What is this Asrv-a.akamaihd.net pop up? It keeps coming back on my browser and prevents me from searching online. I keep getting pop-up ads all over the webs which I did not experience before on my browser. The problem started yesterday when I downloaded an attachment from mail. I also noticed that some programs got installed when the attachment was downloaded. But I deleted them right away. Is my computer having a virus now? How can I check and restore it?

Asrv-a.akamaihd.net Popup – How to Remove?

The Asrv-a.akamaihd.net is detected as a browser adware program which is unwanted by many users. However, it can sneak onto a computer and hijack the browsing applications without permission. This is usually done in a bundle with freeware. Online third party often bundle their products with free programs so as to install them on a computer without consent. Unfortunately, this type of browser attack cannot be prevented by many antivirus programs for it’s not classified as a virus. Users will come across constant difficulties whenever trying to use the browsers to search online because they will be interrupted annoyingly all the time. Remove the pop up adware right away once you have noticed the attack as this browser issue may also be responsible for potential malware attacks and privacy security problems on the computer.

Asrv-a.akamaihd.net pop-up adware is a major problem for many browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and even Apple Safari sometimes. It sneaks you’re your browser via bundling and automatically modifies the browser defaults without consent to affect your online activities. Generally, you will be interrupted whenever searching online by constant pop-up ads and aggressive redirect actions. Soon as the hijacker gets on your browsers, it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders including:

Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Browsers are blocked constantly by similar pop up police alerts.
Regular websites may not be accessed as usual due to the complete block of this scam page.

How to delete Asrv-a.akamaihd.net pop-up ads on browsers completely?
Wonder why you are affected by this adware problem even when you have got antivirus protection on the system? Have run several different security programs but still can’t fix this browser issue? Running antivirus software will not solve the browser attack like removing other viruses on the computer. In this case, a manual removal is introduced in this passage as an efficient way that guarantees a complete restore of the affected browser. Other than resetting browser defaults, you will also need to get rid of unknown extensions on browsers and check for potential malware. Expertise will be required during the manual process to complete the clean.

Suggestions: If you are not qualified with sufficient computer knowledge to deal with this browser hijacker, contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for help now to delete this pop up adware to restore your browsers successfully:

The Hijacker Popup Screenshot

* The above screenshot shows a pop-up ad by the adware. By telling you that your Java plugin or browser is outdated, it suggests that you update it by downloading the related process from the pop-up page. Similar popups can be expected. By getting you to download unknown applications, the adware may be able to put more PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) onto your computer to compromise the system. Do not make any downloads from similar pop ups, especially when your browser is not working efficiently due to a hijacker issue. The only way to stop these annoying pop ups is to get rid of the adware program from your computer system as soon as possible.

How to get rid of Asrv-a.akamaihd.net pop up ads from computer?
As mentioned above, manual removal is much more efficient and guarantees a successful uninstall of this adware from computer compared to anti-virus removal. As the browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry keys to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults, uninstalling unknown extensions and clearing browsing histories manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry errors in order to completely fix this browser problem. A guide is contained below to walk you through the basic steps to remove the pop up hijacker.

Browser Hijacker Manual Removal Instructions

A step-by-step guide to remove the hijacker popup manually from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Windows Task Manager.

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC; or pull up Run box from Start menu to type in taskmgr
Right click on items you want to end, select Go To Process
Click on End Process
Click on Processes tab
End process of all Firefox items/ Asrv-a.akamaihd.net popup hijacker

2. Delete virus files and adjust registries from system.

Click on Start button
Control Panel
Search for “folder options” on top right corner
Click on View tab
Show hidden files, folders, and drives

C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\-

* Files and registries of the Asrv-a.akamaihd.net pop up adware can be changed or renamed time from time in order to keep the infection functioning longer. If you are not able to identify the related items, contact online experts for help instantly.

3. Reset Firefox.

Click on Tools – Options
Under General tab – reset home page on Firefox
Under Privacy tab – clear browsing histories

4. Close out all the windows and restart the system to take effects.

Video guide on browser hijacker removal:

Alternatively, you can view this browser hijacker removal video guide directly on our website:


The domain Asrv-a.akamaihd.net is categorized as a browser adware program which affects browsers on Windows. This adware, being able to escape from most antivirus protection, can sneak onto your browsers in a bundle with any freeware you get from suspicious resources online. Once installed, it will automatically modify the browser defaults causing you a hard time to surf online because you will be constantly disturbed by annoying pop ups. The computer can become sluggish due to all the unwanted extensions and programs that get installed with the help of the adware. Sometimes, personal data could be stolen by the adware from your browsing histories as well to assist cyber criminals. With no hesitation, you should get rid of the adware program completely to protect your PC from further troubles.

Note: Can’t succeed in getting rid of the adware program to stop the annoying pop ups on browser after trying to fix? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for help now to completely remove the adware program from your computer:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 30, 2014 11:07 pm

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