The Play.leadzuaf.com site appeared on your PC without any notice? After that, you are faced with the fact that your browser is now redirected to other unwanted web sites and filled with a variety of popup ads and banners. The cause of all your problems with your PC is adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many PC systems around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where this adware has got into your computer. In the step-by-step tutorial below, we will explain all the general features of ad-supported software and its typical behavior on the computer, as well as effective methods for manually removing Play.leadzuaf.com ads from your PC system.
While your computer is infected with the ad supported software, the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer may be re-directed to Play.leadzuaf.com annoying web-site. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display lots of undesired ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your web browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software.
The ad supported software can change the settings of the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also infect all types of internet browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the browser to see Play.leadzuaf.com annoying advertisements.
We strongly recommend that you perform the instructions below that will assist you to delete Play.leadzuaf.com pop-up ads using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
How to remove Play.leadzuaf.com pop up ads
Most commonly adware requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team designed several removal methods that we’ve combined in a detailed instructions. Therefore, if you’ve the unwanted Play.leadzuaf.com redirect on your computer and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the step by step instructions below in order to resolve your problem. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your web-browser or restart your computer.
Manual Play.leadzuaf.com popups removal
Most common adware may be deleted without any antivirus software. The manual adware removal is step by step tutorial that will teach you how to get rid of the Play.leadzuaf.com pop-up advertisements.
Uninstall Play.leadzuaf.com related programs through the Control Panel of your personal computer
Some of potentially unwanted applications, ad supported software and browser hijackers can be removed using the Add/Remove programs utility that is located in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click the Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click “Start” and select “Control Panel”.
It will show the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your PC. Scroll through the all list, and remove any suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date in the Control panel.
Remove Play.leadzuaf.com popups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser settings such as homepage, newtab page and default search provider having been changed by ad-supported software that causes a ton of annoying Play.leadzuaf.com pop-up ads, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, start the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as displayed in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete ad supported software which cause undesired Play.leadzuaf.com advertisements to appear, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab, home page and search engine by default to default state.
Remove Play.leadzuaf.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox settings like home page, new tab and search engine by default have been changed by the ‘ad supported’ software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
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 displayed in the figure below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your FF internet browser settings to its original state.
Remove Play.leadzuaf.com pop up advertisements from Chrome
Run the Reset web-browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as homepage, new tab and default search provider to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web-browser redirects to intrusive ad web-sites such as Play.leadzuaf.com.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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, as displayed in the figure below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Play.leadzuaf.com web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks which have been created by unwanted programs.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, like below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your PC system. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the malicious program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to delete, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown in the following example.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts that have been hijacked by ‘ad supported’ software
The ‘ad supported’ software can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument like http://site.address/.
Right click on the shortcut of infected internet browser as shown in the figure below.
Select the “Properties” option and it’ll open a shortcut’s properties. Next, click the “Shortcut” tab and then delete the “http://site.address” string from Target field as shown below.
Then click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web browsers that are redirected to the Play.leadzuaf.com unwanted site.
How to automatically remove Play.leadzuaf.com pop-ups
Run malware removal tools to delete Play.leadzuaf.com advertisements automatically. The free programs tools specially developed for browser hijacker infections, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These tools can delete most of ad supported software from Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and MS Edge. Moreover, it can remove all components of ‘ad supported’ software from Windows registry and system drives.
How to automatically delete Play.leadzuaf.com pop up ads with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can remove ‘ad supported’ software, potentially unwanted applications, hijackers and other malicious software from your personal computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of PC system resources.
- Download Zemana Free from the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- After the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which causes undesired Play.leadzuaf.com pop up ads. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will detect all threats present on your PC system.
- When finished, Zemana Anti Malware will open a scan report. All detected items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Next”. Once the cleaning process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC.
How to automatically remove Play.leadzuaf.com with Malwarebytes
Manual Play.leadzuaf.com pop-ups removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad supported software may be not completely removed. We advise that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of ‘ad supported’ software. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and toolbars that your computer can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) by clicking on the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- After downloading 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 named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is done, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Free utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out adware that causes multiple undesired popups. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) application is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will display a list of found items. When you are ready, press “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video offers a instructions on how to remove hijackers, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware.
Run AdwCleaner to delete Play.leadzuaf.com popup ads from web-browser
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to delete ad-supported software which causes annoying Play.leadzuaf.com popups, browser hijacker infections, malware, potentially unwanted software, toolbars and other threats from your system. You may run this tool to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
Download AdwCleaner from the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
Once the download is done, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. Once the tool is launched, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole PC for the adware that causes multiple undesired pop-ups. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When AdwCleaner has completed scanning your personal computer, you may check all items detected on your machine as displayed on the image below.
All detected threats will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as shown on the image below.
You need to press “OK”. Once finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your PC. When your computer is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to block Play.leadzuaf.com redirect
Run ad blocker program like 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 which affect your computer performance and impact your PC system security. Browse the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is done, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed in the following example.
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 instructions as shown in the figure below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop advertisements, pages such Play.leadzuaf.com, as well as other malicious or misleading pages. 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.
Tips to prevent Play.leadzuaf.com redirect and other unwanted applications
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the instructions shown above, your personal computer should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge will no longer show annoying Play.leadzuaf.com web-page when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the instructions 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 Play.leadzuaf.com redirect.