The microsoft.com-secure.club is a ad-supported web site which pops up on PC that’s infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad-supported’ software is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Web: an attack generates a huge number of unwanted ads within a user web browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the World Wide Web in hopes of finding steps on how to get rid of unwanted advertisements. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the few simple steps that help users delete microsoft.com-secure.club pop-ups for free.
Most often, the ad supported software affects the most common web-browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE. But such the malicious software as well may infect another browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it will redirect to the annoying microsoft.com-secure.club web-site. Even if you setup a new start page, an unwanted web site will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a huge number of popup ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit malicious sites. Moreover, a browser hijacker can be additionally installed on to your PC with the adware. Once installed, it will replace your home page with an unwanted web-page.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your web-browser on the microsoft.com-secure.club 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 personal computer.
How does microsoft.com-secure.club ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove microsoft.com-secure.club redirect
This steps will help you remove microsoft.com-secure.club pop-up ads. These microsoft.com-secure.club removal steps work for the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 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 machine. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove microsoft.com-secure.club ads from FF
- Remove microsoft.com-secure.club ads from Google Chrome
- Remove microsoft.com-secure.club pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove microsoft.com-secure.club redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC 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 software can clean up your web-browser from popup 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 applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove microsoft.com-secure.club ads from FF
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove microsoft.com-secure.club ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove 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 modified 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, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove microsoft.com-secure.club pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the IE, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the following image. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove microsoft.com-secure.club redirect
Once the ad supported software is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the 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 that starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of 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 run your PC, it will show microsoft.com-secure.club 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 display 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 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. 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove microsoft.com-secure.club pop-up ads automatically
You can remove microsoft.com-secure.club automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove ‘ad-supported’ software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your PC system from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, press the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When the setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the following image.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the malware and adware which cause the microsoft.com-secure.club ads. When a threat 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 press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause microsoft.com-secure.club pop-ups. When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other malicious programs.
How to stop microsoft.com-secure.club advertisements
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- When the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, microsoft.com-secure.club 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.
Remove microsoft.com-secure.club redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted microsoft.com-secure.club from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and 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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When the download is finished, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the malicious extensions and ‘ad-supported’ software that shows advertisements from microsoft.com-secure.club site. Once the checking is finished, it will display 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 complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
Now your computer should be free of the microsoft.com-secure.club pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying dangerous pages) 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 get rid of microsoft.com-secure.club redirect from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.