Did you just get a pop-up from offers.bycontext.com and ponder where it came from? Did the offers.bycontext.com ad appear to have been initiated from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use aggressive advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the offers.bycontext.com pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the big search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Here is a screen capture on the offers.bycontext.com pop-up from my system:
If you also see this on your computer, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your system that pops up the offers.bycontext.com ads. Contacting the owner of the web site would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads. I’ll do my best to help you with the offers.bycontext.com removal in this blog post.
Those that have been visiting this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab computers and intentionally installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been following 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 auto-updates, or if it downloads additional unwanted software on the machines. I first noticed the offers.bycontext.com pop-up on one of these lab machines.
offers.bycontext.com resolves to the 188.8.131.52 address. offers.bycontext.com was registered on 2014-05-15.
So, how do you remove the offers.bycontext.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the offers.bycontext.com ads I had MedPlayerNewVersion installed. I removed it with FreeFixer and that stopped the offers.bycontext.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
If you are wonder if there are many others out there also getting the offers.bycontext.com ads, the answer is probably yes. Check out the traffic rank from Alexa:
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 should done to solve the problem? To remove the offers.bycontext.com pop up ads you need to examine your system for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
- 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 add-ons you have in your browsers. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I’ve been working since 2006 and it scans your computer at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your computer. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer’s scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Did this blog post help you to remove the offers.bycontext.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.