The Ad Galazy is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) category. The adware is a type of harmful software that alters your PC’s web-browser settings so that you will be often redirected to various undesired advertisements. Follow the instructions below as soon as possible It’ll clean your computer from the adware and thereby remove undesired Ad Galazy pop up ads. Moreover, the guide will allow you to protect your system from more harmful viruses and trojans.
Technically, the ad-supported software is not a virus, but it does bad things, it generates lots of pop up ads. It may download and install on to your computer other malicious and unwanted software without your permission, force you to visit misleading or harmful web-pages. Moreover, the adware can install web browser hijacker. Once installed, it will replace your web-browser setting such as start page, newtab page and search engine with an intrusive site.
The ad-supported software can modify the settings of the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, but often that a harmful software such as this can also hijack all types of browsers by modifying their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time open the internet browser to see the annoying Ad Galazy ads.
Instructions that is shown below, will allow you to clean your machine from the adware as well as remove Ad Galazy undesired popup advertisements from the Edge, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and other browsers.
How to remove Ad Galazy adware
Fortunately, it is not hard to get rid of Ad Galazy adware that causes lots of undesired advertisements. In the following guide, we will provide two methods to clean your machine of this adware. One is the manual removal method and the other is automatic removal way. You can choose the way that best fits you. Please follow the removal steps below to delete Ad Galazy ‘ad supported’ software right now!
To remove Ad Galazy, perform the steps below:
- How to remove Ad Galazy adware without any software
- Ad Galazy ad supported software automatic removal
- How to stay safe online
- How can you prevent the Ad Galazy
- To sum up
How to remove Ad Galazy adware without any software
The useful removal tutorial for the Ad Galazy adware. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove Ad Galazy let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Delete ad-supported software through the MS Windows Control Panel
Some potentially unwanted applications, browser hijacking programs and ‘ad supported’ software can be removed by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to remove them.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, click Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the following example.
Very carefully look around the entire list of software installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the Ad Galazy adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups. If you’ve many applications installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown in the figure below.
After the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as 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 apps that were installed last. Most likely, it is the Ad Galazy ad-supported software that causes undesired pop-ups. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. After the application which you need to delete is found, simply press on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Remove Ad Galazy ads from Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web browser’s settings such as search provider by default, new tab page and home page that have been replaced by the Ad Galazy adware that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop ups.
First start the Google Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed plugins. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web-browser will display the settings screen. Another method to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will open the confirmation dialog box as shown in the following example.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will run the task of cleaning. Once it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including startpage, search engine and newtab back to the values which have been when the Chrome was first installed on your machine.
Get rid of Ads by Ad Galazy adware from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings such as start page, search engine by default and newtab page having been modified by Ad Galazy adware that causes web-browsers to show undesired pop up ads, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Remove Ad Galazy ads from FF by resetting internet browser settings
If the Firefox settings like default search engine, startpage and new tab have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Launch the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The Mozilla Firefox will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Ad Galazy adware that causes a large amount of undesired pop up ads. Once, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete 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 boot your system, it will open Ad Galazy undesired ads. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all harmful tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will open a prompt 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 in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show 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’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Further press 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 unwanted apps. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Fix hijacked browsers shortcuts
Unfortunately, the Ad Galazy adware that reroutes your internet browser to intrusive ad web pages, can also hijack Windows shortcuts (mostly, your web browsers shortcuts), so that the Ad Galazy ads will be shown when you run the Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Firefox or another internet browser.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to launch your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut file for the web browser that is redirected to the Ad Galazy ads or other intrusive page.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The Ad Galazy adware that causes internet browsers to show unwanted pop-ups can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you open your web browser. Depending on the web browser you’re using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you’re seeing an unknown text such as “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you run the web-browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Ad Galazy ads or any other undesired web-pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Ad Galazy ad supported software automatic removal
Run malicious software removal utilities to remove Ad Galazy adware automatically. The free programs tools specially made for hijackers, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These utilities can get rid of most of adware from MS Edge, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome. Moreover, it can remove all components of ‘ad supported’ software from Windows registry and system drives.
How to get rid of Ad Galazy adware with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest you to run the Zemana Anti-malware which are completely clean your computer of Ad Galazy that causes intrusive popup advertisements. Moreover, the tool will allow you to remove PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijackers that your computer may be infected too.
Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Zemana for Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is finished, start it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan” button .Zemana program will scan through the whole computer for the Ad Galazy adware that causes a large count of unwanted pop-ups.
Depending on your personal computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished. When you are ready, click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove Ad Galazy ad supported software that causes multiple unwanted ads and pop-ups and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Delete Ad Galazy adware with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to search for adware and thereby delete Ad Galazy adware from your web browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the machine.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) for Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is done, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the figure below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes Free on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, press Finish button. Then MalwareBytes will automatically run and you may see its main window as displayed on the image below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button .MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) program will scan through the whole personal computer for the Ad Galazy adware which cause unwanted pop-up ads to appear. This process may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) utility is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
After the scan is complete, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will remove Ad Galazy that causes internet browsers to open intrusive ads and move threats to the program’s quarantine. When that process is complete, you can be prompted to restart your system. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware to get rid of hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malicious software.
Remove Ad Galazy adware from web-browsers with AdwCleaner
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can check and delete malware, potentially unwanted software and ad supported software in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox browsers and thereby remove all undesired Ad Galazy pop up advertisements. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and delete harmful registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
- Download AdwCleaner on your PC system by clicking on the following link.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- Once downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Ad Galazy that causes a lot of unwanted popup advertisements. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the tool is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- When the scan is finished, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stay safe online
Running an ad-blocking program such as AdGuard is an effective way to alleviate the risks. Additionally, ad blocker software will also protect you from malicious ads and web sites, and, of course, stop redirection chain to misleading ads and similar pages.
- Download AdGuard program 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
- Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is finished, click “Skip” to close the install application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which 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 start your PC, AdGuard will start automatically and block advertisements, 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 icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the Ad Galazy
To sum up
Once you have complete the steps shown above, your PC should be clean from this ad-supported software and other malware. The MS Edge, FF, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer will no longer display intrusive Ad Galazy ads when you surf the Internet. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps 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 Ad Galazy adware.