Have you become that your internet browser randomly opens positiveyelp.review pop-up that offers to install a browser extension? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) on your PC system. The adware is a part of harmful software that created to show a large amount of annoying pop-ups. You need to perform the guide below as soon as possible. It will clear your computer from adware that generates a large amount of ads in the web-browser and thereby delete the redirect to positiveyelp.review page.
The ‘ad supported’ software can change the settings of the FF, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the internet browser to see positiveyelp.review unwanted advertisements.
Technically, the adware is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of popup ads, 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 malicious web-pages. Moreover, the ad supported software can download and install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will rewrite your start page with an unwanted web site.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free instructions below. This guide will help you clean your PC system and thereby get rid of the positiveyelp.review annoying pop-ups.
How does your machine get infected with positiveyelp.review pop-up ads
How to manually remove positiveyelp.review pop-ups
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll assist you easily to clean your system of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that causes unwanted positiveyelp.review . Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your internet browser or reboot your computer.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete positiveyelp.review pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove positiveyelp.review from Google Chrome
- Remove positiveyelp.review from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete positiveyelp.review redirect
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the computer cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious programs. 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 web-browser from pop-up 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 software.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete positiveyelp.review pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox settings have been replaced by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto positiveyelp.review page.
First, launch the FF and press button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () like 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 like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s complete, press the “Finish” button
Remove positiveyelp.review from Google Chrome
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Settings” option.
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 image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove positiveyelp.review from Internet Explorer
To remove the positiveyelp.review you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your PC system.
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box as shown on the image below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, click the “Reset” button.
When the procedure is done, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete positiveyelp.review redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be redirected to an annoying 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 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.
Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the adware can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your machine, it will show positiveyelp.review 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 at the same time. It will display a prompt which called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “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 open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “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’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, 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 ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove positiveyelp.review pop-up ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect positiveyelp.review threat and get rid of it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the system.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your personal computer. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
Stop positiveyelp.review redirect and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to use program that stops access to harmful advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the application can stop 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
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, web sites such as positiveyelp.review, as well as other malicious 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.
Remove positiveyelp.review pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying positiveyelp.review from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
Once the download is finished, 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 checking your machine for the malicious extensions and ad-supported software which opens advertisements from positiveyelp.review site. When the system scan is done, it will open a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the AdwCleaner to delete adware, browser hijackers and other malicious applications.
Now your computer should be clean of the positiveyelp.review . Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop-up ads and annoying harmful web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your machine 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 malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove positiveyelp.review advertisements from your machine, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.