If your web browser is constantly being redirected to sites that display a Do you want to leave this site? notification, then it is possible that you have an adware program installed on your computer. …
If your web browser is constantly being redirected to sites that display a Do you want to leave this site? notification, then it is possible that you have an adware program installed on your computer.
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These adware programs are bundled with other free software that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed adware without your knowledge.
If your Windows machine gets stuck on a malicious site that displays the “Do you want to leave this site?” pop-up, use the Ctrl-Alt-Del key combination to open the Task Manager. Use “End Process” on every active “chrome.exe” process until the browser shuts down.
When infected with this adware program, other common symptoms include:
Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs. Be very careful what you agree to install.Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.
The below instructions are for Windows users, however we also have an Android guide and a Mac OS guide which should help clean up your device.
This malware removal guide may appear overwhelming due to the amount of the steps and numerous programs that are being used. We have only written it this way to provide clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions that anyone can use to remove malware for free.Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
This step is needed if the “Do you want to leave this site?” pop-up will not allow you to close your browser.
Open Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar and then clicking Start Task Manager. Alternatively to start the Windows Task Manager, you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click on Task Manager or simply press on Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
Scroll through the list till you see your web browser’s process and left-click on it once so it becomes highlighted. Once you have selected the browser’s process, click on the End Task button as show in the picture below.
Your browser window should now be closed. The next time you open your browser, do not allow the browser to open the last opened page.
STEP 1 : Uninstall malicious programs from Windows
In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.
Go to the uninstall menu.
To uninstall a program on Windows 10 or Windows 8, right-click on the Windows Start button and choose “Control Panel” from the pop-up menu.
When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category.
If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the “Start” button, then click on the “Control Panel” menu option.
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STEP 2: Use Zemana AntiMalware Portable to remove Do you want to leave this site redirect
Zemana AntiMalware Portable is a free utility that will scan your computer for the Do you want to leave this site adware and other malicious programs.
Double-click on the file named “Zemana.AntiMalware.Portable” to perform a system scan with Zemana AntiMalware Free.
You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this program. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to allow Zemana AntiMalware to run.
When Zemana AntiMalware will start, click on the “Scan” button to perform a system scan.
Zemana AntiMalware will now scan your computer for malicious programs. This process can take up to 10 minutes.
When Zemana has finished finished scanning it will show a screen that displays any malware that has been detected. To remove all the malicious files, click on the “Next” button.
Zemana AntiMalware will now start to remove all the malicious programs from your computer. When the process is complete, you can close Zemana AntiMalware and continue with the rest of the instructions.
STEP 3: Scan and clean your computer with Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is a powerful on-demand scanner which should remove the Do you want to leave this site redirect from your Windows. It is important to note that Malwarebytes will run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.
When Malwarebytes has finished downloading, double-click on the “mb3-setup-consumer” file to install Malwarebytes on your computer.
You may be presented with an User Account Control pop-up asking if you want to allow Malwarebytes to make changes to your device. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
When the Malwarebytes installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
To install Malwarebytes on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
Once installed, Malwarebytes will automatically start and update the antivirus database. To start a system scan you can click on the “Scan Now” button.
Malwarebytes will now start scanning your computer for malicious programs.This process can take a few minutes, so we suggest you do something else and periodically check on the status of the scan to see when it is finished.
When the scan has completed, you will be presented with a screen showing the malware infections that Malwarebytes has detected.To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes has found, click on the “Quarantine Selected” button.
Malwarebytes will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found.To complete the malware removal process, Malwarebytes may ask you to restart your computer.
When the malware removal process is complete, you can close Malwarebytes and continue with the rest of the instructions.
STEP 4: Double-check for malicious programs with HitmanPro
HitmanPro can find and remove malware, adware, bots, and other threats that even the best antivirus suite can oftentimes miss. HitmanPro is designed to run alongside your antivirus suite, firewall, and other security tools.
When HitmanPro has finished downloading, double-click on the “hitmanpro” file to install this program on your computer.
You may be presented with an User Account Control pop-up asking if you want to allow HitmanPro to make changes to your device. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below. Now click on the Next button to continue with the scan process.
HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for malware.
When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove malware.
Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
When the process is complete, you can close HitmanPro and continue with the rest of the instructions.
(OPTIONAL) STEP 5: Reset your browser to default settings
If you are still experiencing issues with the Do you want to leave this site… pop-up ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings.This step should be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.
Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings. You might need to do this if apps or extensions you installed changed your settings without your knowledge. Your saved bookmarks and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.On your computer, open Google Chrome.At the top right, click “More” (represented by the three dots) and then “Settings”
At the bottom, click “Show advanced settings”.
Under the section “Reset settings”, click Reset settings.
In the box that appears, click Reset.
You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
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If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button, then click on the “Help”
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From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.If you’re unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting information page.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
To continue, click on the “Refresh Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.
Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.
Your computer should now be free of the Do you want to leave this site redirect. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Do you want to leave this site adware from your computer, you can ask for help in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.