Did you just get interrupted by a popup ad from intl.0659.pics? You are not alone. I also get the intl.0659.pics pop-ups while browsing. Do the popups also find a way round the pop-up blocker in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with pop ups. Then read on...
Here's a screen dump of the intl.0659.pics pop-up ad when it showed up on my machine:
(Sorry for the large number of watermarks. If I don't add them, the screenshot will be used without attribution at some other blogs)
Does this sound like your experience, you presumably have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the intl.0659.pics ads. Don't send angry emails to the web site you were browsing, the advertisements are most likely not coming from them, but from the adware on your system.
I'll try help you to remove the intl.0659.pics pop-ups in this blog post.
For those that are new to the blog: Some time ago I dedicated some of my lab machines and wilfully installed a few adware programs on them. I have been tracking the behaviour on these systems to see what kinds of ads that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware updates itself, or if it downloads and installs additional unwanted software on the systems. I first spotted the intl.0659.pics pop-up on one of these lab machines.
So, how do you remove the intl.0659.pics pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the intl.0659.pics ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the intl.0659.pics pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with popups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be initiated 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.
So, what can be done? To remove the intl.0659.pics pop-up ads you need to check your computer for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:
The first thing I would do to remove the intl.0659.pics pop-ups is to examine the software installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can open 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 dubious listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if some program was installed about the same time as you started observing the intl.0659.pics pop-ups.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often show up under the add-ons menu in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. Is there anything that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?
I think most users will be able to find 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. It's a tool designed to manually find and remove 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 locked down 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 figuring out if a file is safe or unwanted in the FreeFixer scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your web browser with a page which contains more details about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
If no matter what you do seems to stop the pop ups, you could try to block intl.0659.pics in the Windows HOSTS file.
Here's a video tutorial which shows FreeFixer in action removing an adware that caused pop-up ads:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the intl.0659.pics popups? What did you do to stop the popup in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!
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