What is Adware.Elex.ShrtCln? Computer security experts has determined that the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It is which created to redirect users to a variety of advertising web-sites. Some of them can be suspicious or misleading web-sites. Aside from causing redirects, the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln also can open a ton of advertisements, slow down the computer and continually gather a wide variety of personal data. The Adware.Elex.ShrtCln usually gets installed onto computer with free programs, codecs and shareware.
While your computer is affected with the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln, the Edge, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome may be redirected to unwanted pages. Of course, the ad supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may show a huge number of unwanted advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of 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 ads will appear on all web-pages, including web-pages where previously you have never seen any sponsored links.
The Adware.Elex.ShrtCln can alter the settings of the IE, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that a harmful software like this can also affect all types of browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user each time launch the web browser to see various intrusive ads.
So, obviously, you need to delete the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln as quickly as possible. Use the free few simple steps below. This guide will help you clean your PC of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln and thereby get rid of any unwanted pop-up advertisements.
How to remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln
Without a doubt, the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln is harmful to your system. So you need to quickly and completely remove this unwanted software which redirects your web browser to annoying ads. To delete the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln, you may use the manual removal steps that are given below or free malware removal tool such as Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro (all are free). We recommend you use automatic removal solution which will help you to remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln easily and safely. Manual removal is best used only if you’re well versed in machine or in the case where adware is not removed automatically. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your personal computer or close this site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln, complete the following steps:
- How to manually remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln
- How to get rid of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware with freeware
- Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
- Method of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln intrusion into your machine
- Finish words
How to manually remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln
Most common adware may be removed without any antivirus programs. The manual adware removal is tutorial that will teach you how to get rid of the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware.
Uninstall adware through the Windows Control Panel
Check out the MS Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We recommend to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of apps by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and dubious programs, they are the ones you need to delete.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete dubious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln from Firefox
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to unwanted web-pages and annoying ads.
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 shown in the following example.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Delete Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware from Internet Explorer
By resetting IE browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Adware.Elex.ShrtCln that causes web-browsers to display undesired popup ads.
First, launch the IE. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware from Chrome
If your Chrome internet browser is affected by Adware.Elex.ShrtCln, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” 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 article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Once installed, the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln can add a task in to the Windows Task Scheduler Library. Due to this, every time when you run your personal computer, it will display an unwanted web-page. So, you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all harmful tasks which have been created by malicious applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will open a dialog box 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 shown below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need remove 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 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 the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Fix internet browser shortcuts, altered by adware
The Adware.Elex.ShrtCln that causes web browsers to open annoying pop up advertisements, may hijack various Windows shortcut files on your desktop (most often, all internet browsers shortcut files), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut file that you use to run your web browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut file for the internet browser which is redirected to an intrusive web-page.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The Adware.Elex.ShrtCln can replace the contents of this field, which describes the file to be run when you launch 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 are seeing an unknown text such as “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as displayed on the screen below.
Next, press the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you start the internet browser from this desktop shortcut file, it does not occur automatically redirect on unwanted ads. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
How to get rid of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware with freeware
After completing the manual removal tutorial above all unwanted apps, malicious browser’s addons and Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware should be uninstalled. If the problem with Adware.Elex.ShrtCln is still remained, then we recommend to scan your machine for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free ‘ad supported’ software removal software below.
Use Zemana Anti-malware to remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln
We advise you to use the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your machine of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln which developed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web-sites. Moreover, the utility will help you to remove PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and browser hijacker infections that your machine may be infected too.
Download Zemana Free by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
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After downloading is finished, close all windows on your system. Further, launch the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, press the “Yes” button.
It will show the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana will automatically start and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, press the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) tool will begin scanning the whole system to find out Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware which made to reroute your browser to various ads. A system scan may take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When Zemana has completed scanning your system, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will create a list of unwanted and adware. Review the report and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana will start to remove Adware.Elex.ShrtCln and other malware. After finished, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
Run HitmanPro to delete Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware
Hitman Pro will help get rid of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln which causes undesired popups that slow down your PC. The hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other potentially unwanted software slow your internet browser down and try to trick you into clicking on dubious ads and links. HitmanPro removes the ad supported software and lets you enjoy your PC without Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download Hitman Pro on your Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the download is complete, open the file location. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the utility is opened, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web-browser to undesired ad pages. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC. After the checking is finished, Hitman Pro will produce a list of unwanted and ad-supported software as displayed in the figure below.
Once you have selected what you want to remove from your PC press “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button.
Automatically get rid of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to find out Adware.Elex.ShrtCln and thereby delete any unwanted ads from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on the PC system.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the download is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes will try to update itself and when this procedure is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln ‘ad supported’ software which designed to redirect your internet browser to various ad web sites. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is done. Once you have selected what you want to get rid of from your personal computer click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the few simple steps or the video guide below.
Run AdBlocker to stay safe online
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocking application for the Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of annoying ads, popunders, popups, undesired newtab pages, and even full page advertisements and web page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block malicious and misleading sites automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is finished, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. After the install is complete, you will see a window as shown on the screen below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup 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 start your system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, as well as other harmful or misleading 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 can be found on your desktop.
Method of Adware.Elex.ShrtCln intrusion into your machine
Now your machine should be clean of the Adware.Elex.ShrtCln. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying ads and harmful sites). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to find potentially unwanted software.
If you need more help with Adware.Elex.ShrtCln adware related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.