Q. Why is my browser filled with pop up advertisements? I have attached the screenshot for what the pop-ups looked like. I’ve recently installed free software to my computer which protected by anti-virus. Now my web-browser is being flooded with ads. Please help me delete them!
A. If you see constant advertising pop-ups that appear on your screen and sends you to web-sites you did not intend to visit then it may be because of the software which you’ve recently installed that contains adware (also known as ‘adware software’).
What is Adware & How it works? Adware is something which created in order to show third-party advertisements to the user without asking his permission. Adware takes control of internet browsers and redirects them to unwanted web-sites like the Yjelm.freenights.net every time you surf the Net. Adware software can end up on your PC in various methods. In many cases is when you install free software and forget to uncheck the box for the bundled apps installation.
Does adware software steal your privacy data? Adware can analyze the location and which Net web-pages you visit, and then present ads to the types of content, goods or services featured there. Adware makers can gather and sell your surfing information and behavior to third parties.
|Type||adware software, PUP (potentially unwanted program), popups, pop-up advertisements, popup virus|
|Removal||Yjelm.freenights.net removal guide|
Below we are discussing the ways which are very effective in deleting adware. The guide will also assist you to delete Yjelm.freenights.net pop up ads from your internet browser for free.
How to remove Yjelm.freenights.net pop ups
There are several steps to deleting the adware responsible for Yjelm.freenights.net advertisements, because it installs itself so deeply into Microsoft Windows. You need to remove all suspicious and unknown programs, then delete harmful plugins from the Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer and other web-browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web-browser settings to delete any changes the adware has made, and then check your computer with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Free or HitmanPro to ensure the adware software is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove Yjelm.freenights.net pop-ups, perform the following steps:
- How to remove Yjelm.freenights.net popup advertisements without any software
- How to remove Yjelm.freenights.net redirect automatically
- How to block Yjelm.freenights.net
- To sum up
How to remove Yjelm.freenights.net popup advertisements without any software
The step-by-step instructions will help you delete Yjelm.freenights.net redirect. These Yjelm.freenights.net removal steps work for the Google Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of operating system.
Uninstall adware software through the Microsoft Windows Control Panel
Some programs are free only because their setup file contains an adware. This unwanted applications generates profit 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 MS Windows control panel.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
First, press Windows button , then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown on the image below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the adware software that causes multiple annoying pop-ups. If you’ve many software installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious applications by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a questionable, unwanted or unused program, right click to it, after that click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
First, click ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’ at right panel as shown below.
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to click ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as displayed below.
You will see a list of applications installed on your computer. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the applications that were installed last. Most likely, it’s the adware software that redirects your web browser to the undesired Yjelm.freenights.net web page. If you’re in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. Once the application which you need to delete is found, simply press on its name, and then press ‘Uninstall’ as displayed on the screen below.
Remove Yjelm.freenights.net pop-up ads from Google Chrome
Reset Google Chrome will help you to get rid of Yjelm.freenights.net pop up ads from your web-browser as well as to recover browser settings affected by adware. All undesired, harmful and adware addons will also be removed from the web browser. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- First, start the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the add-on 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 Google 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 Chrome will display the reset settings prompt as shown 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.
Remove Yjelm.freenights.net popup ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware software which cause pop-ups, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab page, default search provider and startpage to default state.
Get rid of Yjelm.freenights.net redirect from Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox settings such as startpage, search engine and new tab have been replaced by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help. When using the reset feature, your personal information like passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
First, start the Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to remove Yjelm.freenights.net redirect automatically
Using a malware removal utility to find and remove adware hiding on your machine is probably the easiest solution to get rid of the Yjelm.freenights.net pop-up ads. We suggests the Zemana Anti Malware program for Windows computers. Hitman Pro and MalwareBytes Free are other antimalware tools for MS Windows that offers a free malicious software removal.
Scan and clean your browser of Yjelm.freenights.net redirect with Zemana Anti Malware
Zemana Anti Malware is a lightweight utility that made to use alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malicious software, adware and potentially unwanted software that other applications miss. Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
Download Zemana Free on your personal computer from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana AntiMalware will automatically start and you may see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to find adware which cause intrusive Yjelm.freenights.net pop-up advertisements. During the scan Zemana Anti-Malware will search for threats exist on your PC.
After Zemana Free has completed scanning, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your computer. Once you’ve selected what you want to get rid of from your computer press “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will get rid of adware software related to the Yjelm.freenights.net popup ads and add threats to the Quarantine. Once the clean up is done, you can be prompted to reboot your PC.
Scan your computer and get rid of Yjelm.freenights.net redirect with Hitman Pro
In order to make sure that no more harmful folders and files related to adware are inside your personal computer, you must use another effective malicious software scanner. We recommend to use Hitman Pro. No installation is necessary with this utility.
Download HitmanPro by clicking on the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use HitmanPro on your personal computer. Once started, press “Next” button . HitmanPro tool will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that redirects your browser to the undesired Yjelm.freenights.net web-site. While the HitmanPro is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software..
After the scanning is finished, you may check all threats found on your computer.
Review the scan results and then press Next button.
It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malware found.
Scan and free your computer of adware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
Trying to remove Yjelm.freenights.net pop up advertisements can become a battle of wills between the adware software infection and you. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can be a powerful ally, removing most of today’s adware software, malicious software and PUPs with ease. Here’s how to use MalwareBytes Free will help you win.
Visit the following page to download MalwareBytes. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Double-click the install file named 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” which will help you set up MalwareBytes Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the adware software that causes Yjelm.freenights.net redirect. 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 machine. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will display a list of all items detected by the scan. 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 press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will remove adware which cause intrusive Yjelm.freenights.net redirect and move threats to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to delete adware software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
How to block Yjelm.freenights.net
If you browse the Internet, you can’t avoid malvertising. But you can protect your web browser against it. Download and run an ad-blocker program. AdGuard is an adblocker which can filter out a lot of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
- AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the installation is finished, press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Yjelm.freenights.net, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be clean of the adware that cause annoying Yjelm.freenights.net popups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and undesired harmful web-pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your machine for new malware, hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, malicious apps and adware are released.
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