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Remove dlvr.adne.tv Pop Up Ads

Did you just get a pop-up from dlvr.adne.tv and wonder where it came from? Did the dlvr.adne.tv ad appear to have been launched from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use aggressive advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the dlvr.adne.tv pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the big search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?

Here’s how the dlvr.adne.tv pop-up looked like when I got it on my system:

dlvr.adne.tv pop-up

Does this sound like what you see your system, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your system that pops up the adne.tv ads. Contacting the owner of the web site would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the ads. I’ll do my best to help you with the dlvr.adne.tv removal in this blog post. This is done by uninstall the unwanted adware from your machine.

If you have been spending some time on this blog already know this, but if you are new: Not long ago I dedicated some of my lab machines and intentionally installed some adware programs on them. I’ve been following the behaviour on these systems to see what kinds of adverts that are displayed. I’m also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware auto-updates, or if it downloads additional unwanted software on the systems. I first observed the dlvr.adne.tv pop-up on one of these lab computers.

dlvr.adne.tv resolves to the IP address. dlvr.adne.tv was created on 2011-02-08. The WHOIS info is protected by Domains By Proxy LLC.

So, how do you remove the dlvr.adne.tv pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the dlvr.adne.tv ads I had TinyWallet, BrowserWarden and BlockAndSurf installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the dlvr.adne.tv 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 dlvr.adne.tv ads, the answer is probably yes. Check out the traffic rank from Alexa:

adne.tv traffic

The problem with pop-ups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware that’s installed on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the dlvr.adne.tv ads removal:

The first thing I would do to remove the dlvr.adne.tv pop-ups is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can find this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Uninstall a program search

Click on the “Uninstall a program” link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something dubious in there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if some program was installed approximately about the same time as you started observing the dlvr.adne.tv pop-ups.

Then I would check the browser add-ons. Adware often show up under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Something that you don’t remember installing?
Firefox add-ons manager

I think you will be able to identify and remove the adware with the steps outlined above, but in case that did not work you can try the FreeFixer removal tool to identify and remove the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I started develop many years ago. Freefixer is a tool built to manually identify and remove unwanted software. When you’ve identified the unwanted files you can simply tick a checkbox and click on the Fix button to remove the unwanted file.

FreeFixer’s removal feature is not crippled like many other removal tools out there. It won’t require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you’re having a mess figuring out if a file is clean or malware in FreeFixer’s scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains additional information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example
An example of FreeFixer’s “More Info” links. Click for full size.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to remove the pop-ups with FreeFixer:

Did this blog post help you to remove the dlvr.adne.tv pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

Update 2015-03-13: Added Alexa traffic rank for theĀ adne.tv domain.