Q. How do I delete Redirectmaster.com pop-ups that keeps coming back? I use Windows 10 and my web-browser is Mozilla Firefox. Has someone suggestions to fix it?
A. It seems that your web-browser is infected by adware which is causing this issue. Adware is something that developed in order to display third-party advertisements to the user without asking his permission. Adware software takes control of internet browsers and redirects them to unwanted web-pages like the Redirectmaster.com every time you browse the Internet. Adware software can end up on your computer in various ways. In most cases is when you download free programs and forget to uncheck the box for the third-party apps installation.
Does adware software steal your personal data? Adware is often harmless, but sometimes the adware you inadvertently download can also be spyware. Spyware can sometimes seek out your privacy information stored on the PC, gather this information and use it to steal your identity.
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-up virus, popups, pop-up ads|
|Removal||Redirectmaster.com removal guide|
How does Adware get on your personal computer
Most of undesired ads and popups come from web-browser toolbars and/or addons, BHOs (browser helper objects) and optional programs. Most often, these items claim itself as apps which improve your experience on the World Wide Web by providing a fast and interactive start page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted apps. Be cautious, launch only reputable programs which download from reputable sources. NEVER install any unknown and questionable applications.
If you are unfortunate have adware, you can follow the few simple steps below that will allow you to get rid of adware and thus remove Redirectmaster.com pop ups from your web-browser.
How to remove Redirectmaster.com redirect from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
To get rid of Redirectmaster.com pop-up advertisements from your personal computer, you must uninstall all suspicious software and every component that could be related to the adware. Besides, to restore your web-browser start page, new tab page and default search engine, you should reset the affected web browsers. As soon as you are done with Redirectmaster.com redirect removal procedure, we advise you scan your computer with malicious software removal utilities listed below. It will complete the removal procedure on your personal computer.
To remove Redirectmaster.com, follow the steps below:
- How to manually remove Redirectmaster.com
- How to fully remove Redirectmaster.com popup advertisements using free utilities
- How to block Redirectmaster.com
- To sum up
How to manually remove Redirectmaster.com
This part of the blog post is a step-by-step instructions that will help you to delete Redirectmaster.com redirect manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to install any additional utilities.
Uninstall newly installed PUPs
The process of adware removal is generally the same across all versions of MS Windows OS from 10 to XP. To start with, it is necessary to check the list of installed apps on your personal computer and remove all unused, unknown and dubious applications.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as shown below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and get rid of all suspicious and unknown software. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed programs by date. When you have found anything questionable that may be the adware that causes Redirectmaster.com redirect in your browser or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then select this program and press ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious application blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully remove it from your PC.
Remove Redirectmaster.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove redirects to undesired Redirectmaster.com web-page, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Redirectmaster.com pop-up ads from Google Chrome
This step will show you how to reset Google Chrome browser settings to original state. This can remove Redirectmaster.com advertisements and fix some browsing problems, especially after adware software infection. When using the reset feature, your personal information such as passwords, bookmarks, browsing history and web form auto-fill data will be saved.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Choose 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 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, click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
- The Chrome will show the reset settings prompt as on the image above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Remove Redirectmaster.com pop up advertisements from IE
In order to recover all browser search provider by default, home page and new tab you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Microsoft Windows was installed on your machine.
First, start the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE 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 computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware software that causes Redirectmaster.com pop-up advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as default search engine, new tab and home page to default state.
How to fully remove Redirectmaster.com popup advertisements using free utilities
The manual guide above is tedious to use and can not always help to fully get rid of the Redirectmaster.com pop ups. Here I am telling you an automatic way to remove this adware from your machine fully. Zemana Anti-Malware, MalwareBytes AntiMalware and HitmanPro are anti-malware utilities that can scan for and remove all kinds of malicious software including adware software that reroutes your internet browser to the unwanted Redirectmaster.com website.
How to automatically remove Redirectmaster.com pop ups with Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a free program for Microsoft Windows OS to scan for and remove adware software responsible for Redirectmaster.com redirect, and other undesired programs such as potentially unwanted programs, harmful web browser add-ons, browser toolbars.
Now you can install and use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to remove Redirectmaster.com popup ads from your web-browser by following the steps below:
Visit the following page to download Zemana Free setup package named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your personal computer.
During setup you can change some settings, but we advise you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When installation is done, this malware removal utility will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana AntiMalware tool will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware that causes Redirectmaster.com ads in your browser. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. When a threat is found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
When finished, it will show the Scan Results. Review the report and then click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will get rid of adware related to the Redirectmaster.com advertisements. After the task is done, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer to make the change take effect.
Scan your computer and delete Redirectmaster.com popup ads with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a completely free (30 day trial) tool. You don’t need expensive solutions to get rid of adware that reroutes your internet browser to the intrusive Redirectmaster.com web-page and other malicious applications. HitmanPro will remove all the unwanted software like adware and browser hijacker infections at zero cost.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When the download is finished, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, press the “Next” to begin checking your computer for the adware software which causes annoying Redirectmaster.com popups. 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.
- Once HitmanPro has completed scanning, a list of all items found is created. Make sure to check mark the items that are unsafe and then press “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malware found.
Automatically get rid of Redirectmaster.com pop ups with MalwareBytes
Manual Redirectmaster.com pop ups removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes Anti Malware that are completely clean your computer of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malware, PUPs, browser hijackers and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
- Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Category: Security tools
Update: July 25, 2019
- When the downloading process is finished, close all applications and windows on your machine. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware software related to the Redirectmaster.com popup advertisements. 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 the scanning is done, MalwareBytes Free will display a list of detected threats. In order to remove all items, simply click “Quarantine Selected”. After the procedure is done, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a few simple steps on how to remove hijacker infections, adware software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
How to block Redirectmaster.com
Use an ad-blocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web-pages. Additionally, ad blocking apps will help you to avoid annoying popups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image 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 instructions as shown on the screen below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop unwanted advertisements, block Redirectmaster.com, 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 is located on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your computer should be clean of the adware related to the Redirectmaster.com popup ads. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop-ups and intrusive harmful web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new adware softwares 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 remove Redirectmaster.com pop ups from the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox, then ask for help here here.