The mainhm.ru pop-up ads should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web browser is penetration an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) into your computer. It can bring a security risk to your PC system. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the mainhm.ru is just a web site, but the adware uses it to open intrusive and unwanted ads, even without your permission and desire to see it. The annoying ads can be just the beginning, because your computer is hijacked by malicious software, so the amount of pop-up ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web pages, and more, can lead to crash the browser.
The adware can change the settings of the FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, but often that a dangerous software like this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the web browser to see mainhm.ru annoying ads.
While your computer is infected with the ad-supported software, the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Edge may be rerouted to mainhm.ru annoying web page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large amount of unwanted ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web pages, including pages where previously you have never seen any ads.
We recommend to remove the ad supported software, which redirects your web browser on the mainhm.ru annoying web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your computer.
How does mainhm.ru advertisements get installed onto PC system
Probably, the adware get installed onto your computer when you have installed a free software like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the ad-supported software is bundled within the install packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar sites. Even removing the application that contains ad supported software, does not help you delete the mainhm.ru ads. Therefore, you must follow the steps below to remove all annoying advertisements.
How to manually remove mainhm.ru pop-up ads
This few simple steps will help you get rid of mainhm.ru pop-ups. These mainhm.ru removal steps work for the Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the browser or reboot your system. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete mainhm.ru redirect
- Remove mainhm.ru from Chrome
- Get rid of mainhm.ru pop-up ads from Firefox
- Get rid of mainhm.ru redirect from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and remove all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted software may remove the annoying ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or annoying web pages.
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Next, click “Uninstall a program” It’ll open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete mainhm.ru redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open 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://” that 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.
Remove mainhm.ru from Chrome
Open the 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of mainhm.ru pop-up ads from Firefox
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click 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, 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”.
Get rid of mainhm.ru redirect from IE
First, launch the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the following image. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove 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 open your PC, it will open mainhm.ru annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a dialog box that called 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 screen 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, 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’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove mainhm.ru with free malware remover
Get rid of mainhm.ru ads 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 PC system. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malware, web-browser hijacker and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all programs and windows on your system. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the install of Malwarebytes. Next, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click on the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your PC system for the ‘ad-supported’ software which redirects your internet browser to the mainhm.ru annoying web page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block mainhm.ru pop-up ads and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious web pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following image.
Follow the prompts. When the install is finished, you will see a window as shown in the following image.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 run your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, web sites like mainhm.ru, as well as other malicious 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.
Remove mainhm.ru ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying mainhm.ru from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Once the download is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC system for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software that opens ads from mainhm.ru web-page. Once the checking is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous programs.
Now your system should be free of the mainhm.ru redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and unwanted dangerous web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system 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 mainhm.ru ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.