Sound familiar? You see pop-up advertisements from lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics while browsing web sites that mostl of the time don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to find a way round the built-in pop-up blockers in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-ups show up when clicking search results from Google? Or does the pop-ups appear even when you’re not browsing?
Here is a screen capture on the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-up from my system:
(I know, lots of watermarks. Have to do it to stop the copy-cats.)
If this description sounds like your story, you most likely have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics 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 remove the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop up in this blog post.
I found the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-up on one of the lab machines where I have some adware running. I’ve talked about this in some of the previous blog posts. The adware was installed on purpose, and from time to time I check if something new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on web site that usually don’t show advertisements, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics resolves to 22.214.171.124 and 0215.pics to the 126.96.36.199 IP address. lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics was registered on 2015-06-02.
So, how do you remove the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics ads I had MedPlayerNewVersion, Movie Wizard and istartsurf installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
MedPlayerNewVersion was the adware that caused the pop-ups in my case.
The problem with pop-ups such as this one is that it can be popped up 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.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics ads removal:
The first thing I would do to remove the lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics 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:
Click on the “Uninstall a program” link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Do you see something strange-looking 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 lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-ups.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often show up under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there something that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
I think you 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 started develop about 8 years ago. 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 crippled 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 problems figuring out if a file is safe or malware in FreeFixer’s scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional information 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 lhbzz.reward-zone.0215.pics pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.