The cause of unwanted promo2.zirkabet.com popup ads on your screen is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Technically, the adware, that displays tons of ads or redirects on an annoying ads web-page, is not a virus. It is is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of pages that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new web-browser window with promo2.zirkabet.com web-site or insert a huge number of advertisements directly into the sites you’re viewing.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web-browser to see promo2.zirkabet.com annoying advertisements.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large number of pop-up ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious sites. Moreover, with the ad supported software, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your personal computer, that will replace your startpage with an unwanted web page.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the ad supported software as well as get rid of promo2.zirkabet.com unwanted pop-ups from the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge and other internet browsers.
How does promo2.zirkabet.com advertisements get installed onto system
Most commonly, the adware 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 applications. 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 computer such as this adware that redirect the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge onto the annoying promo2.zirkabet.com web-site.
How to manually remove promo2.zirkabet.com ads
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this dangerous software. To remove this adware, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing malicious applications, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to uninstall promo2.zirkabet.com easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in system or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete promo2.zirkabet.com popup ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of promo2.zirkabet.com advertisements in FF
- Get rid of promo2.zirkabet.com ads in Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete promo2.zirkabet.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the personal computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, for one simple reason, many free programs at its installation additionally set various unneeded programs that most often generate unwanted advertisements and redirect your web-browser to promo2.zirkabet.com web-page. So, remove the unneeded applications may cleanup your web-browser from popups, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete promo2.zirkabet.com popup ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been modified by adware.
- Open the Chrome and click on the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the guide How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of promo2.zirkabet.com advertisements in FF
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”.
Get rid of promo2.zirkabet.com ads in 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 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 promo2.zirkabet.com unwanted web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete promo2.zirkabet.com redirect
During the installation, the adware may also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will reroute to an annoying advertisements.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. 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 that begins with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it. When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted promo2.zirkabet.com site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a small window that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press Enter. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://promo2.zirkabet.com”, then you need get rid of it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious software, then this task also can be safely removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of promo2.zirkabet.com popup ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove ads from the infected computer. This is because the ad supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the ad supported software again infect your PC and it will begin to show annoying promo2.zirkabet.com ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove the ad supported software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free that are completely clean your computer. The Anti-malware is an advanced malware removal application developed by MalwareBytes. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Now, click the link below to download MalwareBytes Anti-malware Free on your system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all software and windows on your system. Next, start the setup file named mbam-setup. When a “Security warning” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, press the Run button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” dialog box that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-malware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your PC for the adware that cause a redirect to promo2.zirkabet.com. When a malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
As the scanning ends, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Remove Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-malware will start removing promo2.zirkabet.com pop-up ads and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.
I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Anti-malware to remove ad supported software and other malware.
Stop promo2.zirkabet.com advertisements and other annoying sites
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious pages, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the software can block the open 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.
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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 PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, pages such promo2.zirkabet.com, as well as other dangerous 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 AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Delete promo2.zirkabet.com and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove the annoying promo2.zirkabet.com within the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, 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.
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Once finished, open a directory in which you saved it. You will see a icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once this tool is started, you will see a screen like below.
Press “Scan” button to perform a system scan for malicious extensions and the adware which opens the ads from promo2.zirkabet.com web page. Once AdwCleaner has finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Cleaning” button. It will open a prompt.
Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system.
When your PC system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
How to ask for help the Myantispyware team
If you are seeking a help for promo2.zirkabet.com ads removal then follow these steps.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- 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 annoying promo2.zirkabet.com pop-ups.