Have you become that your web-browser randomly displays loading123.net, instead of the one you want to see? It is a sign that you have an installed ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) on your system. The ad supported software is a part of dangerous software that created to open a ton of annoying pop-up ads. Perform the step-by-step instructions below as soon as possible. It’ll clear your personal computer from adware that generates tons of ads in the web-browser and thereby delete the redirect to loading123.net web-page.
The adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and MS Edge by changing the web-browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions (addons). Moreover, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the PC system for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted loading123.net site.
While your computer is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge may be redirected to loading123.net unwanted web site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display a large amount of unwanted advertisements. These ads will be injected within the content of web-sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all web-pages, including web pages where previously you have never seen any advertising links. In this case, when you open any web site, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for loading123.net’, ‘Transferring data from loading123.net’, ‘Looking up loading123.net’, ‘Read loading123.net’, ‘Connected to loading123.net’.
Instructions, which is shown below, will allow you to clean your computer from the ad-supported software as well as remove loading123.net annoying pop-ups from the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge and other web browsers.
How does your PC system get infected with loading123.net redirect
How to manually remove loading123.net pop-up ads
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, that will allow you manually remove loading123.net pop-ups from the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and MS Edge.
- Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of loading123.net redirect
- Delete loading123.net redirect from FF
- Remove loading123.net pop-up ads from Google Chrome
- Get rid of loading123.net redirect from Internet Explorer
- Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious programs such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Uninstall the unwanted applications may delete the unwanted ads or web-browser redirect to unknown or unwanted web-pages.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Press Windows key , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It’ll show the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of loading123.net redirect
When the adware is started, it can also alter the browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will be redirected to an unwanted 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 which starts with “http://” that 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 loading123.net redirect from FF
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove loading123.net pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It opens the drop-down menu. Next, press 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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Get rid of loading123.net redirect from Internet Explorer
First, start the Internet Explorer, then press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu like below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying loading123.net web-site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This opens a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “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 display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the unwanted software, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then 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 unwanted applications. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove loading123.net with free malware removal application
Manual removal loading123.net redirect requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We suggest that use the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your machine. Moreover, the free software will help you to remove malware, internet 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, press the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your desktop.
- When the download process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will open the Setup wizard of Malwarebytes onto your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the malware remover will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole PC system to find out adware that redirects your web browser to the loading123.net annoying web site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient.
- When the system scan is done, it will display a screen that contains a list of malicious programs that has been found.
- When you are ready, press on “Quarantine Selected” button to begin cleaning your PC. When the procedure is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
- Close the Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
Block loading123.net pop-up ads and other annoying web-pages
To increase your security and protect your machine against new annoying advertisements and malicious pages, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the application can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which 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
When downloading is complete, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the setup is complete, 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 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 machine, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up ads, web sites like loading123.net, as well as other harmful or misleading 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, that is located on your Windows desktop.
If the problem with loading123.net ads is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot delete loading123.net ads, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for adware, browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once the tool is started the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button to begin checking your PC for the adware that generates loading123.net ads.
- Once the scanning is done, AdwCleaner will open a scan report. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the instructions above on how to get rid of ad-supported software with AdwCleaner.
Now your computer should be clean of the loading123.net pop-up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and unwanted malicious web sites) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware and ad supported software). 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 remove loading123.net from your computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.