Popup - How To Remove? popup is a malicious program that was designed to distribute adware programs. The program can infiltrate into Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Once infected, you will start receiving tons of pop ups each time you browse the Internet. It is not only annoying but also causes tons of redirections to malicious websites. popup comes bundled with various free software. This way computer users are installing the program by themselves, most of the times, not knowing about additional program. It can also be attached to spam emails or dropped to random systems by a Trojan. Despite the way of distribution, the program causes the same irritating consequences. is not a malicious website, but because cyber criminals are using it as a tracking website, it can lead to some unwanted actions. popup can track information that you enter on the Internet and can sell it to third parties which need it for marketing purposes. As you see, you may have long term consequences if this program was installed to your browser.

We highly recommend removing popup from your computer as soon as you detect it on your system. You should scan your PC with anti-adware programs like spyhunter. Considering that this advertising network might be distributed with more dangerous forms of parasites, you might want to scan with hitman and malwarebytes too. If you had redirecting issues, you might need to reset your home page and search engine to the one you used before:

On Internet Explorer:

  1. Click arrow on the right of search box;
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
  3. Remove from the list.

On Firefox :

  1. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page;
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  3. Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  4. Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  5. Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.

On Google Chrome:

  1. Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar;
  2. Select Settings;
  3. Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
  4. Remove unnecessary search engines from list;
  5. Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).

Please note, it is very important to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware program after popup is removed as it might be your system got infected with viruses while having it.

Automatic popup removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove donedrive popup, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


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September 12, 2013 02:30, September 12, 2013 02:30

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