Remove reduxmediia.com Pop Up Ads

Having difficulties with pop-ups from reduxmediia.com? If so, you may have adware installed on your computer. I got the reduxmediia.com pop-ups in Firefox, but they can turn up if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.

Here is how the reduxmediia.com ad looked like on my system:

reduxmediia.com pop up

After a while, I was redirected to another site.

Does this sound like your experience, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the reduxmediia.com 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 reduxmediia.com pop-ups in this blog post.

For those that are new to the blog: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab computers and purposely installed some adware programs on them. Since then I’ve been observing the actions on these systems 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 reduxmediia.com pop-up on one of these lab machines.

reduxmediia.com was created on 2012-06-21. The domain is protected by WHOIS PRIVACY PROTECTION SERVICE, INC. reduxmediia.com resolves to the 78.140.181.189 address. According to DomainTools is admngronline.com hosted on the same server. I also noticed a few other pop-ups, such as one from app.pckeeper.com.

app.pckeeper.com pop up

So, how do you remove the reduxmediia.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the reduxmediia.com ads I had Windows Menager, SmartComp Safe Network, gosearch.me and Live Malware Protection installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the reduxmediia.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.

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

reduxmediia.com

The problem with pop-ups like this one is that it can be launched by many variants of adware. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the reduxmediia.com ads removal:

The first thing I would do to remove the reduxmediia.com pop-ups is to examine the software 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:
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 dubious listed 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 observing the reduxmediia.com pop-ups.

Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons menu in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
Firefox add-ons manager

I think you will be able to identify 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. Freefixer is a tool built to manually track down and remove unwanted software. When you’ve identified 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 down like many other removal tools out there. It won’t require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you’re having issues figuring out if a file is clean or malware in the FreeFixer scan report, 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 very useful:

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

Here’s a video tutorial which shows FreeFixer in action removing adware that caused pop-up ads:

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

Thank you!

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