There are many types of malware and one of them is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware, which causes the appearance of Please click on add extension to proceed pop-ups or the redirect to this unwanted page, have a negative impact on the functioning of your personal computer. It changes system settings, generates lots of various advertisements, slows down the Chrome, FF, IE and Edge and the speed of your internet connection. Moreover, it may lead to the fact that web-sites are slow to load and the browser interface can even freeze. The main function of the adware is showing ads, so it may reroute your internet browser to an unwanted web site like Click on Add Extension to proceed, instead of the one that you want to visit. Even if you try to type an address into the web-browser’s address bar, then the web-browser is anyway will open an unwanted ad web-site.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, but often that a harmful software such as this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the web browser to see Click on Add Extension to proceed annoying advertisements.
The ad supported software is not a virus, but have virus-like traits. It hides in the system, modifies web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject ads within the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install browser hijacker that once started, will change the web-browser’s startpage 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 Net 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 Click on Add Extension to proceed unwanted ads from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge and other web-browsers.
How did you get infected with Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-up adware
How to manually remove “Click on Add Extension to proceed” pop-ups
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to remove the Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-up ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or reboot your system.
- Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove the redirect on to “Click on Add Extension to proceed” page
- Remove Click on Add Extension to proceed from Firefox
- Remove Click on Add Extension to proceed from Google Chrome
- Delete Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-ups from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It’ll open a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list and delete any suspicious and unknown programs.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove the redirect on to “Click on Add Extension to proceed” page
Once the adware is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
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 that begins with “http://” which has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Click on Add Extension to proceed from Firefox
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Click on Add Extension to proceed 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, 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Delete Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-ups from IE
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to Click on Add Extension to proceed annoying page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Click on Add Extension to proceed 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 malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays 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, press “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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. 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 ‘ad-supported’ software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to delete Click on Add Extension to proceed redirect automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely get rid of Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-ups from the infected machine. 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 machine and it will begin to open annoying Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-up ads. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to remove adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the system.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It is able to help you delete browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your PC. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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After the download is finished, close all applications on your computer. Next, run the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will show 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 installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC to find out adware that cause a redirect to Click on Add Extension to proceed. Once the ad supported software or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your PC, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ad supported software that cause Click on Add Extension to proceed pop-up ads. Once disinfection is complete, 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 application to remove ad-supported software and other malware.
Block Click on Add Extension to proceed redirect and other annoying web-sites
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display 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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Once the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image 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 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 launch your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, sites like Click on Add Extension to proceed, 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 PC system and get rid of Click on Add Extension to proceed 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 Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and IE web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After downloading is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool 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 application, press Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” for scanning your PC for the ad-supported software which cause a redirect to Click on Add Extension to proceed ads.
Once the checking is finished, 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 prompt, press “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your machine should be free of the “Click on Add Extension to proceed” pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted advertisements and annoying dangerous pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and ad-supported software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove “Click on Add Extension to proceed” adware from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.