Hello, our Malwarecomplaints team has prepared the following article to help you remove Popunderclick from your system. It should work for Chrome, Firefox, IE and other popular browsers as well as all Windows OS versions.
Your recent search requests about Popunderclick have directed you to our page. First of all, thank you for reading this article. Here you will be given some useful info about the way the program that’s been annoying you lately functions, why it works like it does and whether it is possible to uninstall it or avoid it.
We hope that you will find our page helpful and informative enough!
The reason why you have been researching Popunderclick
Everything used to be alright with your PC but one day you woke up and found out that you could barely browse the web no matter what browser you would try to open (Firefox/Chrome/ Opera/ Explorer). Strange and numerous ads would constantly be popping up. Since then you have been looking for a way to remove them from your browsers. You may have already realized that the origin of those irritating advertisements is actually a program called Popunderclick. This software product has been identified as Browser Redirect. The programs related to it are especially created to display a lot of ads in many sizes, shapes and colors. Advertising is a legitimate and one of the most well-paid industries in the world.
Why are the Browser Redirect-generated ads so incredibly annoying?
To be completely precise, the ads Popunderclick generates don’t want to tease you. Their primary purpose is to just promote services, software and various products. However, one or two of them might not be easily noticed, so this software produces as many as possible to make sure that you pay attention and indeed take a closer look at them. Moreover, the creators of Browser Redirect are paid for every clicked on ad by the vendors whose products are being promoted. A typical pay per click system.
Is Popunderclick “Virus” really a virus?
If you ask most of our readers they would surely tell you it is. In fact they would most likely refer to it as Popunderclick “Virus”. Well it might come as a surprise to many but Popunderclick “Virus” is not really a virus. In most of the cases with ad-generating software, you don’t really have to worry. It is not malicious and doesn’t represent a threat. However, a Browser Redirect can often be mistaken for malware because sometimes its typical activities could be rather strange and intrusive.
The Browser Redirect is actually able to track your common Internet searches and then produce only ads that you may find interesting on your screen. Also, that information about your habitual requests and preferences can be bought by 3rd parties. Another possibly disturbing aspect of Popunderclick is that it could display such a big number of ads that your memory becomes stuck with them and your computer cannot function properly. Nevertheless, this depends on the quality of the system resources your PC possesses.
One more possible negative aspect you need to be aware of is that some pop-ups and banners may actually redirect you to places in the web with potentially unwanted content like Ransomware. Apart from the aforementioned potential annoying sides of Browser Redirect, it is really not a virus. Viruses can produce copies of themselves, block your system, kidnap your files and blackmail you for money, but Browser Redirect-based products CAN’T do that. They may just ruin your browsing experience with their disturbing ads.
In case you don’t remember installing anything like Popunderclick on your computer:
We have some rather embarrassing news for you. In order for the pop-ups and new tabs to be able to bother you now, you needed to authorize the program causing them to enter your machine. This can happen in various ways, the most common being:
- Torrents and shareware: yes, developers might have incorporated Browser Redirect there for additional profits;
- Suspicious emails from unknown senders and not particularly trustworthy webpages; Popunderclick can also be found as a component of spam letters or inside a compromised site;
- The number one Browser Redirect distributor: software bundles.
The programs you usually receive for free from the web are in fact mixtures of different software, and some of it could be Browser Redirect. When you install them By Default / in the Typical / Easy / Quick way, you also get the Browser Redirect from inside the bundle.
Removal and prevention instructions
It is possible to avoid every single Browser Redirect-type product. You should just be careful when you install new software on your PC. The only clever way to do that is to click on the Advanced / Custom / Detailed feature of the installation wizard. Also, to protect your computer means to improve its condition constantly by purchasing a good anti-virus tool, a reliable Firewall and to install the necessary updates to them when the time comes. What’s more, the websites from where you habitually download software should be only the trustworthy ones. By following these instructions, you will enhance your computer’s security greatly. For those, who first want to deal with a current infection, we have assembled a simple but effective set of steps to help you remove this Browser Redirect.
Start by revealing Hidden Files. Ask for detailed instructions in our comments section if you don’t know how to do this.
-> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program.
Look for the Browser Redirect and uninstall it.
Click on Installed On.
Delete anything installed recently that you deem to be suspicious.
In Search type -> msconfig -> press Enter.
Now, Startup -> disable entries listed with Unknown Manufacturer.
-> Search-> type “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” -> hit Enter.
Anything different from the picture below – you might be in danger!
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Popunderclick Removal from Chrome
-> More Tools -> Extensions.
Look for the Browser Redirect and remove it.
Popunderclick Removal from Firefox
-> Add-ons -> Extensions.
Locate the Browser Redirect and delete it.
Popunderclick Removal from Internet Explorer
-> Add-ons -> Toolbars and Extensions.
Find the Browser Redirect and remove it.
Start the task manager by right clicking on the taskbar.
Review processes -> check for anything suspicious. Right click on each questionable process -> Open File Location -> End the process -> delete the directories where the files have been located.
-> Search -> Type subsequently:
Press Enter after each search. Review each Folder -> delete recent entries.
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