The pop-up Ads is a nasty program that is classified as a stubborn browser hijacker that performs several unwanted activities inside the system once it gets inside the computer. As soon as this infection arrives on the system, you will notice that the system goes out of your control. The pop-up Ads is responsible for running the commercial advertisement campaigns on your system, modify the browser settings, and always connects you to the internet without your permission. It is capable of monitoring your browsing activities, collects the personal information, and transfer all such details to the developers of this application who uses it for the fraudulent purposes. To cheat the innocent computer users, it presents itself as a useful search provider, but actually this is a trick, set by the hackers.


Removal of pop-up Ads

Once the pop-up Ads gets inside the system, you have to remove this browser hijacker at your earliest. There are some good automatic tools are available to assist you in this regard. Besides that, the other option available in this regard is, the manual removal process, that consists of the following steps:-


Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

You can start the manual removal of the pop-up Ads as early as you are able to access the PC in the safe mode. Strike the F8 key repeatedly to see the list of options while the system is restarted, and select the safe mode option before pressing the Enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes

In the next step, you have to end the associated processes of this browser hijacker. In this regard, access the task manager by holding the help of the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together, and click on the Processes tab under the task manager window. Get rid of the following malicious processes associated with the pop-up Ads by using the “End Process” button:-


Remove the Associated Data

Delete the following files associated with this malicious infection from the system files folder by using the Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\ Pop-up Ads.lnk
  • %Programs%\ Pop-up Ads\ Pop-up Ads.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

In the end, do not forget to remove the corrupt entries from the windows registry. In this regard, open the registry editor by executing the RegEdit command through the Run option in the Start Menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove of the following corrupt entries associated with the pop-up Ads before closing the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Pop-up Ads\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Pop-up Ads
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Pop-up Ads\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Pop-up Ads\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Pop-up Ads\DisplayName Pop-up Ads

You are required to access the normal mode on the system by restarting the computer to see how effectively you have removed this browser hijacker.

How to Remove pop-up Ads?
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