Did you just get a pop-up from chnlove.com and ask yourself where it came from? Did the chnlove.com ad appear to have been popped up from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the chnlove.com pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the major search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Here’s how the chnlove.com pop-up looked like when I got it on my machine:
Does this sound like what you see your system, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the chnlove.com ads. Contacting the owner of the website you were visiting would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads. I’ll do my best to help you with the chnlove.com removal in this blog post.
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 intentionally installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been monitoring the behaviour on these machines 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 downloads additional unwanted software on the computers. I first noticed the chnlove.com pop-up on one of these lab systems.
chnlove.com resolves to the 188.8.131.52 address.
So, how do you remove the chnlove.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the chnlove.com ads I had TinyWallet, BrowserWarden and BlockAndSurf installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the chnlove.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with pop-ups such as this one is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my computer. 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 chnlove.com pop-up ads you need to examine your machine 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 chnlove.com pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can open 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:
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 some program was installed about the same time as you started observing the chnlove.com pop-ups.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often turn up under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to track down 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 find 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 deciding if a file is legit or unsafe in FreeFixer’s scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
Here’s a video guide showing how to remove pop-up ads with FreeFixer:
Did this blog post help you to remove the chnlove.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.