Sound familiar? You see pop-up ads from youfileskit.com while browsing web sites that mostl of the time don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to sidestep the built-in pop-up blockers in Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the youfileskit.com popups show up when clicking search results from a Google search? Or does the pop-ups show up even when you’re not browsing?
Here’s a screenshot of the youfileskit.com pop-up ad when it showed up on my computer:
If this description sounds like your story, you most likely have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the youfileskit.com ads. So there’s no use contacting the site owner. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll try help you to remove the youfileskit.com pop-ups in this blog post.
I found the youfileskit.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 web site that usually don’t show ads, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
youfileskit.com was registered on 2015-09-29.
So, how do you remove the youfileskit.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the youfileskit.com ads I had CPUMiner, GamesDesktop and PineTree installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the youfileskit.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with pop-ups like this one is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what can be done? To remove the youfileskit.com pop-up ads you need to review 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 installed in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Anything in the list that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t solve the problem, 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:
Did this blog post help you to remove the youfileskit.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.