The star.pulseonclick.com is an one of the many advertising pages, which can be opened automatically each time you run the internet browser. The reason of automatic opening of this web-site is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which was set on your computer without your consent. Because, the adware is often used to open lots of unwanted popup ads within the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their pages and attract new users. Below we explain how to remove ‘ad-supported’ software and thereby remove star.pulseonclick.com annoying advertisements from your web-browser.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the FF, Chrome, IE and MS 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 computer for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the web-browser, you will see an unwanted star.pulseonclick.com web page.
What is more, the adware may open advertisements depend on a web-site that you are visiting. That is, it’s clear that this ‘ad-supported’ software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: 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, and much, much more. The adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web browser on the star.pulseonclick.com unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your machine.
How does star.pulseonclick.com ads get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove star.pulseonclick.com pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the instructions below you should be able to delete the star.pulseonclick.com pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your system.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete star.pulseonclick.com pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove star.pulseonclick.com from Google Chrome
- Remove star.pulseonclick.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete star.pulseonclick.com redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted web-pages, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
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Delete star.pulseonclick.com pop-ups from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad-supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto star.pulseonclick.com web-site.
First, start the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown on the screen 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 address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad-supported’ software. When it’s complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove star.pulseonclick.com from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to star.pulseonclick.com annoying ads that is caused by the adware.
At first, launch the Google Chrome. Next, press 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 web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The 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 on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the task of cleaning. When it is done, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Remove star.pulseonclick.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the image below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete star.pulseonclick.com redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web-browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the web 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://” 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.
Get rid of 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 personal computer, it will show star.pulseonclick.com unwanted page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by malicios program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “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 open 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://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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete star.pulseonclick.com ads with free malware remover
Remove star.pulseonclick.com advertisements 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 computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, browser hijacker and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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- Close all programs and windows on your machine. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the setup of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, press on the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware which redirects your web browser to the star.pulseonclick.com unwanted web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop star.pulseonclick.com pop-ups and other unwanted web-pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous advertisements and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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When downloading is done, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block ads, web sites like star.pulseonclick.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your machine and get rid of star.pulseonclick.com advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool using the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the download is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown in the following image. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that cause a redirect to star.pulseonclick.com ads.
Once the scanning is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your system should be clean of the star.pulseonclick.com pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup ads and annoying malicious sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your 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 star.pulseonclick.com pop-ups from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.