Does this sound familiar? You see pop-up ads from browsersfeedback.com while browsing sites that in general don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to evade the built-in pop-up blockers in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the browsersfeedback.com pop-ups show up when clicking search results from Google? Or does the pop ups appear even when you’re not browsing?
Here’s how the browsersfeedback.com pop-up looked like when I got it on my computer:
If this sounds like what you are seeing on your machine, you presumably have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the browsersfeedback.com ads. So there’s no use contacting the site owner. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you with the browsersfeedback.com removal in this blog post.
Those that have been visiting this blog already know this, but here we go: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab computers and deliberately installed a few adware programs on them. I’ve been tracking the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of ads that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first noticed the browsersfeedback.com pop-up on one of these lab computers.
browsersfeedback.com resolves to the 220.127.116.11 IP address. browsersfeedback.com was registered on 2015-04-12. I cannot see who registered the domain since it is protected by WHOISGUARD, INC.
So, how do you remove the browsersfeedback.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the browsersfeedback.com ads I had BlockAndSurf, TinyWallet and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the browsersfeedback.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
Judging from Alexa’s traffic rank, browsersfeedback.com is getting quite a lot of traffic:
The problem with this type of pop-up is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what can be done? To remove the browsersfeedback.com pop-up ads you need to check your computer for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the browsersfeedback.com pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Do you see something suspicious in there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if something was installed about the same time as you started getting the browsersfeedback.com pop-ups.
Then I would check the browser add-ons. Adware often show up under the add-ons dialog in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything that you don’t remember installing?
I think most users will be able to find and uninstall the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. It’s a tool built to manually identify and uninstall unwanted software. When you’ve tracked down the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.
FreeFixer’s removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to pay for the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having a hard time figuring out if a file is safe or adware in FreeFixer’s scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
Here’s a video tutorial showing FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Did this blog post help you to remove the browsersfeedback.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.