Does this sound familiar? You see pop-up advertisements from 404fxsrxc.tech while browsing on web sites that normally don't advertise in popup windows. The pop ups manage to escape the built-in pop-up blockers in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-ups turn up when clicking search results from the Google search engine? Or does the pop ups appear even when you're not browsing?
Here is a screengrab on the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-up from my system:
(I know, lots of watermarks. Have to do it to stop the copy-cats.)
If this description sounds like your experience, you probably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the 404fxsrxc.tech ads. So there's no use contacting the site owner. The ads are not coming from them.
I'll do my best to help you with the 404fxsrxc.tech removal in this blog post.
For those that are new to the blog: Some time ago I dedicated some of my lab machines and wilfully installed a few adware programs on them. I've been tracking the actions on these systems to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it downloads and installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first observed the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-up on one of these lab computers.
So, how do you remove the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the 404fxsrxc.tech ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The issue with this type of pop-up is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here's my suggestion for the 404fxsrxc.tech ads removal:
The first thing I would do to remove the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System you can just type in "uninstall" in the Control Panel's search field to find that dialog:
Click on the "Uninstall a program" link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Do you see something shady listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if some program was installed about the same time as you started observing the 404fxsrxc.tech pop-ups.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Something that you don't remember installing?
I think most users will be able to find and remove the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. It's a tool built to manually track down and uninstall unwanted software. When you've found the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer's removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you're having troubles figuring out if a file is legit or malware in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains additional details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
If that did not solve the problem, you can add a blocking for 404fxsrxc.tech in the Windows HOSTS file.
Here's a video tutorial showing FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the 404fxsrxc.tech popups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you very much!
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the 404fxsrxc.tech ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.
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