Have you become that your web browser randomly displays Venturead.com, instead of the one you want to see? It is a sign that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your personal computer. The adware is a part of dangerous software that created to display tons of annoying advertisements. Complete the few simple steps below ASAP. It’ll clear your computer from ‘ad supported’ software that generates a large number of ads in the internet browser and thereby delete the redirect to Venturead.com web-site.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge, but often that a dangerous software such as this can also infect all types of web-browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web-browser to see Venturead.com annoying advertisements.
What is more, the ad-supported software may show ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this ad-supported software, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ad-supported software may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We suggest you to delete ad supported software and clean your computer from Venturead.com pop-ups ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will allow you to completely remove the redirect to Venturead.com annoying web page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to Venturead.com pop-up ads get installed onto system
How to manually remove Venturead.com ads
This instructions will allow you get rid of Venturead.com pop-up ads. These Venturead.com removal steps work for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge, as well as every version of Windows operating system. Some of the steps may require you to close the internet browser or restart your machine. So, bookmark or print it for later reference.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Venturead.com redirect
- Remove Venturead.com ads from FF
- Remove Venturead.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Delete Venturead.com ads from IE
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to begin the PC cleanup is to uninstall 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 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 open the Windows Control Panel.
- Click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- You will see a list of all installed applications.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to delete Venturead.com redirect
When the ‘ad supported’ software 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 open the web-browser, it will be redirected 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 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 internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Venturead.com ads from FF
If the FF settings have been modified by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help you to remove the reroute onto Venturead.com web site.
First, start the Firefox and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Next, press 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 browser address bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the ad supported software. When it is finished, press the “Finish” button
Remove Venturead.com pop-ups from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab page and search engine by default that have been modified by adware.
- Open the Chrome, then press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click the “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, press the “Reset settings” button, which located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Venturead.com ads from IE
First, start the Internet Explorer, then click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu as shown below. Next, press the “Internet Options”.
In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen 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.
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 run your personal computer, it will open Venturead.com annoying web-site. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a dialog box which 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 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 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 ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Venturead.com redirect automatically
You can remove Venturead.com 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 programs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes Free on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the download is done, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the Yes button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Malwarebytes on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once the installation is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then Malwarebytes will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . This will start scanning the whole system to find out malware and ‘ad supported’ software which cause the Venturead.com 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 computer. Make sure all entries have “checkmark” and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will begin removing malware and adware that cause Venturead.com . When the disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart your system. I recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the Malwarebytes to delete adware and other malicious programs.
Stop Venturead.com advertisements and other annoying web sites
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web sites, you need to use program that blocks access to dangerous ads and pages. Moreover, the application can block the open 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.
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After downloading is finished, start the file named adguardInstaller. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure 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 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 run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, web pages such as Venturead.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. 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.
Scan your computer and delete Venturead.com advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove ad-supported software, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (home page, newtab page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the PC.
Download AdwCleaner tool from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once downloading is finished, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner utility and you will see a screen as shown below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, click Yes button to continue.
Now, press the “Scan” . This will start scanning the whole computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software which cause a redirect to Venturead.com ads.
Once the system scan is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this utility as on the image below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK” to start the cleaning procedure. When the clean up is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions above, your system should be free from malware and adware. The FF, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer open Venturead.com annoying advertisements or redirect you to unwanted sites. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of adware, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.