The loadingthe.site advertisements should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance within your web-browser is penetration an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) into your computer. It can bring a security risk to your computer. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the loadingthe.site is just a site, but the ad supported software uses it to show intrusive and unwanted advertisements, even without your permission and desire to see it. The annoying advertisements can be just the beginning, because your computer is hijacked by harmful software, so the amount of pop-ups in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the web pages, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
The malicious software from the adware family that modifies the settings of browsers usually affects only the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software may change the Target property of a web-browser’s shortcut, so every time you start the browser, instead of your start page, you will see the unwanted loadingthe.site ads.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of pop-ups, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web-browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted applications without your permission, force you to visit dangerous web pages. Moreover, the adware can download and install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it’ll rewrite your homepage with an unwanted site.
We suggest you to remove ‘ad supported’ software and clean your computer from loadingthe.site advertisements ASAP, until the presence of the ad supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to loadingthe.site unwanted page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you protect your PC system from loadingthe.site pop-up ads
How to manually remove loadingthe.site advertisements
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will help you easily to clean your machine of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware tool designed specifically to remove ad-supported software which causes annoying loadingthe.site pop-ups. 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 restart your computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete loadingthe.site ads from Firefox
- Remove loadingthe.site pop-up ads from Chrome
- Remove loadingthe.site redirect from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of loadingthe.site redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall 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 web 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 as on the image below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the web-browser redirect to unwanted loadingthe.site 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 program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown in the figure below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted popup ads and browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to uninstall, is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Delete loadingthe.site ads from Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to get rid of the reroute onto loadingthe.site web-page.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, press the Help button () as shown on the screen below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ‘ad supported’ software. When it’s done, press the “Finish” button
Remove loadingthe.site pop-up ads from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby get rid of the redirect to loadingthe.site annoying ads that is caused by the adware.
At first, launch the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will appear the main menu. Click on the option named “Settings”. Another way to open the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will open 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 on the screen below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will launch the process of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove loadingthe.site redirect from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the screen 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 open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of loadingthe.site redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the 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 that starts 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your PC system, it will display loadingthe.site unwanted web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a dialog box 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure 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, press 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 is a component of the malicious application, 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Get rid of loadingthe.site pop-up ads automatically
You can get rid of loadingthe.site pop-ups automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility 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 computer from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the download is done, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, press the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Malwarebytes on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the malware and ad supported software that cause the loadingthe.site ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware that cause loadingthe.site . When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to remove ad supported software and other harmful programs.
How to stop loadingthe.site
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is done, press “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 run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-ups, loadingthe.site redirects, as well as other dangerous or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC system and remove loadingthe.site 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, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab 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 system.
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 the downloading process is complete, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to show the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” to begin scanning your machine for the adware which cause a redirect to loadingthe.site advertisements.
Once the scan is done, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility as shown on the image below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Now your computer should be free of the loadingthe.site . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and unwanted harmful 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 applications and ‘ad supported’ software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove loadingthe.site from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.