Q. Putlocker pop-up ads. I just received unwanted pop up ads on my desktop. Does someone have advice about the ads? Thanks for any help you might be able to provide me.
A. Did it occur after installing any new programs? What were you doing before these pop ups first occurred? Sounds like you have possibly encountered an adware software problem. The fix for that issue is ‘reset web browser settings’ and use adware removal utilities.
What is Adware ‘virus’? Adware is something that you should be aware of even if you run Google Chrome or other modern internet browser. This is the name given to programs that have been designed to show undesired ads and pop up deals onto your web browser screen. The reason for adware’s existence is to make profit for its creator.
Putlocker is a web-service that allows people to watch movies online for free. It uses the browser notification feature to force you and other unsuspecting users into allowing its push notifications that will in turn bombard users with unwanted adverts. It asks you to press on the ‘Allow’ button. Once you click on the ‘Allow’, the Putlocker webpage starts sending a lot of spam ads on your screen. You will see the pop up advertisements even when you are not using the browser. Push notifications are originally developed to alert the user of recently published news. Devs behind Putlocker use ‘browser notification feature’ to avoid adblocker software by presenting unwanted adverts. These advertisements are displayed in the lower right corner of the screen urges users to play online games, visit various web-pages, install browser add-ons & so on.
In order to remove Putlocker pop-up ads open the web browser’s settings, type ‘Notifications’ in the search, open ‘Notifications’ settings. Find the Putlocker, click the three vertical dots on the right (only for Google Chrome), select ‘Remove’ (‘Block’) or follow the removal guidance below. Once you remove notifications subscription, the Putlocker pop ups ads will no longer appear on your screen.
|Type||browser notifications, adware, pop-ups, pop-up ads, pop up virus|
|Removal||Putlocker pop-up ads removal guide|
How to remove unwanted pop-ups, ads, notifications (Removal guidance)
When the adware gets installed on your system without your knowledge, it’s not easy to delete. Most commonly, there is no Uninstall program that simply uninstall adware that causes unwanted pop-ups in your web browser from your computer. So, we suggest using several well-proven free specialized utilities such as Zemana. But the best solution to delete unwanted ads will be to perform several manual steps, after that additionally run antimalware utilities.
To remove unwanted pop up ads, follow the steps below:
- Remove unwanted pop-up ads without any tools
- How to automatically remove unwanted advertisements
- How to stop Putlocker pop-up ads
Remove unwanted pop-up ads without any tools
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove annoying pop-up advertisements from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. If you do not want to remove adware in the manually due to the fact that you are an unskilled computer user, then you can use free removal tools listed below.
Remove recently installed adware
In order to delete potentially unwanted apps such as this adware, open the MS Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware software, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a software that you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your PC start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed in the figure below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the screen below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed software and get rid of all suspicious and unknown applications. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed applications by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware software or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose 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 completely remove it from your machine.
Reset Mozilla Firefox settings
If the Firefox browser is redirected to unwanted web-sites and you want to recover the Firefox settings back to their default state, then you should follow the steps below. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Further, click the Help button () like below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by adware. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Reset Chrome settings
Reset Chrome settings to remove Putlocker pop-up advertisements. If you are still experiencing issues with Putlocker pop ups removal, you need to reset Google Chrome browser to its default state. This step needs to be performed only if adware has not been removed by the previous steps.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will display the settings screen. Another solution to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The internet browser will start the procedure of cleaning. After it is finished, the web-browser’s settings back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Reset Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to recover all browser settings you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
How to automatically remove unwanted advertisements
Anti Malware apps differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus apps and so on. We recommend you use the following free program: Zemana Anti Malware. This program has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can be used to identify the adware and remove unwanted pop-up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, IE and Google Chrome.
Scan and free your web browser of pop-up advertisements with Zemana Free
Does Zemana Free uninstall adware that causes unwanted ads? The adware is often downloaded with malware that can force you to install an program such as PUPs you don’t want. Therefore, suggest using the Zemana Anti-Malware. It’s a utility designed to scan and delete adware and other malware from your PC system for free.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana Free for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: February 14, 2019
When downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed below.
When the setup begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana Anti Malware on your computer.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware software that causes multiple annoying pop ups. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After that process is finished, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will display a list of all items found by the scan. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will remove adware that causes multiple annoying pop-ups and move items to the program’s quarantine.
How to stop Putlocker pop-up ads
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block annoying Putlocker pop-up ads using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to stop annoying browser redirects, ads and pop-ups in any modern web-browsers including Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It’s called Adguard and it works very well.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” 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 start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted Putlocker pop-up advertisements, block harmful 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Now your PC should be clean of the adware. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive ads and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to look for PUPs.
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