If you find that your web-browser has become open the annoying rtbpopd.com pop-up ads then it’s a sign that your system is infected with dangerous software from the adware family. The adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) is a form of unwanted software that can display a ton of advertisements without a user’s permission. Moreover, it can reroute the browser on dangerous and misleading web sites. Also, if you seeing that the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge tries to load an unknown page, when you try to open a long-known web-page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in browser’s address bar. Use the steps below and clean your PC from adware as soon as possible. It’ll assist you to remove the redirect to rtbpopd.com and any annoying pop-up ads.
The malicious programs from the adware family that alters the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the unwanted rtbpopd.com ads.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates tons of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit dangerous sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your system with the ‘ad-supported’ software. Once installed, it will rewrite your startpage with an unwanted web-page.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the rtbpopd.com annoying web-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 rtbpopd.com ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove rtbpopd.com
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your personal computer of ad-supported software. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the machine then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to delete ad-supported software that causes annoying rtbpopd.com redirect. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or reboot your PC system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove rtbpopd.com redirect
- Get rid of rtbpopd.com advertisements from Chrome
- Get rid of rtbpopd.com pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove rtbpopd.com ads from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements and internet browser redirect to unwanted web sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove rtbpopd.com redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can change it. If you are seeing something like “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the 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, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Get rid of rtbpopd.com advertisements from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open 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, press the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will show 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.
Get rid of rtbpopd.com pop-ups from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove rtbpopd.com ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer 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 web-browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to rtbpopd.com unwanted web site.
Get rid of 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 start your PC system, it will display rtbpopd.com unwanted web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicios application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a dialog box that 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image 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 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’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of rtbpopd.com pop-up ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove rtbpopd.com from the infected system. This is because the adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your PC and it will start to display unwanted rtbpopd.com pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the personal computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your personal computer. It’s an advanced malware removal application developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the download is finished, close all applications on your system. Next, launch the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the ad-supported software which cause a redirect to rtbpopd.com. When the ad supported software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad-supported software that cause rtbpopd.com pop-ups. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to delete ad-supported software and other malware.
Stop rtbpopd.com pop-up ads and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use program that stops access to malicious ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program using the following link.
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When the download is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window like 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 run your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web sites like rtbpopd.com, 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 PC system and get rid of rtbpopd.com pop-ups with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (startpage, new tab page and default search engine). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the system.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown on the screen below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to start scanning your computer for the ad-supported software which cause a redirect to rtbpopd.com ads.
When it has finished scanning, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the steps outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge will no longer open rtbpopd.com unwanted ads and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scanning is done, 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 unwanted rtbpopd.com pop-up ads.