The Guide From Semalt To Cleaning Chrome Of Ads, Pop-Ups & Malware
Most often, people complain that their Google Chrome regularly redirects them to unwanted websites and pop-up ads. These things appear when we browse the internet or try to access our social media profiles. If you see such things daily, there are chances that your computer system is infected with unwanted programs or malware.
Frank Abagnale, the Customer Success Manager of Semalt, explains how to free your Chrome from annoying ads, pop-ups, and malware.
Problems with Google Chrome
While browsing the internet, if you see any of these issues with Google Chrome, you might have installed an infected program or malware to your computer system:
- Pop-up ads appear again and again.
- Your search engine results or Chrome homepage is changing its settings or is set to another website automatically.
- If you see unknown toolbars, Chrome extensions or strange things once in an hour.
- You are redirected to known websites and strange downloadable app links.
How to clean Chrome of unwanted ads, pop-ups, & malware
First of all, it is important that you don't download unknown software or things from the internet. You should also avoid visiting the adult websites as they mostly contain traces of viruses and malware.
You can clean Chrome of unwanted ads, pop-ups, & malware by keeping in mind the following things.
1: Remove unwanted programs from Chrome (Windows only)
If you are using Windows or a similar operating system, you should use the Chrome Cleanup Tool that scans your computer for malware and suspicious programs, offering the best ways to remove all of them. If you are using a Linux or Mac computer, you should move to the next step. Go to the Chrome Cleanup Tool option on the Windows computer and download the software as early as possible. Click Accept and Download and give it some time to get downloaded. Once the downloading is complete, Windows will ask you to either run the file or not; you have to click the Run option so that the Chrome Cleanup Tool can accurately scan your device. You should also click the Remove option to get rid of suspicious programs and viruses.
2: Remove unwanted programs (all computers)
If you have purchased or downloaded an anti-malware or antivirus program, you should install it immediately and run to get rid of harmful and suspicious files. You may also try Malwarebytes; this anti-malware software is far better than other similar programs as it removes the unnecessary files and data from your computer device within minutes. If you have installed this software, there are chances that the Chrome Cleanup Tool would not work properly.
3: Reset your browser settings (all computers)
You can reset your browser settings to get rid of malware and viruses. For this, you should open Chrome on your computer devices and click on the Settings option. Then you should click on the Advanced and Reset options to reset your browser settings, and this works for any computer or mobile devices. In case you are facing any problem, we recommend you to either report the problem to the software provider or check the Chrome Help Forum.