard, you are able to stop Skurki.info, autoplaying video ads and remove lots of distracting and unwanted ads on web-sites.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block popups, pages such as Skurki.info, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 may be found on your desktop.
How was Skurki.info advertisements installed on PC system
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the ‘ad supported’ software responsible for Skurki.info ads. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block undesired pop ups and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any ad-supported software, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find potentially unwanted apps.
If you need more help with Skurki.info pop ups related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.