How to remove pop-up ads "Your Windows license will expire soon"

malicious extension

The program that we're going to talk about can be named malicious pop-up, because it's very irritating. The browser redirects can be caused by special virus that infected system. Additionally, malware shows not only advertisement about Windows license, but other too.

If you have some experience with adware or browser hijacker - you can just proceed to the deletion tips and remove this undesired program. If you haven't faced with this sort of software before - believe, this tool surely must not be kept on your machine. We say so because malicious extension not only provides inconveniences while you're looking for something on the web, but might bring a serious malware infection of your PC. Aren't you worried about the enormous quantity of ads on each website, or the shifted start page? Maybe you’ve experienced the total slowdown of PC’s and browser speed, or strange search results and common redirections to the strange webpages? These are the signs of advertising program's work in the system and if you've seen few of them – your system is in jeopardy.

Every utility has its own task, and malicious extension is no exception. However, the true purpose of this adware differs from those declared. Commonly, the depiction of adware declares that it is very helpful. Most of adware state that they will support in web-browsing. Help in the download of latest games, music or movies, performing some functions in Twitter and search for deals, discounts and sales online - that's the most common features of adware. Concretely this fake warning, wants to cheat users and take the money for windows activation. So, the adware is completely useless.

 

Novice PC operators believe that the majority of viruses are made just "for fun". It makes sense, yes? Malware developer thinks about an operator which is struggling to remove his malicious program right now, and the feeling is very good! Actually, each hazardous program has some feature, and this function helps scammers to earn money. For instance, the continuous showing of annoying ads on each page isn't accidental. All these ads are generated to obtain money from clicks. Simply stated, promotional services are paid based on the amount of clicks done on the ad, or the amount of referrals from banner to the web-page. All adware's efforts are targeted at convincing you pass the link. Actually if you don't take interest in adware's proposals - the click may still be performed, at least in order to hide an inconvenient annoying ad. Each click costs money, depending on the nature of advertisement it can count up to 5 cents and sometimes even more. However this price isn’t large, do not neglect the number of victims! Confiding operator can take the advertising given by malware in earnest, and try to find something worthwhile among adware proposals, making hundreds of clicks daily. Big AV-software creators and tech-support communities get thousands of complaints on malicious extension, so swindlers do pretty good profit on it.

Methods to remove Your Windows license will expire soon" pop-ups

By the way, malicious extension has one more consequence that in the long perspective may call huge issues with your PC. The point is that malicious extension changes browser controls on purpose to advertise more effective which makes it highly assailable against all threats. Advertising software seek to modify three parameters: home page, the filtering of intrusive advertisement and default search engine. So, while malicious extension is in the computer, the browser is extremely vulnerable, and all kinds of perilous programs might use it to enter the system, which exactly occurs if user begins to randomly click on dangerous links provided by adware. The adware will clog your system, because each click on the link, provided by adware calls one more virus in the system. To avoid this you should delete virus from your PC as fast as possible.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove malicious extension manually

Step 1. Uninstall malicious extension from the operation system

Step 2. Remove malicious extension from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Advertisement software is being distributed in several ways: via infected web-pages where the unwanted download may start after any click, and using the installation in bundles. The first technique can be lightly avoided: you should only visit web-sites that are totally safe, and are on the first pages in the search results. Besides that, your browser and antivirus program will display you warning, if the website is suspicious. To guard your PC from the penetration through the second technique, you should closely monitor the installation of each program. This technique is so effective because of user's trustfulness and the bad habit to click OK without reading. User installs some program and the pop-up window during the process appears an offer to download some more software. In some editions you just can't uncheck the fields, and in some - you don't even see that you're installing something else. You need to understand that: if malicious extension had penetrated your PC with help of bundled installation, there probably are other advertising software or malware. So, when you see the choice among “recommended install” and “install for expert users” – pick the second variant. This will let you to choose what software you are going to install and which you don’t.

Automatic removal tool

The elimination of malicious extension in manual mode takes approximately 5-7 minutes, and may be carried out even by a newbie. Both hand and software methods have their own strong sides and weaknesses. The elimination in manual mode is really easy and absolutely toll-free, in case of heavy contamination you just can't delete the virus manually. If you use an AV-tool - it will grant you the protection for a long time. We suggest you to install a program called Spyhunter which not only uninstalls all viruses from your computer but also guards it from all other dangerous software until Spyhunter will stay on your computer.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall unknown software from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select program and press Uninstall

 

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How to remove malicious extension from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select program and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete malicious extension from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove malicious extension from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove malicious extension

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove malicious extension

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove malicious extension

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose malicious extension and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

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