Having troubles with pop-ups from soccerjoke.com? If so, you may have adware installed on your computer. I got the soccerjoke.com 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 soccerjoke.com pop-up from my system:
If this sounds like what you are seeing on your computer, you most likely have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the soccerjoke.com ads. So there’s no idea contacting the owner of the web site you were browsing. The ads are not coming from them. I’ll do my best to help you with the soccerjoke.com removal in this blog post.
Those that have been spending some time on this blog already know this, but here we go: A little while back I dedicated a few of my lab computers and deliberately installed some adware programs on them. I have been monitoring the actions 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 observed the soccerjoke.com pop-up on one of these lab systems.
soccerjoke.com resolves to 126.96.36.199.
So, how do you remove the soccerjoke.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the soccerjoke.com ads I had PineTree, CPUMiner and GamesDesktop installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the soccerjoke.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The issue with this type of pop-up is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
To remove the soccerjoke.com pop-up ads you need to check your computer for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here’s my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the soccerjoke.com pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the “Uninstall programs” dialog. You can open this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System you can just type in “uninstall” in the Control Panel’s search field to find that dialog:
Do you see something shady listed 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 getting the soccerjoke.com pop-ups.
The next thing to check would be your browser’s 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?
I think you will be able to find 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 uninstall unwanted software. When you’ve found 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 pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having a hard time figuring out if a file is legit or malware in FreeFixer’s scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the soccerjoke.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.