Hello, our Malwarecomplaints team has prepared the following article to help you remove Stopnotifyfriends.info from your system. It should work for Chrome, Firefox, IE and other popular browsers as well as all Windows OS versions.
Stopnotifyfriends.info is a rather harmless piece of software, which is not intended to cause issues to your computer and lacks the harmful abilities of threats like Ransomware, Spyware or Trojans. However, a lot of people regard it as undesirable and seek ways to uninstall it because of its advertising behavior. Stopnotifyfriends.info is related to the aggressive generation of sponsored ads, banners, pop-ups and page-redirect links during web browsing, which is typical behavior for most adware applications. Its purpose is to promote certain services, products and websites and to generate traffic and clicks for them with the purpose of providing better exposure and ranking. Like most adware applications (like lodder.club and www1.ecleneue.com), Stopnotifyfriends.info usually gets installed via software bundling and attaches itself to the main browser in the system. If you are using Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or another browsing app, you will soon notice that the moment you open them, they will start spamming you with annoying commercial content generated by Stopnotifyfriends.info. As we said above, this activity has nothing to do with infections like Ransomware, Rootkits, Trojans or viruses, but if you have to tolerate it on a daily basis, it can quickly become a serious nuisance. After all, when you open your browser the last thing that you probably want to deal with is random ads, big banners and redirect prompts which can land you on some unfamiliar third-party pages. Putting an end to the ads invasion, however, may not be that easy. Usually, the adware applications try to remain on the system for as long as possible in order to advertise more. They normally don’t have uninstall options and even if you remove them from the browser’s extension menu, it will still not be enough to prevent the adware from irritating you. That’s why the only effective method to deal with the adware is to delete all of its components. In the next lines, we will help you find them in your system and safely remove them all, so have a look at the instructions that follow or use the suggested automatic scanner to speed up the process of getting rid of the adware.
Trusting anything Stopnotifyfriends.info displays is dangerous.
It is obvious why Stopnotifyfriends.info is considered as a source of annoyance and browsing disturbance. Having such software inside the computer can lead to unwanted exposure to various ads, pay-per-click links, banners, offers, intrusive messages and similar highly irritating commercial content. However, another good reason to immediately get rid of the adware is the fact that it may frequently cause your browser to crash, freeze or become unresponsive to your actual search requests because it is constantly being forced to display promotional materials of third-parties. Clicking on those random messages and pop-up prompts may also hide certain risks. For instance, you may get shown fake ads or misleading offers which may trick you into purchasing some products or services with questionable quality or visiting some sketchy pages. In many cases, the ads generated by the adware, may redirect you to potentially unsafe sites where threats like Ransomware or Trojans may lurk. With this in mind, there really is no reason to tolerate the activity of Stopnotifyfriends.info on your screen and our suggestion is to simply uninstall it with the help of the removal guide above.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||The adware may constantly spam your screen with sponsored ads and may prompt you to click on various links.|
|Distribution Method||Most commonly the adware is distributed via free downloads and software bundles, torrents, ads and spam.|
How To Remove Stopnotifyfriends.info Pop up “Virus”
Stopnotifyfriends.info Android Removal guide Stopnotifyfriends.info Mac Removal guide. The following guide is only for windows users, it will help our readers get rid of the unpleasant Stopnotifyfriends.info software. Follow the instructions and complete each step for best results. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them using our comment section down below. Preparation: Entering Safe Mode and Revealing Hidden Files and Folders Before you proceed with the actual removal instructions, you will need to take two extra steps in order to ensure that the guide has maximum effect. For best results, we advise our readers to boot into Safe Mode prior to attempting to remove Stopnotifyfriends.info. If you do not know how to do that, here is a separate How to Enter Safe Mode guide. Also, in order to be able to see any potentially undesirable files, you should reveal any hidden files and folders on your PC – here is how to do that.
