The uprealtime.com is classified as ‘ad’ site which can display unwanted pop-up ads within the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and MS Edge or redirect your internet browser on other ads web pages. If you’re seeing this annoying page then most probably that your internet browser is infected with adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). As a result of the adware infection, your internet browser will be full of advertisements (pop-ups, banners, in-text links, offers to install an unwanted applications) and your PC system will be slower and slower.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common browsers like the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. But such the dangerous software as well may infect another internet browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you run the web browser, it will redirect to the unwanted uprealtime.com page. Even if you setup a new homepage, an unwanted web-page will be the first thing you see when you open the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and IE.
The adware is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes internet browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional browser extensions, addons and modules that will inject advertisements within the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install web browser hijacker that once started, will change the browser’s startpage and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what web sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
So, obviously, you need to delete the ad-supported software as soon as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your system and thereby delete the uprealtime.com unwanted popup ads.
How does your computer get infected with uprealtime.com
How to manually remove uprealtime.com redirect
Without a doubt, the ad-supported software is harmful to your computer. So you need to quickly and completely remove this harmful software. To remove this ad-supported software, you can use the manual removal which are given below, or use an anti-malware tool for removing malicious software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware and AdwCleaner (both are free). I note that we recommend that you use automatic removal, which will allow you to delete uprealtime.com ads easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you are well versed in computer or in the case where ad supported software is not removed automatically.
- Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete uprealtime.com redirect
- Remove uprealtime.com from Google Chrome
- Get rid of uprealtime.com pop-ups from Firefox
- Remove uprealtime.com ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Remove suspicious and unknown software by using Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed software 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. Remove the unwanted programs 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 show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date of installation in the Control panel.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete uprealtime.com redirect
Once 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 rerouted 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 that starts 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 browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove uprealtime.com from Google Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby get rid of the redirect to uprealtime.com unwanted advertisements that is caused by the adware.
At first, start 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 show 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, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The program will start the process of cleaning. Once 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 personal computer.
Get rid of uprealtime.com pop-ups from Firefox
First, start the FF. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, press 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 uprealtime.com ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
To get rid of the uprealtime.com advertisements you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, you need to select the “Advanced” tab and click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset IE settings” dialog box as shown below. Next, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. After that, press the “Reset” button.
Once the procedure is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s settings to default state and disable ‘ad-supported’ extensions.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted uprealtime.com web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks that have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens a prompt that titled with 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 image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the malicious application, 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 malicious programs. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove uprealtime.com pop-ups automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect uprealtime.com threat and get rid of it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your PC. In order to delete all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Stop uprealtime.com advertisements and other annoying web pages
To increase your security and protect your system against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous advertisements and web pages. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of pages 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 complete, run the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown on the image 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 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, web-pages like uprealtime.com, as well as other dangerous or misleading pages. 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.
If the problem with uprealtime.com pop-ups is still remained
If MalwareBytes cannot remove uprealtime.com , 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 utility is launched the main screen will appear as shown on the image above.
- Now, click the “Scan” button . This will start scanning the whole system to find out adware that generates uprealtime.com ads.
- Once the scanning is finished, AdwCleaner will show a scan report. Review the report and then press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, press “OK” button.
The following video explains the steps above on how to remove ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner.
Now your personal computer should be free of the uprealtime.com ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-up ads and annoying harmful web-pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your PC system for new malware and ‘ad supported’ software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new harmful programs and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove uprealtime.com pop-up ads from your personal computer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.