Does this sound like your story? You see pop-up ads from wonderlandads.com while browsing on sites that usually don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to evade the built-in pop-up blockers in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the wonderlandads.com pop-ups appear when clicking search results from a Google search? Or does the pop-ups show up even when you’re not browsing?
Here’s a screen capture of the wonderlandads.com pop-up ad when it showed up on my computer:
The browser got stuck at wonderlandads.com for a while, then I was redirected to another site that showed the actual advertisement.
Does this sound like your story, you presumably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the wonderlandads.com ads. So there’s no use contacting the site owner. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll try help you with the wonderlandads.com removal in this blog post.
I found the wonderlandads.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 something new has appeared, such as pop-up windows, new tabs in the browsers, injected ads on website that usually don’t show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
wonderlandads.com resolves to the 184.108.40.206 IP address. wonderlandads.com was created on 2014-04-29. The domain is protected by WhoisProtectService.net.
So, how do you remove the wonderlandads.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the wonderlandads.com ads I had BlockAndSurf, TinyWallet and BlockAndSurf installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the wonderlandads.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.
It seems as wonderlandads.com is getting quite a lot of traffic, based on Alexa’s traffic rank:
Why does not FreeFixer.com have that traffic rank? 🙂
The issue 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 wonderlandads.com ads removal:
- 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 browser add-ons. 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’s a video tutorial showing FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the wonderlandads.com pop-ups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you!
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the wonderlandads.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.