Q. I am getting pop ups from Checkpost.club and cannot figure out how to remove it. My antivirus software does not seem to see it as a threat. Any suggestions?
A. If you are constantly getting constant popup windows and/or undesired ads on your personal computer then it indicate that your system is already affected with adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) or potentially unwanted application (PUA).
What is Adware ‘virus’? Many computer users consider adware, browser hijackers, spyware, trojans as the same thing. They are all types of malicious software that each behave differently. The word ‘adware’ is a combination of two words ‘ad’ and ‘software’. Adware presents ads on an infected machine. Not very dangerous for users, but very profitable for the the software authors.
The worst is, adware is often harmless, but sometimes the adware you inadvertently download can also be spyware. Spyware can sometimes seek out your privacy information stored on the computer, collect this information and use it to steal your identity.
Checkpost.club is a dubious web site that uses the browser notification feature to deceive users into subscribing to spam notifications from this or similar web-pages that will in turn bombard users with unwanted adverts usually related to adware software, adult web-sites and other click fraud schemes. It will display a ‘Click Allow to continue’ message, asking you to subscribe to notifications. If you press the ‘Allow’ button, then your internet browser will be configured to show pop-up advertisements in the right bottom corner of the screen. The push notifications will essentially be advertisements for ‘free’ online games, fake prizes scams, dubious web browser extensions, adult webpages, and fake software as shown on the image below.
In order to unsubscribe from Checkpost.club push notifications open your internet browser’s settings, search for Notifications, locate Checkpost.club and press the ‘Block’ (‘Remove’) button or complete the Checkpost.club removal guide below. Once you remove notifications subscription, the Checkpost.club popups ads will no longer show on the screen.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop-up advertisements, pop up virus|
|Removal||Checkpost.club removal guide|
Thus, the adware is quite dangerous. So, we suggest you remove it from your PC sooner. Follow the steps presented below to remove Checkpost.club pop-up ads from the IE, Firefox, MS Edge and Chrome.
How to remove Checkpost.club pop-ups, ads, notifications (Removal steps)
When the adware gets installed on your computer without your knowledge, it is not easy to remove. In many cases, there is no Uninstall program that simply remove the adware that causes Checkpost.club pop-up ads from your PC. So, we recommend using several well-proven free specialized utilities such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware or Hitman Pro. But the best method to remove Checkpost.club pop-ups will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware tools.
To remove Checkpost.club pop ups, use the following steps:
- Manual Checkpost.club ads removal
- How to automatically remove Checkpost.club ads
- Use AdBlocker to stop Checkpost.club advertisements and stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual Checkpost.club ads removal
Manually deleting the Checkpost.club pop-ups is also possible, although this approach takes time and technical prowess. You can sometimes locate adware in your computer’s list of installed programs and uninstall it as you would any other unwanted application.
Remove potentially unwanted apps using MS Windows Control Panel
When troubleshooting a PC, one common step is go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and uninstall suspicious programs. The same approach will be used in the removal of Checkpost.club pop ups. Please use steps based on your Microsoft Windows version.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown in the following example.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and delete all dubious and unknown programs. We advise to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything questionable that may be the adware that causes Checkpost.club pop-ups or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then select this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your PC.
Remove Checkpost.club pop-ups from Google Chrome
If you have adware 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 values without reinstall. This will also allow to remove Checkpost.club pop ups from your web browser.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click 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 guidance: 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 press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web-browser’s search provider by default, newtab and homepage will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Checkpost.club ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as home page, default search provider and newtab page have been changed by the adware software, then resetting it to the default state can help. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Checkpost.club adware. When, it’s complete, press the “Finish” button.
Remove Checkpost.club ads from IE
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, that installed by an malware.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the process is done, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s homepage, new tab page and search provider by default to default state.
How to automatically remove Checkpost.club ads
After completing the manual removal instructions above all unwanted applications, malicious web-browser’s extensions and adware that causes Checkpost.club pop ups in your internet browser should be removed. If the problem with Checkpost.club popup advertisements is still remained, then we suggest to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free adware removal programs below.
Remove Checkpost.club pop-up ads with Zemana Free
Does Zemana Free uninstall adware that cause pop ups? The adware software is often downloaded with malicious software that can force you to install an program such as browser hijackers you don’t want. Therefore, suggest using the Zemana Free. It’s a utility designed to scan and remove adware and other malicious software from your system for free.
Installing the Zemana is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
When 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 Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown in the following example.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware software which cause pop-ups. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system.
When Zemana has completed scanning, you will be displayed the list of all detected items on your personal computer. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will get rid of adware that causes Checkpost.club pop-up ads.
Scan your computer and delete Checkpost.club advertisements with Hitman Pro
The HitmanPro tool is free (30 day trial) and easy to use. It can check and delete malicious software, potentially unwanted software and adware in Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and IE browsers and thereby get rid of all undesired Checkpost.club pop-up ads. Hitman Pro is powerful enough to find and remove harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
Download Hitman Pro on your computer from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use HitmanPro on your computer. Once started, click “Next” button to scan for adware which cause intrusive Checkpost.club pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the Hitman Pro utility is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified as being affected by malware..
When the scan get completed, HitmanPro will prepare a list of unwanted programs adware.
Review the results once the tool has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click Next button.
It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Scan and free your PC system of adware software with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
If you are having issues with Checkpost.club popups removal, then check out MalwareBytes Free. This is a utility that can help clean up your system and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
When the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your system. Double-click the install file named mb3-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 MalwareBytes Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, press Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware software that causes multiple intrusive popups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC.
Once the scan is finished, MalwareBytes will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will remove adware software that cause unwanted Checkpost.club pop-up advertisements and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to get rid of adware, browser hijacker and other malware.
Use AdBlocker to stop Checkpost.club advertisements and stay safe online
It’s important to use ad-blocking software such as AdGuard to protect your personal computer from malicious web pages. Most security experts says that it is okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block Checkpost.club and other intrusive web-pages.
Please go to the link below to download AdGuard. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure below.
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 displayed on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance that will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Checkpost.club, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. 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.
To sum up
After completing the step-by-step guide shown above, your machine should be clean from this adware and other malicious software. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge will no longer open annoying Checkpost.club web-page when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please create a new question by using the “Ask Question” button in the Questions and Answers. Try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the intrusive Checkpost.club pop ups.