popup - How to remove popup popup is a bogus message that can appear on computers that have an adware program installed. The popup is displayed on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and takes over the entire window of your browser. It suggests taking some survey or updating one of your programs, for example, Java, Flash Player, etc. while you are surfing the Internet. Unfortunately, the message is fake, so you shouldn’t follow what it claims.

The truth is popup is related to promoting adware and other potentially unwanted programs. If you click on it, you will end up downloading some unwanted tool to your computer, which can display various ads on your PC or cause other marketing related activities. Some programs that are known to be installed by popup are AwesomeHP, Sweet-Page, Abrechto, CouponBuddy, etc.

Since the message is displayed as a consequence of another adware that was probably installed to your computer together with various free players, PDF creators, download managers, etc., you should try avoiding such infiltrations in the future. Whenever you need to download any freeware from the Internet, make sure you choose Custom installation and see what you are agreeing on before skipping any installation steps. Deselect any check marks that indicate about additional downloads if they are not familiar to you.

Remove popup from your system immediately after receiving it. Run a full system scan with Spyhunter, hitman or other legitimate tool that you trust. They will eliminate this annoying message easily. Don’t forget to upgrade your antispyware to its newest version to ensure detection and removal of the most recent unwanted programs.

Using Control Panel to remove the main popup components and installers

  1. Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel , Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall . On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in the search box, then look for Uninstall a program. You may need to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC, in both cases.
  2. Look for and /or similar looking items on the list of programs. By default, I recommend removing Yontoo, WebCake, anything “savings” or “coupon” related. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Stopzilla might give a good idea of what programs you should remove from there as well.
  3. Close Control Panel.

Removing popup from Internet Explorer

  1. Press Wench icon->Manage Add-ons.
  2. Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
  3. Close the Options.

Removing popup from Firefox

  1. Enter about:addons in URL field.
  2. Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything 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 probably you do not need it.
  3. Optionally, reset Firefox: go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.

Removing popup from Chrome

  1. Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
  2. Go through extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
  3. Restart Chrome.
  4. Optionally, you can enter chrome://settings in URL bar , press Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the list and press Reset browser settings.


  1. If you found an extension that can’t be removed from the browser, it has either to be removed from Control Panel or with antimalware programs (like Spyhunter, malwarebytes) or program uninstallers  (like RevoUninstaller).

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