Having troubles with popups from signup.lotro.com? If that is the case, you may have adware installed on your system. I got the signup.lotro.com pop-ups in Firefox, but they can appear if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.
Here is how the signup.lotro.com ad looked like on my computer:
Does this sound like what you see your system, you probably have some adware installed on your system that pops up the signup.lotro.com ads. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the website you were browsing. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you with the signup.lotro.com removal in this blog post.
Those that have been following this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab machines and wilfully installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been monitoring the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware auto-updates, or if it downloads and installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first found the signup.lotro.com pop-up on one of these lab machines.
signup.lotro.com resolves to 188.8.131.52.
So, how do you remove the signup.lotro.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the signup.lotro.com ads I had SmartComp Safe Network, gosearch.me, Windows Menager and Live Malware Protection installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the signup.lotro.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with pop-ups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the signup.lotro.com ads removal:
- What software do you have installed if you look in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel? Something that you don’t remember installing yourself or that was recently installed?
- How about your browser add-ons. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- If that did not help, I’d recommend a scan with FreeFixer to manually track down the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’m working on that scans your computer at lots of locations, such as browser add-ons, processes, Windows services, recently modified files, etc. If you want to get additional details about a file in the scan result, you can click the More Info link for that file and a web page will open up with a VirusTotal report which will be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the signup.lotro.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.