If you keep receiving the onclkds.com pop-ups, when you surf the Net with the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, then it could mean your personal computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) from the big malware family. Once started, it may install a malicious internet browser’s extension that generates lots of pop-up ads or alter the web-browser’s settings to show ads on all web pages that you are opening in the browser, even on those web-sites where before you did not see any ads. We recommend you to clean you personal computer from adware and thereby remove onclkds.com . Follow the guide below as quickly as possible. It will delete the unwanted popup ads and protect your computer from more dangerous programs and trojans.
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 dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC system for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the browser, you will see an annoying onclkds.com web-site.
The adware may insert lots of advertisements directly to the pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the web page. Moreover, a legal advertising banners may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the adware has the ability to collect a large amount of personal information about you (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), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it’s very important to follow the steps below as soon as possible. The instructions will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your personal computer from the onclkds.com popup ads. What is more, the step-by-step guide below will help you remove other dangerous software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the personal computer along with the ad supported software.
How does onclkds.com advertisements get installed onto PC
How to manually remove onclkds
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the onclkds pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your PC system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of onclkds.com in Firefox
- Get rid of onclkds.com in Google Chrome
- Uninstall onclkds.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall onclkds.com redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
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.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Get rid of onclkds in Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto onclkds ads.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it’s finished, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of onclkds in Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Settings” option.
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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Uninstall onclkds.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, new tab page and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby uninstall the redirect to onclkds.com annoying web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to uninstall onclkds.com redirect
When the adware is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted ads.
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 which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your PC, it will open onclkds.com annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will show a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://onclkds.com” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove onclkds.com advertisements automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this tool to detect onclkds.com threat and remove it, from the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is complete, click “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC for the ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC system. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the guide or the video guide below.
How to block onclkds advertisements
To increase your security and protect your system against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will allow 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will run automatically and block advertisements, onclkds.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading 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.
Scan your personal computer and get rid of onclkds.com with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to show the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ‘ad-supported’ software that cause a redirect to onclkds.com ads.
When the system scan is complete, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the onclkds.com ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying malicious web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware and ‘ad-supported’ software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs and ‘ad-supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove onclkds.com ads from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.