If you’re reading this article, it means that you are seeing the Windows 10 PC Booster pop-up ads and your browser began opening a large amount of pop-up ads. All of these problems with your computer caused by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which is often installs on the personal computer with the free programs. You probably want to know how to delete this adware as well as remove Windows 10 PC Booster advertisements. In the few simple steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
The adware usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge by changing the browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the computer for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you will see an unwanted Windows 10 PC Booster web page.
While your PC is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge may be redirected to Windows 10 PC Booster unwanted web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display tons of unwanted advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all pages, including web-sites where previously you have never seen any ads.
So, obviously, you need to remove the ‘ad-supported’ software as quickly as possible. Use the free steps below. This guide will help you clean your system and thereby remove the Windows 10 PC Booster unwanted pop-ups.
How does Windows 10 PC Booster ads get installed onto personal computer
Probably, the ad supported software get installed onto your system when you have installed a freeware like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the setup packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web sites. Even removing the application that contains ad-supported software, does not help you remove the Windows 10 PC Booster ads. Therefore, you must follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove all unwanted advertisements.
How to manually remove Windows 10 PC Booster pop-up ads
This useful removal guide for the Windows 10 PC Booster advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Windows 10 PC Booster ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Windows 10 PC Booster redirect
- Remove Windows 10 PC Booster from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Windows 10 PC Booster pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Get rid of Windows 10 PC Booster redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the PC system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and delete all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ‘ad-supported’ software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Remove the unwanted applications may delete the annoying advertisements or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web pages.
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Next, press “Uninstall a program” It will display a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Windows 10 PC Booster redirect
Now you need to clean up the browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file. Right click to a desktop shortcut for your web browser. Choose the “Properties” option.
It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ad-supported software can replace it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://web.site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the 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, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted sites. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Windows 10 PC Booster from Google Chrome
Open the Google 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 in the following image and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of Windows 10 PC Booster pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto Windows 10 PC Booster page.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet 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 browser address bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s done, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of Windows 10 PC Booster redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following image. 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.
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 computer, it will open Windows 10 PC Booster annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display 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 in the following image.
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 such as “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’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of Windows 10 PC Booster ads automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of Windows 10 PC Booster from the infected computer. This is because the ad-supported software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your PC system and it will begin to show annoying Windows 10 PC Booster advertisements. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete ad supported software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the computer.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. It’s an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you get rid of browser hijackers, malware, ad supported software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your machine for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your system. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After downloading is complete, close all programs on your computer. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that cause a redirect to Windows 10 PC Booster. Once the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and adware that cause Windows 10 PC Booster ads. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to reboot your machine.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes program to remove adware and other malware.
Block Windows 10 PC Booster pop-ups and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new unwanted ads and malicious sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 start your system, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, pages such as Windows 10 PC Booster, as well as other malicious or misleading 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.
Scan your system and remove Windows 10 PC Booster redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the download is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ad supported software that cause a redirect to Windows 10 PC Booster advertisements.
When it has finished scanning, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the steps shown above, your PC system should be free from malware and adware. The Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer open Windows 10 PC Booster annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the 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.