Have you become that your web browser randomly shows Mobilemonetize.me site, instead of the one you want to see? It’s possible that you have an installed adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) on your PC system. The adware is a part of malicious software that designed to open a large amount of undesired popups. Use the guide below as soon as possible. It’ll clear your personal computer from ad supported software that generates a ton of pop up advertisements in the internet browser and thereby get rid of the redirect to Mobilemonetize.me site.
It’s not a good idea to have an unwanted application such as this ad supported software on your PC system. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The ad supported software can also be used to collect a wide variety of personal information about you which can be later sold to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Mobilemonetize.me pop up ads.
Most often, the ad-supported software affects the most common web browsers like the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. But such the malicious software as well may infect another web browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding an argument like ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of a web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you open the web-browser, it’ll reroute to the intrusive Mobilemonetize.me web-page. Even if you setup a new startpage, an undesired web-page will be the first thing you see when you start the Google Chrome, FF, IE and MS Edge.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of adware on your system is not desirable, and you need to clean up your computer as quickly as possible. Follow the guide below in order to get rid of Mobilemonetize.me pop up advertisements.
Table of contents
- What is Mobilemonetize.me
- How to remove Mobilemonetize.me popup ads
- How to manually remove Mobilemonetize.me
- Remove Mobilemonetize.me redirect with free tools
- Block Mobilemonetize.me pop up ads
- How did you get infected with Mobilemonetize.me pop-up advertisements
- Finish words
How to remove Mobilemonetize.me popup ads
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your system for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the instructions below. The Mobilemonetize.me popups removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus software are not designed to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Microsoft Windows. Instead we advise complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana Anti-malware, Malwarebytes or AdwCleaner, which are free programs dedicated to scan for and remove adware that causes web-browsers to open annoying Mobilemonetize.me pop-up advertisements. Use these tools to ensure the ad-supported software is removed.
How to manually remove Mobilemonetize.me
If you perform exactly the few simple steps below you should be able to get rid of the Mobilemonetize.me advertisements from the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web-browsers.
Uninstall suspicious and potentially unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to MS Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious software, all programs you do not remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to software you installed just before Mobilemonetize.me pop-up ads appeared on your web-browser. If you don’t know what a program does, look for the answer on the Web.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then press 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.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as shown on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and delete all programs that has the name similar to the Mobilemonetize.me web-page. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted applications, then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
After installed, this ad-supported software may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you open the web-browser, it will open an unwanted ad web-site.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser and choose the “Properties” option and it will show the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as on the image below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts that have been modified by ad-supported software like Mobilemonetize.me usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown in the figure below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as on the image below.
In order to fix a shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been altered by adware.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|FF||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all browsers that are redirected to the Mobilemonetize.me unwanted site.
Get rid of Mobilemonetize.me from Firefox by resetting browser settings
If your Mozilla Firefox browser is re-directed to Mobilemonetize.me without your permission or an unknown search engine shows results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
Start the FF and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as shown below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the ad-supported software. Once, it’s finished, press the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Mobilemonetize.me advertisements from Internet Explorer
If you find that IE browser settings such as home page, newtab page and default search engine having been replaced by ad supported software that causes a ton of annoying Mobilemonetize.me ads, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your system for the changes to take effect.
Remove Mobilemonetize.me pop ups from Google Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings like homepage, new tab page and default search engine to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of browser redirects to annoying ad web pages like Mobilemonetize.me.
- First, launch the Chrome and press the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu, press 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 post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of 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 open your PC, it will open Mobilemonetize.me intrusive web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will display a prompt which 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image 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, press the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “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 ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Scan your machine and remove Mobilemonetize.me popup advertisements with free utilities
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and delete completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the adware once again infect your computer and redirect your web-browser to Mobilemonetize.me page. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to get rid of adware manually, if you do not have much experience in setting up and configuring the Windows operating system. The best solution to find and delete ad-supported software is to use free malware removal applications.
How to automatically get rid of Mobilemonetize.me pop up advertisements with Zemana Anti-malware
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to detect adware and thereby delete Mobilemonetize.me pop-up ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on your computer.
Download Zemana Anti Malware on your computer by clicking on the link below. Save it on your desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you install Zemana Anti-Malware on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically launch and you can see its main window like below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your machine. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When the scan get completed, the results are displayed in the scan report. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of adware that causes lots of undesired Mobilemonetize.me pop up ads. Once the task is done, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
How to remove Mobilemonetize.me with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find ad-supported software and thereby remove Mobilemonetize.me pop-ups from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on the personal computer.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup as shown on the image below.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you setup Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once setup is finished, you will see window like below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button for scanning your computer for the ad supported software that cause unwanted Mobilemonetize.me pop-ups to appear. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
Once it has completed scanning, it’ll show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now begin to remove ad-supported software which cause intrusive Mobilemonetize.me pop ups to appear. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your system.
The following video explains guidance on how to remove hijacker, ad-supported software and other malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Scan and free your computer of ‘ad supported’ software with AdwCleaner
If MalwareBytes antimalware or Zemana anti malware cannot delete this ad supported software, then we suggests to use the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal utility for browser hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and ‘ad supported’ software that causes web browsers to display intrusive Mobilemonetize.me pop-up advertisements.
Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 3, 2020
When the download is finished, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, press “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out ‘ad supported’ software that created to reroute your internet browser to various ad web-pages like Mobilemonetize.me. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. Once the scan is finished, it will open a scan report as shown below.
All detected items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown below.
You need to click “OK”. When the clean up is done, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your system. When your personal computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block Mobilemonetize.me pop up ads and other intrusive web sites
Use ad blocker program such as AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your system performance and impact your PC system security. Browse the Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard application from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is finished, launch 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 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 that will help 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 computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup advertisements, web-pages such Mobilemonetize.me, as well as other malicious 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 is located on your desktop.
How did you get infected with Mobilemonetize.me pop-up advertisements
Most commonly, the free programs setup package includes optional programs like this adware that causes multiple annoying advertisements and pop ups. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual setup mode. Here disable (uncheck) all third-party programs in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any additional software which you do not trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the freeware is installed, if you uninstall this software, the annoying Mobilemonetize.me pop ups will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the tutorial above.
After completing the tutorial shown above, your computer should be clean from malware, browser hijacker infections and adware. The Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge will no longer open Mobilemonetize.me undesired web site when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from 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 system 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 Mobilemonetize.me popup ads.