I’ve been having FreeDelivery adware problem lately, and it’s really bothering me. I usually use IE, but for some reason, something has caused it to load on it’s own with a lot of popups! I have Trend Micro AntiVirus, Webroot Spy Sweeper, and even Ad-Aware, but everytime I run these programs they come up clear. I know something’s wrong, but I don’t know where to start to fix the problem. I don’t need any of FreeDelivery pop-up ads. Please help me get rid of them.
FreeDelivery is an advertising-supported software that can take over your web browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and display a lot of annoying, disgusting and intrusive ads in your browser. Although this program is presented as a useful application, claiming it can provide Internet users the best deals with the lowest price. However, it is really intrusive and it is recommended to get rid of it as soon as possible. This adware usually travels bundled with other free applications and gets installed on users’ computers without even being aware of that. So, if you’re a person who is active in downloading and installing free programs, his computer will be easily attacked by such kind of adware.
This adware will show a clear sign to its users once it is installed. It is able to change your browser settings, DNS settings or other important system files, therefore once you browser online you may find everything is acting crazy. There will be tons of ads marked as “Powered by FreeDelivery”, “Brought by FreeDelivery”, or “Ads by FreeDelivery” taking over your web browser and will not let you close or minimize its window. Besides, it changes your default homepage and search provider, even redirects you to the dubious web sites or installs various potentially unwanted programs to your machine. Technically speaking, FreeDelivery is not a virus but it could help install other malicious programs that monitor your on-line sessions and steal your sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers etc. It still poses a huge risk for your PC so it is suggested users remove FreeDelivery Ads as quickly as possible.
Browser hijacker/Adware infection like FreeDelivery pop-up may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
FreeDelivery Pop-up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once FreeDelivery adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to FreeDelivery Pop-up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
FreeDelivery is categorized as adware that can be secretly installed into a compromised computer and disturb your browsing activity by displaying endless ads.The purpose of this program is to advertise various commercial websites and distribute potentially unwanted programs. Once access, it injects marketing content in the form of ads, special offers, discounts and coupons on the pages the user visits. Even though some ads may be appealing, you should NEVER click on them because it will redirect you to shady websites which contain high-risk viruses everywhere immediately. This adware also can collect your information like your cookies and history in order to generate ads according to your recent search queries, and make its ads more attractive to you. All you need to do is to remove FreeDelivery ads manually.
Published by & last updated on January 12, 2015 1:02 am