Free up some memory urgently, your computer is overloaded pop-up is a browser-based scam that uses fake alerts to make you believe your computer is overloaded. The scammers behind this scam hope in this way to force you to download potentially unwanted software or malware.
Security professionals have determined that users are redirected to the “Free up some memory urgently” scam by adware or from misleading advertisements. Adware can cause issues for your machine. Adware can show unwanted advertising on your browser so that your cannot stop them, redirect your browser to shady websites, and it can cause undesired websites to pop up on your web browser.
Text presented in the “Free up some memory urgently, your computer is overloaded” scam:
Attention! Free up some memory urgently, your computer is overloaded. Click "Free memory" button and follow the instructions.
|Name||Free up some memory urgently, your computer is overloaded SCAM|
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop-up virus, popup ads|
|Removal||Free up some memory urgently removal guide|
We recommend you to delete adware software and clean your PC system from Free up some memory urgently pop-up sooner, until the presence of the adware software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the instructions below that will help you to completely get rid of the redirect to Free up some memory urgently annoying web-site, using only the built-in Windows features and several free malicious software removal utilities of well-known antivirus software companies.
How to remove “Free up some memory urgently, your computer is overloaded” pop up scam (Adware virus removal guidance)
There present several free adware software removal utilities. Also it is possible to get rid of Free up some memory urgently popup manually. But we advise to combine all these methods below into the one removal algorithm. Follow the steps of the instructions. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to exit your internet browser or reboot your PC.
To remove Free up some memory urgently, follow the steps below:
- Manual Free up some memory urgently popups removal
- How to remove Free up some memory urgently pop ups with free utilities
- How to block Free up some memory urgently Scam
- To sum up
Manual Free up some memory urgently popups removal
This part of the post is a step-by-step instructions that will help you to delete Free up some memory urgently pop ups manually. You just need to carefully complete each step. In this case, you do not need to install any additional tools.
Delete potentially unwanted apps through the Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed apps on your computer and remove all unknown and recently added programs. If you see an unknown application with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malware removal utility such as Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM).
- 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 open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will show a list of all software installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall questionable and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video tutorial below.
Remove Free up some memory urgently popups from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox web browser is rerouted to Free up some memory urgently scam and you want to restore the Firefox settings back to their original state, then you should follow the steps below. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web browser settings to their default values.
Get rid of Free up some memory urgently popups from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your internet browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, launch the IE, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show 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 machine for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware software that causes Free up some memory urgently pop-up in your browser, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like home page, search engine by default and newtab to default state.
Remove Free up some memory urgently popups from Google Chrome
If you have adware problem or the Google Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we’ll show you a method to reset your Google Chrome settings to default state without reinstall. This will also help to get rid of Free up some memory urgently popups from your web-browser.
- First, launch the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see 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 steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Advanced” link, that located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will show 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 blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
How to remove Free up some memory urgently pop ups with free utilities
Many antivirus companies have created programs that help detect adware and thereby remove Free up some memory urgently scam from the Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Chrome internet browsers. Below is a a few of the free programs you may want to run. Your system can have a large number of potentially unwanted applications, adware software and hijackers installed at the same time, so we recommend, if any unwanted or malicious program returns after restarting the system, then start your machine into Safe Mode and run the anti malware tool again.
Use Zemana Free to remove Free up some memory urgently popups
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a lightweight tool which created to run alongside your antivirus software, detecting and removing malware, adware and PUPs that other programs miss. Zemana Free is easy to use, fast, does not use many resources and have great detection and removal rates.
Installing the Zemana AntiMalware is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Anti-Malware from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is done, close all software and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup like below.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) on your machine.
Once setup is done, you will see window as displayed in the following example.
Now press the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the adware that causes Free up some memory urgently popup in your browser. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your system. When a threat is detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
After that process is done, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will open a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Review the scan results and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove adware that causes Free up some memory urgently pop up and move malware to the program’s quarantine.
Scan your computer and delete Free up some memory urgently pop ups with HitmanPro
In order to make sure that no more malicious folders and files linked to adware are inside your PC, you must run another effective malicious software scanner. We suggest to run Hitman Pro. No installation is necessary with this tool.
First, click the following link, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of Hitman Pro.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Once downloading is done, open the file location and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will launch the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to start the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Next” to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware software which cause annoying Free up some memory urgently pop-up. This process can take some time, so please be patient. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
When that process is done, Hitman Pro will display you the results as shown on the screen below.
Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button. It will show a dialog box, click the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will remove adware which cause pop ups. Once the clean-up is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your personal computer.
How to delete Free up some memory urgently with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
We suggest using the MalwareBytes. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) to scan for adware and thereby remove Free up some memory urgently pop ups from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically searches for and deletes all threats exist on the machine.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Free will try to update itself and when this task is complete, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your computer for the adware software that causes Free up some memory urgently pop-ups. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your system and the speed of your system. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware is a free program that you can use to delete all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malicious software removal tool, we suggest you to read and follow the tutorial or the video guide below.
How to block Free up some memory urgently Scam
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocker program for the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, MS Edge and Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of intrusive ads, popunders, popups, undesired newtab pages, and even full page advertisements and web-site overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop the Free up some memory urgently popups automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
- First, please go to the following link, then click the ‘Download’ button in order to download the latest version of AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the install is finished, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you start your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Free up some memory urgently scam, as well as other malicious 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 called AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your PC should be free of the adware software that cause popups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popup and unwanted malicious webpages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC system for new adwares and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Free up some memory urgently pop ups from the Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, then ask for help here here.