If the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge shows the motive1.us unwanted site which offers to install an questionable extension then most probably that your computer is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). This ad-supported software alters the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer settings to show lots of annoying pop-ups on all pages, including sites where previously you advertisements have never seen. These ads can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the adware, that displays the motive1.us pop-up ads, can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your internet browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the computer for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the internet browser, you will see an annoying motive1.us web-site.
The ad supported software may insert a large amount of ads directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the advertisements has been added by the creators of the web page. Moreover, a legal advertising links may be replaced on the fake ads, that will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the ‘ad supported’ software has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
We recommend to get rid of the ad-supported software, which redirects your web-browser on the motive1.us annoying web-page, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your computer.
How can you protect your machine from motive1.us advertisements
Most commonly, the adware is bundled within the install 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 setup, select the Custom or Advanced installation option. Next, click ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install an unknown applications. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any applications or otherwise you can end up with another unwanted program on your system like this ad supported software which redirect the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge onto the unwanted motive1.us web-page.
How to manually remove motive1.us advertisements
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will allow you easily to clean your machine of adware. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to remove ad-supported software which causes annoying motive1.us ads. Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or restart your PC system.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of motive1.us pop-up ads from Chrome
- Remove motive1.us pop-up ads from Firefox
- Delete motive1.us from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove motive1.us redirect
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as ad-supported software and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted applications may remove the annoying advertisements or web browser redirect to unknown or annoying pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It’ll open the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Get rid of motive1.us pop-up ads from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to delete the malware and ad-supported software, as well as to restore the web-browser’s settings that have been modified by adware.
- Now start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next, click the “Reset” button.
- When this procedure is done, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage and search engine by default.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove motive1.us pop-up ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto motive1.us web site.
First, launch the FF and press button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click the Help button () as shown in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser address bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s complete, click the “Finish” button
Delete motive1.us from Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press the “Reset” button. The IE will show the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, new tab and default search engine to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the reroute to motive1.us unwanted site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove motive1.us redirect
When the ad-supported software is started, it can also alter the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “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 web-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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of 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 open your computer, it will show motive1.us annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box that titled as 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”, like 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove motive1.us with free malware remover
Remove motive1.us ads manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malware, internet browser hijacker and toolbars that your system may be infected too.
- Download Malwarebytes from the link below.
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Update: April 15, 2020
- Close all software and windows on your computer. Open the file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will launch the installation of Malwarebytes. Next, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is done, click on the “Scan Now” button for checking your machine for the ad-supported software that redirects your internet browser to the motive1.us unwanted site. This process can take some time, so please be patient.
- When it has finished scanning, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected”. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
These steps above are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block motive1.us pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted ads and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that blocks access to malicious ads and web pages. Moreover, the program can block the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block pop-up ads, motive1.us redirects, 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 machine and remove motive1.us advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge web-browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Category: Security tools
Update: February 25, 2021
When downloading is finished, 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 dialog box will ask you want to display the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” for checking your machine for the adware that cause a redirect to motive1.us ads.
Once the scan is complete, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the figure below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, click “OK” to start the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have done the instructions outlined above, your machine should be free from malware and ad-supported software. The Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer display motive1.us annoying pop-up ads or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the guide does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.