Complete Guide To Delete pop-up from Internet Explorer pop-up: An Initiation

Recently a newly detected system virus called pop-up famous among large number of OS was discovered few days before by malware programmers. Its working concept is totally based on a typical browser hijacker adware programming application. It can be truly identified as potentially unwanted program (PUP). After deep investigation they revealed some interesting facts about this virus they are as follows: At first sight, it seems to be very supportive which can enhance your performance but in reality it will extremely degrades the system speed. This type of dangerous, extremely annoying and entirely unreliable programs has been intensionally created by the malicious remote hackers to extort money from the victimized user. The most problematic issue created by pop-up is that it looks to be pleasant but actually it doesn’t work as desirable.

How Does pop-up Perform

An advertising supported software i.e. adware pop-up ia a silent intruder which penetrates into the system by the most famous method is called the bundling method. It mostly get into your system when connected with free third party programs, spam emails attachments, suspicious website links, downloading torrents, malicious infected websites, online gaming servers, porn sites, sharewares and so on. It can easily work with IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Opera and many other famous browsers. It can infect all versions of Windows Operating System very easily. By modifying the default browser setting it start bombarding with various annoying pop-up ads that works on principle of the pay per click (PPC) scheme. This malicious threat generates online revenue for its programming artists. By taking simple preventive measures you can easily avoid the attack of pop-up.

Striking Of pop-up

If pop-up resides on your Operating System for long time it will get wild and start performing its malicious activities such are as given below:

  • It may corrupts or disables many important files and becomes completely inaccessible.
  • It will change your browser’s default search engine along with homepage and new tab page.
  • It may monitor your browsing habits and may risk your privacy.
  • It may auto generate many corrupted temp files or folders and occupies large amount of space in your memory.
  • It can also lock the screen and doesn’t open any of the programming application listed.
  • It will cause freezing of browser which can eventually crashes also and system performance decreased too.
  • It will expand the booting time and sometimes restart automatically.
  • It can automatically run some unwanted processes in the background without your consent which consumes lot of resources and causes blue screen error.

Remove pop-up From Infected System

Therefore the removal of pop-up from the desired machine must be initiated as early as detected into the infected operating system by using manual or automatic methods.


A. pop-up Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view pop-up related files.


Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

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File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete pop-up Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

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

Step 3 : Remove pop-up Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.


Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for pop-up related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than pop-up, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. pop-up Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall pop-up related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find pop-up or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

uninstall program


3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall pop-up or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search pop-up program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall


Step 2:- Uninstall pop-up toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu


2. Select Advanced Settings option


3. Click on Extension


4. To remove pop-up extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove pop-up

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage


2. To remove pop-up set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default


  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as


From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button


2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of pop-up to remove it


3. Now click on Reset button to remove pop-up add-ons


From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons


2. Click Extensions

FF Ext

3. Select Remove or Disable button


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How to Remove pop-up Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from pop-up. You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. pop-up Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect pop-up or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete pop-up completely.

User Guide : Automatic pop-up Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of pop-up and its harmful traces.


Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed


Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of pop-up and its infectious files.


Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with pop-up


Step 5 pop-up Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

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Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.