Pro-web.net pop-up is a browser-based scam that lures computer users into registering for its push notifications. This web site will ask the user to click on the ‘Allow’ button in order to to watch a video, download a file, connect to the Internet, enable Flash Player, access the content of the web site, and so on.
Once you press the ‘Allow’ button, then your internet browser will be configured to show pop up advertisements in the lower right corner of your screen. The authors of Pro-web.net use these push notifications to bypass pop up blocker and therefore show tons of unwanted adverts. These advertisements are used to promote questionable web-browser extensions, fake prizes scams, fake software, and adult web pages.
In order to unsubscribe from Pro-web.net push notifications open your browser’s settings and follow the Pro-web.net removal instructions below. Once you delete Pro-web.net subscription, the spam notifications will no longer appear on your screen.
|Type||spam notifications advertisements, pop-up advertisements, popups, pop up virus|
|Distribution||shady popup advertisements, social engineering attack, PUPs, adwares|
|Removal||Pro-web.net removal guide|
How did you get infected with Pro-web.net pop ups
Some research has shown that users can be redirected to Pro-web.net from suspicious advertisements or by PUPs and adware software. Adware software is type of malware that may cause problems for your machine. It can generate numerous additional pop-up, banner, pop-under and in-text link advertisements flooding on your internet browser; collect your personal information such as login details, online searches, etc; run in the background and drag down your PC running speed; give more chances for other adware, potentially unwanted programs even malicious software to get on your machine.
Many of the free programs out there install web browser toolbars, hijackers, adware and potentially unwanted software along with them without your knowledge. One has to be attentive while installing freeware in order to avoid accidentally installing third-party software. It is important that you pay attention to the EULA (End User License Agreements) and select the Custom, Manual or Advanced setup option as it will typically disclose what third-party apps will also be installed.
As evident, the adware software does not really have beneficial features. So, we suggest you delete adware software responsible for Pro-web.net popups ASAP. This will also prevent the adware software from tracking your online activities. A full Pro-web.net ads removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic method listed below.
How to remove Pro-web.net pop-ups from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
We are presenting a few methods to get rid of Pro-web.net advertisements from the Internet Explorer, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Chrome using only internal MS Windows functions. Most of adware and PUPs can be deleted via these processes. If these steps does not help to delete Pro-web.net pop-ups, then it’s better to use a free malware removal utilities linked below.
To remove Pro-web.net pop ups, complete the following steps:
- How to delete Pro-web.net pop-up ads without any software
- Automatic Removal of Pro-web.net advertisements
- Run AdBlocker to stop Pro-web.net popup advertisements and stay safe online
- Finish words
How to delete Pro-web.net pop-up ads without any software
First try to delete Pro-web.net popups manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual removal of adware requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in system settings. In this case, we recommend that you scroll down to the section that describes how to get rid of Pro-web.net ads using free tools.
Remove unwanted or newly installed applications
The main cause of Pro-web.net pop-ups could be potentially unwanted software, adware software or other unwanted programs that you may have unintentionally installed on the PC. You need to identify and uninstall all questionable software.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the figure below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right similar to the one below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) as on the image below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed apps and remove all dubious and unknown apps. We recommend to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware that causes Pro-web.net popups in your browser or other potentially unwanted program (PUP), then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your PC system.
Remove Pro-web.net notifications from web browsers
If you’ve clicked the “Allow” button in the Pro-web.net popup and gave a notification permission, you should delete this notification permission first from your browser settings. To remove the Pro-web.net permission to send spam notifications to your PC system, complete the steps below. These steps are for Windows, Mac OS and Android.
- In the top right hand corner, click on ‘three vertical dots’, and this will open up the main menu on Chrome.
- Select ‘Settings’, scroll down to the bottom and click ‘Advanced’.
- In the ‘Privacy and Security’ section, click on ‘Site settings’.
- Click on ‘Notifications’.
- Locate the Pro-web.net site and delete it by clicking the three vertical dots on the right to the site and select ‘Remove’.
- Tap ‘Settings’.
- Tap ‘Notifications’.
- Find and tap the web-browser which shows Pro-web.net spam notifications advertisements.
- In the opened window, locate Pro-web.net site, other questionable URLs and set the toggle button to ‘OFF’ on them one-by-one.
- In the top right corner of the browser window, click on the three bars to expand the Main menu.
- Select ‘Options’ and click on ‘Privacy & Security’ on the left hand side of the screen.
- Scroll down to ‘Permissions’ section and click ‘Settings…’ button next to ‘Notifications’.
- Locate sites you down’t want to see notifications from (for example, Pro-web.net), click on drop-down menu next to each and select ‘Block’.
