Did you just get interrupted by a popup ad from lp.b4binary.com? You are not alone. I also get the lp.b4binary.com pop-ups while browsing. Do the pop ups also sidestep the pop-up blocker in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Do the pop-ups appear on sites that does not advertise with pop-ups. Then read on...
Here is how the lp.b4binary.com ad looked like on my computer:
(Sorry for the large number of watermarks. If I don't add them, the screenshot will be used without attribution at some other blogs)
If this sounds like what you are seeing on your machine, you apparently have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the lp.b4binary.com ads. So there's no idea contacting the owner of the web site you were browsing. The advertisements are not coming from them.
I'll do my best to help you with the lp.b4binary.com removal in this blog post.
Those that have been spending some time on this blog already know this, but here we go: Recently I dedicated a few of my lab computers and intentionally installed a few adware programs on them. I have been observing the actions 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 automatically, or if it downloads additional unwanted software on the systems. I first spotted the lp.b4binary.com pop-up on one of these lab computers.
lp.b4binary.com resolves to 126.96.36.199.
So, how do you remove the lp.b4binary.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the lp.b4binary.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the lp.b4binary.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.
The problem with pop-ups such as this one is that it can be popped up by many variants of adware, not just the adware running on my machine. This makes it impossible to say exactly what you need to remove to stop the pop-ups.
Anyway, here's my suggestion for the lp.b4binary.com ads removal:
Check what programs you have installed in the Add/Remove programs dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Do you see something that you don't remember installing or that was recently installed?
How about your add-ons you installed in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Anything in the list that you don't remember installing?
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:
Here's a video tutorial on how to remove the pop-ups with FreeFixer:
Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the lp.b4binary.com pop-ups? What did you do to stop the pop-up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!
Did you find any adware on your machine? Did that stop the lp.b4binary.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.
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