The c.codeonclick.com site appeared on your computer without any notice? After that, you’re faced with the fact that your browser is now redirected to other unwanted web sites and filled with a variety of popup ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your personal computer is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many systems around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this ‘ad-supported’ software has got into your personal computer. In the guide below, we will explain all the general features of adware and its typical behavior on the system, as well as effective methods for manually removing it from your personal computer.
The malicious applications from the adware family that alters the settings of web-browsers usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your startpage, you will see the unwanted c.codeonclick.com advertisements.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of pop-ups, 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 adware, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your PC system, that will replace your homepage with an unwanted page.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web-browser on the c.codeonclick.com unwanted site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your system.
How does c.codeonclick.com ads get installed onto system
How to manually remove c.codeonclick.com redirect
This guide will help you remove c.codeonclick.com popup ads. These c.codeonclick.com removal steps work for the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the browser or reboot your system. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove c.codeonclick.com redirect
- Remove c.codeonclick.com redirect from FF
- Remove c.codeonclick.com advertisements from Google Chrome
- Delete c.codeonclick.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as ‘ad-supported’ software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free software. Uninstall the unwanted software may get rid of the unwanted advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove c.codeonclick.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the internet browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the web-browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can modify it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web-browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove c.codeonclick.com redirect from FF
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto c.codeonclick.com ads.
First, start the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown 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 display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove c.codeonclick.com advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by ‘ad-supported’ software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete c.codeonclick.com pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
To remove the c.codeonclick.com popup ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your PC for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying c.codeonclick.com web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a dialog box that titled with Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the screen 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, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicios application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove c.codeonclick.com popup ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect c.codeonclick.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 PC.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is complete, click “Scan Now” button for checking your personal computer for the ‘ad-supported’ software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your system. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to uninstall all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
How to stop c.codeonclick.com popup ads
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When downloading is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, c.codeonclick.com redirects, as well as other malicious 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.
If the problem with c.codeonclick.com ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot uninstall c.codeonclick.com advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. AdwCleaner download
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Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the adware which generates c.codeonclick.com ads.
- When it has finished scanning your system, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your computer should be free of the c.codeonclick.com popup ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted dangerous web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system 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 c.codeonclick.com from your system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.