Does this sound like your story? You see pop-up adverts from flavortoes.country while browsing web sites that generally don’t advertise in pop-up windows. The pop-ups manage to escape the built-in pop-up blockers in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Maybe the flavortoes.country pop-ups appear when clicking search results from Google? Or does the pop-ups appear even when you’re not browsing?
Here’s how the flavortoes.country pop-up survey looked like when I got it on my machine:
If this description sounds like your story, you probably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the flavortoes.country ads. Contacting the site owner would be a waste of time. The advertisements are not coming from them. I’ll try help you with the flavortoes.country removal in this blog post.
Those that have been visiting this blog already know this, but here we go: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab machines and deliberately installed a few adware programs on them. I have been observing the behaviour on these machines 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 installs additional unwanted software on the systems. I first found the flavortoes.country pop-up on one of these lab machines.
flavortoes.country resolves to the 126.96.36.199 address and cekzz.super-promo.flavortoes.country to 188.8.131.52. flavortoes.country was registered on 2015-01-07.
So, how do you remove the flavortoes.country pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the flavortoes.country ads I had TinyWallet, BlockAndSurf and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the flavortoes.country pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The bad news with pop-ups such as this one is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
So, what should done to solve the problem? To remove the flavortoes.country 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:
- Review what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see something that you don’t remember installing or that was recently installed?
- You can also check the add-ons you installed in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Same thing here, do you see anything that you don’t remember installing?
- If that didn’t solve the problem, 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 system at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your system. 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 which shows FreeFixer in action removing adware that caused pop-up ads:
Did this blog post help you to remove the flavortoes.country pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.