The appearance of Ad Network Performance ads in your web browser means that your personal computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware), which can open a huge number of popup ads within the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge screen or reroute you to an annoying ad web sites. So, if you have found that your browser is redirected to this annoying site, then you do not need to wait . Follow the few simple steps below to clean your system from the adware and thereby get rid of Ad Network Performance pop-up ads ASAP.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common browsers such as the Google Chrome, Mozilla 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 like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it will redirect to the annoying “Ad Network Performance” ads web-page. Even if you setup a new homepage, an annoying web page will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer.
The “Ad Network Performance” adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, alters browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad-supported software can install additional internet browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertising links within the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install browser hijacker that once started, will change the web-browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web-pages you are opening, what you are looking for the Web and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
We suggest you to delete Ad Network Performance redirect virus and clean your PC from all unwanted advertisements ASAP, until the presence of the ad-supported software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely remove the reroute to “Ad Network Performance” unwanted ad web-sites, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
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How to manually remove Ad Network Performance redirect virus
This useful removal guide for the Ad Network Performance pop-up ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Ad Network Performance advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Get rid of Ad Network Performance ads from Firefox
- Remove Ad Network Performance redirect virus from Chrome
- Remove Ad Network Performance advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Ad Network Performance redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the machine cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious applications. 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 software can clean up your web-browser from popup 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 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 applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Get rid of Ad Network Performance ads from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings have been changed by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto “Ad Network Performance” ad web sites.
First, launch the Firefox 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 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 as on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Remove Ad Network Performance redirect virus from Chrome
Like other modern web browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby remove the redirect to Ad Network Performance unwanted ads that is caused by the adware.
At first, run the 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 Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The program will run the task of cleaning. When it is complete, 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 PC system.
Remove Ad Network Performance advertisements from Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, then press button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer 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 PC for the changes to take effect. It will restore the IE’s settings like homepage, new tab page and search engine by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the redirect to Ad Network Performance unwanted web site.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Ad Network Performance redirect
When the adware is started, it can also modify the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted 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 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove 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 system, it will open Ad Network Performance annoying site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open 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”, as shown on the screen 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 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 adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove Ad Network Performance automatically
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove Ad Network Performance redirect virus from the infected system. This is because the ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the adware again infect your computer and it will start to show unwanted Ad Network Performance advertisements. Moreover, I want to note that it is not always safe to delete ‘ad supported’ software manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the PC.
I suggest using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your PC. It is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove browser hijackers, malware, ‘ad supported’ software, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Now, click the link below to download Malwarebytes Free on your personal computer. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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When downloading is done, close all programs on your system. Next, launch the setup file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the image below, press the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Malwarebytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to start scanning your personal computer for the Ad Network Performance adware which cause a redirect to unwanted ad web-sites. When the adware or malware is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is complete. Please be patient.
When it has finished scanning your PC system, you can check all threats detected on your system. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button. The Malwarebytes will start removing malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause Ad Network Performance advertisements. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
I suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes application to remove ‘ad supported’ software and other malware.
How to stop Ad Network Performance redirect
To increase your security and protect your PC system against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious advertisements and web-pages. Moreover, the program can block the display 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.
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- Once the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is complete, press “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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop-up ads, Ad Network Performance redirects, as well as other dangerous 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.
Remove Ad Network Performance pop-ups and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the unwanted Ad Network Performance advertisements from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Microsoft 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.
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Once the download is complete, open the file location. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Now, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and Ad Network Performance adware that shows advertisements. When it has finished scanning, it will show a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK”. Once the cleaning procedure 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 get rid of ad supported software, browser hijackers and other dangerous software.
After completing the step-by-step instructions above, your PC should be clean from malware and ad-supported software. The Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer open Ad Network Performance annoying ads and redirect you to unknown web-sites. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- When the system scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted Ad Network Performance redirect virus.