Have you become that your web-browser is being redirected to the web site named S.arclk.net, instead of the one you want to see? It’s possible that adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) was installed on your computer. The adware is a part of harmful software that designed to open a ton of unwanted pop-up advertisements. You need to perform the step-by-step guide below as quickly as possible. It will clear your personal computer from ad-supported software that generates tons of advertisements in the browser and thereby delete the reroute to S.arclk.net web-page.
The adware that causes web browsers to display undesired S.arclk.net advertisements, may insert lots of ads directly to the pages that you visit, creating a sense that the ads have been added by the developers of the web-page. Moreover, a legal sponsored links may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and malicious apps.
Even worse, the adware can gather user info about you (your ip address, what is a web-page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
To find out how to get rid of S.arclk.net pop up ads, we suggest to read the step-by-step guidance added to this blog post below. The tutorial was made by experienced security researchers who discovered a method to remove the annoying adware out of the PC.
Remove S.arclk.net pop-up ads
Not all unwanted apps like adware that causes web-browsers to open annoying S.arclk.net pop-up advertisements are easily uninstallable. You might see popups, deals, text links, in-text ads, banners and other type of advertisements in the Firefox, IE, Google Chrome and MS Edge and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many undesired software neither appear in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to fully remove S.arclk.net ads, you need to execute the following steps. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your PC system.
To remove S.arclk.net, execute the following steps:
- How to manually remove S.arclk.net
- Scan your personal computer and remove S.arclk.net redirect with free tools
- How to block S.arclk.net pop-ups
- How does your machine get infected with S.arclk.net redirect
- To sum up
How to manually remove S.arclk.net
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the S.arclk.net popups from the Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
Uninstall S.arclk.net related software through the Control Panel of your system
Some programs are free only because their setup package contains an adware. This unwanted programs generates money for the makers when it is installed. More often this adware can be removed by simply uninstalling it from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in MS Windows control panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Remove S.arclk.net pop up ads from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla 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 Mozilla Firefox settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine to their original settings. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Start the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware that causes unwanted S.arclk.net pop-ups. Once, it’s done, press the “Finish” button.
Remove S.arclk.net pop-up advertisements from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you return your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ad supported software related to S.arclk.net redirect.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove S.arclk.net pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by ‘ad supported’ software and remove S.arclk.net pop up ads from internet browser. This will also disable malicious addons as well as clear cookies and site data. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the 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 click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your web browser’s default search engine, home page and newtab will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Scan your personal computer and remove S.arclk.net redirect with free tools
Manual removal instructions may not be for an unskilled computer user. Each S.arclk.net removal step above, such as removing questionable programs, restoring hijacked shortcuts, removing the ad-supported software from system settings, must be performed very carefully. If you are have doubts about the steps above, then we recommend that you use the automatic S.arclk.net removal tutorial listed below.
How to automatically get rid of S.arclk.net pop ups with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and get rid of S.arclk.net pop ups from the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, IE and Chrome browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
Zemana Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
Once the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the following example.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your system.
Once install is done, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free tool will begin scanning the whole PC to find out adware that responsible for internet browser reroute to the annoying S.arclk.net web site. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the scan get completed, the results are displayed in the scan report. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove ad supported software that developed to reroute your web browser to various ad sites like S.arclk.net.
Use Hitman Pro to remove S.arclk.net popups
Hitman Pro will help get rid of adware that responsible for web-browser reroute to the unwanted S.arclk.net web site that slow down your computer. The browser hijackers, ad-supported software and other potentially unwanted software slow your web-browser down and try to mislead you into clicking on malicious advertisements and links. Hitman Pro removes the adware and lets you enjoy your computer without S.arclk.net popup advertisements.
Download HitmanPro on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After downloading is done, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. When the tool is started, you will see a screen as displayed in the following example.
Further, click “Next” button to detect ‘ad supported’ software related to S.arclk.net ads. This task can take some time, so please be patient. After HitmanPro completes the scan, HitmanPro will produce a list of unwanted programs ad-supported software as shown on the image below.
Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
How to automatically remove S.arclk.net with Malwarebytes
You can remove S.arclk.net popup ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal utility because it can easily delete browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted software 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 by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
- Once downloading is done, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is complete, click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the adware that responsible for web browser reroute to the unwanted S.arclk.net web page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After the system scan is done, MalwareBytes will create a list of undesired applications ad supported software. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. When finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video offers a step-by-step guide on how to remove hijackers, ad supported software and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
How to block S.arclk.net pop-ups
By installing an ad blocker application like AdGuard, you are able to stop S.arclk.net, autoplaying video ads and delete a large amount of distracting and intrusive ads on web pages.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed in the following example.
Follow the prompts. After the installation is complete, you will see a window like below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop up ads, S.arclk.net redirect, as well as other malicious 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 is located on your desktop.
How does your machine get infected with S.arclk.net redirect
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware responsible for S.arclk.net popup ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and intrusive harmful web sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new malicious software, browser hijacker infections and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, harmful applications and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
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