Remove getfilebv.com Pop Up Ads

Does this sound familiar? You see popup advertisements from getfilebv.com while browsing on websites that generally don't advertise in popup windows. The pop-ups manage to circumvent the built-in pop up blockers in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Perhaps the getfilebv.com pop-ups turn up when clicking search results from a Google search? Or does the pop-ups show up even when you're not browsing?

A pop-up ad showing up in a new tab in Mozilla Firefox:

A pop up ad showing up in a new tab

The screenshot serves as an example of how a pop-up can look like when it appears in a new tab in Firefox. The pop-up in the screenshot is not from getfilebv.com.

If you also see this on your computer, you presumably have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the getfilebv.com ads. Don't write angry emails to the website you were browsing, the adverts are presumably not coming from them, but from the adware on your machine.

I'll do my best to help you remove the getfilebv.com popup in this blog post.

I found the getfilebv.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 site that usually don't show adverts, or if some new files have been saved to the hard-drive.

getfilebv.com was registered on 2016-04-26.

So, how do you remove the getfilebv.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the getfilebv.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the getfilebv.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.

The problem with pop ups like this one is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware on my computer. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.

Anyway, here's my suggestion for the getfilebv.com ads removal:

  1. 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?

  2. How about your add-ons that you have in your browser. Anything in the list that you don't remember installing?

  3. Please also try to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your computer. Did that stop the pop ups?

  4. If that didn't help, I'd recommend a scan with FreeFixer to manually track down the adware. FreeFixer is a freeware tool that I'm working on that scans your computer at lots of locations, such as browser add-ons, processes, Windows services, recently modified files, etc. If you want to get additional details about a file in the scan result, you can click the More Info link for that file and a web page will open up with a VirusTotal report which will be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:

    FreeFixer More Info link example

  5. If no matter what you do seems to stop the pop ups, you could try to block getfilebv.com in the Windows HOSTS file.

Here's a video tutorial showing FreeFixer in action removing pop-up ads:

Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the getfilebv.com pop ups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you very much!

Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the getfilebv.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.

Thank you!

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