Have you tried to open a well-known site and found that your internet browser is redirected to a previously unseen web page called ontarian.club offering install an questionable Google Chrome’s extension? If you answered ‘Yes’ then your need to know that your machine is infected with an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The ‘ad supported’ software is a type of dangerous software that modifies your computer’s internet browser settings so that you will be randomly redirected to an unwanted advertisements. Follow the few simple steps below as quickly as possible It’ll clean your computer from the adware and thereby remove annoying ontarian.club pop-up ads. Moreover, the instructions will help you to block the ability to penetrate of more dangerous viruses and trojans on your system.
Most often, the ad supported software affects the most common internet browsers such as the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the harmful software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it’ll redirect to the annoying ontarian.club web page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an unwanted site will be the first thing you see when you run the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
While your machine is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge may be redirected to ontarian.club annoying site. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a ton of unwanted ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web pages that are you opening in your web-browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all sites, including web pages where previously you have never seen any ads.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the adware as soon as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby get rid of the ontarian.club annoying ads.
How to ontarian.club popup ads get installed onto PC system
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the installation packages from a free hosting and file sharing web sites. So, install a freeware is a a good chance that you will find some bundled ad supported software. If you do not know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During installation, select the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown programs. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your computer like this adware which redirect the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer onto the unwanted ontarian.club web site.
How to manually remove ontarian.club
Without a doubt, the adware is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this harmful software. To delete this ad supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware utility for removing malicious programs, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, that will help you to delete ontarian.club pop-up ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where ad-supported software is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete ontarian.club redirect
- Remove ontarian.club advertisements from FF
- Get rid of ontarian.club redirect from Chrome
- Get rid of ontarian.club pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the application that causes the appearance of annoying 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
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 screen 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 annoying ontarian.club pop-up ads. 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 application, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image 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 annoying pop-ups and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program, you need to remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as on the image below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete ontarian.club redirect
Once the adware is started, it can also modify 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 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 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove ontarian.club advertisements from FF
First, run the Firefox. Next, click 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, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Get rid of ontarian.club redirect from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to ontarian.club unwanted ads which 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 show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web-browser will show 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 in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The application will start the procedure of cleaning. When it’s finished, the web browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your system.
Get rid of ontarian.club pop-up ads from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown in the figure 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 restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted ontarian.club page 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 unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens 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, 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. 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’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove ontarian.club with Malwarebytes
Delete ontarian.club advertisements manually is difficult and often the ‘ad supported’ software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system. 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 system. Moreover, this free program will help you to remove web browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your computer may be infected too. You can follow the guide below to delete the ontarian.club unwanted advertisements completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
Once downloaded, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup like below.
When the setup starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes the redirect to ontarian.club web-site. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
Once the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing the adware related files, folders, registry keys. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
The following video explains the steps above on how to delete adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
How to block ontarian.club ads
To increase your security and protect your machine against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-pages, you need to use an application that stops access to dangerous advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial that 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 start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, ontarian.club redirects, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with ontarian.club pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete ontarian.club redirect, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2019
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button to start scanning your computer for the adware which generates ontarian.club ads.
- Once the scan is done, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the ontarian.club redirect. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and annoying harmful web sites) 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 delete ontarian.club pop-up ads from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.