If your web-browser automatically opens the S7.addthis.com, then it is possible that your computer has become a victim of the malicious software from the adware family. The adware will modify your web-browser’s home page, default search provider and new tab page or install an unwanted internet browser addon so that it’ll automatically connect to the S7.addthis.com web-site and show a huge number of intrusive ads. If you would like to clean your computer of ad supported software and thereby get rid of S7.addthis.com problem and are unable to do so, you can follow the steps below to find out and remove this ad supported software and any other malware for free.
The ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of S7.addthis.com, may add a lot of ads directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising banners have been added by the makers of the web page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious programs. The worst is, the adware can be used to collect lots of confidential information about you (your ip address, what is a web-site you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
The malicious applications from the ‘ad supported’ software family that alters the settings of browsers usually affects only the Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware may modify the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the browser, instead of your home page, you will see the undesired S7.addthis.com webpage.
So, obviously, you need to delete the ‘ad supported’ software immediately. Use the free guide below. This guide will allow you clean your computer of adware and thus get rid of the S7.addthis.com redirect.
Remove S7.addthis.com redirect (removal steps)
Not all undesired apps such as ad supported software responsible for S7.addthis.com redirect are easily uninstallable. You might see pop ups, deals, text links, in-text ads, banners and other type of ads in the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted applications neither appear in Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to fully delete S7.addthis.com, you need to execute the following steps. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your PC or exit this web site. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove S7.addthis.com, execute the following steps:
- Manual S7.addthis.com redirect removal
- Delete dubious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove S7.addthis.com redirect
- Remove S7.addthis.com redirect from Chrome
- Remove S7.addthis.com from Internet Explorer
- Remove S7.addthis.com from Firefox by resetting browser settings
- Remove S7.addthis.com redirect with free software
- Use AdBlocker to block S7.addthis.com redirect and stay safe online
- Don’t know how your web-browser has been hijacked by S7.addthis.com redirect?
- To sum up
Manual S7.addthis.com redirect removal
The useful removal guidance for the S7.addthis.com redirect. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove S7.addthis.com redirect let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete dubious apps using MS Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed apps on your system and remove all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malicious software removal tool like Zemana Anti-malware.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all apps installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any questionable and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Remove 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 launch your computer, it will redirect your browser to S7.addthis.com webpage. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all malicious tasks which have been created by malicious apps.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts to remove S7.addthis.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file.
Right click on the shortcut file of affected browser as displayed below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show the shortcut file’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown on the screen below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are re-directed to the S7.addthis.com unwanted web site.
Remove S7.addthis.com redirect from Chrome
If your Chrome web-browser is rerouted to undesired S7.addthis.com web-page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser program to its default settings.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove S7.addthis.com from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all internet browser new tab page, home page and search engine by default you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware responsible for redirections to S7.addthis.com, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like newtab page, search engine by default and startpage to default state.
Remove S7.addthis.com from Firefox by resetting browser settings
Resetting your FF is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to S7.addthis.com web site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove S7.addthis.com redirect with free software
If you are unsure how to get rid of S7.addthis.com redirect easily, consider using automatic ad supported software removal programs which listed below. It will identify the adware that causes unwanted S7.addthis.com redirect and remove it from your personal computer for free.
Automatically remove S7.addthis.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer of the ‘ad supported’ software. The tool is an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and ad supported software responsible for redirecting your browser to S7.addthis.com web-site.
Zemana Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop.
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When downloading is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free tool will start scanning the whole PC system to find out adware which made to reroute your web-browser to S7.addthis.com. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When the scanning is done, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove ad supported software and add items to the Quarantine. When disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your system.
Scan your PC system and remove S7.addthis.com redirect with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free removal utility. It deletes PUPs, adware, hijacker infections and undesired browser extensions. It’ll identify and remove adware that responsible for internet browser redirect to the undesired S7.addthis.com webpage. HitmanPro uses very small personal computer resources and is a portable program. Moreover, HitmanPro does add another layer of malware protection.
- Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download Hitman Pro on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
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- Once the download is finished, launch the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” to detect ad supported software which causes unwanted S7.addthis.com redirects. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once Hitman Pro completes the scan, Hitman Pro will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. When you’re ready, click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Use Malwarebytes to remove S7.addthis.com redirect
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine of the adware. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of the S7.addthis.com redirect from your internet browsers, PUPs, malicious software, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Please go to the following link to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is done, you’ll see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole machine for the ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your internet browser to S7.addthis.com webpage.
Once MalwareBytes has completed scanning, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will create a list of unwanted and adware. You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove ‘ad supported’ software and move threats to the program’s quarantine. After that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains step by step guide on how to remove hijacker, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
Use AdBlocker to block S7.addthis.com and stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying pages like S7.addthis.com using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a program out that you can use to stop unwanted web-browser redirects, advertisements and pop ups in any modern web-browsers including Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
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Once downloading is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install application 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block ads, S7.addthis.com redirect, as well as other harmful or misleading web-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.
Don’t know how your web-browser has been hijacked by S7.addthis.com redirect?
In most cases, the freeware setup file includes optional programs such as this ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirecting your web-browser to S7.addthis.com web-page. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here reject all additional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any optional applications which you don’t trust!
To sum up
Once you’ve done the step-by-step guide outlined above, your personal computer should be free from the adware responsible for redirecting your web-browser to S7.addthis.com page. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer redirect you to S7.addthis.com. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.