The b.max-up.men is a web-page that can be loaded into your web-browser with the help of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad-supported software may alter the settings of web-browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer or install a harmful browser extension, which created to generate a large amount of annoying advertisements. It’ll lead to the fact that when you start the internet browser or surfing the Net, it’ll always be forced to display b.max-up.men ads, even when your internet browser is configured to block pop-ups or your PC system has a program that stops pop-up ads. On current date, the ad supported software continues to increase the number of machines that have been infected.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, but often that a malicious software like this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the browser to see b.max-up.men unwanted ads.
Technically, the ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates a large number of pop-up ads, hindering or completely blocking the work in the web browser. It may install other unknown and unwanted programs without your permission, force you to visit malicious web-pages. Moreover, the adware can download and install web-browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your startpage with an unwanted site.
We recommend to delete the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the b.max-up.men 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 PC system.
How does your machine get infected with b.max-up.men redirect
How to manually remove b.max-up.men advertisements
This useful removal guide for the b.max-up.men 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 b.max-up.men ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove b.max-up.men redirect
- Remove b.max-up.men advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove b.max-up.men pop-ups from Chrome
- Remove b.max-up.men pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown programs by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to remove 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 programs can clean up your browser from advertisements, 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 display the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed programs.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove b.max-up.men redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will be rerouted 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 starts 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove b.max-up.men advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings have been modified by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto b.max-up.men site.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet 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 web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it is finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove b.max-up.men pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the web browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press 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 image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove b.max-up.men pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, press “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE 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 for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like homepage and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby delete the redirect to b.max-up.men unwanted web-page.
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, it will open b.max-up.men annoying page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a prompt which titled with 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 display 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further 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 adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove b.max-up.men redirect automatically
You can delete b.max-up.men 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 machine by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After downloading is complete, close all windows on your computer. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the screen below, click the Yes button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” which will allow 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 . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause the b.max-up.men advertisements. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning, you can check all threats detected on your computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and ad supported software that cause b.max-up.men advertisements. When the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your machine. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful applications.
How to block b.max-up.men
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious sites, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- Once the download is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the setup is finished, press “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which 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 run your PC system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popup ads, b.max-up.men redirects, as well as other malicious 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.
Scan your computer and remove b.max-up.men pop-up ads with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and get rid of adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 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 get rid of 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 launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the application, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” for scanning your computer for the ad supported software that cause a redirect to b.max-up.men ads.
When it has finished scanning your computer, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
After completing the step-by-step instructions shown above, your PC system should be free from malware and ad supported software. The Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge will no longer open b.max-up.men annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.