What is theawesomefreeapps.com
The appearance of unwanted theawesomefreeapps.com pop-ups, which offers to download and install an unknown software that called “HD Video Player” or “Flash Video Player”, in your web-browser means that your system is infected with an ad supported software. It makes changes to the system settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ad supported software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. So, if you notice that your internet browser has become display this website, then you do not need to wait, you need as quickly as possible following the steps below and remove theawesomefreeapps.com advertisements.
The dangerous software from the ad supported software family that modifies the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you launch the internet browser, instead of your home page, you will see the unwanted theawesomefreeapps.com ads.
While your personal computer is infected with the adware, the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge may be rerouted to theawesomefreeapps.com unwanted web-site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a tons of unwanted advertising. These ads will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your browser. The advertisements can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertising will appear on all web-sites, including web-sites where previously you have never seen any advertising. In this case, when you open any site, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for theawesomefreeapps.com’, ‘Transferring data from theawesomefreeapps.com’, ‘Looking up theawesomefreeapps.com’, ‘Read theawesomefreeapps.com’, ‘Connected to theawesomefreeapps.com’.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as soon as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your personal computer and get rid of the theawesomefreeapps.com unwanted advertising.
How does theawesomefreeapps.com advertising get installed onto computer
How to manually remove theawesomefreeapps.com
If you perform exactly the step-by-step guide below you should be able to delete the theawesomefreeapps.com ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your personal computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove theawesomefreeapps.com redirect
- Remove theawesomefreeapps.com popup ads from Chrome
- Remove theawesomefreeapps.com from Firefox
- Get rid of theawesomefreeapps.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
Remove 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 theawesomefreeapps.com redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your internet browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the internet browser which is redirected to the theawesomefreeapps.com or other annoying web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ad supported software can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you launch your browser. Depending on the web-browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe Opera: opera.exe Firefox: firefox.exe If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://theawesomefreeapps.com” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown on the screen below.. Click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the theawesomefreeapps.com site or any other unwanted web-sites that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove theawesomefreeapps.com popup ads from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thus remove the redirect to theawesomefreeapps.com annoying advertising which is caused by the ad supported software.
Start the Google 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 browser adress bar and press Enter. The internet browser will display 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 display 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 internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove theawesomefreeapps.com from Firefox
Open the FF 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”.
Get rid of theawesomefreeapps.com popup ads from Internet Explorer
Run IE, press . Click “Internet Options” as shown below. In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button. You will now need to restart your PC 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 theawesomefreeapps.com unwanted web site.
How to delete theawesomefreeapps.com with Antimalware
Remove theawesomefreeapps.com ads 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 system. Moreover, the free software will help you to get rid of malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your PC system may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM) from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that named mbam-setup.
- Click Next and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your computer for the adware which redirects your web-browser to the theawesomefreeapps.com unwanted web 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”. Once disinfection is completed, you may be prompted to Restart.
Block theawesomefreeapps.com and other similar malicious sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted advertising and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertising and web sites. Moreover, the software can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
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-sites such theawesomefreeapps.com, as well as other malicious 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 AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
If the problem with theawesomefreeapps.com ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the redirect to theawesomefreeapps.com 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
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that generates the theawesomefreeapps.com advertisements.
- 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 theawesomefreeapps.com ads removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
Category: Security tools
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
- 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 unwanted theawesomefreeapps.com advertisements.
Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.