The very appearance Ads by ParentalControl is a sign of adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which installed on your computer. Moreover, the ad-supported software can lead to the internet browser freezing/crash, delays when starting a new web browser window or delays when viewing a site on the Net. I think you definitely want to solve this problem. For this purpose, necessity to perform cleanup of your PC system. You need to follow the steps below that will allow you to remove Ads by ParentalControl advertisements and clean your personal computer from the adware using the standard features of Windows and some proven freeware.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web-browser to see Ads by ParentalControl unwanted advertisements.
The ad-supported software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install a browser hijacker that once started, will change the internet 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 Internet 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 PC from the ‘ad-supported’ software as well as remove ParentalControl annoying ads from the Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer and other browsers.
How does Ads by ParentalControl advertisements get installed onto computer
How to manually remove Ads by ParentalControl advertisements
This useful removal guide for the Ads by ParentalControl ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Ads by ParentalControl 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 get rid of Ads by ParentalControl redirect
- Remove Ads by ParentalControl advertisements from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Ads by ParentalControl redirect from Firefox
- Remove Ads by ParentalControl from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying ads and web browser redirect to unwanted web-sites, 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 get rid of Ads by ParentalControl redirect
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser which is redirected to the Ads by ParentalControl or other unwanted web site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you run 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 in the following image.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the Ads by ParentalControl web-site or any other unwanted sites that is advertised by the adware. Once the step is complete, we recommend to go to the next step.
Remove Ads by ParentalControl advertisements from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malware and adware, as well as to restore the browser’s settings that have been replaced by adware.
- Now start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Ads by ParentalControl redirect from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the redirect onto Ads by ParentalControl web-site.
First, launch the FF and click 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. When it is complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove Ads by ParentalControl from IE
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Ads by ParentalControl 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 at the same time. This displays a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press 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. 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 remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ programs, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then 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 applications. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of Ads by ParentalControl advertisements with Malwarebytes
Remove Ads by ParentalControl redirect 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 personal computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your computer. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step instructions below to get rid of the Ads by ParentalControl unwanted redirect completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine.
When install is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press on the “Scan Now” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC to find out ‘ad-supported’ software which causes the redirect to Ads by ParentalControl web-page. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to get rid of ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop Ads by ParentalControl pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and sites. 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.
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- After the download is complete, launch 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 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 launch your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads, Ads by ParentalControl redirects, as well as other dangerous 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC and remove Ads by ParentalControl redirect with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge 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 machine.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out ‘ad-supported’ software which cause a redirect to Ads by ParentalControl ads.
Once the scan is finished, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK” to begin the cleaning process. Once the cleaning process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the step-by-step instructions shown above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, IE, FF and MS Edge will no longer show Ads by ParentalControl annoying pop-ups and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis using the link below and save it to your Desktop. HijackThis download
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted Ads by ParentalControl redirect.