The constant appearance of annoying vo01kc.gq pop-up ads in your web browser means that your PC system is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It makes changes to the PC system settings and configures itself so as to start automatically each time the system is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge. So, if you notice that your web-browser has become display this web page, then you do not need to wait , you need to perform the step-by-step guide below and remove vo01kc.gq ads as quickly as possible.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and 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 internet browser to see vo01kc.gq unwanted ads.
The adware may insert lots of ads directly to the sites that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the web site. Moreover, a legal advertisements may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad supported software has the ability to collect a lot of personal information about you (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), which can later transfer to third parties.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your browser on the vo01kc.gq unwanted 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 system.
How does vo01kc.gq ads get installed onto PC
How to manually remove vo01kc.gq pop-up ads
This few simple steps will help you get rid of vo01kc.gq ads. These vo01kc.gq removal steps work for the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the web browser or reboot your personal computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove vo01kc.gq redirect
- Delete vo01kc.gq from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove vo01kc.gq ads from Chrome
- Delete vo01kc.gq advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements and web-browser redirect to unwanted pages, 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 vo01kc.gq redirect
When the ‘ad-supported’ software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete vo01kc.gq from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been modified by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto vo01kc.gq site.
First, run the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown in the following image.
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 as shown on the screen below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. Once it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove vo01kc.gq ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and ad supported software, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been modified by ad supported software.
- Now launch the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is complete, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete vo01kc.gq advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to vo01kc.gq unwanted web page.
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, it will open vo01kc.gq annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
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 click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following image.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show 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 get rid of 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 like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove vo01kc.gq with Malwarebytes
Remove vo01kc.gq pop-up ads manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC system. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and delete the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your PC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to get rid of web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to delete the vo01kc.gq unwanted redirect completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once install is complete, you will see window as shown below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad-supported’ software that causes the redirect to vo01kc.gq web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the scanning is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to delete ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop vo01kc.gq pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your PC against new annoying ads and malicious web-sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the application can block the display 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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- Once the downloading process is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is complete, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that 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 start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, vo01kc.gq redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with vo01kc.gq pop-up ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete vo01kc.gq redirect, 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
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- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for checking your machine for the adware that generates vo01kc.gq ads.
- Once the scan is finished, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the guide above on how to delete adware with AdwCleaner.
After completing the guide above, your PC system should be free from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Microsoft Edge will no longer open vo01kc.gq annoying popup ads or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps 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.