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Monday, October 19, 2015

How to Get Rid of Pop-up Ads from Your PC

If you have a lot of pop-up ads by on your browsers like Google, IE, Firefox, and so on. You have to be cautious that your PC may have been infected by an ad-supported program which is created by cyber criminals to compromise target computer system for sake of displaying a lot of commercial ads for the third parties. They can get money through pay-per-click. So it will lure users' attention and clicking via various ways. But keep in mind that the solitary aim of the adware is to gain profits. Although, it is not dangerous, the pop-up ads by it may bring you a lot of trouble. For instance, your computer performance will be degraded and it takes you ages to load a program or get connect with the Internet. Therefore, it is very urgent to get rid of popups and the adware from your PC.

Why is your PC infected by adware?

There are many distributing way of an adware. For instance, you may visited malicious websites or web pages that are infected by malicious virus. Moreover, if you have opened or clicked harmful links or ads, it is likely that your computer will be compromised. Besides, spam attachments contain this pest as well, so you have to pay more attention to emails that you are not familiar. Thus, it is wise to keep a good online habit. It is advisable to have a powerful and effective antivirus like SpyHunter to solve all problems for you.

Solutions to remove Pop-up ads by

In this post, there will be two solutions to remove pop-up ads by

1. Remove POP-UP ADS BY ONLINE-HELPS.COM manually.

2. Remove POP-UP ADS BY ONLINE-HELPS.COM by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Instructions to Get Rid of Pop-up ads by

Method 1: Pop-up ads by Manual Deletion

Step 1Open Windows Task Manager and close all running processes.
( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)

Step 2: Reset your browser setting

In the drop-down list of Firefox, go to Help and click on Troubleshooting Information.
Click on the Reset Firefox button to reset it.

Google Chrome: 
Click on the Chrome menu on the right of toolbar and then select Settings.
Scroll down to the bottom to click Show advanced settings.
Go down to the bottom and click Reset browser settings to reset Google Chrome to its default setting.

Click Tools on the up right corner and select Internet Options.
Click on Advanced tab, press Reset button to reset IE to its default settings.

Step 3: Remove files of Pop-up ads by like the pictures showed:

Step 4: Go to the Registry Editor and remove all the infection registry entries listed here:

(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regidit in Run box to search)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "CustomizeSearch" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search "SearchAssistant" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Step 5: All the infection associated files listed below need to be removed:

C:\Program Files\<random>

Method  2: Automatic Removal with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a world-famous real-time malware protection and removal tool, which is designed to detect , remove and protect your PC from the latest malware attacks, such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogue viruses, browser hijacker, ransomware, adware, key-loggers, and so forth. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow. 

Step 1: Press the following button to download SpyHunter.

Step 2: Save it into your computer and click on the Run choice to install it step by step.

Step 3: Click Finish then you can use it to scan your computer to find out potential threats by pressing Scan computer now!

Step 4: Tick Select all and then Remove to delete all threats.

 Guide to download RegCure Pro to optimize PC 

If you are still worried about the left over of Pop-up ads by and want to clean all the unwanted registry entries,  it is recommended to use RegCure Pro.

Step 1. Install and launch RegCure Pro on your PC.

Step 2.  Select "Yes" to download and install RegCure Pro.


Step 3. Click "Next" to continue.

Step 4. RegCure Pro will open automatically on your screen.

RegCure Pro

 Step 5. RegCure Pro is scanning your PC for error.

 RegCure Pro2

Step 6. After scanning, choose the issues you want to fix. 


Note: Manual removal Pop-up ads by refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. If you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the manual removal. Install Spyhunter can be your better choice, because it is capable of auto-detecting and removing viruses. You can also Download RegCure Pro to help you clean up unwanted registry entries and files so as to optimize the computer.

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