The Adware.Norassie is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software), which is often installs on the machine with the free programs. Once it gets installed onto your personal computer, the Adware.Norassie will begin to display a ton of unwanted ads in your internet browsers or redirect the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge to various intrusive ad web-sites. You probably want to know how to get rid of these unwanted ads and browser redirects as well as remove Adware.Norassie adware. In the few simple steps below we will tell you about how to solve your problems.
Of course, the Adware.Norassie may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a huge number of annoying advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web-pages that are you opening in your browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The Adware.Norassie advertisements will appear on all web-sites, including pages where previously you have never seen any ads.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad supported software like Adware.Norassie to also change all web-browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your browser to unwanted ad pages, certain of which might be malicious. It can make the whole PC system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
The guidance below explaining steps to remove Adware.Norassie problem. Feel free to use it for removal of this adware that may attack Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge and other popular web browsers. The tutorial will allow you remove Adware.Norassie and thereby clean your internet browser from all unwanted advertisements.
Remove Adware.Norassie (removal guide)
Even if you’ve the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you have checked your computer for malware and removed anything found, you need to do the guidance below. The Adware.Norassie adware removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus applications are not made to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash Microsoft Windows. Instead we suggest complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana Anti Malware, MalwareBytes Free or AdwCleaner, which are free programs dedicated to detect and get rid of Adware.Norassie adware that causes multiple annoying advertisements and popups. Run these utilities to ensure the adware is removed.
Manual Adware.Norassie removal
The guidance will help you remove Ads by Adware.Norassie adware. These Adware.Norassie removal steps work for the FF, Google Chrome, IE and Edge, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Delete potentially unwanted programs using MS Windows Control Panel
In order to get rid of PUPs such as this adware, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed software. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or PUPs. If yes, remove them off. Even if they are just a programs which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your PC system start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the figure below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the appearance of pop ups and web browser redirect to the annoying Adware.Norassie ads. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of harmful programs 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 displayed in the figure below.
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed on the image below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of pop ups and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to delete is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the Adware.Norassie can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you start your computer, it will open Adware.Norassie intrusive ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks that have been created by adware.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This shows 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 displayed 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, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove 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 ‘ad-supported’ application, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then press on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as displayed in the figure below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by unwanted software. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the web-browser’s shortcuts
When the Adware.Norassie is started, it can also change the web browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the browser, it will show an unwanted web-page.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your internet browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The ‘ad supported’ software can change it. If you are seeing something such as “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the web-browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as on the image below.
Once is finished, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for web browser shortcuts which redirects to an unwanted web-pages. When you have completed, go to next step.
Remove Adware.Norassie ads from Chrome
If your Google Chrome internet browser is redirected to undesired Adware.Norassie ads, it may be necessary to completely reset your web-browser application to its default settings.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display 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 Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Remove Ads by Adware.Norassie adware from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web-browser newtab page, start page and search engine by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the IE, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will delete multiple undesired Adware.Norassie advertisements and popups, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, newtab and search provider by default to default state.
Get rid of Adware.Norassie ads from Firefox
Resetting your FF is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web-browser application, including the redirect to Adware.Norassie ads.
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely get rid of Adware.Norassie
Run malware removal utilities to remove Adware.Norassie automatically. The free applications tools specially made for hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other potentially unwanted software removal. These tools may delete most of ‘ad supported’ software from Google Chrome, IE, Firefox and MS Edge. Moreover, it may remove all components of adware from Windows registry and system drives.
Delete Adware.Norassie with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware highly recommended, because it can detect security threats such ad-supported software and ad supported softwares that most ‘classic’ antivirus programs fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Adware.Norassie ad-supported software removal problems which cannot be fixed by this tool automatically, then Zemana Anti-malware provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
- Please download Zemana Free from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- When downloading is complete, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware will launch and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Adware.Norassie ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop ups. This procedure may take quite a while, so please be patient.
- Once the system scan is finished, a list of all threats found is produced.
- Next, you need to click the “Next” button. The utility will start to delete Adware.Norassie that made to redirect your browser to various ad sites. When the cleaning process is done, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
Use Malwarebytes to remove Adware.Norassie adware
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your system of the ad supported software. The free tool is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It’s able to help you delete unwanted Adware.Norassie ads from your browsers, potentially unwanted applications, malicious software, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your computer for free.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, launch the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will assist you setup MalwareBytes Free on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Free program will scan through the whole machine for the Adware.Norassie adware that causes unwanted pop up advertisements. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will show you the results. Next, you need to press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will begin to delete Adware.Norassie ad-supported software that causes multiple unwanted ads and pop-ups. Once the process is done, you can be prompted to reboot your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
If the problem with Adware.Norassie is still remained
If MalwareBytes anti malware or Zemana Free cannot delete this adware, then we advises to run the AdwCleaner. AdwCleaner is a free removal tool for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and Adware.Norassie ad supported software that causes web-browsers to display undesired popups.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: April 28, 2022
- Once the download is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole PC for the Adware.Norassie that cause intrusive popup advertisements to appear. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the AdwCleaner application is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the scan is finished, you can check all threats found on your computer. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Block unwanted ads and other annoying web sites
In order to increase your security and protect your PC against new undesired advertisements and malicious web pages, you need to run ad-blocking application that stops an access to harmful ads and web-sites. 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.
Download AdGuard program on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is finished, you will see a window as displayed below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, 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.
Where the Adware.Norassie comes from
Most commonly, the free applications setup file includes additional software such as the Adware.Norassie adware that designed to redirect your web browser to various ad web pages. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional applications in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install any third-party software which you don’t trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the free programs is installed, if you uninstall this software, the intrusive Adware.Norassie popup ads will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the steps above.
To sum up
Now your PC system should be clean of the Adware.Norassie software that redirects your web-browser to intrusive ad sites. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new ad-supported softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block intrusive pop-ups and malicious 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 Adware.Norassie adware related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.