The cause of unwanted Content1req.com popup ads on your screen is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). Technically, the ad-supported software, that displays a large amount of pop-ups or redirects on an annoying web-site, is not a virus. It’s is created to make a money. Once started, the adware injects a small code within the content of sites that you visit. The malicous code may pop-up a new browser window with Content1req.com web-site or insert tons of advertising links directly into the web sites you’re viewing.
While your PC system is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge may be redirected to Content1req.com intrusive web site. Of course, the ‘ad supported’ software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large amount of intrusive ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your 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 pages where previously you have never seen any advertising links. In this case, when you open any web page, you may see in your web-browser’s status bar the following messages: ‘Waiting for Content1req.com’, ‘Transferring data from Content1req.com’, ‘Looking up Content1req.com’, ‘Read Content1req.com’, ‘Connected to Content1req.com’.
Table of contents
- What is Content1req.com
- Content1req.com pop-up ads removal guide
- Manual Content1req.com advertisements removal
- Remove Content1req.com related applications through the Control Panel of your PC system
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Content1req.com
- Remove Content1req.com from Chrome
- Remove Content1req.com pop-up ads from IE
- Remove Content1req.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
- How to remove Content1req.com with free software
- Manual Content1req.com advertisements removal
- Use AdBlocker to stop Content1req.com and stay safe online
- How to Content1req.com adware get installed onto machine
- Finish words
The malicious applications from the adware family that modifies the settings of internet browsers usually affects only the Chrome, IE, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. However, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware may change the Target property of a internet browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the web-browser, instead of your start page, you will see the undesired Content1req.com advertisements.
We suggest you to get rid of adware and clean your machine from Content1req.com pop-up advertisements ASAP, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to completely get rid of the reroute to Content1req.com annoying web-page, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
Content1req.com pop-up ads removal guide
As with removing ad supported software, malware or potentially unwanted programs, there are few steps you may do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the guidance, then it should be run malware removal tool, because it should get rid of adware and stop any further infection. But to completely get rid of Content1req.com advertisements you’ll have to at least reset your web browser settings like home page, new tab page and default search provider to default state, disinfect machine’s web-browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious programs, and delete ‘ad supported’ software by malware removal utilities. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit the web site. So, please read the step-by-step tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Manual Content1req.com removal
If you perform exactly the guidance below you should be able to remove the Content1req.com pop-ups from the Chrome, IE, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers.
Remove Content1req.com related applications through the Control Panel of your PC system
We recommend that you start the machine cleaning process by checking the list of installed applications and uninstall all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful applications such as ad-supported software and browser hijacker infections may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted software can delete the unwanted advertisements or browser redirect.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the screen below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of applications installed on your PC system. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of ads and web browser redirect to the annoying Content1req.com web site. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious programs by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown below.
Once the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the screen below.
You will see a list of software installed on your personal computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of advertisements and web browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as shown in the figure below.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Content1req.com
Unfortunately, the adware can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your browsers shortcuts}), so that the Content1req.com ad web-site will be displayed when you launch the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge or another browser.
Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser as shown below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll show a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown in the figure below.
Then press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers which are redirected to the Content1req.com unwanted web site.
Remove Content1req.com from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the browser hijackers, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s homepage, new tab and search provider by default that have been modified by ad-supported software that redirects your internet browser to intrusive Content1req.com web-site.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the web-browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Content1req.com pop-up ads from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings like new tab page, home page and search provider by default having been modified by ad supported software that cause unwanted Content1req.com popup ads to appear, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, start the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove Content1req.com from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings like startpage, newtab and default search engine have been modified by the ad-supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, run the Firefox. Next, press 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 press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to remove Content1req.com with free software
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it is not easy to identify and get rid of components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you run malicious software removal tool to completely remove Content1req.com off your web-browser. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the ad-supported software. The optimum way would be to run Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes Free and AdwCleaner.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to get rid of Content1req.com ads
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your computer of Content1req.com pop-ups. Moreover, the utility will allow you to get rid of PUPs, malware, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
Download Zemana antimalware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as on the image below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana anti malware on your computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to begin checking your machine for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes a huge number of undesired Content1req.com pop-ups. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done.
When it completes the scan, you may check all items found on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will begin removing adware related files, folders and registry keys.
Use Malwarebytes to remove Content1req.com pop-up ads
Remove Content1req.com manually is difficult and often the ad supported software is not completely removed. Therefore, we recommend you to run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your personal computer may be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes Free by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the download is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this task is done, press the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your PC for the ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web-browser to annoying Content1req.com web page. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your computer. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware. Next, you need to click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
Use AdwCleaner to remove Content1req.com pop-up ads
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and run to delete adware that causes tons of unwanted Content1req.com popup ads, browser hijackers, malicious software, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You may run this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
- When the download is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software which cause intrusive Content1req.com advertisements to appear. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When it has finished scanning, you’ll be displayed the list of all found items on your system. Review the report and then click “Clean” button. It will open a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stop Content1req.com and stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad blocking program that can stop Content1req.com and other unwanted web pages. The ad blocking utility like AdGuard is a program which basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Net.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “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 don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, pages such Content1req.com, as well as other malicious 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, that is located on your desktop.
How to Content1req.com adware get installed onto machine
After completing the guide outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from malicious software and adware which designed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web pages like Content1req.com. The Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer reroute you to various annoying sites. Unfortunately, if the step by step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.