CondRed is an unwanted program from the group of ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). If you get it on your PC, this adware can modify the internet browser’s settings such as start page, new tab and default search engine and install harmful extension which will open a huge number of intrusive pop-ups within the Google Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge screen. It’s important, don’t click on these advertisements, as they can lead you to more malicious or misleading web-pages. The best option is to use the step by step instructions posted below to free your computer and thereby remove CondRed .
Table of contents
- What is CondRed
- How to remove CondRed
- Remove CondRed ‘ad supported’ software without any utilities
- Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove CondRed ad-supported software
- How to stop unwanted ads
- How can you prevent the CondRed ad-supported software
- Final words
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain ‘ad supported’ software to also alter all internet browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to intrusive ad pages, certain of which might be harmful. It can make the whole computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We strongly suggest that you perform the guidance below which will help you to get rid of CondRed using the standard features of Windows and some proven free software.
How to remove CondRed
In the instructions below we will have a look at the adware and how to delete unwanted ads from FF, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge internet browsers for MS Windows OS, natively or by using a few free removal tools. Certain of the steps below will require you to close the web-site. So, please read the tutorial carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
Remove CondRed ‘ad supported’ software without any utilities
The useful removal guidance for the CondRed ad-supported software. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of CondRed ad supported software let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you begin the computer cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or suspicious software. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the harmful applications such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free programs. Delete the unwanted software can remove the undesired advertisements or web-browser redirect.
Press Windows button , then press Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your machine. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Fix infected web-browsers shortcuts
Important to know, most anti malware software that are able to delete ad-supported software, but unable to detect and recover modified shortcuts. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer internet browsers manually.
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, click OK . You need to clean all internet browser’s shortcuts. So, repeat this step for the Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and MS Edge.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the ad supported software can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you launch your personal computer, it will show an annoying web page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove CondRed ad-supported software
Manual removal is not always as effective as you might think. Often, even the most experienced users can not completely remove CondRed adware that causes multiple unwanted advertisements and pop-ups. So, we suggest to scan your personal computer for any remaining malicious components with free ad-supported software removal software below.
How to automatically delete CondRed ‘ad supported’ software with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend you to run the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of CondRed . Moreover, the tool will allow you to remove potentially unwanted programs, malware, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
Download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is finished, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown on the image below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana AntiMalware on your PC system.
Once setup is finished, you will see window as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button It will scan through the whole computer for the CondRed that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once the system scan is finished, it’ll display a list of all threats detected by this tool. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-malware will delete CondRed that causes browsers to open annoying ads and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Automatically remove CondRed with Malwarebytes
Manual CondRed adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, the free application will help you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, browser hijacker infections and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup like below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your system.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to begin checking your computer for the CondRed ad supported software that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
After the scan is done, it’ll show a scan report. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove CondRed that causes browsers to open undesired pop-up advertisements. After that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains step-by-step guide on how to delete hijacker, adware and other malicious software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Run AdwCleaner to remove CondRed adware
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana anti-malware cannot delete this ad supported software, then we suggests to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and CondRed ad-supported software that causes a ton of unwanted popup ads.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 28, 2022
When the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it 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 application, click Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to perform a system scan with this utility for the CondRed ‘ad supported’ software that causes tons of unwanted pop up advertisements. 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 personal computer. While the program is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once it has finished scanning is finished, you will be shown the list of all found items on your system as shown on the screen below.
In order to remove all items, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will start to remove CondRed which redirects your web-browser to undesired ad pages. After that process is complete, the utility may ask you to restart your system. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to stop unwanted ads
Enabling an ad-blocker program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, adblocker applications will also protect you from malicious advertisements and pages, and, of course, block redirection chain to all unwanted ad web-sites.
Download AdGuard program by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which 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 start your machine, AdGuard will run automatically and stop popups, 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, which can be found on your desktop.
How can you prevent the CondRed ad-supported software
Now your PC should be free of the CondRed adware which causes unwanted popup ads. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup advertisements and undesired harmful sites) and Zemana Anti-malware (to periodically scan your PC system for new hijackers, 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 CondRed ad supported software from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.