If your internet browser gets redirected to a suspicious website called Lifecontext.me or lots of ads are displayed where they should not be then most likely that the ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) get installed on your system.
Adware is a part of malicious applications that created to display a large number of undesired pop up advertisements. Unlike viruses, the adware will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your browser. This is because, it’ll affect your system, get full access to your web browsers and can be used to alter their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your browser settings will be changed, you will be redirected to intrusive ads, some of which can lead to malicious or misleading web-sites.
Even worse, the adware can analyze your surfing, and gain access to your confidential info and, later, can sell it to third party companies. Thus, there are more than enough reasons to remove Lifecontext.me redirect from your computer.
The adware usually affects only the MS Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox by changing the browser’s settings or installing a harmful plugins. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web browsers will be hijacked too. The ad supported software will perform a scan of the PC for web browser shortcut files and alter them without your permission.
If your PC system has been infected by the adware, you must have finished any of the steps above. Once you have removed Lifecontext.me popups from your personal computer by following our instructions below, make sure not to commit the same mistakes again in the future.
Remove Lifecontext.me pop-up ads (removal guide)
In order to delete Lifecontext.me redirect, start by closing any programs and popups that are open. If a pop-up won’t close, then close your web browser (IE, Microsoft Edge, Chrome and Firefox). If a program won’t close then please restart your PC. Next, follow the steps below.
To remove Lifecontext.me pop-ups, follow the steps below:
- Delete potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Lifecontext.me redirect from Google Chrome
- Remove Lifecontext.me pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
- Remove Lifecontext.me popup advertisements from Internet Explorer
- Scan your computer and remove Lifecontext.me popups with free utilities
- Block Lifecontext.me and other intrusive websites
How to manually delete Lifecontext.me pop-ups
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually remove adware which causes undesired Lifecontext.me popups. Even if the tutorial does not work for you, there are several free malicious software removers below that can easily handle such adware that causes multiple undesired popup advertisements.
Delete potentially unwanted programs using Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted programs, ad-supported software and hijackers can be removed using the Add/Remove programs tool which can be found in the Windows Control Panel. So, if you are using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to delete it through Add/Remove programs.
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.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown in the following example.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and get rid of all suspicious and unknown software. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. Once you’ve found anything dubious that may be the ad supported software that responsible for the appearance of Lifecontext.me redirect or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the dubious program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your personal computer.
Remove Lifecontext.me redirect from Google Chrome
Resetting Chrome to original settings is effective in deleting the Lifecontext.me pop-up ads from your internet browser. This way is always useful to complete if you have trouble in removing changes caused by adware.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is done, your web browser’s newtab page, startpage and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Lifecontext.me pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Firefox internet browser is redirected to Lifecontext.me and you want to restore the Mozilla Firefox settings back to their original settings, then you should follow the tutorial below. It’ll keep your personal information such as browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
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 like below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox browser settings to their default values.
Remove Lifecontext.me popup advertisements from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all browser home page, newtab page and default search provider you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open 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 computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete ad-supported software that causes lots of undesired Lifecontext.me popup advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like search provider by default, new tab and homepage to default state.
Scan your computer and remove Lifecontext.me popups with free utilities
In order to completely delete Lifecontext.me, you not only need to uninstall ad-supported software from your PC, but also remove all its components in your system including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and use free removal utilities to automatically clean your PC of adware that responsible for the appearance of Lifecontext.me ads.
Run Zemana AntiMalware to remove Lifecontext.me redirect
We recommend using the Zemana that are completely clean your system of the adware. The utility is an advanced malware removal program developed by (c) Zemana lab. It’s able to help you remove PUPs, hijackers, malicious software, toolbars, ransomware and adware that causes undesired Lifecontext.me pop up ads.
Zemana AntiMalware can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After downloading is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti Malware will try to update itself and when this process is complete, click the “Scan” button . Zemana tool will begin scanning the whole PC to find out ad-supported software that causes tons of annoying Lifecontext.me pop-ups.
Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Free program is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as threat. Next, you need to press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove adware related to Lifecontext.me pop up ads and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Block Lifecontext.me and other intrusive websites
We advise to install an ad-blocking program which can block Lifecontext.me and other unwanted web-pages. The ad blocker tool such as AdGuard is a application that basically removes advertising from the World Wide Web and blocks access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocking apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Web.
Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard on your PC system by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as displayed in the following example.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Lifecontext.me, as well as other malicious or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How to adware get installed onto computer
To sum up
After completing the tutorial above, your PC should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Google Chrome, Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox will no longer open intrusive Lifecontext.me page when you surf the Net. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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