Adclick Pop-ups - How to remove

Adclick is an advertisement company that usually displays normal ads but sometimes can be too invasive and disruptive. If pop-ups by Adclick show up on your desktop, all the time, on any website – that’s not normal, that’s a symptom of an adware infection that takes advantage of this particular advertising network to deliver scams and malware to you.

When Adclick turns into adware

Adclick is a pop-up advertisement network that is paid by advertisers (the people who want to promote their products) to deliver ads to people. It allows websites and content creators that display these ads to make money and remain free for everyone to use.

Even though Adclick pop-ups can be an annoying and even somewhat dangerous problem, it’s completely fixable:

Recognize the problem
  • More than usual appear, especially floating ads and pop-ups
  • Ads labeled as “Ads by Adclick”, “Brought to you by Adclick”, etc.
  • The computer is slowed down because of all the ads
  • Possibly, Adclick ads only show up on one of your devices
Avoid suspicious ads
  • Ads that promise to make you rich quickly
  • Ads that promise miracle cures
  • Which claim that your computer is infected
  • Ads that require you to download a file or install a program
Avoid adware
  • Don’t install unknown programs
  • Don’t confirm notifications from unknown websites
  • Be careful when installing a program to avoid optional offers
Remove Adclick Pop-ups
  • Remove malware (Combo Cleaner (Mac), Spyhunter (PC))
  • Uninstall unneeded browser extensions
  • Block notifications from untrusted websites

When Adclick starts showing pop-up ads by malicious actors, time to take action and get rid of the Adclick ads. Of course, almost any ad-network could accidentally partner with malicious actors and expose people to worthless or even dangerous advertisements – that doesn’t make Adclick itself malicious. But it’s important to recognize that the culprit actually responsible for the bad Adclick pop-ups is a site or a program that needs to be blocked or uninstalled. The source of the ads that Adclick is delivering to you, whether it’s a website, a browser add-on, or a program on your computer, needs to be removed.

However, there’s a chance that Adclick ads start behaving like adware and hurting your online experience with pop-ups, banners, pop-unders, and new tab ads. It can be incredibly annoying if the pop-ups are delivered on websites where they don’t belong or shown in your browser through notifications. All that adware-like behavior is not normal, it is probably caused by malicious software or you visiting infected websites. Intrusive pop-ups can make web browsing incredibly frustrating with constant interruptions – Adclick ads might even show up on top of site content. And, worst of all, the ads are sometimes unsafe.

Malicious ads by Adclick

When Adclick is being used to send people pop-ups by fraudsters, the ads are likely to be actually dangerous. Don’t underestimate the harm that a bad Adclick pop-up can do, when it’s taken advantage of by an unscrupulous actor.

Vetting ads is a big responsibility on the part of ad-networks and the lax ones are taken advantage of. Unfortunately, pop-up networks don’t have a good record of doing that effectively. A malicious actor could get their ads to be displayed on various legitimate websites through Adclick (or another ad-network) and make those sites unsafe for you to use. Bad ads can do a lot:

  • They download malware automatically on vulnerable computers.
  • They advertise products using fake testimonies and trick people to buy and ingest some unregulated medicines and supplements.
  • Content is promoted when it’s inappropriate to some ages.
  • Scams, fake lotteries and giveaways that steal your information and money.
  • Other ads that might go against Adclick’s terms of service.

Adclick isn’t the only pop-up ad-network that can be found showing suspicious and annoying advertisements. Companies like Propeller Ads, Popcash.net, PopAds.net, and others are frequently seen delivering scams and junkware to people in the form of intrusive pop-up ads — some companies have loose rules that aren’t very user-friendly. An issue doesn’t have to be criminal to be detrimental to user experience.

Adclick Pop-up ads

How to remove Adclick Pop-ups

If Adclick-labeled pop-ups are attacking you and if you suspect these are caused by an infection, there are three steps to remove them: first – get rid of all malware on the device, then – remove suspicious browser add-ons, and lastly – block unfriendly websites from sending you notifications.

First, check your computer for malware. Malicious programs can be removed using an anti-malware program. Scan your computer with Spyhunter (Windows), Combo Cleaner (macOS), or another good-quality program. If you find some adware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), trojans, or some other malware, that could be the source of the pop-ups via Adclick. They should be deleted.

Malicious browser extensions are another source of grief for some people. They can do things like replace your search engine and home page, steal passwords and show annoying ads on some or all websites. Check your list of browser extensions for the regularly used browsers. If anything suspicious is found — not necessarily with Adclick in the name — the instructions below this article can help you remove them. You can also temporarily disable the extensions. If Adclick pop-ups disappear, re-enable your extensions one-by-one until Adclick appears again, and then you’ll know which extension is responsible.

Finally, check your browser settings for notification permissions. Notifications are legitimate, but only when you want the website to send you updates. For example, they make sense for your email provider, your favorite blog, etc. However, if a random site you know nothing about (also not necessarily anything named “Adclick” is spamming you, go ahead and block it from sending you updates. You can block notifications for the most popular browsers like this:

Chrome
  • Type chrome://settings/content/notifications into the address bar.
  • Find the list of the sites that send you notifications.
  • If you see suspicious or unfamiliar websites, click on the menu on the right and choose “Block”.
Safari
  • In the menu, click on Safari, then Preferences.
  • In the new window, choose Websites, then Notifications.
  • Find the unwanted websites and press Deny.
Edge
  • In the menu, choose Settings, then Advanced settings.
  • Find Notifications, click Manage.
  • Find any suspicious websites and turn their switches off.
Firefox
  • Type about:preferences#content in the address bar.
  • Look under Notifications.
  • Find unfamiliar sites and block notifications from them.

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How to remove Adclick Pop-ups using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like Adclick Pop-ups install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Adclick Pop-ups . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Adclick Pop-ups easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Adclick Pop-ups and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Adclick Pop-ups, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving Adclick Pop-ups from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Adclick Pop-ups. Click on the trash bin icon next to Adclick Pop-ups or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Adclick Pop-ups, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

TopRemoving Adclick Pop-ups from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Adclick Pop-ups related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on
(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings If you are still experiencing any issues related to Adclick Pop-ups, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.
  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve
If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove Adclick Pop-ups from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Adclick Pop-ups. Click on the "Remove" icon next to Adclick Pop-ups or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving Adclick Pop-ups from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the Adclick Pop-ups. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to Adclick Pop-ups, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

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