Adplexmedia.com Redirect

Also Known As: adplexmedia.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Adplexmedia.com redirect removal instructions

What is adplexmedia.com?

Identical to smartoffer.siteprimosearch.comrestheet.com, and many others, adplexmedia.com is a rogue website designed to redirect to other dubious sites. The only differences are the target sites to which users are redirected. Research shows that users often visit adplexmedia.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without permission. As well as causing redirects, PUPs generate intrusive advertisements, diminish system performance, and gather various information (mostly relating to web browsing activity).

adplexmedia.com adware

Potentially unwanted programs randomly open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to adplexmedia.com. Users then Immediately encounter a number (usually 2 or 3) of consecutive redirects to other dubious websites. Essentially, they are forced to visit malicious websites, Therefore, redirects to adplexmedia.com can result in high-risk computer infections. As mentioned above, PUPs are also designed to deliver intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc.) To achieve this, developers employ various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, intrusive ads often conceal visited website content, thereby diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, displayed ads may also lead to malicious website or even execute scripts that download and install malware/PUPs. Clicking intrusive advertisements can also lead to various infections. Some PUPs are also known to mine cryptocurrency or run other various processes in the background, without permission. In doing so, potentially unwanted programs significantly diminish overall computer performance. Furthermore, PUPs gather various information that is likely to include personal details. IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, keystrokes, etc. are later shared with third parties (to generate revenue). This information tracking might lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are advised to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.

The Internet is full of potentially unwanted programs, all of which are very similar. Most offer various "useful features" (e.g., file conversion, anti-virus, download performance increase, etc.), however, promises to enable this functionality are merely attempts to trick users to install. PUPs simply generate revenue for the developers. They cause unwanted redirects (thereby promoting rogue websites, most of which are fake search engines), deliver ads, misuse system resources, and gather information, thereby posing a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. PUPs deliver no value for regular users.

How did adware install on my computer?

In some cases, potentially unwanted programs have official download/promotion websites, however, they are commonly distributed using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software/apps), and the aforementioned intrusive advertisements. Developers do not disclose installation of "bundled" apps properly - they hide this information within "Custom/Advanced" settings or other sections of the download/installation processes. Therefore, skipping download/installation steps and clicking various advertisements expose systems to risk of various infections, and compromises users' privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

To prevent this situation, be very careful when browsing the Internet and especially when downloading/installing software. Be aware that many intrusive ads look legitimate, however, these ads are distinguishable for their redirects - most lead to survey, gambling, adult dating, and other suspicious sites. If you encounter such redirects, uninstall all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Furthermore, carefully analyze each step (especially the "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution.

Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

adplexmedia.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes adplexmedia.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing adplexmedia.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing adplexmedia.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the adplexmedia.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing adplexmedia.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing adplexmedia.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the adplexmedia.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing adplexmedia.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing adplexmedia.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with adplexmedia.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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