Q. Sweeptop.com pop-ups help. Just started yesterday I believe. I started getting unwanted pop ups on my desktop, on any web browser I’m running. I cannot do anything! I have searched the Internet on this. I also believe it is adware. I’ve scanned for adware with anti-virus. Nothing is finding it. If someone has any ideas would be great!
A. We have investigated this problem and it appears to be adware is probably installed on your personal computer and/or internet browser.
What is Adware ‘virus’?
Adware is a part of malicious software which presents unwanted ads to the user of a PC. The advertisements produced by adware are sometimes in the form of a advertising banner, pop-up or sometimes in an unclosable window.
In order to display unwanted ads as often as possible adware can alter your browser settings. You may even find that your machine settings are modified without your knowledge. The developers of adware do so in order to make money via third-party ad network. Thus every your click on advertisements makes profit for them.
The worst is, adware may monetize its functionality by collecting confidential information from your surfing sessions. This user information, afterwards, can be easily used for marketing purposes. This puts your privacy information at a security risk.
In the step-by-step guide below, we will explain helpful ways on how to clean your computer of adware software and delete Sweeptop.com pop-up advertisements from your web-browser.
How to Remove Sweeptop.com pop-up ads, notifications
We suggest opting for automatic Sweeptop.com pop-ups removal in order to delete all adware related entries easily. This way requires scanning the personal computer with reputable antimalware, e.g. Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro. However, if you prefer manual removal steps, you can follow the instructions below in this blog post. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or shut down this web-page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Sweeptop.com pop-ups, perform the steps below:
- Remove Sweeptop.com advertisements without any utilities
- Use free malware removal tools to completely delete Sweeptop.com popups
- How to block Sweeptop.com
- Tips to prevent Sweeptop.com popups
- Finish words
Remove Sweeptop.com advertisements without any utilities
These steps to remove Sweeptop.com advertisements without any software are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully delete this adware software that causes multiple unwanted pop-ups.
Remove recently installed PUPs
Some programs are free only because their setup file contains an adware software. This unwanted programs generates money for the authors when it is installed. More often this adware can be removed by simply uninstalling it from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in Windows control panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as on the image below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as displayed on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of programs installed on your personal computer. Most likely, one of them is the adware software that causes multiple annoying pop-ups. If you have many apps installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious apps 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
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed below.
You will see a list of software installed on your PC. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most probably, it’s the adware responsible for Sweeptop.com pop-up advertisements. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to remove is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ like below.
Get rid of Sweeptop.com pop ups from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web browser, that installed by an malware.
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 on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Remove Sweeptop.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
The Firefox reset will delete redirects to annoying Sweeptop.com web-site, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Sweeptop.com pop up ads from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web-browser utility of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as new tab page, home page and default search provider to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser redirects to undesired ad websites such as Sweeptop.com.
- First start the Google Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press 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 instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will open the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this procedure is complete, your web browser’s homepage, search engine by default and new tab page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Use free malware removal tools to completely delete Sweeptop.com popups
If you’re an unskilled computer user, then we suggest to run free removal utilities listed below to remove Sweeptop.com pop up ads for good. The automatic solution is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual way. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic Sweeptop.com removal is a better option.
Use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to remove Sweeptop.com ads
You can remove Sweeptop.com advertisements automatically with a help of Zemana Free. We advise this malware removal utility because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, adware that redirects your web browser to Sweeptop.com website with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Zemana Free can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the following example.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on your PC system.
Once installation is finished, you will see window as on the image below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware utility will start scanning the whole system to find out adware that causes Sweeptop.com popup ads. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana will search for threats present on your system.
After Zemana completes the scan, Zemana Anti-Malware will display you the results. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will remove adware which causes annoying Sweeptop.com popups.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of Sweeptop.com ads from web browser
Hitman Pro cleans your personal computer from hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, unwanted toolbars, browser add-ons and other unwanted software like adware software related to the Sweeptop.com advertisements. The free removal utility will help you enjoy your PC to its fullest. Hitman Pro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to look for if there are undesired software in your system. You can review the scan results, and choose the threats you want to uninstall.
Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you will need to download HitmanPro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When downloading is complete, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will run the HitmanPro tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to run the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to look for adware that causes Sweeptop.com pop ups. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a malware, adware or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When finished, HitmanPro will produce a list of undesired programs adware as shown on the image below.
All found items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove adware which causes unwanted Sweeptop.com popups. After disinfection is finished, the tool may ask you to restart your PC system.
Remove Sweeptop.com advertisements with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM)
We recommend using the MalwareBytes. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti Malware to scan for adware and thereby remove Sweeptop.com ads from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically detects and removes all threats present on the personal computer.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
After the downloading process is complete, close all apps and windows on your PC. Double-click the set up file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as displayed on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up MalwareBytes Free on your computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) tool will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that causes multiple annoying popups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your machine and the speed of your personal computer.
When the scan is finished, MalwareBytes Free will open a list of all items found by the scan. Review the results once the utility has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes will remove adware which cause undesired Sweeptop.com pop ups. After finished, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete adware software, hijacker and other malicious software.
How to block Sweeptop.com
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocking program for the Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of unwanted advertisements, popunders, popups, undesired new tabs, and even full page ads and web-page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop the Sweeptop.com popups automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Download AdGuard from the link below. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the download is done, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen like below.
Follow the prompts. When the install is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that 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 computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired ads, block Sweeptop.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that can be found on your desktop.
Tips to prevent Sweeptop.com popups
Usually, adware gets into your PC system as part of a bundle with free software, sharing files and other unsafe apps which you downloaded from the Internet. The creators of adware software pays software developers for distributing adware within their software. So, third-party applications is often included as part of the setup file. In order to avoid the installation of any adware software related to the Sweeptop.com ads: choose only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation mode and disable all optional applications in which you are unsure.
Now your computer should be free of the adware that causes multiple unwanted popups. We suggest that you keep Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malicious software) and AdGuard (to help you stop annoying pop up advertisements and harmful websites). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party applications, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for potentially unwanted programs.
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