Did you just get interrupted by a pop-up ad from mybet.com? You are not alone. I also get the mybet.com popups while browsing. Do the popups also get round the pop-up blocker in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with popups. Then read on...
Here's a screen capture of the mybet.com pop-up ad when it showed up on my system:
(Sorry for the large number of watermarks. If I don't add them, the screenshot will be used without attribution at some other blogs)
Does this sound like your story, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the mybet.com ads. So don't flame the people that owns the web site you were at, the ads are most likely not coming from that website, but from the adware that's running on your machine.
I'll try help you with the mybet.com removal in this blog post.
I found the mybet.com pop-up on one of the lab machines where I have some adware running. I've talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as popup windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on web site that usually don't show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
mybet.com was registered on 1997-07-14.
So, how do you remove the mybet.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the mybet.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the mybet.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.
The issue with this type of popup is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here's my suggestion for the mybet.com ads removal:
The first thing I would do to remove the mybet.com 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 OS 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 suspect in 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 mybet.com pop-ups.
Then I would check the browser add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?
I think you will be able to find and uninstall 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 about 8 years ago. It's a tool designed to manually identify and uninstall unwanted software. When you've identified 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 won't require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you're having problems deciding if a file is clean or unwanted in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
As a last resort you can block mybet.com in the Windows HOSTS file.
Here's a video tutorial which shows FreeFixer in action removing an adware that caused pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the mybet.com pop ups? 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 mybet.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.
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