About Windows protected your PC Ads

If users get redirected to Windows protected your PC Ads, they’ll be requested to authorize alerts. This can be referred to as a social engineering attack, because users are tricked into authorizing desktop ads, which means profit. Recently, users have started encountering such websites pretty frequently. The way such attacks work is people are redirected to various pages where a pop-up requests people allow notifications. “Notifications” actually mean adverts so people are consenting to advertisements on the desktop if they select “Allow”. While they are not difficult to get rid of, they will quickly irritate users. It should be mentioned that those adverts are likely dangerous, so it would be best to disregard them. Seeing as they are brought about by a questionable source, engaging with the advertisements might result in a serious malware infection. The good news is, even if the user has granted consent, it is rather easy to revoke it.

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It’s not uncommon for people to be redirected to sites like Windows protected your PC Ads by the websites users were visiting. In many cases, however, adware might be behind it. Ad-supported software is a relatively minor contamination that not only exposes the user to advertisements but also brings about countless reroutes to weird sites. It possibly set up through software bundling together with free software. Not wanted application authors want their products to set up without people becoming aware, so this is the method they usually choose.

The undesirable setups are easily preventable, and we’ll explain how in the following paragraph. Users will also have to eliminate Windows protected your PC Ads adware in order to prevent reroutes to strange pages.

How does ad-supported software install

Ad-supported software installations usually occur by accident when users do not pay sufficient attention to how they install freeware. Most free software come together with potentially unwanted programs, which include ad-supported software and browser hijackers. Unless users manually deselect everything that has been attached, they will install automatically. If users wish to make the attached items visible, Advanced (Custom) settings ought to be opted for during freeware installation. Advanced settings will both make the items visible and permit users to deselect them. Before continuing the setup, users have to uncheck the boxes of those items. We don’t advise setting up any of the items, even if one seem useful as it tried to sneak past and install without asking for permission. Users whose applications are full of junk probably don’t pay attention to how they set up programs.

What does Windows protected your PC Ads do

Users are led to web pages like Windows protected your PC Ads out of the blue, and it may happen on all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If users have adblocker set up, those reroutes may be prevented. If users were redirected, an alert requesting for consent to push notifications would be displayed. Those who tap “Allow” would basically be permitting ads to pop up on their desktops. Such notifications may resemble authentic ones to some extent, making them rather unsafe because of it.

Because dubious sites are behind those adverts, they aren’t credible. Those interacting with the ads might end up exposing their machines to scams and malicious programs. A specific kind of advertisements that users should be careful of is ones proposing updates. Users who don’t pay close attention might confuse those real alerts with those ads because they appear in the same bottom-right corner. They may expose users to malware. We should mention that programs have to be obtained only from websites that are reliable.

Other advertisements could also declare users have won a reward. According to the adverts, Google, Facebook, Amazon or other well-known companies are giving away iPhones, Samsung smartphones, and computers. However, users would need to either complete a survey or pay money to supposedly get the chance to get the prize. Moreover, the scammers will ask users to fill in their private information. Without question the information provided would go to the crooks. Generally, scammers use the acquired information to carry out more scams, or they sell it to other crooks. Legitimate giveaways are not hosted this way, and users may safely regard all similar ads as scams.

Windows protected your PC Ads deletion

Some users might need to use a spyware removal utility to permanently delete Windows protected your PC Ads. Security software would make the removal process easier as the utility would take care of everything. For users wanting to proceed with manual Windows protected your PC Ads elimination, that is also possible. Manual termination instructions will be placed below this report for those not familiar with the process. For users who have allowed the alerts, it has to be canceled so as to block the adverts.

  • Mozilla Firefox: Options -> Privacy & Security -> Notifications (under Permissions) -> Settings.
  • Google Chrome: Settings -> search for ‘Notifications’ -> Content settings -> Notifications.

Press Remove Website for all sites you do not wish to receive alerts from.

Learn how to remove Windows protected your PC Ads from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Windows protected your PC Ads

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Windows protected your PC Ads from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Windows protected your PC Ads from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Windows protected your PC Ads from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads

Step 5. Remove Windows protected your PC Ads from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads

Step 6. Remove Windows protected your PC Ads from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to remove Windows protected your PC Ads
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