If the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge being redirected on to the adsplex.com unknown page then most probably that your PC is infected with an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). This ‘ad-supported’ software changes the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge settings to open a ton of unwanted popup ads on all web pages, including web-pages where previously you ads have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that displays the adsplex.com pop-up ads, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your internet browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The malicious software from the adware family that alters the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you open the browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying adsplex.com ads.
The adware is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to show dozens of advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the adsplex.com is just one of the many web sites of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the web-browser’s constant stream of ads, or redirect the internet browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit dangerous pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web sites, 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’s the so-called ‘Pay-Per-Click’ method.
We suggest you to remove ‘ad-supported’ software and clean your machine from adsplex.com pop-up ads ASAP, until the presence of the ad supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the instructions below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to adsplex.com annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How does adsplex.com ads get installed onto PC system
How to manually remove adsplex.com pop-up ads
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to remove the adsplex.com pop-ups. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove adsplex.com redirect
- Get rid of adsplex.com advertisements from Google Chrome
- Remove adsplex.com pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove adsplex.com pop-up ads from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the computer cleanup is to remove unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up your internet browser from pop-up ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It’ll show the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove adsplex.com redirect
Once installed, the ad-supported software may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will display the adsplex.com annoying web page.
Right click on the internet browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 that starts with “http://”. Remove it or everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
Next, click OK to save changes. You need to clean all browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
Get rid of adsplex.com advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s start page and search provider by default that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Google 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, click the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove adsplex.com pop-ups from Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open 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 adsplex.com pop-up ads from IE
To get rid of the adsplex.com redirect you need to reset the IE to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown in the following image. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system 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
Once installed, the ad-supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your PC system, it will open adsplex.com unwanted web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image 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. 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 get rid of 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 as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove adsplex.com pop-ups automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely delete adsplex.com from the infected personal computer. 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 computer and it will start to show unwanted adsplex.com pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove ad-supported software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the machine.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove 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 computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When the download is done, close all applications on your PC. Next, start the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following image, press the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC. 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 shown below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your system for the ‘ad-supported’ software which cause a redirect to adsplex.com. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ‘ad-supported’ software which cause adsplex.com redirect. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes application to remove adware and other malware.
How to block adsplex.com ads
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the program 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.
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- After the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-ups, adsplex.com redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading web-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.
Delete adsplex.com redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the annoying adsplex.com redirect from the FF, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware that displays advertisements from adsplex.com web-site. Once the scanning is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other malicious programs.
After completing the instructions above, your PC system should be free from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, IE, FF and MS Edge will no longer display adsplex.com annoying popup ads or redirect you to unwanted web sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.