If you encounter constant redirects to the Serves.live, other unreliable or questionable webpages on the Firefox, Edge, Chrome and Internet Explorer then may be possible that you’re a victim of unwanted software from the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) category.
Currently, the adware is widely spread, due to the fact that most people are trying to find free applications, download and install them on the system without proper attention to the fact that Adware can be installed onto the computer along with them.
The adware which redirects your web browser to the Serves.live is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It is developed with the sole purpose to open dozens of popup ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. The ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate sponsored links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious pages.
Even worse, the adware can be used to collect your browsing history and privacy information, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, marketing-type data about you can be sold to third party companies.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free tutorial below. This guide will allow you clean your PC system of adware and thus remove the Serves.live popup advertisements.
Remove Serves.live pop-up ads (removal guide)
In the few simple steps below we will have a look at the ad supported software and how to remove Serves.live from Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge web browsers for Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal utilities. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
To remove Serves.live pop-up ads, execute the following steps:
- Delete adware through the Windows Control Panel
- Remove Serves.live pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Serves.live from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Remove Serves.live pop up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove Serves.live popup ads with free software
- Run AdBlocker to block Serves.live and stay safe online
Delete Serves.live redirect without any utilities
The adware can modify your web-browser settings and redirect you to the web-pages which may contain lots of advertisements or various security threats, like browser hijacker, malicious software or PUPs. Not every antivirus program can identify and remove ad supported software easily from the browser. Follow the guide below and you can delete Serves.live ads by yourself.
Delete adware through the Windows Control Panel
Some applications are free only because their install package contains an adware. This unwanted applications generates profit for the authors when it is installed. More often this ad-supported software can be uninstalled by simply uninstalling it from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in MS Windows control panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your PC. Most likely, one of them is the ad-supported software that responsible for the appearance of Serves.live ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you’ve found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, 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’ like below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most probably, it is the ad supported software related to Serves.live pop ups. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the program which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Remove Serves.live pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings to delete Serves.live redirect. If you are still experiencing issues with Serves.live popup advertisements, you need to reset Google Chrome browser to its original state. This step needs to be performed only if ad supported software has not been removed by the previous steps.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web 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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the process of cleaning. Once it’s done, the internet browser’s settings including home page, new tab page and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Get rid of Serves.live from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting Firefox browser will reset all the settings to their default values and will remove Serves.live redirect, malicious add-ons and extensions. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
Start the Mozilla 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 display 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 displayed on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Serves.live ad supported software. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Serves.live pop up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE internet browser settings such as search provider by default, startpage and newtab had been replaced by adware responsible for redirections to Serves.live, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button like below.
After the task is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s new tab, startpage and search provider to default state.
Remove Serves.live popup ads with free software
In order to completely remove Serves.live, you not only need to uninstall ad-supported software from your computer, but also remove all its components in your system including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and use free removal utilities to automatically free your system of adware which causes annoying Serves.live pop up ads.
Scan and clean your web-browser of Serves.live pop up advertisements with Zemana Free
Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is a free application for Microsoft Windows OS to look for and remove potentially unwanted programs, adware, malicious internet browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other undesired programs like adware that responsible for the appearance of Serves.live redirect.
- Download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
- When the downloading process is finished, close all apps and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware program will scan through the whole computer for the ad-supported software which causes unwanted Serves.live advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the utility is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- After the scanning is complete, you will be displayed the list of all found threats on your PC system. When you are ready, press “Next”. When the task is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
Run MalwareBytes to remove Serves.live redirect
Trying to remove Serves.live redirect can become a battle of wills between the adware infection and you. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can be a powerful ally, removing most of today’s adware, malicious software and PUPs with ease. Here’s how to use MalwareBytes will help you win.
- MalwareBytes Anti Malware can be downloaded from the following link. 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 show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the download is finished, please close all apps and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Anti Malware onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes will run and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software responsible for redirecting your internet browser to Serves.live page.
- As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will show you the results.
- Next, you need to click the “Quarantine Selected” button. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Run AdBlocker to block Serves.live and stay safe online
To put it simply, you need to use an adblocker tool (AdGuard, for example). It’ll block and protect you from all intrusive webpages like Serves.live, ads and pop ups. To be able to do that, the ad blocking application uses a list of filters. Each filter is a rule that describes a malicious web site, an advertising content, a banner and others. The ad blocking program automatically uses these filters, depending on the webpages you are visiting.
Download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will help 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, Serves.live pop-ups, as well as other harmful or misleading 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, that is located on your desktop.
How does your machine get infected with adware
Most commonly, the free programs setup file includes third-party applications such as this adware responsible for Serves.live pop-up advertisements. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable all additional applications 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 third-party apps which you don’t trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the freeware is installed, if you uninstall this software, the annoying Serves.live popup advertisements will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step-by-step guide above.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be free of the adware that causes internet browsers to display undesired Serves.live pop up advertisements. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your computer for new ad supported softwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop undesired popup ads and malicious web-sites). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to search for PUPs.
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