The uq2u231.ru is an one of the many unwanted web-pages, which can be opened automatically each time you run the web-browser. The reason of automatic opening of this web-site is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which was set on your PC without your consent. Because, the ‘ad-supported’ software is often used to show a huge number of unwanted pop-ups within the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s screen. As, the advertisers do not disdain to use any methods to promote their web sites and attract new users. Below we explain how to remove adware and thereby remove uq2u231.ru unwanted popups from your web browser.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 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 ‘ad-supported’ software 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 such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the web-browser, you will see an unwanted uq2u231.ru web page.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ‘ad-supported’ software can install additional web-browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising banners within the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will change the internet browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your PC from the ad-supported software as well as remove uq2u231.ru annoying pop ups from the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge and other web browsers.
How does uq2u231.ru pop ups get installed onto personal computer
How to manually remove uq2u231.ru pop ups
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually delete uq2u231.ru pop-ups from the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove uq2u231.ru pop-up from Firefox
- Delete uq2u231.ru from Chrome
- Remove uq2u231.ru pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of uq2u231.ru redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the application that causes the appearance of annoying pop-ups 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
Remove uq2u231.ru pop-up from Firefox
First, run the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete uq2u231.ru from 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 web-browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been modified by ‘ad-supported’ software.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, that 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 open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove uq2u231.ru pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following image. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of uq2u231.ru redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the uq2u231.ru or other unwanted web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you start your web browser. Depending on the web-browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text similar “http://site.address” that has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the uq2u231.ru site or any other unwanted web pages that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying uq2u231.ru web page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a prompt 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown 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, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. 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 is a component of the malicious applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, 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 malicious software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove uq2u231.ru pop-ups with free malware remover
Remove uq2u231.ru pop ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open the directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the setup of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is complete, press on the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC system for the adware that redirects your browser to the uq2u231.ru unwanted web-page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning your computer, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop uq2u231.ru and other unwanted web-sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying pop-ups and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that stops access to malicious pop ups and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the display 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.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is finished, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application 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 pop-ups, sites like uq2u231.ru, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with uq2u231.ru pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of uq2u231.ru popups, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below. AdwCleaner download
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
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 for checking your computer for the ad supported software that generates uq2u231.ru pop-ups.
- When it has finished scanning your personal computer, AdwCleaner will display 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 step-by-step instructions above on how to remove ‘ad-supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
Now your computer should be clean of the uq2u231.ru pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted malicious web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and ad supported software). 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 uq2u231.ru pop ups from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.