Did you just get interrupted by a popup ad from safepcrepair.com? You are not alone. I also get the safepcrepair.com pop ups while browsing. Do the pop-ups also circumvent the pop-up blocker in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with popups. Then read on...
A pop-up ad showing up in a new tab in 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 safepcrepair.com.
Does this sound like your story, you probably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the safepcrepair.com ads. Don't send angry emails to the site you were browsing, the advertisements are most likely not coming from them, but from the adware on your system.
I'll try help you to remove the safepcrepair.com pop ups in this blog post.
I found the safepcrepair.com pop-up on one of the lab systems 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 pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on site that usually don't show adverts, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
So, how do you remove the safepcrepair.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the safepcrepair.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the safepcrepair.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.
The problem with popups such as this one is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here's my suggestion for the safepcrepair.com ads removal:
The first thing I would do to remove the safepcrepair.com pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can open this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows 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 something was installed approximatelyabout the same time as you started seeing the safepcrepair.com pop-ups.
Then I would check the browser add-ons. Adware often show up under the add-ons dialog in Firefox, Chrome, 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 track down 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've developed since 2006. It's a tool built to manually track down and remove unwanted software. When you've tracked down 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 down 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 issues 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 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 very useful:
If that did not solve the problem, you can add a blocking for safepcrepair.com in the Windows HOSTS file.
Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the safepcrepair.com pop-ups? What did you do to stop the popup 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 safepcrepair.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.
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