The appearance of unwanted fireplayr.com pop-up ads in your browser could mean that your PC system is infected with an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It makes changes to the personal computer settings and configures itself so as to launch automatically each time the PC is turned on. Immediately after startup, the ad supported software begins to monitor the user’s actions and insert advertisements directly into the open windows of the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. So, if you notice that your web browser has become show this web page, then you do not need to wait , you need to follow the few simple steps below and remove fireplayr.com ads as soon as possible.
The ‘ad supported’ software usually affects only the Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge by changing the web browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the computer for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it will add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the browser, you will see an annoying fireplayr.com web-page.
The ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ‘ad supported’ software can install additional web browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject ads within the Google Chrome, FF, Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the ad-supported software can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We recommend to remove the adware, which redirects your internet browser on the fireplayr.com unwanted web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other dangerous software on your computer.
Tips to prevent fireplayr.com pop-up ads
How to manually remove fireplayr.com pop-up ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It will assist you easily to clean your PC of adware. Moreover, you can choose manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the PC system then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to remove adware that causes unwanted fireplayr.com . Of course, you can combine both methods. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your computer.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove fireplayr.com redirect
- Remove fireplayr.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of fireplayr.com ads from Firefox
- Get rid of fireplayr.com redirect from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you start the personal computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software and uninstall all unknown or suspicious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with freeware. Delete the unwanted applications may remove the unwanted ads or internet browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web sites.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort applications by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove fireplayr.com redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also change the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
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 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 web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove fireplayr.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby get rid of the redirect to fireplayr.com annoying advertisements that is caused by the ‘ad supported’ software.
At first, start 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 display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will open 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 below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will run the task of cleaning. When it’s done, the web browser settings including the ‘block pop-ups’ option back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your PC system.
Get rid of fireplayr.com ads from Firefox
If the FF settings have been changed by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto fireplayr.com web-page.
First, start the FF and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, press 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 web-browser address bar and press Enter. It will display 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 open 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 finished, press the “Finish” button
Get rid of fireplayr.com redirect from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu like 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 display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
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 start your PC, it will display fireplayr.com annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will show a prompt which titled with 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 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, click 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the malicious 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 malicious application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete fireplayr.com pop-up ads with Malwarebytes
Get rid of fireplayr.com manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine. The Malwarebytes is a reputable malware removal application. It can automatically detect and remove the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) of the your machine. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete web-browser hijackers, malware and toolbars that your system may be infected too. You can follow the instructions below to get rid of the fireplayr.com unwanted pop-up ads completely.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloaded, close all applications 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 begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC system.
When install is complete, you will see window like below.
Now click on the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the ad-supported software which causes the redirect to fireplayr.com web-page. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When the system scan is complete, make sure all entries have “checkmark” and press “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 machine.
The following video explains the guide above on how to remove adware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Stop fireplayr.com and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to malicious ads and pages. Moreover, the program can stop the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is finished, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web sites such as fireplayr.com, as well as other harmful 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with fireplayr.com advertisements is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove fireplayr.com advertisements, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software which generates fireplayr.com advertisements.
- When it has finished scanning your PC, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to get rid of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Once you have finished the steps above, your computer should be free from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer display fireplayr.com annoying pop-ups or redirect you to unwanted web pages. Unfortunately, if the instructions 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.