I can’t get rid of this Free-dls.com popup on my browser. It keeps reappearing and I keep getting popups when searching online. It happened two days ago and I thought it had something to do with the toolbar I installed, so I uninstalled it. But these annoying pop-up ads still happen. My home page and other default settings are also adjusted all of a sudden without my consent. How do I fix this browser problem?

Free-dls.com Popups – How to Remove?

Free-dls.com is categorized as a browser adware that contains many misleading or useless information online to trick computer users into all kinds of potential scams. Such browser adware can hijack browsers, bring in potential malware problems and cause privacy security issues. Although it’s not picked up by anti-malware programs as a computer virus, it is risky and unwanted by many computer users. Remove the adware program will be the first thing to complete in order to restore your browsers. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome on both Windows (mainly) and Mac OS are the three most popular browsing applications used by vast computer users worldwide and the biggest targets of this browser hijacker. Any delay on removing the adware on one browser can cause disorders on the rest on the system. This passage contains a general removal guide below to help users eliminate the Free-dls.com hijacker.

Where does this browser hijacker come from? We believe they are designed by online third-party on purpose to scam average computer users. Freeware, unknown files/programs and spam email attachments can all be used to bundle with this adware so that it can sneak onto a computer without permission from users. By automatically modifying browser defaults, Free-dls.com hijacker is responsible for all the inconvenience users are about to experience when surfing on the internet. With online third-party tracking cookies on the domain, the adware can even view and collect your browsing histories inappropriately to help cyber criminals. Soon as the adware gets on your browser(s), it will completely mess them up by creating constant disorders:

Home page is replaced and favorite search engines are disabled.
Unknown toolbars or extensions are automatically installed.
Annoying pop-up ads are everywhere on the webs.
Users are constantly redirected to unwanted results.
Browser is slow in loading pages.

How to get rid of Free-dls.com adware on browser completely?
Many computer users have tried to run a dozen of anti-malware programs hoping to fix this browser problem but failed all the same. Other than wiping out the whole system or formatting the hard drives, manual removal is relatively efficient in completely getting rid of this browser hijacker. Besides from resetting the browser defaults and uninstalling unwanted extensions, users also need to check for potential malware or spyware problems and registry errors. For that, certain levels of computer skills will be required in order to complete the manual removal correctly. Any item left behind could lead to an incomplete removal of this adware.

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The Adware Popup Screenshot

* The above screenshot is a random popup displayed by the browser hijacker. Similar ads can be seen constantly when browsers are hijacked by this adware. Some of these pop-up ads are regular but some are misleading. We can see that these popups often persuade users to download certain programs to make the computer faster or better. These unknown programs can turn out to be malware or freeware to bundle with other potential threats. This is one of the ways the browser hijacker brings in potential malware or scam ware to compromise the whole system.

How to erase the unwanted Free-dls.com pop up adware from computer?
Manual removal, compared to anti-virus removal, is much efficient and guarantees a successfully uninstall of this adware from computer. The browser hijacker is not only able to reset browser defaults to cause disorders, but adjust certain files and registry values to make its effect last longer. Thus, besides from resetting browser defaults manually, users will also need to check for program files and registry keys in order to completely fix this browser problem. For that, advanced computer skills are required during the manual removal of this adware 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 popups 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/Free-dls.com 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 Free-dls.com 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.

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The pop-up Free-dls.com is an adware domain that’s full of misleading information online. By modifying the browser defaults, it can display these annoying pop-up ads to computer users and trick them into potential scams. The longer you wait the more problems you will need to deal with for this browser hijacker can users to download unfriendly freeware on the system to cause further damage. What’s worse, cyber criminals have found such browser hijackers very helpful and can use them to steal sensitive information from computer users. Private data stored in browsing histories can be collected. Remove Free-dls.com redirect now to block all these pop-up ads and delete the adware and other potential threats off of the computer.

Note: Still experience annoying pop-up ads on webs? Browser is not restored successfully? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for help now to completely remove the adware from your computer:

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 16, 2014 12:06 pm

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