Having troubles with pop-ups from static.6min.today? If that is the case, you may have adware installed on your computer. I got the static.6min.today pop-ups in Firefox, but they can appear if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.
Here is a screenshot on the static.6min.today pop-up from my computer:
Does this sound like your computer, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the static.6min.today ads. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the web site you currently were browsing. The advertisements are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you with the static.6min.today removal in this blog post.
Those that have been reading this blog already know this, but for new visitors: Recently I dedicated some of my lab machines and deliberately installed some adware programs on them. Since then I’ve been observing the behaviour on these computers 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 machines. I first found the static.6min.today pop-up on one of these lab computers.
static.6min.today was created on 2015-07-29. static.6min.today resolves to 18.104.22.168.
So, how do you remove the static.6min.today pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the static.6min.today ads I had CPUMiner, PineTree and GamesDesktop installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the static.6min.today 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.
To remove the static.6min.today 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:
- Examine 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 did not 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’s a video tutorial showing FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the static.6min.today ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.