Removing Stopnotifyfriends.info From Windows
Step 1: Checking the Task Manager Before we start deleting files related to Stopnotifyfriends.info we want to make sure that all services related to the viruses are killed before we proceed. Open your Task Manager by using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys and go to the Processes tab. Look for any suspicious processes. For example, any unfamiliar process that uses high amounts of RAM and/or CPU. If you aren’t sure if a certain process comes from malware, tell us in the comments. Right-click on any process that you consider shady and select Open File Location. Delete anything from the file location of the process.
Step 2: Disabling Startup programs Use the Winkey + R keyboard combination to open the Run search bar and type msconfig. Hit Enter and in the newly opened window, go to the Startup tab. There, look for suspicious entries with unknown manufacturer or ones that have the name Stopnotifyfriends.info on them. Right-click on those, and select disable.
Step 3: Uninstalling unwanted programs Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. Click on Installed On to sort the entries by date from most recent to oldest and look through the programs that come at the top of the list. Right-click on any entries that appear shady and unwanted and then select Uninstall to remove them from your PC. If you see the name Stopnotifyfriends.info in the list of programs, be sure to remove the software without hesitation.
Step 4: Checking for shady IP’s Open your Start Menu and copy-paste notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts in the search bar. In the notepad file, look below Localhost and see if there are any IP addresses there. If there are some, send them to us in the comments and we will tell you if you should take any action. [add_forth_banner] Step 5: Cleaning-up the browsers You will also have to uninstall any undesirable browser extensions from your browser programs. Here’s how to do that for some of the more popular browsers:
Getting rid of Stopnotifyfriends.info from Chrome
Open Chrome and open its main menu. Go to More Tools > Extensions. Look through the list of extensions and uninstall any that you think could be suspicious. To remove them – click on the trash can icon next to each extension. You can also use a specialized Chrome CleanUp tool if you cannot manually remove a certain extension. Here is an article where you can learn more about the CleanUp tool.
Removing Stopnotifyfriends.info From Firefox
Open Firefox and go to its Menu. Select the Add-ons button.From the left panel, select Extensions and take a look at the different entries. Remove any of the that might be unwanted.
Removing Stopnotifyfriends.info From Windows Internet Explorer
Once you open your IE browser, click on the Tools button at the top-right corner of the program and from the drop-down menu select Manage Add-ons. Check each one of the four different groups of add-ons and search for anything that seems undesirable. If you find anything, click on it and them select Remove.
Removing Stopnotifyfriends.info From Windows Edge
Open the main menu of Microsoft Edge and go to Extensions. Find the extensions that you believe could be unwanted and right-click on them. Then, select Uninstall. Step 6: Checking the Registry Editor Open the Run search bar again and type regedit in it. Hit Enter and once the Registry Editor opens press Ctrl + F. In the search field type Stopnotifyfriends.info and click on Find Next. Tell us in the comments if any results came up when you searched for Stopnotifyfriends.info in your PC’s Registry.
Step 7: Deleting recent entries For this step, you will have to open your Start Menu and copy-paste the following lines, one by one:
Hit Enter after each one to open a file directory. In the directories, delete the most recent entries that you find there. In the Temp folder, delete all files.
Step 8: System Restore In order to be fully sure that the unwanted software has been removed from your machine, you can also try using a Restore Point to roll back your system its last stable configuration. However, in order to do that, you would have to previously had had a restore point created. On most systems, such points get created automatically but this isn’t always the case.
- If you want to learn how to configure System Restore and how to manually create Restore Points, follow this link.
- Open your Start Menu and type System Restore.
- Click on the first result – a setup wizard should open.
- Read the brief description of the process and select Next.
- Now, choose a restore from the presented list. You can also check the Show more restore points option in order to reveal any other restore points that might be saved on your PC.
- Click on Scan for affected programs to see what programs will get deleted or restored after you use the Restore Point. (optional)
- Click on next and take and then select Finish.
- A warning window will appear telling you that once the process starts, it shouldn’t be interrupted. Select Yes and be patient as this might take some time. Do not do anything on your PC throughout the duration of the process.
Step 9: Windows Refresh/Reset Use this method only if nothing else has worked so far as it is a last resort option. If you do not know how to do it, this separate guide will give you the information that you need.