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Remove Pop-Ups (Easy Guide)

adware (2)Beware of a possible PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that may show ads on your browser and could go by the name of ‘’. It is likely that you might have downloaded it together with other freeware as a part of the EULA installer agreement. Once this software is installed on your computer, the pickledrug pop up may appear on your screen during browsing. Also, there is the possibility that it may display ads that could lead to suspicious sites, and this is why many consider it unsafe.

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How Does pop-up Work?

A key mark to identify this adware is that it may come bundled with other free software that you might have downloaded from the web. Such software could be independent video players, plugins, updates and others. What it might do is take advantage of the fast clicking syndrome in users when they pass the installation steps of a software Setup. This may happen if you see ‘tick’ type of boxes during the setup of a program you are installing, that might say something, like ‘Include this as a free extra’. A lot of users tend to miss it out on those steps and let unwanted programs be installed.

After it has been set up, ‘’ might begin displaying random advertisement pop-ups on your browser during the browsing process. Those are most likely ad-related and might redirect the user to various places, some of which might present different content, similar to:

  • Get free coupons!
  • You have won a prize!
  • Tech Support Toll-Free. Call Now!
  • Big discounts. Call now!
  • Virus Alert! Download Now!
  • Java/Flash player upgrade. Download Now!

Some of this content may prompt the user to enter his information such as bank credentials or PII (Personally Identifiable Information). This is why it is advisable to get rid of such PUPs. – How To Remove?

In case you feel fully convinced that this software might eventually bring harm to your PC and information, you should follow the steps provided below to eradicate it. If you are not an expert on cyber security, it is highly recommended to seek out specific software that will be able to ensure constant threat protection for you.

Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter

1. Remove/Uninstall Pop-Ups

1. Remove/Uninstall Pop-Ups in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Pop-Ups.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Pop-Ups from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Pop-Ups and click “Remove


    After Pop-Ups is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Pop-Ups and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Pop-Ups is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Pop-Ups to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Pop-Ups has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Pop-Ups
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Pop-Ups. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Pop-Ups will be removed.

    3. Remove Pop-Ups automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Pop-Ups automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

    To clean your computer with the award-winning software Spy Hunter – donload_now_140
    It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.


    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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