If you keep receiving the detect.keratoses.xyz or exclusiverewards.keratoses.xyz popup ads, when you surf the Internet with the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, then it could mean your computer is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) from the big malware family. Once started, it may install a harmful web browser’s extension that generates a large number of popup ads or modify the browser’s settings to show advertisements on all web-sites that you are opening in the browser, even on those web-sites where before you did not see any ads. We recommend you to clean you PC system from adware and thereby remove detect.keratoses.xyz ads. Follow the guide below ASAP. It will get rid of the unwanted pop-ups and protect your PC system from more dangerous applications and trojans.
The adware usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and 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 ad-supported software will perform a scan of the personal computer for web browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you open the internet browser, you will see an unwanted detect.keratoses.xyz page.
The ‘ad supported’ software may insert a lot of advertisements directly to the web pages that you visit, creating a sense that the ads has been added by the creators of the web-page. Moreover, a legal ads 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 lot of personal information about you (your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Web, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
Therefore it is very important to follow the steps below as quickly as possible. The step-by-step guide will assist you to remove adware as well as clean your machine from the detect.keratoses.xyz advertisements. What is more, the few simple steps below will help you remove other harmful software such as unwanted toolbars and browser hijackers, which could penetrate the computer along with the adware.
How does detect.keratoses.xyz pop-up ads get installed onto computer
How to manually remove detect.keratoses.xyz ads
The simple answer is right here on this page. We have put together simplicity and efficiency. It’ll assist you easily to clean your PC system of adware. Moreover, you can select manual or automatic removal method. If you are familiar with the personal computer then use manual removal, otherwise use the free anti-malware utility designed specifically to delete ad-supported software that causes unwanted detect.keratoses.xyz redirect or exclusiverewards.keratoses.xyz pop-up ads. 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 restart your machine.
- Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove detect.keratoses.xyz redirect
- Remove detect.keratoses.xyz advertisements from FF
- Get rid of detect.keratoses.xyz advertisements from Chrome
- Remove detect.keratoses.xyz ads from Internet Explorer
- Delete unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Delete suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It’ll open the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all programs. Scroll through the all list and remove any suspicious and unknown software.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove detect.keratoses.xyz redirect
When the adware is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will be rerouted to an unwanted advertisements.
To clear the internet 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 detect.keratoses.xyz advertisements from FF
If the Firefox settings have been changed by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to delete the redirect onto detect.keratoses.xyz web page.
First, launch the Firefox and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the internet browser. Next, click 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown in the figure below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware. When it’s finished, click the “Finish” button
Get rid of detect.keratoses.xyz advertisements 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 detect.keratoses.xyz annoying ads which is caused by the adware.
At first, launch 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 Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter.
The web 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 screen below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The application will run the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, 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 detect.keratoses.xyz ads from Internet Explorer
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu as shown on the screen below. Next, click the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the figure below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Delete 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 run your computer, it will show detect.keratoses.xyz annoying web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all tasks that have been created by malicious programs.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open a prompt that 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 in the figure 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 such as “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 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 shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to get rid of detect.keratoses.xyz with free malware removal application
Manual removal detect.keratoses.xyz ads requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ‘ad supported’ software may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free applications will help you to get rid of malware, web browser hijackers and toolbars that your computer may be infected too.
- Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click the Download button. Your web browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- Once the download process is done, please close all programs and open windows on your personal computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will start the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has complete installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the adware that redirects your browser to the detect.keratoses.xyz annoying site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the checking is done, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- When you are ready, click on “Quarantine Selected” button to start cleaning your system. Once the process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Stop detect.keratoses.xyz pop-up ads and other annoying pages
To increase your security and protect your PC against new unwanted advertisements and malicious web-sites, you need to use program that blocks access to harmful advertisements and pages. Moreover, the application can block the display of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web-sites 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
Once the download is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web-sites such as detect.keratoses.xyz, as well as other dangerous or misleading web 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, which is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with detect.keratoses.xyz ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot get rid of detect.keratoses.xyz pop-up ads, 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: October 9, 2020
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, press the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out ad supported software that generates detect.keratoses.xyz ads.
- When the system scan is complete, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK” button.
The following video explains the step-by-step instructions above on how to remove adware with AdwCleaner.
Now your PC system should be free of the detect.keratoses.xyz pop-ups. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and annoying malicious web-sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and adware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of detect.keratoses.xyz pop-up ads from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.