Does this sound familiar? You see pop-up advertisements from s.iktmmny.com while browsing web sites that in general don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to bypass the built-in pop-up blockers in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Maybe the s.iktmmny.com pop-ups turn up when clicking search results from Google? Or does the pop-ups turn up even when you’re not browsing?
(Sorry for the large number of watermarks. If I don’t add them, the screenshot will be used without attribution at some other blogs)
Does this sound like what you see your system, you probably have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the s.iktmmny.com ads. Don’t flame the people that runs the site you were at, the ads are presumably not coming from that site, but from the adware that’s installed on your computer. I’ll do my best to help you with the s.iktmmny.com removal in this blog post.
I found the s.iktmmny.com 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 anything new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on site that usually don’t show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
s.iktmmny.com resolves to the 18.104.22.168 address. s.iktmmny.com was registered on 2015-10-28.
So, how do you remove the s.iktmmny.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the s.iktmmny.com ads I had Live Malware Protection, gosearch.me, SmartComp Safe Network and Windows Menager installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the s.iktmmny.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 s.iktmmny.com ads, the answer is probably yes. Check out the traffic rank from Alexa:
The issue with this type of pop-up is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
To remove the s.iktmmny.com pop-up ads you need to check your system for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
- Check what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see anything that you don’t remember installing 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 does not help, I’d recommend a scan with FreeFixer to manually track down the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I’m working on that scans your computer at lots of locations, such as browser add-ons, processes, Windows services, recently modified files, etc. If you want to get additional details about a file in the scan result, you can click the More Info link for that file and a web page will open up with a VirusTotal report which will be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:
Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the s.iktmmny.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.