How to remove adwares, pop-ups or ads from browsers?

Ta_234

Broken In
Now Google Chrome has inbuilt RESET option that can reset your browser to default one. It will revert changes made by adware like homepage, new tab page, settings .
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
I am using windows 10 and the AV definitions are updated.
The browser automatically opens the following URL:
"www.lktoday.ru" ---> redirected to "Earn money on short links. Make short links and earn the biggest money - shorte.st" ---> redirected to "Top 10 New Windows 10 Features"

I don't see any malware trace on system scan.
Open chrome://settings/appearance and check for homepage address. Also uninstall any unknown extension. Check search engines as well.

Edit: Right click on the shortcut of the browser and check properties. The target should be "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" and nothing else.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Open chrome://settings/appearance and check for homepage address. Also uninstall any unknown extension. Check search engines as well.

Edit: Right click on the shortcut of the browser and check properties. The target should be "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" and nothing else.
checked that too..nothing is there
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
It is adware which likely got installed with some free software bundled with ads that you either tried or updated unintentionally(that's why I always turn auto update off even for free softwares). Most AVs don't consider adware the same as virus with their default setting(especially avast).Use MBAM free to scan & remove it.
 

vidhubhushan

Alakh Niranjan
If you're seeing some of these problems with Chrome, you might have unwanted software or malware installed on your computer:

  • Pop-up ads and new tabs that won't go away
  • Your Chrome homepage or search engine keeps changing without your permission
  • Unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars keep coming back
  • Your browsing is hijacked, and redirects to unfamiliar pages or ads
  • Alerts about a virus or an infected device.

please always check the last post date before posting. no point in bumping a 2 1/2 years old thread.
 
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