Beware of pop-up windows

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Please be aware of the danger related to pop-up windows, which you might see in your browser. Most probably they’re caused by certain nasty adware program inside of your PC. However, there can be cases when such pop-up windows could be produced in your PC as a result of you clicking on some malicious links, which you could see in spam emails, through social networks, or through other information channels. Note that clicking on such pop-ups will lead you to downloading and installing all kinds of useless applications, and some of them may be considered as adware, browser hijackers, or even real malware. scam

We’re absolutely confident that you must be extremely careful not to click on such pop-ups. They’re very misleading and tend to scare users with a lot of faulty information. Just as the example, here is what such pop-ups could mention in your browser:

Java Update Required! Install Now

So, as you see, this pop-up tells you to install Java. Many regular PC users don’t even know what Java really is. Well, in this post we don’t have in mind to give the definition for Java software either. We can just tell you that this is the software developed by Oracle corporation. To download it you need to to go the official websites related to Oracle and to obtain Java through such sites. Keep in mind that site is not related to Oracle, so obviously this is a fake Java update.

Just as we’ve told you already, by clicking on such pop-up windows you indeed may download Java, however, this will not be a genuine download. In addition, you may download and install all sorts of other useless applications into your system. You will soon notice how annoying they really are. You might install adware as a result of clicking on such pop-ups, and you will start facing a lot of ads everywhere around your screen.

To sum up, pop-ups are used by adware developers to distribute and implant other useless applications into your computer. This problem mainly occurs with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. To fix this issue and to eliminate such pop-ups we recommend you to follow the detailed adware removal instructions set forth below. If you need our help, please surely feel free to contact us at any time.

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Detailed removal instructions

Step 1. Uninstalling adware from the Control Panel of your computer.

Instructions for Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems:

  1. Make sure that all your browsers infected with adware are shut down (closed).
  2. Click “Start” and go to the “Control Panel“:
  3. Start Control Panel in Windows

  4. In Windows XP click “Add or remove programs“:
  5. Add or remove programs in Windows XP

  6. In Windows Vista and 7 click “Uninstall a program“:
  7. Uninstall a program in Windows Vista and 7

  8. Uninstall suspicious adware program from your PC. To do it, in Windows XP click “Remove” button related to it. In Windows Vista and 7 right-click any suspicious adware program with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“.

Instructions for Windows 8 operating system:

  1. Move the PC mouse towards the top right hot corner of Windows 8 screen, click “Search“:
  2. Windows 8 search

  3. Type “Uninstall a program“, then click “maSettings“:
  4. Uninstall a program in Windows 8

  5. In the left menu that has come up select “Uninstall a program“:
  6. Uninstall a program in Win 8

  7. Uninstall any suspicious adware programs. To do it, in Windows 8 right-click the adware with the PC mouse and click “Uninstall / Change“.

Step 2. Removing the adware from the list of add-ons and extensions of your browser.

In addition to removal of any suspicious adware programs from the Control Panel of your PC as explained above, you also need to remove this adware from the add-ons or extensions of your browser. Please follow this guide for managing browser add-ons and extensions for more detailed information. Remove any items related to this particular adware and other unwanted applications installed on your PC.

Step 3. Scanning your computer with reliable and effective security software for removal of all adware remnants.

  1. Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer through the download button below.
  2. Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer
  3. Install the program and scan your computer with it.
  4. At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections associated with this adware.
  5. Important! It is also necessary that you reset your browsers with GridinSoft Trojan Killer after this particular adware removal. Shut down all your available browsers now.
  6. In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
  7. Reset Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers

  8. Select which particular browsers you want to be reset and choose the reset options:
  9. How to reset browser

  10. Click “Reset browser settings” button.
  11. You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
  12. Reboot your PC now.