What is 4relay.pw
The appearance of unwanted 4relay.pw pop-up ads in your web-browser means that your personal computer is infected with an adware. It makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertising directly into the open windows of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. So, if you notice that your browser has become display this website, then you do not need to wait, you need as quickly as possible following the step-by-step instructions below and remove 4relay.pw ads.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the personal computer for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://4relay.pw’ into Target property. So, each time you open the browser, you will see an annoying 4relay.pw web-page.
What is more, the adware may open ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to delete ad supported software and clean your computer from 4relay.pw redirects as quickly as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the instructions below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to 4relay.pw annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does 4relay.pw ads get installed onto computer
Most commonly, the ad supported software is bundled within the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find some bundled ad supported software. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During installation, choose the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown software. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any software or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted software on your system such as this ad supported software that redirect the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge onto the unwanted 4relay.pw site.
How to manually remove 4relay.pw
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove 4relay.pw pop-up ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove 4relay.pw redirect
- Remove 4relay.pw popup ads from Chrome
- Remove 4relay.pw pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove 4relay.pw pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click 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 shown below.
Click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove 4relay.pw redirect
Once installed, the ad supported software may add “http://4relay.pw” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the internet browser, it will display the 4relay.pw annoying site.
Right click on the web-browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text “http://4relay.pw” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe. Click OK to save changes. You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge.
Remove 4relay.pw popup ads from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus remove the redirect to 4relay.pw annoying advertising which is caused by the ad supported software.
Start the Chrome. Click on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. The internet browser will open the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and click on the “Reset settings” button. The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action. Press on the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning and when it is finished, the web-browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove 4relay.pw pop-up ads from Mozilla Firefox
Open the Mozilla Firefox menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Click on the Help button (). In the Help menu click on the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button. Confirm your action. Click on the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove 4relay.pw pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
Run Microsoft Internet Explorer, press ). Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet
Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and remove the redirect to the 4relay.pw unwanted web page.
Remove 4relay.pw advertisements with MalwareBytes Anti-malware.
Remove 4relay.pw advertising manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your personal computer. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware is a reputable malware removal software. It can automatically detect and remove the adware of the your system. Moreover, this free software will help you to remove browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your system may be infected too. You can follow these simple steps below to eliminate the 4relay.pw annoying advertising completely.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for the adware which causes the redirect to 4relay.pw page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start to remove the ad supported software related files, folders, registry keys. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block 4relay.pw and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new unwanted advertising banners and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising and web-pages. Moreover, the software can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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After the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. After installation is complete, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, web pages such 4relay.pw, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with 4relay.pw ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the redirect to 4relay.pw advertising, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars. Also you can ask for help our Myantispyware team below.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that generates the 4relay.pw ads.
- Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for 4relay.pw advertisements removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon, and click the button labeled “Do a system scan only”.
- Once the scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, 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 redirect to the annoying 4relay.pw ads.