The updaterec.com is an unwanted site offering to install questionable software. Most often, the webpage pops up on computer that’s infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware is one of the most annoying type of malware floating around the Net: an attack generates lots of annoying advertisements within a user web browser’s screen. A lot of people have fallen victim to these kinds of attacks, looking the Web in hopes of finding steps on how to remove unwanted advertisements. Now, computer geeks and Myantispyware lab have teamed up to create the guide that help users remove updaterec.com ads for free.
The malicious programs from the adware family that changes the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web browser, instead of your homepage, you will see the annoying updaterec.com advertisements.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject ads within the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will change the browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the ad supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your machine from the ad supported software as well as remove updaterec.com unwanted pop-up ads from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other internet browsers.
How does updaterec.com advertisements get installed onto system
How to manually remove updaterec.com
This step-by-step guide will help you remove updaterec.com advertisements. These updaterec.com removal steps work for the Chrome, FF, IE and Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or reboot your personal computer. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete updaterec.com from Firefox
- Remove updaterec.com pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove updaterec.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove updaterec.com redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of annoying advertisements and browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Delete updaterec.com from Firefox
If the FF settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto updaterec.com web site.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove updaterec.com pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to updaterec.com annoying ads that is caused by the adware.
At first, start the Google Chrome. Next, press 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 Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will display 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will launch the task of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the internet browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Remove updaterec.com from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove updaterec.com redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to open your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to the updaterec.com or other annoying web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The ‘ad-supported’ software can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you open your web browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be: Google Chrome: chrome.exe, Opera: opera.exe, Firefox: firefox.exe, Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe. If you are seeing an unknown text like “http://site.address” which has been added here, then you should delete it, as shown on the image below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the updaterec.com web-site or any other unwanted web-pages that is advertised by the ad supported software. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted updaterec.com web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. 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, 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 show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, 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 shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete updaterec.com with free malware remover
Remove updaterec.com ads manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free application will help you to get rid of malware, web-browser hijacker and toolbars that your machine may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below. Malwarebytes Anti-malware
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Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all software and windows on your personal computer. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the install of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- When installation is finished, click on the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out adware that redirects your browser to the updaterec.com unwanted page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- Once the checking is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block updaterec.com pop-up ads and other unwanted web sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use application that blocks access to dangerous ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the show of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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When the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is complete, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup application 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, pages such as updaterec.com, as well as other malicious 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Get rid of updaterec.com advertisements and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying updaterec.com pop-ups from the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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After downloading is complete, open the directory in which you saved it. 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 personal computer for the malicious extensions and ad supported software which opens ads from updaterec.com web site. When the system scan is complete, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the clean-up is complete, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to get rid of adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Now your PC system should be free of the updaterec.com pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted dangerous web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system 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 malicious software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove updaterec.com from your PC, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.