Does this sound like what you are seeing right now? You see popup ads from mydomainadvisor.com while browsing websites that usually don't advertise in pop up windows. The popups manage to get round the built-in popup blockers in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Perhaps the mydomainadvisor.com popups appear when clicking search results from the Google search engine? Or does the pop-ups show up even when you're not browsing?
A pop-up ad showing up in a new tab in Mozilla Firefox:
The screenshot serves as an example of how a pop-up can look like when it appears in a new tab in Firefox. The pop-up in the screenshot is not from mydomainadvisor.com.
If this description sounds like your machine, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the mydomainadvisor.com ads. Contacting the owner of the website you were at would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the advertisements.
I'll do my best to help you remove the mydomainadvisor.com popup in this blog post.
Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but here we go: Recently I dedicated some of my lab machines and purposely installed some adware programs on them. I have been following the actions on these computers to see what kinds of adverts that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware auto-updates, or if it downloads additional unwanted software on the machines. I first observed the mydomainadvisor.com pop-up on one of these lab machines.
mydomainadvisor.com was registered on 2011-02-03.
So, how do you remove the mydomainadvisor.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the mydomainadvisor.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the mydomainadvisor.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.
The issue with pop-ups like this one is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what should be done to solve the problem? To remove the mydomainadvisor.com pop-up ads you need to check your computer for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the mydomainadvisor.com pop-ups is to examine the software 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 dubious 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 mydomainadvisor.com pop-ups.
Then I would check the browser add-ons. Adware often turn up under the add-ons dialog in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?
I think you will be able to track down 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've developed since 2006. It's a tool designed to manually find 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 locked 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 problems determining if a file is legit or unwanted in the FreeFixer scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
As a last resort, if the above steps did not solve the pop-ups problem, you can block mydomainadvisor.com in the Windows HOSTS file.
Here's a video guide showing how to remove pop-up ads with FreeFixer:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the mydomainadvisor.com pop-ups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!
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