The Pf.media-rocks.com is a web-page which can be loaded into your web browser with the help of adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). The adware may modify the settings of browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge or install a harmful web browser add-on that designed to generate a lot of intrusive pop up advertisements. It’ll lead to the fact that when you open the web-browser or browse the World Wide Web, it’ll always be forced to open Pf.media-rocks.com pop-ups, even when your web-browser is configured to block advertisements or your computer has a application that stops popups. On current date, the ‘ad supported’ software continues to increase the number of systems which have been infected.
The ‘ad supported’ software is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, modifies web-browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the ad supported software can install additional web browser extensions and modules that will inject advertisements within the Google Chrome, FF, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer’s screen. Moreover, the ad supported software may install web-browser hijacker that once started, will modify the internet browser’s home page and search engine. And finally, the adware can collect a wide variety of personal information such as what sites you are opening, what you are looking for the Internet and so on. This information, in the future, may be transferred to third parties.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, certain adware to also change all browsers shortcuts which located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your web browser to undesired ad web sites such as Pf.media-rocks.com, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole personal computer more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
We strongly advise that you perform the step-by-step instructions below which will allow you to remove Pf.media-rocks.com ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven free programs.
Remove Pf.media-rocks.com popup advertisements
As with uninstalling ad-supported software, malware or potentially unwanted applications, there are few steps you may do. We recommend trying them all. If you do only one part of the guidance, then it should be run malware removal utility, because it should delete adware and stop any further infection. But to completely get rid of Pf.media-rocks.com advertisements you will have to at least reset your web browser settings such as newtab page, start page and search provider by default to default state, disinfect personal computer’s web-browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious software, and remove ad supported software by malicious software removal tools. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your internet browser or restart your system.
Remove Pf.media-rocks.com pop up ads without any tools
The guide will help you get rid of Pf.media-rocks.com popup ads. These Pf.media-rocks.com removal steps work for the FF, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Deleting the Pf.media-rocks.com, check the list of installed applications first
In order to delete potentially unwanted programs such as this ad-supported software, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed programs. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are ad-supported software, hijacker or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a software which you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your personal computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then press “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will show a list of all applications installed on your personal computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Clean up the browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by adware
When installed, this ad-supported software may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. Due to this, every time you launch the web browser, it will display an annoying ad site.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your web-browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the browser that is redirected to the Pf.media-rocks.com or other unwanted page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you start your web browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text such as “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the internet browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Pf.media-rocks.com web page or any other unwanted web pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Get rid of 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 open your computer, it will open Pf.media-rocks.com undesired web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all malicious tasks which have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard simultaneously. It will open 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 on the image 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 delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further click 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 adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Pf.media-rocks.com redirect from Chrome
Use the Reset web browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as newtab, homepage and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to unwanted ad web pages such as Pf.media-rocks.com.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google 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 Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Pf.media-rocks.com pop-ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Internet Explorer reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown in the figure below.
Once the process is complete, click “Close” button. Close the IE and reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web-browser’s new tab page, start page and search provider by default to default state.
Get rid of Pf.media-rocks.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your FF is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser program, including the redirect to Pf.media-rocks.com web site.
First, launch the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to remove Pf.media-rocks.com ads with free applications
Use malicious software removal tools to delete Pf.media-rocks.com popup advertisements automatically. The free applications tools specially created for browser hijacker infections, ‘ad supported’ software and other potentially unwanted applications removal. These tools can delete most of ‘ad supported’ software from Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Moreover, it may remove all components of ad supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to delete Pf.media-rocks.com
We recommend using the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your PC system of the adware. The tool is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, malware, toolbars, ransomware and ‘ad supported’ software which causes unwanted Pf.media-rocks.com pop up ads.
Download Zemana Anti Malware on your Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up 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 help you install Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen like below.
Now click the “Scan” button .Zemana AntiMalware program will scan through the whole PC system for the ‘ad supported’ software which developed to redirect your browser to various ad pages such as Pf.media-rocks.com. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your machine and the speed of your machine. During the scan Zemana will detect all threats present on your system.
When Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) has finished scanning your computer, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will display a scan report. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. The Zemana Free will get rid of adware that redirects your browser to intrusive Pf.media-rocks.com page and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once the task is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC system.
How to remove Pf.media-rocks.com with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to scan for ad supported software and thereby get rid of Pf.media-rocks.com popup ads from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the following example.
When the install begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your PC.
Once installation is complete, you’ll see window as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that causes a ton of undesired Pf.media-rocks.com pop up advertisements. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
After the checking is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will show a scan report. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now get rid of ‘ad supported’ software that causes web-browsers to open unwanted Pf.media-rocks.com pop ups and move items to the program’s quarantine. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to get rid of browser hijacker, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM).
Run AdwCleaner to get rid of Pf.media-rocks.com pop ups
The AdwCleaner tool is free and easy to use. It can check and delete malware, PUPs and ad-supported software in Google Chrome, FF, IE and Edge web-browsers and thereby get rid of all annoying Pf.media-rocks.com pop ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
After the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as displayed in the following example. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to start the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that developed to redirect your web-browser to various ad web-pages like Pf.media-rocks.com. When a malware, ‘ad supported’ software or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
Once AdwCleaner has completed scanning, AdwCleaner will show a scan report as displayed in the following example.
In order to remove all items, simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove ad-supported software that causes lots of annoying Pf.media-rocks.com pop up advertisements and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When that process is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to block Pf.media-rocks.com and stay safe online
Run an ad-blocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web-sites. Additionally, ad-blocker applications will help you to avoid undesired pop up advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “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 do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, pages such Pf.media-rocks.com, 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, that is located on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Pf.media-rocks.com redirect and other unwanted applications
Once you have done the few simple steps shown above, your system should be clean from this ad supported software and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer will no longer show undesired Pf.media-rocks.com web site when you surf the Web. 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.
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 annoying Pf.media-rocks.com pop-up ads.