Adfries.net POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: adfries.net pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Adfries.net redirect removal instructions

What is adfries.net?

adfries.net is one of many rogue websites available and is very similar (or even identical) to hundreds of others of this type (such as notification-browser.com, crtmatix.com, artnewsupdate.info, etc.). These sites are designed to cause redirects to other untrustworthy websites. As a rule, users arrive at adfries.net unintentionally - they are redirected to it by potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Users typically install PUAs inadvertently. As well as causing redirects, these unwanted apps gather data and deploy advertisements.

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As soon as a potentially unwanted application is installed, it forces users to visit adfries.net by randomly opening new tabs/windows in an infiltrated web browser. When visited, adfries.net causes additional redirects (typically 2-3) to other untrustworthy sites that might be malicious and could infiltrate computers with high-risk infections. Furthermore, PUAs cause unwanted redirects, gather data (such as geolocations, keystrokes, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses, search queries, and so on). Some PUAs collect data that contains personal or sensitive information. The data is misused to generate revenue for developers by sharing it with/selling to third parties (potentially cyber criminals). This can cause privacy issues, problems with browsing safety, or even identity theft. Another downside of PUAs is the ads they deliver - they are often delivered as coupons, banners, surveys or pop-ups, and displayed using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site and conceal underlying content. If clicked, these ads can lead users to potentially malicious (or untrustworthy) websites. Some execute scripts that download and install other potentially unwanted applications. If PUAs of this type are installed on your web browser (or computer), uninstall them immediately.

Most developers promote PUAs by encouraging users to try out "useful" features or tools provided, however, most of these applications are designed only to generate revenue for their developers by causing unwanted redirects, collecting information, and delivering ads. Few PUAs provide the functionality promised or any other value.

How did adware install on my computer?

Potentially unwanted applications can usually be downloaded from their official websites, however, users often install them through intrusive ads (those mentioned above) or when software developers use a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Bundling is stealth installation of additional software (in this case, potentially unwanted applications) with other regular software. Developers do not disclose information about these installations properly and hide bundled applications in "Custom", "Advanced" (and other similar settings) of the installation processes. If you skip installation steps without checking the settings/options or click intrusive advertisements, potentially unwanted application are likely to be installed in this way.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Download software using official sources and direct links. Avoid using third party software downloaders or installers, since this software is usually monetized by promoting potentially unwanted applications using the bundling method. Install software with care. Do not skip installation steps - study each step by checking "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options. If you clicked an advertisements and were redirected to an untrustworthy website (adult dating, gambling, pornography, etc.), close the site immediately and check for recent/new installations. Check the list of installed add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins on your web browser, and programs on your computer. Uninstall any unknown/suspicious entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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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.

adfries.net adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

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

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 adfries.net 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 adfries.net ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the adfries.net 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 adfries.net  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 and remove them.

Removing adfries.net ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the adfries.net 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 adfries.net 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.

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Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with adfries.net 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.

Removal assistance:
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