The cause of unwanted axszd.pro pop-up ads on your screen is adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the adware, that displays a huge number of popup ads or redirects on an annoying web-site, is not a virus. It is is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of web sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new web-browser window with axszd.pro web-site or insert a huge number of advertising links directly into the web sites you’re viewing.
The ad supported software usually affects only the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a dangerous extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad-supported software will perform a scan of the PC system for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an annoying axszd.pro web page.
While your personal computer is infected with the ad supported software, the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge may be redirected to axszd.pro unwanted web site. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show lots of annoying ads. These ads will be injected within the content of web sites 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 advertisements will appear on all web sites, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any ads. In this case, when you open any web-page, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for axszd.pro’, ‘Transferring data from axszd.pro’, ‘Looking up axszd.pro’, ‘Read axszd.pro’, ‘Connected to axszd.pro’.
We recommend to remove the ‘ad supported’ software, which redirects your web browser on the axszd.pro annoying web site, as soon as you found this problem, as it can direct you to web-resources which may load other harmful software on your computer.
How can you prevent the axszd.pro pop-up ads
How to manually remove axszd.pro advertisements
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to delete the axszd.pro ads. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or restart your machine.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Delete axszd.pro pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove axszd.pro pop-ups from Chrome
- Get rid of axszd.pro redirect from Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove axszd.pro redirect
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the personal 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 show 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 remove suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete axszd.pro pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the FF settings have been replaced by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the redirect onto axszd.pro site.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, click the Help button () as on the image 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 display 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, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. Once it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Remove axszd.pro pop-ups from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malware and adware, as well as to restore the web browser’s settings that have been changed by ad-supported software.
- Now launch the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Google 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 Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next, press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web-browser’s settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your home page, newtab page and search provider by default.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of axszd.pro redirect from Internet Explorer
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported browser’s extensions and thereby get rid of the reroute to axszd.pro unwanted page.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove axszd.pro redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software is started, it can also modify the 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 rerouted 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 begins 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 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 PC system, it will display axszd.pro annoying web site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box that called 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 on the image 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ software, 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 malicious application. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete axszd.pro advertisements automatically
You can get rid of axszd.pro redirect automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We recommend this free malware removal utility because it can easily remove ‘ad supported’ software, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your machine from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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After the download is complete, close all windows on your machine. Further, run the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as on the image below, click the Yes button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button for checking your computer for the malware and adware that cause the axszd.pro ads. When a threat is found, the number of the detected objects will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. Please be patient.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware that cause axszd.pro redirect. Once the disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the Malwarebytes to remove adware and other harmful software.
Block axszd.pro redirect and other annoying web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying ads and malicious web-pages, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the application can stop the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
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Once the downloading process is done, launch the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and block advertisements, web-pages like axszd.pro, 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 axszd.pro redirect and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner.
If MalwareBytes cannot remove the annoying axszd.pro ads from the Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for ad-supported software, browser hijackers, PUPs and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
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When downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is launched, you will see a screen like below.
Now, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the malicious extensions and adware that displays advertisements from axszd.pro web-site. Once the scanning is finished, it will display a scan report as shown below.
Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt. Click “OK”. When the clean up is finished, AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your machine.
Look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the AdwCleaner to delete ad supported software, browser hijackers and other harmful programs.
After completing the steps above, your computer should be clean from malware and ad supported software. The FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer open axszd.pro unwanted advertisements and redirect you to unknown sites. Unfortunately, if the 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 press “Do a system scan only” button.
- When the system scan is finished, 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 annoying axszd.pro redirect.