If you are getting Prosoftwarepc.com pop up advertisements then it is possible that your PC has been hijacked with the nasty potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) category.
Ad-supported software is a type of potentially unwanted apps whose motive is to make revenue for its author. It have different ways of earning by displaying the advertisements forcibly to its victims. Adware can open pop-ups, display intrusive ads, alter the victim’s web browser settings, or reroute the victim’s web browser to undesired web pages. Below we are discussing the methods which are very effective in deleting ‘ad supported’ software. The tutorial will also assist you to remove Prosoftwarepc.com popup advertisements from your browser.
As well as unwanted browser redirects to Prosoftwarepc.com, the adware may collect your Internet browsing activity by recording URLs visited, IP addresses, browser version and type, cookie information, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and sites visited. Such kind of behavior can lead to serious security problems or confidential information theft. This is another reason why the ad-supported software responsible for Prosoftwarepc.com pop-up ads, is categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA).
We suggest to remove the ad supported software responsible for redirections to Prosoftwarepc.com, as soon as you found this problem, as it can reroute your browser to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your computer.
Remove Prosoftwarepc.com popup ads (Virus removal instructions)
There are several steps to deleting the adware which cause annoying Prosoftwarepc.com popups to appear, because it installs itself so deeply into MS Windows. You need to delete all suspicious and unknown software, then remove malicious extensions from the Edge, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and other internet browsers you’ve installed. Finally, you need to reset your web-browser settings to get rid of any changes the adware has made, and then scan your machine with Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) or Hitman Pro to ensure the ad-supported software is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Prosoftwarepc.com, use the following steps:
- How to manually delete Prosoftwarepc.com
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of Prosoftwarepc.com pop up advertisements
- Run AdBlocker to stop Prosoftwarepc.com and stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Prosoftwarepc.com popup ads
- Finish words
How to manually delete Prosoftwarepc.com
The few simple steps will help you get rid of Prosoftwarepc.com pop up advertisements. These Prosoftwarepc.com removal steps work for the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, IE and Chrome, as well as every version of Windows operating system.
Delete questionable apps using Windows Control Panel
The process of adware removal is generally the same across all versions of MS Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it’s necessary to check the list of installed applications on your personal computer and uninstall all unused, unknown and dubious programs.
Press Windows button , then press 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 following example.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and remove any questionable and unknown software.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying Prosoftwarepc.com webpage opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box that called 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 shown on the screen 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, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the unwanted programs, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like 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 Prosoftwarepc.com redirect from Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser program, including the redirect to Prosoftwarepc.com web-site. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Start the Firefox and click 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 show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re 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 on the screen below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware which made to reroute your web browser to various ad web sites like Prosoftwarepc.com. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Prosoftwarepc.com redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE web browser settings like home page, search engine by default and newtab page had been modified by ad-supported software that causes multiple intrusive popup ads, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, open the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE 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 system for the changes to take effect. It will remove ‘ad supported’ software that causes undesired Prosoftwarepc.com pop-up advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like search provider, newtab page and start page to default state.
Remove Prosoftwarepc.com from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the adware, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s homepage, newtab page and search provider that have been changed by adware that causes internet browsers to show intrusive Prosoftwarepc.com popups.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Advanced” link, that 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 Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of Prosoftwarepc.com pop up advertisements
It’s not enough to remove Prosoftwarepc.com pop up advertisements from your web-browser by following the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some the adware related files may remain on your PC system and they will recover the adware even after you remove it. For that reason we suggest to use free antimalware utility like Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free and Hitman Pro. Either of those programs should can detect and get rid of adware responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Prosoftwarepc.com webpage.
Automatically get rid of Prosoftwarepc.com redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool which can remove adware, potentially unwanted software, hijackers and other malware from your personal computer 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.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) for Windows. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
After the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will try to update itself and when this process is done, press the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the adware responsible for Prosoftwarepc.com pop up ads.
Depending on your PC, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Prosoftwarepc.com redirect from internet browser
The HitmanPro tool is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It can check and remove malicious software, PUPs and adware in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome internet browsers and thereby delete all undesired Prosoftwarepc.com pop up ads. Hitman Pro is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the personal computer.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your system. Once started, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the adware related to Prosoftwarepc.com popups. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished..
When Hitman Pro completes the scan, HitmanPro will display a list of found items.
Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click Next button.
It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Remove Prosoftwarepc.com pop-up advertisements with Malwarebytes
You can get rid of Prosoftwarepc.com pop-up ads automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijackers, adware, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
When the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to start checking your computer for the ad-supported software responsible for redirects to Prosoftwarepc.com. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your system and the speed of your computer. While the MalwareBytes Free is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software. In order to delete all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Run AdBlocker to stop Prosoftwarepc.com and stay safe online
By installing an ad-blocker program such as AdGuard, you’re able to stop Prosoftwarepc.com, autoplaying video ads and get rid of a large count of distracting and annoying ads on sites.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist 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 run automatically and stop unwanted ads, Prosoftwarepc.com redirect, 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, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Prosoftwarepc.com popup ads
Now your personal computer should be free of the ‘ad supported’ software responsible for redirecting your browser to Prosoftwarepc.com site. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and annoying malicious sites) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new ad-supported softwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete Prosoftwarepc.com pop up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, then ask for help here here.