Remove ccebba93.se Pop Up Ads

Sound familiar? You see pop up ads┬áin a new tab from ccebba93.se while browsing web sites that usually don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to evade the built-in pop-up blockers in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the ccebba93.se pop-ups show up when clicking search results from Google? Or does the pop-ups show up even when you’re not browsing?

Here is how the ccebba93.se ad looked like on my computer:

ccebba93.se pop up

After a while I was redirected to another site.

If this sounds like what you are seeing on your machine, you presumably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the ccebba93.se ads. Contacting the site owner would be a waste of time. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the ccebba93.se pop-ups in this blog post. This is done by removing the unwanted adware from your machine.

Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab computers and wilfully installed some adware programs on them. I have been monitoring the actions on these machines to see what kinds of advertisements that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself automatically, or if it downloads additional unwanted software on the computers. I first found the ccebba93.se pop-up on one of these lab machines.

ccebba93.se resolves to 80.252.188.229. ccebba93.se was registered on 2013-02-22 so it has been around for some time.

So, how do you remove the ccebba93.se pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the ccebba93.se ads I had BlockAndSurf, TinyWallet and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the ccebba93.se pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.

Judging from Alexa’s traffic rank, ccebba93.se is getting quite a lot of traffic:

ccebba93.se traffic rank

The traffic has skyrocketed since December 2014.

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 system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the ccebba93.se ads removal:

The first thing I would do to remove the ccebba93.se 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 Operating System you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Uninstall a program search

Click on the “Uninstall a program” link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something strange-looking listed there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if some program was installed approximately about the same time as you started observing the ccebba93.se pop-ups.

The next thing to check would be your browser’s add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything that you don’t remember installing?
Firefox add-ons manager

I think most users will be able to identify and remove 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’ve developed since 2006. It’s a tool designed to manually track down and remove 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 locked like many other removal tools out there. It will not require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you’re having a hard time deciding if a file is legitimate or adware in the FreeFixer scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example
An example of FreeFixer’s “More Info” links. Click for full size.

Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:

Did this blog post help you to remove the ccebba93.se pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!