If you turn on your machine and your internet browser is launched automatically, after that immediately display the annoying b.partnerfinish.men web site or your browser began to display a ton of ads, then most probably your machine has become a victim of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) that usually gets installed as a part of some free programs. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you are an active Internet user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted redirects and advertisements. Complete the few simple steps below to clean your machine as soon as possible, as the ad supported software can be a way to infect your computer with more dangerous malicious programs such as viruses and trojans. The step-by-step guide which follow, I’ll show you how to remove adware and thereby get rid of b.partnerfinish.men annoying advertisements from your computer forever.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the machine for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you will see an unwanted b.partnerfinish.men web site.
Technically, the ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the internet browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit harmful pages. Moreover, the adware can download and install internet browser hijacker. Once installed, it’ll replace your home page with an unwanted site.
We recommend to get rid of the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the b.partnerfinish.men annoying web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other malicious software on your PC system.
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How to manually remove b.partnerfinish.men pop-ups
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this malicious software. To delete this adware, you can use the manual removal that are given below, or use an anti-malware utility for removing harmful software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to remove b.partnerfinish.men easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in PC or in the case where adware is not removed automatically.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove b.partnerfinish.men redirect
- Get rid of b.partnerfinish.men advertisements from Chrome
- Remove b.partnerfinish.men from Firefox
- Remove b.partnerfinish.men redirect from Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded software can clean up your browser from ads, hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows key, click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove b.partnerfinish.men redirect
When the adware is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying advertisements.
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 which 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of b.partnerfinish.men advertisements from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and ad supported software, as well as to restore the internet browser’s settings that have been modified by adware.
- Now start the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as on the image above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is finished, your web browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your startpage, new tab page and default search engine.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove b.partnerfinish.men from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto b.partnerfinish.men web page.
First, launch the FF and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown below.
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 as shown on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. When it is complete, click the “Finish” button
Remove b.partnerfinish.men redirect from Internet Explorer
To delete the b.partnerfinish.men you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then press the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and press the “Reset” button. The IE will display the “Reset IE settings” prompt as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted b.partnerfinish.men page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a dialog box that titled as 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 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, press 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 is a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete b.partnerfinish.men pop-ups with Malwarebytes
Get rid of b.partnerfinish.men 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 computer. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and delete the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) of the your PC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete internet browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your PC may be infected too. You can follow the guide below to delete the b.partnerfinish.men unwanted advertisements completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloaded, close all software and windows on your PC system. 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.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes the reroute to b.partnerfinish.men web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. When the disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the 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 b.partnerfinish.men pop-up ads
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that blocks access to dangerous ads and sites. Moreover, the application 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 by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
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- When the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When 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 start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, b.partnerfinish.men redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading 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.
Get rid of b.partnerfinish.men redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying b.partnerfinish.men pop-ups from the Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
When downloading is done, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, you will see a screen such as below.
Now, click the “Scan” button for scanning your computer for the malicious extensions and ‘ad supported’ software that displays advertisements from b.partnerfinish.men page. When it has finished scanning your PC, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the cleaning process is done, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to remove adware, browser hijackers and other dangerous applications.
Now your system should be clean of the b.partnerfinish.men redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and annoying dangerous web pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC for new malware and ad supported software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new dangerous programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove b.partnerfinish.men pop-up ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.