Have you become that your web-browser randomly opens War Thunder pop-up ads? It is possible that you have an installed adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) on your PC. The ad supported software is a part of malicious software that created to show lots of intrusive pop up advertisements. You need to perform the steps below ASAP. It will clear your computer from ad supported software that generates tons of popups in the internet browser and thereby remove the reroute to War Thunder web-page.
While your computer is infected with the adware, the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer may be rerouted to War Thunder undesired web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a large amount of annoying advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The ads will appear on all pages, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
Table of contents
- What is War Thunder
- Remove War Thunder popup ads
- How to get rid of War Thunder pop up advertisements without any software
- Remove ad supported software through the Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of War Thunder redirect
- Remove War Thunder from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Get rid of War Thunder advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Remove War Thunder pop-ups from Google Chrome
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
- Use free malware removal tools to completely delete War Thunder pop up ads
- How to get rid of War Thunder pop up advertisements without any software
- Stop War Thunder popup ads and other intrusive sites
- How was popup advertisements ad supported software installed on computer
- Finish words
The ad supported software usually affects only the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a harmful plugins. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be affected too. The adware will perform a scan of the personal computer for browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it’ll add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you run the web-browser, you will see an unwanted War Thunder web-site.
Instructions which is shown below, will allow you to clean your system from the ‘ad supported’ software as well as delete War Thunder unwanted popup advertisements from the Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge and other browsers.
Remove War Thunder popup ads
The ‘ad supported’ software is a form of malware that you might have difficulty in deleting it from your PC. Happily, you have found the effective War Thunder ads removal tutorial in this article. Both the manual removal solution and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to close the page. So, please read the few simple steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to get rid of War Thunder pop up advertisements without any software
The useful removal tutorial for the War Thunder pop up advertisements. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove War Thunder pop-up advertisements let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove ad supported software and other potentially unwanted software through the Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and uninstall the program that causes the appearance of intrusive ads or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown 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 pop-up ads and web browser redirect to the intrusive War Thunder web page. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful software 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, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as shown on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the software that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of advertisements and 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. Once the application which you need to uninstall is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown on the image below.
Disinfect the web browser’s shortcuts to get rid of War Thunder redirect
Now you need to clean up the web-browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the internet browser, and not on any unknown file.
To clear the internet 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 like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove War Thunder from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your internet browser application, including the redirect to War Thunder site.
Press 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 image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the figure below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your FF web-browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of War Thunder advertisements from Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings like home page, new tab page and default search provider having been modified by adware that made to redirect your web-browser to various ad web pages such as War Thunder, then you may return your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your machine for the changes to take effect.
Remove War Thunder pop-ups from Google Chrome
If your Chrome browser is re-directed to unwanted War Thunder page, it may be necessary to completely reset your web browser application to its default settings.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the annoying War Thunder page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by malicious software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open 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 on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click 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 get rid of this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete like below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by adware. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Use free malware removal tools to completely delete War Thunder pop up ads
Many antivirus companies have developed software that allow detect ‘ad supported’ software and thereby remove War Thunder from the Google Chrome, Firefox, IE and MS Edge web browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to run. Your PC system can have a ton of PUPs, ad supported software and browser hijackers installed at the same time, so we suggest, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after restarting the computer, then start your PC system into Safe Mode and use the antimalware tool again.
Remove War Thunder redirect with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest you to use the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your personal computer of War Thunder redirect. Moreover, the tool will help you to delete potentially unwanted programs, malicious software, toolbars and hijackers that your computer can be infected too.
- Please download Zemana Anti Malware to your desktop by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is finished, please close all software and open windows on your machine. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware onto your PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the AntiMalware will open and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the utility is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When the system scan is finished, it will display a list of all threats detected by this utility.
- Review the report and then press the “Next” button. The utility will remove ad-supported software that cause annoying War Thunder advertisements to appear. Once the clean up is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
How to automatically remove War Thunder with Malwarebytes
You can remove War Thunder advertisements automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malware removal tool because it can easily delete browser hijackers, ad supported software, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is complete, you will see window like below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the ‘ad supported’ software that causes lots of undesired War Thunder pop up advertisements. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is scanning, you can see count of objects and files has already scanned.
Once the scanning is finished, it will show a list of found items. In order to remove all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now start to remove ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop-ups. After that process is complete, you may be prompted to reboot your computer.
The following video explains steps on how to remove browser hijacker infection, ad supported software and other malicious software with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Remove War Thunder popup ads and harmful extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to remove ad-supported software which cause undesired War Thunder ads to appear, browser hijackers, malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, toolbars and other threats from your computer. You can use this tool 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: March 22, 2021
Once the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the utility is launched, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes lots of intrusive War Thunder advertisements. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your system. Once it has completed scanning, you can check all threats found on your computer as shown on the image below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box like below.
You need to press “OK”. When disinfection is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your personal computer. When your PC system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop War Thunder popup ads and other intrusive sites
In order to increase your security and protect your computer against new undesired advertisements and harmful sites, you need to run ad-blocking program that blocks an access to malicious advertisements and pages. Moreover, the program can stop the display of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocker program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown 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 like below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop ads, pages such War Thunder, as well as other malicious or misleading 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 desktop.
How was popup advertisements ad supported software installed on computer
Many ‘ad supported’ software are included in the freeware installer. In many cases, a user have a chance to disable all included “offers”, but certain installers are made to confuse the average users, in order to trick them into installing the ad supported software that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop ups. Anyway, easier to prevent the adware rather than clean up your system after one. So, keep the browser updated (turn on automatic updates), run a good antivirus applications, double check a freeware before you open it (do a google search, scan a downloaded file with VirusTotal), avoid harmful and unknown web pages.
Once you have finished the steps outlined above, your PC system should be clean from malicious software, hijackers and ad supported software. The Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and Edge will no longer open War Thunder annoying page when you browse the World Wide Web. 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 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.
- As the scanning ends, the scan button will read “Save log”, press 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 intrusive War Thunder redirect.