The cause of unwanted famousaactors.ru pop-up ads on your screen is ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Technically, the adware, that displays a huge number of ads or redirects on an unwanted 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 web-pages that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new browser window with famousaactors.ru page or insert a lot of ads directly into the web sites you’re viewing.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common internet browsers like the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it will redirect to the unwanted famousaactors.ru web-site. Even if you setup a new homepage, an unwanted site will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is created with the sole purpose to show dozens of pop-ups, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. So, the famousaactors.ru is just one of the many web-pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It’s designed to fill the browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web pages. Moreover, the ad-supported software can substitute the legitimate ads on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious web-pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the authors of the ad-supported software receive income. It is the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC system from the adware as well as remove famousaactors.ru unwanted pop-up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and other web-browsers.
How does famousaactors.ru ads get installed onto personal computer
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find some bundled adware. 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 applications or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted software on your PC such as this ad supported software that redirect the Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge onto the unwanted famousaactors.ru web site.
How to manually remove famousaactors.ru popup ads
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your personal computer. So you need to quickly and completely get rid of this dangerous software. To delete this ‘ad-supported’ software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing dangerous 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 famousaactors.ru easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC system or in the case where ‘ad-supported’ software is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove famousaactors.ru advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove famousaactors.ru redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove famousaactors.ru from IE
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove famousaactors.ru redirect
- Uninstall 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 like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program” It will open a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Remove famousaactors.ru advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been replaced by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto famousaactors.ru ads.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s finished, press the “Finish” button
Remove famousaactors.ru redirect from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click 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 following image and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove famousaactors.ru from IE
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft 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 computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to famousaactors.ru unwanted web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove famousaactors.ru redirect
Once the ad supported software 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 open the web-browser, it will be redirected 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 begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Uninstall unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your system, it will display famousaactors.ru annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a dialog box that titled with 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”, like 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, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” 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 press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove famousaactors.ru pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Uninstall famousaactors.ru popup ads manually is difficult and often the ‘ad-supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your computer. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your personal computer may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove the famousaactors.ru annoying completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free using the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad-supported software that causes the reroute to famousaactors.ru site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the checking is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the ad-supported software related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop famousaactors.ru
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and sites. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- When the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that will assist 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-ups, famousaactors.ru redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, 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 famousaactors.ru popup ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes Anti-malware cannot remove famousaactors.ru pop-up ads, 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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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to start scanning your PC system for the adware which generates famousaactors.ru ads.
- Once the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to delete ad supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC system should be clean of the famousaactors.ru advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and annoying malicious web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your computer for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove famousaactors.ru popup ads from your PC system, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.