Have you become that your internet browser randomly opens Install.utilitooltech.com ads? It is possible that you have an installed adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) on your computer. The ad supported software is a part of malicious software that designed to open a large number of unwanted advertisements. You need to perform the step by step guidance below as quickly as possible. It’ll clear your PC system from adware that generates a lot of pop-up ads in the web-browser and thereby remove the reroute to Install.utilitooltech.com web-site.
The ad supported software is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional tool. It is developed with the sole purpose to display dozens of popup advertisements, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open browser window. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertising banners on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit harmful web pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link.
The adware can change the settings of the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and IE, but often that a malicious software such as this can also infect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time run the web-browser to see the intrusive Install.utilitooltech.com page.
Instructions which is shown below, will allow you to clean your personal computer from the ad-supported software as well as get rid of Install.utilitooltech.com annoying popup ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and other internet browsers.
Remove Install.utilitooltech.com pop-up ads
The adware is a form of malware that you might have difficulty in uninstalling it from your PC system. Luckily, you have found the effective Install.utilitooltech.com popups removal guide in this post. Both the manual removal way and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you have any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Some of the steps will require you to restart your computer or close this web page. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually get rid of Install.utilitooltech.com
The useful removal steps for the Install.utilitooltech.com pop up ads. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to delete Install.utilitooltech.com pop up ads let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Uninstall potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
In order to remove PUPs such as this adware, open the MS 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, browser hijacker or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a programs which you do not use, then deleting them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then press Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all applications installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Remove Install.utilitooltech.com pop-up advertisements from IE
By resetting IE web-browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware that causes multiple intrusive ads.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove Install.utilitooltech.com pop-ups from FF
Resetting your FF is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser application, including the redirect to Install.utilitooltech.com web-page.
First, open the FF and click button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed in the figure below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the browser adress bar and press Enter. It will show the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will display the confirmation dialog box. Further, click the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the adware that causes a ton of unwanted Install.utilitooltech.com popups. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Install.utilitooltech.com pop-ups from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the internet browser’s settings such as startpage, newtab and default search provider that have been modified by the ‘ad supported’ software that causes web-browsers to display annoying Install.utilitooltech.com pop-ups.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will open the Chrome main menu, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings” button.
- The 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 article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
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 start your machine, it will open Install.utilitooltech.com intrusive web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks that have been created by malicious application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This displays a dialog box that 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, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as displayed on the screen below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then get rid of this harmful task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, 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 select Delete as displayed below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
Now you need to clean up the web browser shortcuts. Check that the shortcut referring to the right exe-file of the browser, and not on any unknown file.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected browser and choose the “Properties” option and it’ll show the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as displayed in the following example.
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 which have been modified by ad supported software like Install.utilitooltech.com usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe like 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 displayed on the screen 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 modified by adware.
|Google Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||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 done, press OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all internet browsers which are re-directed to the Install.utilitooltech.com intrusive site.
How to get rid of Install.utilitooltech.com redirect with freeware
After completing the manual removal guide above all unwanted programs, malicious web-browser’s add-ons and ad-supported software that cause unwanted Install.utilitooltech.com pop up advertisements to appear should be deleted. If the problem with Install.utilitooltech.com pop-ups is still remained, then we advise to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free adware removal software below.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Install.utilitooltech.com
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can remove adware, potentially unwanted programs, hijackers and other malicious software from your system 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.
- Please download Zemana Anti-Malware on your personal computer from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is done, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Next, run a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Free onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Free will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ad supported software that causes annoying Install.utilitooltech.com pop-ups. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- When Zemana Free completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Review the scan results and then click the “Next” button. The tool will get rid of adware that causes web browsers to open undesired Install.utilitooltech.com advertisements and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Zemana Anti-Malware and continue with the next step.
Run Malwarebytes to get rid of Install.utilitooltech.com advertisements
Manual Install.utilitooltech.com advertisements 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 free your PC system of ad supported software. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes Free on your machine from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will allow you install MalwareBytes on the machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the ‘ad supported’ software which cause unwanted Install.utilitooltech.com pop up ads to appear. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your personal computer and the speed of your machine.
When the system scan is done, a list of all items found is produced. You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove adware that redirects your internet browser to annoying Install.utilitooltech.com web-site. When the task is finished, you can be prompted to restart your PC. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to remove browser hijacker infections, adware and other malware.
Run AdwCleaner to remove Install.utilitooltech.com popups
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can check and delete malware, PUPs and ad supported software in Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge web browsers and thereby remove all annoying Install.utilitooltech.com pop-ups. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then click Save.
- After the download is done, start the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, click the “Scan” .AdwCleaner application will scan through the whole personal computer for the adware that causes web browsers to show annoying Install.utilitooltech.com pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your system. While the tool is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- Once the system scan is finished, AdwCleaner will show a list of all items detected by the scan. Review the scan results and then click “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to reboot your personal computer, click “OK”.
The step by step guide shown in detail in the following video.
How to block Install.utilitooltech.com redirect
Use adblocker application like AdGuard in order to block ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install harmful and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your machine performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as shown 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 which 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 PC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popups, web-sites such Install.utilitooltech.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, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Install.utilitooltech.com pop up ads
The ad-supported software is usually spreads bundled with free applications and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your computer. This happens especially when you are installing a free software. The program installer tricks you into accepting the setup of additional software, which you do not really want. Moreover, some paid programs may also install additional software that you do not want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid programs from reputable download web-pages. Use ONLY custom or manual setup mode and never blindly click Next button.
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be free of the ad-supported software which causes annoying Install.utilitooltech.com popups. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti Malware (to periodically scan your computer for new ad-supported softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup advertisements and harmful web pages). Moreover, to prevent ad-supported softwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs (potentially unwanted programs).
If you need more help with Install.utilitooltech.com pop up ads related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.