Got Pop-up : How to Remove Pop-up From My PC

I had got the news about the really interesting match between Warriors and Cavs in NBA Finals from my friends. It was unlucky that I had missed it as I was busy doing some other important work. So last night I turned on my Laptop and started seeing it online. In between that I had mistakenly clicked on an advertisement on the site. It has redirected me to some unknown site showing Pop-up alerts. This claimed to me that my PC got infected with some sort of threat due to visiting some harmful site. So I immediately closed all the tabs. But those alerts are still coming on my browser surface whenever I start doing anything online. Please help! Pop-up seems to be fake and its quite a possibility that its due to presence of some sort of an adware infection. In order to resolve these issues you are required to remove it at the earliest.

Remove Pop-up

What Makes Pop-up Suspicious ?

Actually these kinds of deceitful pop-up alerts and warning messages has been used by malicious hackers these days to wheedle out victims hard earned money. Pop-up is designed in way that it might looks genuine to some naive online users. It also do bogus claims about that your system has some issues and it provides Microsoft certified tech support to solve such issues. Beware this showcase itself as a genuine one but in reality its main moto is something else. And, hence users are suggested to ignore such fake pop-up alerts but do not avoid it.

You are required to get rid of Pop-up as soon as possible if you are willing to restore the optimal browsing conditions. Moreover this can be dispersed into your system through different kinds of unsafe and illegal malware distribution methods. This includes attached with junk emails, embedded with deceptive adverts, harmful URLs, freeware installers and so on. Hence its recommended to the computer users to be careful with such unsafe online stuffs to avoid such malware attacks. In case you already got this adware infection into your computer, so this is very essential for the victims to uninstall Pop-up instantly.


Learn To Remove Pop-up Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete Pop-up Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of Pop-up Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to Pop-up related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from Pop-up On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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