The click-me-net.pw pop-ups that offers to install a questionable software should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web browser is penetration an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) into your PC system. It can bring a security risk to your computer. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the click-me-net.pw is just a site, but the ad-supported software uses it to display intrusive and annoying advertisements, even without your permission and desire to see it. The unwanted ads can be just the beginning, because your computer is hijacked by dangerous software, so the amount of pop-ups in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web sites, and more, can lead to crash the web browser.
Most often, the ‘ad supported’ software affects the most common web browsers like the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the browser, it will reroute to the unwanted click-me-net.pw web-page. Even if you setup a new homepage, an annoying page will be the first thing you see when you launch the Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.
The adware may insert lots of ads directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertising links has been added by the creators of the web-site. Moreover, a legal advertising links may be replaced on the fake advertisements, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ad supported software has the ability to collect tons of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the World Wide Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We recommend to remove the ‘ad supported’ software, which redirects your internet browser on the click-me-net.pw annoying web page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your personal computer.
Tips to prevent click-me-net.pw pop-ups
How to manually remove click-me-net.pw ads
This useful removal guide for the click-me-net.pw ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of click-me-net.pw advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of click-me-net.pw redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove click-me-net.pw pop-ups from Firefox
- Delete click-me-net.pw pop-ups from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of click-me-net.pw redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the machine cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted programs may remove the annoying ads or web browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all software. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Get rid of click-me-net.pw redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage and search engine by default that have been replaced by ad supported software.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove click-me-net.pw pop-ups from Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show 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, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete click-me-net.pw pop-ups from Internet Explorer
To remove the click-me-net.pw advertisements you need to reset the IE 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 browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt as on the image below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your PC 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 get rid of click-me-net.pw redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the internet 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 that begins with “http://” that 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
If the annoying click-me-net.pw site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
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 on the image 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 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 shown on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete click-me-net.pw automatically
You can remove click-me-net.pw advertisements automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal tool because it can easily remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your system from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up like below, press the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is complete successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the malware and adware that cause the click-me-net.pw advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad supported software which cause click-me-net.pw . Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful applications.
How to stop click-me-net.pw redirect
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
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- Once downloading is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the install is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, click-me-net.pw redirects, as well as other harmful 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.
Scan your system and remove click-me-net.pw advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the application, press Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” for checking your computer for the adware which cause a redirect to click-me-net.pw advertisements.
When it has finished scanning, it will open a list of all items detected by this tool as shown on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have done the step-by-step guide outlined above, your machine should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE will no longer open click-me-net.pw unwanted pop-up ads and redirect you to unknown web-sites. Unfortunately, if the guide 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 by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scanning is done, the scan button will read “Save log”, press 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 annoying click-me-net.pw pop-up ads.