What is Iomusic.xyz?
Iomusic.xyz is a website which tricks you into allowing push notifications from web sites run by scammers. Although push notifications cannot harm you directly, scammers use them to display intrusive ads, promote adware software bundles, and encourage users to visit shady web pages.
Iomusic.xyz is a dubious site that displays the message ‘Click Allow to’ (enable Flash Player, connect to the Internet, download a file, access the content of the webpage, watch a video), asking you to subscribe to notifications. Once enabled, the Iomusic.xyz push notifications will start popping up in the right bottom corner of your screen occasionally and spam the user with unwanted ads.
|Name||Iomusic.xyz pop up|
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||PUPs, adware, misleading pop-up advertisements, social engineering attack|
|Removal||Iomusic.xyz removal guide|
How did you get infected with Iomusic.xyz popups
These Iomusic.xyz pop-ups are caused by misleading advertisements on the web-pages you visit or adware. Many users consider adware, PUPs, spyware, malware as the same thing. They are all types of malicious software that each behave differently. The word ‘adware’ is a combination of two words ‘ad’ and ‘software’. Adware displays ads on an infected personal computer. Not very dangerous for PC users, but very profitable for the the software producers.
Remove Iomusic.xyz notifications from web-browsers
If you’re getting browser notifications from the Iomusic.xyz or another unwanted web-page, you’ll have previously pressed the ‘Allow’ button. Below we’ll teach you how to turn them off.
- Just copy and paste the following text into the address bar of Chrome.
- Press Enter.
- Remove the Iomusic.xyz URL and other questionable sites by clicking three vertical dots button next to each and selecting ‘Remove’.
- Tap ‘Settings’.
- Tap ‘Notifications’.
- Find and tap the browser which displays Iomusic.xyz notifications ads.
- Find Iomusic.xyz in the list and disable it.
- In the top-right corner of the Firefox window, click on the three horizontal stripes to expand the Main menu.
- Go to ‘Options’, and Select ‘Privacy & Security’ on the left side of the window.
- Scroll down to ‘Permissions’ section and click ‘Settings…’ button next to ‘Notifications’.
- Select the Iomusic.xyz domain from the list and change the status to ‘Block’.
- Save changes.
- In the top right hand corner, click the Edge menu button (it looks like three dots).
- Scroll down, locate and click ‘Settings’. In the left side select ‘Advanced’.
- Click ‘Manage permissions’ button, located beneath ‘Website permissions’.
- Disable the on switch for the Iomusic.xyz site.
- Click the Gear button on the top right corner.
- Select ‘Internet options’.
- Select the ‘Privacy’ tab and click ‘Settings under ‘Pop-up Blocker’ section.
- Select the Iomusic.xyz site and other questionable sites under and delete them one by one by clicking the ‘Remove’ button.
- On the top menu select ‘Safari’, then ‘Preferences’.
- Select the ‘Websites’ tab and then select ‘Notifications’ section on the left panel.
- Check for Iomusic.xyz, other suspicious URLs and apply the ‘Deny’ option for each.
How to remove Iomusic.xyz advertisements (removal guide)
To remove Iomusic.xyz pop ups from your personal computer, you must remove all suspicious apps and every file that could be related to the adware. Besides, to fix your web-browser search provider by default, home page and newtab page, you should reset the affected browsers. As soon as you’re finished with Iomusic.xyz pop-ups removal process, we suggest you scan your PC with malicious software removal utilities listed below. It’ll complete the removal procedure on your PC.
To remove Iomusic.xyz pop ups, complete the following steps:
- Remove Iomusic.xyz notifications from web-browsers
- How to delete Iomusic.xyz popup ads without any software
- Automatic Removal of Iomusic.xyz advertisements
- Stop Iomusic.xyz advertisements
How to delete Iomusic.xyz popup ads without any software
This part of the blog post is a step-by-step guidance that will allow you to delete Iomusic.xyz advertisements manually. You just need to follow every step. In this case, you do not need to install any additional apps.
Delete PUPs using Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed programs on your personal computer and delete all unknown and recently installed applications. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malicious software and you should clean it off first with malware removal tool such as Zemana Anti Malware.
- 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 press “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all applications installed on the personal computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall questionable and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Delete Iomusic.xyz pop up ads from IE
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings like new tab, default search engine and homepage had been replaced by adware software responsible for Iomusic.xyz pop-ups, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, then press ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as shown below.