- Click ‘Save Changes’ button.
- In the top right hand corner, click the Edge menu button (three dots).
- Scroll down, find and click ‘Settings’. In the left side select ‘Advanced’.
- In the ‘Website permissions’ section click ‘Manage permissions’.
- Click the switch under the Pro-web.net and each suspicious domain.
- Click ‘Tools’ button in the top right hand corner of the window.
- In the drop-down menu select ‘Internet Options’.
- Select the ‘Privacy’ tab and click ‘Settings below ‘Pop-up Blocker’ section.
- Locate the Pro-web.net domain and click the ‘Remove’ button to remove the URL.
- Go to ‘Preferences’ in the Safari menu.
- Open ‘Websites’ tab, then in the left menu click on ‘Notifications’.
- Check for Pro-web.net URL, other dubious sites and apply the ‘Deny’ option for each.
Remove Pro-web.net pop up advertisements from Chrome
If adware software, other application or plugins replaced your Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can remove Pro-web.net advertisements and revert back your browser settings in Google Chrome at any time. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- First, launch the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then click 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 steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press “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 open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete Pro-web.net popup advertisements from Firefox
If your Mozilla Firefox web-browser is redirected to Pro-web.net without your permission or an unknown search provider opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the browser reset. Essential information such as bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown on the screen below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox web browser settings to their default state.
Get rid of Pro-web.net popups from Internet Explorer
The Internet Explorer reset is great if your browser is hijacked or you have unwanted add-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by an malicious software.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown on the image below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC for the changes to take effect.
Automatic Removal of Pro-web.net advertisements
Spyware, adware, potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers can be difficult to remove manually. Do not try to remove this applications without the aid of malware removal utilities. In order to completely remove adware software from your PC, run professionally designed tools, like Zemana Free, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) and HitmanPro.
Delete Pro-web.net popups with Zemana
Zemana is a free malicious software removal tool. Currently, there are two versions of the program, one of them is free and second is paid (premium). The principle difference between the free and paid version of the utility is real-time protection module. If you just need to scan your system for malware and remove adware that cause annoying Pro-web.net popups, then the free version will be enough for you.
Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you will need to download Zemana Free on your Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
After the download is done, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, open the set up file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana Free on the machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is complete successfully, Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware utility will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out adware software that causes unwanted Pro-web.net ads. This task can take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana application is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as threat.
As the scanning ends, Zemana AntiMalware will display a screen which contains a list of malware that has been found. You may delete items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will remove adware which cause pop ups and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
Use Hitman Pro to remove Pro-web.net ads
Hitman Pro is a free removal utility. It deletes PUPs, adware, hijacker infections and unwanted web-browser extensions. It’ll identify and remove adware related to the Pro-web.net advertisements. Hitman Pro uses very small computer resources and is a portable program. Moreover, HitmanPro does add another layer of malware protection.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
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Update: June 28, 2018
Once downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the HitmanPro icon. It will start the Hitman Pro tool. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to launch the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” to scan for adware that causes undesired Pro-web.net popups. When a malicious software, adware or PUPs are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
After the scan get finished, HitmanPro will display a scan report as displayed below.
All detected threats will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Next” button. It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button. The Hitman Pro will remove adware software responsible for Pro-web.net ads. When that process is complete, the tool may ask you to restart your PC.
Use MalwareBytes to remove Pro-web.net advertisements
Manual Pro-web.net ads removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that run the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) that are fully clean your computer of adware. Moreover, the free application will help you to delete malware, potentially unwanted software, hijackers and toolbars that your system can be infected too.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes for Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your computer. Double-click the install file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will help you setup MalwareBytes on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click “Get Started” button. MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now press the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out adware that cause pop ups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC system and the speed of your system.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is done scanning your machine, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine” button. The MalwareBytes Free will remove adware that cause annoying Pro-web.net pop-ups and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine. After the process is done, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, browser hijacker infection and other malicious software.
Run AdBlocker to stop Pro-web.net popup advertisements and stay safe online
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot stop all those annoying webpages like Pro-web.net using only built-in MS Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to block unwanted browser redirects, ads and popups in any modern web browsers including Internet Explorer, MS Edge, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is called Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After the downloading process is done, double-click the downloaded file to launch it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
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 tutorial as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Pro-web.net, 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, which can be found on your desktop.
Now your system should be free of the adware which cause popups. We suggest that you keep Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your PC system for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop up ads and malicious web pages). Moreover, to prevent any adware, please stay clear of unknown and third party programs, make sure that your antivirus program, turn on the option to scan for PUPs.
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