Remove medpse.com Pop Up Ads

Did you just get interrupted by a pop-up ad from medpse.com? You are not alone. I also get the medpse.com popups while browsing. Do the popups also circumvent the pop-up blocker in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, 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 medpse.com ad looked like on my computer:

medpse.com pop-up

(Sorry for the watermarks. Need to add them to prevent the most blatant attempts of other bloggers using my screenshots without attribution)

If this sounds like what you are seeing on your system, you presumably have some adware installed on your machine that pops up the medpse.com ads. Contacting the site owner would be a waste of time. The adverts are not coming from them.

I'll do my best to help you remove the medpse.com pop-up in this blog post.

Those that have been following this blog already know this, but here we go: Some time ago I dedicated some of my lab systems and deliberately installed some adware programs on them. I have been observing the behaviour on these computers to see what kinds of advertisements 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 machines. I first noticed the medpse.com pop-up on one of these lab machines.

medpse.com resolves to 54.172.40.25. medpse.com was registered on 2016-03-16.

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

The bad news with pop-ups like this one is that it can be initiated 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.

So, what can be done to solve the problem? To remove the medpse.com pop up ads you need to examine your machine for adware or other types of unwanted software and uninstall it. Here's my suggested removal procedure:

  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. You can also examine the browser add-ons. Same thing here, do you see something that you don't remember installing?

  3. Please also try to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your machine. 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 popups, you could try to block medpse.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 medpse.com popups? What did you do to stop the pop up in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thank you very much!

Did this blog post help you to remove the medpse.com popup ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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