What is Boustahe.com?
Boustahe.com pop ups are a social engineering attack which tricks computer users into subscribing to browser notifications. These browser push notifications promote ‘free’ online games, free gifts scams, dubious internet browser add-ons, adult web-pages, and fake software.
Boustahe.com is a dubious site that asks you to click on the ‘Allow’ in order to to access the content of the website, connect to the Internet, watch a video, enable Flash Player, download a file, and so on. If you click ALLOW, then your browser will be configured to show popup adverts in the lower right hand corner of the desktop.
|Type||spam push notifications, browser notification spam, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||social engineering attack, adware software, shady popup ads, potentially unwanted apps|
|Removal||Boustahe.com removal guide|
Where the Boustahe.com popups comes from
Cyber threat analysts have determined that users are re-directed to Boustahe.com by adware software or from shady advertisements. Adware installed without the user’s conscious permission is a type of malicious software. Once adware get installed in your computer then it begin displaying unwanted advertisements and pop ups. In some cases, adware software can promote p*rn websites and adult products.
Remove Boustahe.com notifications from internet browsers
If you’re getting notifications from the Boustahe.com or another intrusive webpage, you will have previously pressed the ‘Allow’ button. Below we will teach you how to turn them off.
How to remove Boustahe.com pop up ads (removal steps)
Adware is a form of malicious software that you might have difficulty in removing it from your device. Luckily, you have found the effective Boustahe.com pop-ups removal tutorial in this article. Both the manual removal way and the automatic removal solution will be provided below and you can just choose the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need assist then type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to close this website. So, please read the instructions carefully, after that bookmark it or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove Boustahe.com pop ups, complete the following steps:
- Remove Boustahe.com notifications from internet browsers
- How to manually delete Boustahe.com
- Automatic Removal of Boustahe.com advertisements
- Stop Boustahe.com pop up advertisements
How to manually delete Boustahe.com
In this section of the post, we have posted the steps that will help to remove Boustahe.com pop ups manually. Although compared to removal tools, this method loses in time, but you don’t need to download anything on the PC. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed guidance with pictures. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and web-browser settings, then it’s better for you to use tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Deleting the Boustahe.com, check the list of installed applications first
In order to delete PUPs like this adware, open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel and click on “Uninstall a program”. Check the list of installed apps. For the ones you do not know, run an Internet search to see if they are adware, browser hijacker or potentially unwanted applications. If yes, delete them off. Even if they are just a programs which you do not use, then removing them off will increase your computer start up time and speed dramatically.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as shown below.
Once the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category like the one below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and choose the ‘Control Panel’ at right like below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista) as shown in the following example.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and get rid of all suspicious and unknown software. We recommend to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed apps by date. Once you have found anything suspicious that may be the adware responsible for Boustahe.com ads or other PUP (potentially unwanted program), then choose this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely remove it from your PC system.
Delete Boustahe.com popups from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings like new tab page, search provider and home page had been changed by adware related to the Boustahe.com advertisements, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, launch the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware that causes multiple intrusive pop ups, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings such as newtab page, search engine and home page to default state.
Get rid of Boustahe.com popups from Mozilla Firefox
This step will help you remove Boustahe.com advertisements, third-party toolbars, disable harmful extensions and return your default home page, new tab and search provider settings.
First, run the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Boustahe.com ads from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings will allow you to completely reset your internet browser. The result of activating this function will bring Chrome settings back to its default values. This can remove Boustahe.com pop ups and disable harmful extensions. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click 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 shown below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Automatic Removal of Boustahe.com advertisements
If you are unsure how to get rid of Boustahe.com pop up advertisements easily, consider using automatic adware removal apps which listed below. It will identify the adware that causes pop ups and remove it from your computer for free.
Remove Boustahe.com ads with Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM)
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is a malicious software removal utility. Currently, there are two versions of the utility, one of them is free and second is paid (premium). The principle difference between the free and paid version of the tool is real-time protection module. If you just need to scan your PC for malware and remove adware software that causes Boustahe.com ads in your web-browser, then the free version will be enough for you.
- Installing the Zemana Free is simple. First you’ll need to download Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) from the following link. Save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- When downloading is complete, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the adware which causes pop ups. This process can take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Free will find threats exist on your PC.
- Once Zemana AntiMalware has completed scanning, the results are displayed in the scan report. Once you have selected what you wish to remove from your PC system press “Next”. Once the clean up is complete, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
Delete Boustahe.com popups from internet browsers with Hitman Pro
Hitman Pro is a free portable program that scans your personal computer for adware that causes Boustahe.com ads, potentially unwanted software and hijackers and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you get rid of any harmful web browser extensions and add-ons.
Download Hitman Pro by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
After the download is finished, open the folder in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the HitmanPro desktop icon. After the tool is opened, you will see a screen like the one below.
Further, click “Next” button to perform a system scan for the adware responsible for Boustahe.com pop-up ads. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your computer and the speed of your computer. When Hitman Pro has completed scanning, HitmanPro will show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found like below.
You may remove threats (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button.
Delete Boustahe.com pop up ads with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
We recommend using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. You can download and install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to look for adware and thereby remove Boustahe.com ads from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, this free malware remover automatically detects and removes all threats present on the PC.
Click the following link to download MalwareBytes. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
When downloading is complete, close all apps and windows on your device. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called MBSetup similar to the one below.
When the installation starts, you will see the Setup wizard that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once setup is finished, you’ll see window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the adware that causes Boustahe.com pop up ads in your web-browser. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will scan for threats present on your computer.
After MalwareBytes completes the scan, a list of all threats detected is created. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete adware that causes Boustahe.com pop ups in your browser and move the selected items to the program’s quarantine. Once finished, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video explains step-by-step guidance on how to get rid of browser hijacker, adware and other malicious software with MalwareBytes.
Stop Boustahe.com pop up advertisements
We recommend to install an adblocker program which can block Boustahe.com and other unwanted web pages. The ad blocker tool such as AdGuard is a application that basically removes advertising from the Internet and stops access to malicious web-sites. Moreover, security experts says that using adblocker applications is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
- Click the following link to download the latest version of AdGuard for Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- After the setup is complete, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Boustahe.com, 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, that can be found on your desktop.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the adware which causes the annoying Boustahe.com advertisements. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted pop ups and intrusive malicious web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your personal computer for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Microsoft Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new hijackers, malicious programs and adware are released.
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