Did you just get a pop-up in a new tab from zeroredirect1.com and ponder where it came from? Did the zeroredirect1.com ad appear to have been popped up from a web site that under normal circumstances don’t use advertising such as pop-ups? Or did the zeroredirect1.com 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 zeroredirect1.com pop-up looked like when I got it on my computer:
The domain in this case was zj.zeroredirect1.com.
Does this sound like what you see your machine, you most likely have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the zeroredirect1.com ads. So don’t send angry emails to the site you were browsing, the ads are most likely not coming from them, but from the adware on your machine. I’ll do my best to help you remove the zeroredirect1.com pop-up in this blog post.
I found the zeroredirect1.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 website that usually don’t show advertisements, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.
zj.zeroredirect1.com resolves to the 18.104.22.168 address and zeroredirect1.com to 22.214.171.124. zeroredirect1.com was created on 2013-06-14.
So, how do you remove the zeroredirect1.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the zeroredirect1.com ads I had BlockAndSurf, TinyWallet and BrowserWarden installed. I removed them with FreeFixer and that stopped the zeroredirect1.com 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 zeroredirect1.com ads, the answer is probably yes. Check out the traffic rank from Alexa:
The bad news 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 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 zeroredirect1.com ads removal:
The first thing I would do to remove the zeroredirect1.com 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:
Click on the “Uninstall a program” link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:
Do you see something strange-looking listed there or something that you don’t remember installing? Tip: Sort on the “Installed On” column to see if something was installed approximately about the same time as you started seeing the zeroredirect1.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 Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything that you don’t remember installing?
I think you will be able to track down 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 about 8 years ago. Freefixer is a tool designed 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 will not require you to purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you’re having problems determining if a file is legit or adware in FreeFixer’s scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains additional information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be quite useful:
Here you can see FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:
Did this blog post help you to remove the zeroredirect1.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.