After the task is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and restart your device for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your browser’s newtab, homepage and default search engine to default state.
Remove Iomusic.xyz popup ads from Chrome
The adware can alter your Chrome settings without your knowledge. You may see an undesired web page as your search engine or start page, additional addons and toolbars. Reset Chrome internet browser will help you to delete Iomusic.xyz pop up ads and reset the unwanted changes caused by adware software. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed or cleared.
- First, start the Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You will 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 guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the 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 Google Chrome will show the reset settings dialog box as shown on the screen above.
- Confirm the web browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Iomusic.xyz ads from Firefox
Resetting your Mozilla Firefox is basic troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser application, including the redirect to Iomusic.xyz web-page. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
First, run the Firefox and click button. It will open the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, click the Help button () as displayed in the figure below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the Iomusic.xyz adware. When, it is finished, click the “Finish” button.
Automatic Removal of Iomusic.xyz advertisements
If you are unsure how to remove Iomusic.xyz ads easily, consider using automatic adware software removal programs that listed below. It will identify the adware that causes multiple unwanted pop-ups and get rid of it from your PC system for free.
Run Zemana to get rid of Iomusic.xyz advertisements
Download Zemana Anti-Malware to get rid of Iomusic.xyz popups automatically from all of your web browsers. This is a freeware specially developed for malicious software removal. This utility can get rid of adware, hijacker from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Edge and Microsoft Windows registry automatically.
- Installing the Zemana Anti-Malware is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana AntiMalware by clicking on the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- Once you have downloaded the install file, make sure to double click on the Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. This would start the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) setup on your personal computer.
- Select installation language and press ‘OK’ button.
- On the next screen ‘Setup Wizard’ simply click the ‘Next’ button and follow the prompts.
- Finally, once the setup is complete, Zemana Anti-Malware will open automatically. Else, if doesn’t then double-click on the Zemana Free icon on your desktop.
- Now that you have successfully install Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM), let’s see How to use Zemana to delete Iomusic.xyz popup advertisements from your computer.
- After you have opened the Zemana Anti Malware, you will see a window as shown on the screen below, just click ‘Scan’ button for checking your computer for the adware.
- Now pay attention to the screen while Zemana scans your device.
- After that process is finished, Zemana Anti Malware will display a scan report. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press ‘Next’ button.
- Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) may require a reboot PC system in order to complete the Iomusic.xyz ads removal process.
- If you want to completely remove adware from your PC system, then press ‘Quarantine’ icon, select all malware, adware software, potentially unwanted applications and other threats and click Delete.
- Reboot your computer to complete the adware software removal procedure.
Remove Iomusic.xyz ads from web browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a malicious software removal tool that is designed to detect and delete hijackers, PUPs, adware and dubious processes from the computer that has been hijacked by malware. It’s a portable application which can be run instantly from USB stick. Hitman Pro have an advanced device monitoring tool that uses a white-list database to isolate questionable tasks and programs.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the Hitman Pro desktop icon. After the tool is started, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Next” button to start checking your computer for the adware related to the Iomusic.xyz pop-up ads. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. When Hitman Pro is done scanning your computer, the results are displayed in the scan report as shown in the following example.
Next, you need to click “Next” button. It will show a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button.
Use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to remove Iomusic.xyz ads
We advise using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) which are fully clean your computer of the adware. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you delete annoying Iomusic.xyz advertisements from your web-browsers, PUPs, malware, hijackers, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your PC system for free.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Anti Malware for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, run the file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard that will allow you set up MalwareBytes on the device. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click “Get Started” button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button for checking your PC for the adware which causes popups. When a threat is detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the scanning is finished.
Once the scan is complete, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will prepare a list of unwanted programs and adware. You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply click “Quarantine” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will begin to delete adware related to the Iomusic.xyz pop up ads. Once the task is done, you can be prompted to restart your device. We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes AntiMalware to get rid of hijackers, adware software and other malware.
Stop Iomusic.xyz advertisements
The AdGuard is a very good ad-blocker application for the Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome and Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of intrusive advertisements, popunders, popups, unwanted newtab pages, and even full page advertisements and website overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the Iomusic.xyz popup advertisements automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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 on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the install is done, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow 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 start automatically and stop undesired ads, block Iomusic.xyz, as well as other harmful or misleading webpages. 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.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the adware which causes popups. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and annoying malicious web-sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your personal computer 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 Iomusic.xyz popup ads from the Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, then ask for help here here.