The appearance of unwanted trueonion.win pop-ups in your web browser means that your machine is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). It makes changes to the PC system settings and configures itself so as to launch automatically each time the computer is turned on. Immediately after startup, the adware begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert ads directly into the open windows of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE. So, if you notice that your web-browser has become open this web-site, then you do not need to wait , you need to follow the step-by-step instructions below and remove trueonion.win advertisements as soon as possible.
The ad-supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the system 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 trueonion.win web-site.
The ‘ad-supported’ software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It’s created with the sole purpose to open dozens of popup ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. So, the trueonion.win is just one of the many pages of the so-called ‘ad-support’ type. It is designed to fill the internet browser’s constant stream of ads, or reroute the web-browser to not expected and intrusive advertising web-sites. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising links on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit dangerous sites. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web pages, so the creators of ad-supported software, 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.
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below as quickly as possible. The step-by-step guide will assist you to remove ‘ad-supported’ software as well as clean your PC from the trueonion.win ads. What is more, the guide below will help you get rid of other dangerous software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the computer along with the ad-supported software.
How does trueonion.win ads get installed onto machine
How to manually remove trueonion.win pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your machine of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to remove ad-supported software that causes annoying trueonion.win redirect. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web browser or reboot your computer.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove trueonion.win from Chrome
- Remove trueonion.win from FF
- Remove trueonion.win pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove trueonion.win redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the screen below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program” It’ll display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown software.
Remove trueonion.win from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to trueonion.win annoying ads that is caused by the adware.
At first, run the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web browser will show the settings screen. 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 on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The application will launch the process of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove trueonion.win from FF
First, launch the 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, click 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 trueonion.win pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To delete the trueonion.win ads you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
Once the task is complete, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove trueonion.win redirect
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will show the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The adware can replace it. If you are seeing something similar “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the internet browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example on the screen below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an annoying web-sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted trueonion.win web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicios program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a prompt 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, press “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 show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. 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’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then 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.
How to delete trueonion.win with free malware removal program
Manual removal trueonion.win ads requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your system. Moreover, the free applications will help you to delete malware, web-browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, press the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- When the download process is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has done installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware which redirects your internet browser to the trueonion.win unwanted web site. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning, it will display a screen which contains a list of malicious applications that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your machine. Once the task is done, you may be prompted to restart your personal computer.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to block trueonion.win ads
To increase your security and protect your computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites 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
- After the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, trueonion.win 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Remove trueonion.win ads and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot delete the unwanted trueonion.win pop-up ads from the Google 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 by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
When downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your machine for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software which displays ads from trueonion.win site. Once the checking is complete, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your system.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other malicious software.
Now your machine should be free of the trueonion.win pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and annoying dangerous sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous programs and ad supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove trueonion.win pop-ups from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.