What is RevealingQuestions? Cyber threat analysts has determined that RevealingQuestions is an unwanted software from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) family. Adware is created to show lots of unwanted ads and pop up deals on the infected computer. In this blog post we will discuss what adware is and how can you remove RevealingQuestions ads from the Edge, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Google Chrome manually or with free adware removal utilities compatible with MS Windows 10 (8, 7 and XP).
While your PC is affected by the RevealingQuestions, the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge may be redirected to various unwanted ads. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a lot of annoying advertisements. These RevealingQuestions 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 webpages, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
Another reason why you need to remove RevealingQuestions is its online data-tracking activity. It can gather personal information, including:
- IP addresses;
- URLs visited;
- search queries/terms;
- clicks on links and ads;
- browser version information.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your machine from the ad supported software as well as remove RevealingQuestions ads from the Edge, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer and other web browsers.
Remove Ads by RevealingQuestions (removal guide)
Most often ‘ad supported’ software requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully uninstalled. For that reason, our team made several removal ways which we have summarized in a detailed guidance. Therefore, if you have the RevealingQuestions ad supported software on your machine and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the guidance below in order to resolve your problem. Some of the steps below will require you to shut down this web site. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove RevealingQuestions, complete the steps below:
- Remove RevealingQuestions ad-supported software without any utilities
- Run free malware removal tools to completely remove RevealingQuestions adware
- How to stay safe online
- How can you prevent the RevealingQuestions
- Finish words
Remove RevealingQuestions ad-supported software without any utilities
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to get rid of the Ads by RevealingQuestions adware from the Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers.
Remove potentially unwanted applications using MS Windows Control Panel
First method for manual ad supported software removal is to go into the Microsoft Windows “Control Panel”, then “Uninstall a program” console. Take a look at the list of programs on your PC and see if there are any dubious and unknown programs. If you see any, you need to remove them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Net search to find details on the program. If it is a potentially unwanted application, adware or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
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 system, it will open unwanted RevealingQuestions ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a prompt that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something suspicious, 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 ‘ad-supported’ apps, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 RevealingQuestions. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Ads by RevealingQuestions from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings had been changed by RevealingQuestions adware, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove RevealingQuestions from Google Chrome
If you have ad-supported software problem or the Google Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we will show you a solution to reset your Chrome settings to default state without reinstall. This will also help to remove RevealingQuestions ads from your web-browser.
Open the Google 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 click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click 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 on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove RevealingQuestions adware from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox web 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 Firefox settings such as new tab, search engine by default and homepage to their original state. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox web-browser settings to their original state.
Run free malware removal tools to completely remove RevealingQuestions adware
Manual removal guide may not be for an unskilled computer user. Each RevealingQuestions removal step above, such as removing questionable programs, restoring hijacked shortcuts, removing the adware from system settings, must be performed very carefully. If you’re have doubts about the steps above, then we recommend that you use the automatic RevealingQuestions removal tutorial listed below.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of RevealingQuestions adware
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer of the adware. The utility is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, browser hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and adware such as the RevealingQuestions.
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the RevealingQuestions adware that cause intrusive popup ads to appear. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your computer and the speed of your system. When a malware, ad supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once the scan get finished, Zemana Free will open a list of all threats detected by the scan. When you’re ready, press “Next” button. The Zemana Free will remove RevealingQuestions adware which reroutes your browser to undesired ad pages. When the clean up is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
Use HitmanPro to get rid of RevealingQuestions adware from web-browser
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool that can scan your system for a wide range of security threats such as malicious software, adware, potentially unwanted software. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Microsoft Windows registry. Once a malicious software is found, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your machine with a simple click.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: December 8, 2017
- Once the download is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the RevealingQuestions adware, which cause intrusive pop up ads to appear. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done.
- After that process is finished, HitmanPro will display a screen that contains a list of malware that has been detected. You may delete threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Automatically get rid of RevealingQuestions adware with Malwarebytes
You can remove RevealingQuestions automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, ad supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out RevealingQuestions adware which cause intrusive popup advertisements to appear. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. During the scan MalwareBytes will search for threats exist on your computer.
When the checking is finished, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of RevealingQuestions ad supported software that redirects your internet browser to unwanted ad web pages. When disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video explains guidance on how to remove hijacker, ad-supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
How to stay safe online
Use an ad-blocking utility like AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, ad blocking applications will help you to avoid annoying pop-up advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Download AdGuard on your PC from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
When the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
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 shown on the image below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted popup advertisements, as well as other malicious 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, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the RevealingQuestions
Now your system should be clean of the RevealingQuestions ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to display undesired pop up advertisements. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop ups and undesired harmful web pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new malicious software, browser hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for MS Windows operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijacker infections, malicious programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete RevealingQuestions ads from your web browser, then ask for help here.