The The ArialText Font Was Not Found is an misleading alert, already at the first sight of which there are various doubts. It is made only for one purpose – trick you download and start an unknown file that in reality is another adware or malware.
The text of the “The ArialText Font Was Not Found” alert is:
The “ArialText” font was not found.
To install “ArialText” font for your PC:
1. Download the installer file.
2. If prompted, click Run and Save
3. If you chose Save, double-click the installer file to start the installation process. We will automatically import your home page settings and browser history for you.
4. Reboot Microsoft:
Windows 7: A Microsoft window opens once everything is set up.
Windows 8 and 8.1: A welcome dialogue appears, click Next to select your default browser.
Windows 10: A Microsoft windows opens once everything is set up. You can then make Microsoft your default browser.
If your browser constantly shows this misleading pop-ups or you made a mistake downloading and running a file that was offered by this misleading message, then your computer is infected with adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software), malware or ransomware.
Fortunately, we have an effective solution that will assist you manually or/and automatically delete “The ArialText Font Was Not Found” popup and any malware which was offered by this misleading message. Below you’ll find a removal guidance with all the steps you may need to successfully delete malware and adware and its components. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your system or exit the page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
Delete suspicious and potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the PC system cleanup is to uninstall unknown and suspicious programs. Using the Microsoft 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 applications can clean up the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Edge from pop-up ads hijackers and so on.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, press “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel like below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date in the Control panel.
Fix browser shortcuts, changed by malware
A malware may hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all internet browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Right click on the web-browser’s shortcut, click Properties option. 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 “http://site.address” that has been added here. Remove everything after .exe. An example, for Google Chrome you should remove everything after chrome.exe.
To save changes, press OK . You need to clean all web browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Reset browsers settings
If your web browser constantly shows misleading The ArialText Font Was Not Found pop-ups, it may be necessary to completely reset your internet browser program to its default settings.
- First, start the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the screen below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox web-browser settings to its original state.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your 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 start your machine, it will open an ad web site or redirect your browser on the “The ArialText Font Was Not Found” misleading alert. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will display a dialog box 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 display just below automatically. Next, click 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove The ArialText Font Was Not Found popup
In order to completely remove The ArialText Font Was Not Found pop-up and malware that was offered by this misleading message, we recommend to download and use free removal tools. These utilities automatically clean your machine of malware and ad-supported software that developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad and misleading web-sites.
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect ‘ad supported’ software that causes misleading “The ArialText Font Was Not Found” messages in the Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Download Zemana antimalware on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana anti malware on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana antimalware will automatically launch and you may see its main window as shown below.
Next, press the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out adware which cause undesired The ArialText Font Was Not Found popups to appear. This process may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your computer.
Once the system scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your PC system. Next, you need to click “Next” button.
The Zemana antimalware will start removing adware and other security threats. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your computer.
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove malicious software, PUPs and adware in Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge web-browsers and thereby delete all undesired The ArialText Font Was Not Found pop-ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
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Category: Security tools
Update: October 9, 2020
After downloading is complete, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is opened, you will see a screen like below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ad-supported software which cause unwanted The ArialText Font Was Not Found popup to appear. When it has finished scanning, it will show a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found as shown on the screen below.
Make sure all entries have ‘checkmark’ and click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt as on the image below.
You need to click “OK”. Once the cleaning process is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Run AdBlocker to block misleading sites and stay safe online
Run an ad blocker tool like AdGuard will protect you from malicious advertisements and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam sites. Additionally, ad-blocker programs will allow you to avoid undesired pop up advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocker application is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen like below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick tutorial as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop up ads, as well as other harmful 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 desktop.
Once you have done the guide shown above, your system should be clean from malicious software, browser hijacker infections and ‘ad supported’ software. The Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge will no longer open The ArialText Font Was Not Found unwanted pop-ups when you browse the Internet. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2015
- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the scan is finished, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the undesired The ArialText Font Was Not Found pop ups.