Did you just get a pop-up survey from notebookarm.xyz and wonder where it came from? Did the notebookarm.xyz ad appear to have been initiated from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use aggressive advertising such as pop-up windows? Or did the notebookarm.xyz pop-up show up while you clicked a link on one of the major search engines, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo?
Here’s how the notebookarm.xyz pop-up survey looked like when I got it on my machine:
If this sounds like what you are seeing on your computer, you most likely have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the notebookarm.xyz ads. Don’t flame the people that runs the site you were at, the ads are probably not coming from that website, but from the adware that’s installed on your machine. I’ll try help you to remove the notebookarm.xyz pop-up surveys in this blog post.
If you have been following this blog already know this, but if you are new: Some time ago I dedicated some of my lab computers and intentionally installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I’ve been following the behaviour on these computers 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 downloads and installs additional unwanted software on the machines. I first noticed the notebookarm.xyz pop-up on one of these lab systems.
notebookarm.xyz was registered on 2014-12-03. ki6zz.super-promo.notebookarm.xyz resolves to the 18.104.22.168 address and notebookarm.xyz to 22.214.171.124.
So, how do you remove the notebookarm.xyz pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the notebookarm.xyz ads I had TinyWallet, BlockAndSurf and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the notebookarm.xyz pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with this type of pop-up is that it can be initiated by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my system. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion for the notebookarm.xyz 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?
- You can also check the add-ons you have in your browsers. Same thing here, do you see something that you don’t remember installing?
- If that does not help, 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 machine at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your machine. 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 on how to remove the pop-ups with FreeFixer:
Did this blog post help you to remove the notebookarm.xyz pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.