The cause of unwanted sa3r32831.ru popups within the internet browser screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the ‘ad supported’ software, that opens a huge number of advertisements or redirects on an annoying web-site, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new web browser window with sa3r32831.ru web-site or insert lots of advertising links directly into the web-pages you’re viewing.
The adware can change the settings of the Google Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, but often that a harmful software such as this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the browser to see sa3r32831.ru unwanted advertisements.
We suggest you to delete ad-supported software and clean your computer from sa3r32831.ru pop-ups ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to sa3r32831.ru unwanted web-page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you protect your PC from sa3r32831.ru popup ads
Probably, the adware get installed onto your machine when you have installed a free programs like E-Mail checker, PDF creator, video codec, etc. Because, most commonly the adware is bundled within the installation packages from Softonic, Cnet, Soft32, Brothersoft or other similar web sites. Even removing the program that contains adware, does not help you delete the sa3r32831.ru advertisements. Therefore, you must follow the steps below to delete all annoying ads.
How to manually remove sa3r32831.ru pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will assist you easily to clean your system of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to delete adware which causes annoying sa3r32831.ru 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 machine.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of sa3r32831.ru pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Get rid of sa3r32831.ru from FF
- Delete sa3r32831.ru pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove sa3r32831.ru redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements and web browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter like below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the screen below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to annoying sa3r32831.ru pop-ups. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown on the image below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of software installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of annoying ads and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to uninstall, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Get rid of sa3r32831.ru pop-ups from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of sa3r32831.ru from FF
First, start the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press 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, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete sa3r32831.ru pop-ups from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure 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 display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove sa3r32831.ru redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted advertisements.
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 which starts with “http://” which 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.
Delete 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 PC system, it will open sa3r32831.ru annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show 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, click 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 remove this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove sa3r32831.ru ads with Malwarebytes
Delete sa3r32831.ru pop-ups manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal program. It can automatically detect and delete the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your system. Moreover, this free program will help you to get rid of web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to delete the sa3r32831.ru annoying redirect completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
When install is done, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes the redirect to sa3r32831.ru web-page. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the checking is done, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will begin removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to delete ad-supported software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to stop sa3r32831.ru advertisements
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to harmful advertisements and sites. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a 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 computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up ads, sa3r32831.ru redirects, as well as other harmful 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.
If the problem with sa3r32831.ru ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of sa3r32831.ru pop-ups, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your PC for the adware that generates sa3r32831.ru advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step guide above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the sa3r32831.ru advertisements. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted malicious pages) 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 harmful software and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of sa3r32831.ru pop-ups from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.