Q. I keep getting unwanted popup ads in my internet browser and sent to the Winmagician.com web page I have never heard of. What is this, my computer has been infected by malware? Just wanna know if anyone has any tips.
A. Unwanted pop up ads are mostly provided by malicious add-ons or adware (also known as ‘adware software’). Adware is software responsible for unwanted advertisements. Some adware software will bring up ads when you is surfing the Net, while other will build up a profile of your surfing habits in order to target advertising. In general, adware software have to be installed on your system, so it will tend to be bundled with other apps in much the same way as PUPs.
Even worse, adware may monetize its functionality by gathering personal information from your surfing sessions. This personal info, later, can be easily transferred third party companies. This puts your confidential info at a security risk.
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popup advertisements, pop up virus, pop ups|
|Removal||Winmagician.com removal guide|
In many cases, adware come bundled with the installers from a free hosting and file sharing web pages. So, install a free applications is a a good chance that you will find a bundled adware. If you don’t know how to avoid it, then use a simple trick. During the setup, select the Custom or Advanced setup type. Next, press ‘Decline’ button and clear all checkboxes on offers that ask you to install bundled apps. Moreover, please carefully read Term of use and User agreement before installing any programs or otherwise you may end up with another unwanted program on your computer like this adware software.
We strongly recommend that you perform the guide below which will assist you to remove Winmagician.com pop ups using the standard features of Windows and some proven free applications.
How to remove Winmagician.com popup ads from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
In order to get rid of Winmagician.com ads from the Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, you need to reset the internet browser settings. Additionally, you should look up for other suspicious entries, such as files, programs, internet browser extensions and shortcuts. However, if you want to delete Winmagician.com pop ups easily, you should use reputable anti-malware utility and let it do the job for you.
To remove Winmagician.com, perform the following steps:
- Manual Winmagician.com ads removal
- How to automatically remove Winmagician.com pop-ups
- How to block Winmagician.com
- Finish words
Manual Winmagician.com ads removal
First of all, try to delete Winmagician.com redirect manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware removal requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in system settings. In this case, we advise that you scroll down to the section that describes how to remove Winmagician.com advertisements using free tools.
Remove PUPs using MS Windows Control Panel
Some applications are free only because their installation package contains an adware. This unwanted apps generates profit for the creators when it is installed. More often this adware software can be uninstalled by simply uninstalling it from the ‘Uninstall a Program’ that is located in MS Windows control panel.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as shown in the following example.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any questionable and unknown programs.
Remove Winmagician.com advertisements from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can help you solve some problems caused by adware and get rid of Winmagician.com redirect from web-browser. This will also disable harmful extensions as well as clear cookies and site data. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through 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 instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google 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 on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Winmagician.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
This step will allow you remove Winmagician.com pop-up advertisements, third-party toolbars, disable malicious extensions and return your default startpage, newtab and search engine settings.
Run the Mozilla Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the web-browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will display the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are 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 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 procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Winmagician.com adware. When, it is done, press the “Finish” button.
Delete Winmagician.com pop-up ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer browser you return your browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by adware related to the Winmagician.com redirect.
First, open the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open 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 PC for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware software that causes Winmagician.com pop-ups, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as homepage, search engine by default and newtab page to default state.
How to automatically remove Winmagician.com pop-ups
Anti-Malware software differ from each other by many features like performance, scheduled scans, automatic updates, virus signature database, technical support, compatibility with other antivirus software and so on. We recommend you run the following free programs: Zemana Free, MalwareBytes and Hitman Pro. Each of these programs has all of needed features, but most importantly, they can search for the adware and delete Winmagician.com popup ads from the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
Use Zemana to remove Winmagician.com popup advertisements
Zemana is a complete package of antimalware tools. Despite so many features, it does not reduce the performance of your computer. Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) can delete almost all the types of adware including Winmagician.com popup ads, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and malicious browser extensions. Zemana has real-time protection that can defeat most malicious software. You can run Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) with any other anti-virus without any conflicts.
Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Free from the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When the downloading process is complete, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the Zemana Anti-Malware will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan” button to detect adware software which causes Winmagician.com pop-up ads.
A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your PC. When a malware, adware software or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is done. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware will delete adware which causes pop ups and move threats to the program’s quarantine.
Use HitmanPro to delete Winmagician.com pop-up ads
Hitman Pro is a free removal tool. It removes PUPs, adware, browser hijackers and unwanted browser extensions. It will identify and delete adware which causes Winmagician.com popups. Hitman Pro uses very small machine resources and is a portable program. Moreover, Hitman Pro does add another layer of malware protection.
- HitmanPro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- After the downloading process is complete, double click the Hitman Pro icon. Once this utility is started, click “Next” button for checking your computer for the adware that causes popups. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the HitmanPro is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- When Hitman Pro has finished scanning your machine, HitmanPro will prepare a list of unwanted applications and adware software. In order to delete all items, simply click “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to get rid of Winmagician.com redirect
If you’re having issues with Winmagician.com ads removal, then check out MalwareBytes. This is a tool that can help clean up your PC system and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) for Microsoft Windows. Save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is done, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Double-click on the icon that’s called mb3-setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes onto your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes Free will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the adware that causes intrusive Winmagician.com advertisements. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
- When finished, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will display a scan report.
- You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once the clean up is complete, you may be prompted to reboot the computer.
- Close the Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
How to block Winmagician.com
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those annoying websites such as Winmagician.com using only built-in Microsoft Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to stop undesired browser redirects, ads and popups in any modern browsers including IE, Chrome, Firefox and Edge. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is complete, you will see a window as displayed in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will assist 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 launch your computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block Winmagician.com, as well as other malicious or misleading websites. 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 is located on your desktop.
Now your machine should be free of the adware which causes pop ups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and intrusive harmful web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new adware softwares and other malware). 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 Winmagician.com ads from the Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.