Have you become that the Edge, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox began showing unwanted WhiteClick ads? It is possible that you’re a victim of undesired software from the adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) family. The WhiteClick is a part of software that created to show lots of intrusive pop-up advertisements. You need to follow the step-by-step tutorial below sooner. It’ll help you to remove WhiteClick adware that generates a ton of ads in the browser and thereby get rid of any unwanted ads and pop-ups.
The WhiteClick ‘ad supported’ software, which opens unwanted pop-ups, ads and deals, is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, changes web browser settings and blocks them from changing. Also the adware can install additional browser extensions and modules that will inject advertisements within the Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox’s screen. Moreover, the adware may install internet browser hijacker that once started, will alter the web-browser’s home page and search provider.
Even worse, the WhiteClick adware can be used to collect a wide variety of your personal information such as what web pages you are opening, what you are looking for the World Wide Web and so on. This privacy information, later, may be transferred third party companies.
As evident, the adware is a potentially undesired program and should not be used. If you noticed any of the symptoms mentioned above, we suggest you to follow steps below to remove the ad supported software and delete WhiteClick ads from your internet browser.
How to remove Ads by WhiteClick adware
Most often ad supported software requires more than a simple uninstall through the use of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully deleted. For that reason, our team made several removal ways that we’ve summarized in a detailed guide. Therefore, if you’ve the intrusive WhiteClick ads and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the few simple steps 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 machine.
To remove WhiteClick ads, perform the steps below:
- How to manually remove WhiteClick
- Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of WhiteClick adware
- How to stop unwanted ads
- Tips to prevent WhiteClick and other unwanted apps
- Finish words
How to manually remove WhiteClick
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of WhiteClick ads from the Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Chrome.
Uninstall adware through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The process of ad supported software removal is generally the same across all versions of Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed applications on your system and uninstall all unused, unknown and questionable applications.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the MS Windows logo, and then press Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) like below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all questionable and unknown programs. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the WhiteClick adware, which reroutes your browser to intrusive ad pages or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your computer.
Remove WhiteClick from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as homepage, newtab and search provider to their default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Launch the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the internet browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show 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 shown on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the WhiteClick adware that causes internet browsers to open undesired pop-up ads. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Delete WhiteClick from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer web browser you restore your web-browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by WhiteClick ad supported software that causes a large amount of intrusive pop-up ads.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as shown on the image below.
After the process is done, press “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s search engine by default, new tab and startpage to default state.
Remove WhiteClick from Chrome
If you are getting WhiteClick ads, then you can try to get rid of it by resetting Google Chrome to its original state. It will also clear cookies, content and site data, temporary and cached data. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Use free malware removal tools to completely get rid of WhiteClick adware
The ‘ad supported’ software can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove completely. This may lead to the fact that after some time, the WhiteClick ad supported software that causes a lot of intrusive pop up ads again infect your PC. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to remove ad supported software manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best method to find and remove ad supported software is to run free malicious software removal software.
Scan and clean your browser of WhiteClick adware with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Ads by WhiteClick automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal tool because it can easily remove browser hijackers, PUPs, ad supported software with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Now you can set up and run Zemana Free to get rid of WhiteClick ‘ad supported’ software from your browser by following the steps below:
Click the following link to download Zemana setup package called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your system. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: July 16, 2019
Launch the setup package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to setup this tool on your machine.
During installation you can change some settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When install is complete, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the WhiteClick adware that causes browsers to open intrusive pop-up advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
Once the scan get completed, Zemana Free will open a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been found. In order to get rid of all threats, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will remove WhiteClick adware and add threats to the Quarantine. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
Scan your personal computer and get rid of WhiteClick adware with Hitman Pro
If Zemana Free cannot get rid of this adware, then we suggests to run the HitmanPro. HitmanPro is a free removal utility for hijackers, PUPs, toolbars and WhiteClick adware, which cause unwanted advertisements to appear. It’s specially developed to work as a second scanner for your PC system.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- Once the downloading process is complete, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, press Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” . HitmanPro application will scan through the whole computer for the WhiteClick adware that causes web-browsers to open unwanted pop ups. When a threat is found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After the system scan is done, a list of all items found is prepared. You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Scan and free your PC system of adware with Malwarebytes
We advise using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect ad supported software and thereby get rid of Ads by WhiteClick adware from your browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the PC system.
MalwareBytes Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your system. Further, start the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install MalwareBytes on the system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed in the figure below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the WhiteClick adware that cause annoying popups to appear. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your system.
After MalwareBytes has completed scanning your computer, MalwareBytes Free will display a list of detected items. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove WhiteClick ad supported software and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once that process is finished, you can be prompted to restart your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware to get rid of hijackers, adware and other malware.
How to stop unwanted ads
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all annoying web sites using only built-in Microsoft Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to stop undesired web browser redirects, advertisements and pop ups in any modern internet browsers including Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It’s named Adguard and it works very well.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After the download is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 unwanted pop up ads, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. 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 can be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent WhiteClick and other unwanted apps
These days certain freeware creators bundle additional applications which could be PUPs such as this adware, with a view to making some money. These are not free software as install an unwanted software on to your Microsoft Windows PC system. So whenever you install a new free application that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual installation type, reject all additional apps.
Once you have complete the few simple steps above, your system should be clean from WhiteClick adware that causes browsers to display unwanted pop ups and other malicious software. The Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome will no longer display unwanted WhiteClick ads. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.