Remove nordvpn.com Pop Up Ads

Having difficulties with popups from nordvpn.com? If so, you might have adware installed on your computer, granted that the pop ups appear on web sites that does not advertise with pop ups. I got the nordvpn.com pop-ups in Firefox, but they can show up if you are using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera too.

Here is a screen dump on the nordvpn.com pop-up from my machine:

nordvpn.com popup

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

Does this sound like what you see your machine, you almost certainly have some adware installed on your system that pops up the nordvpn.com ads. So don't blame the people that owns the web site you were at, the ads are almost certainly not coming from that web site, but from the adware that's installed on your machine.

I'll try help you to remove the nordvpn.com pop ups in this blog post.

For those that are new to the blog: Some time ago I dedicated a few of my lab machines and purposely installed a few adware programs on them. Since then I have been observing the actions on these machines to see what kinds of adverts that are displayed. I'm also looking on other interesting things such as if the adware auto-updates, or if it installs additional unwanted software on the computers. I first noticed the nordvpn.com pop-up on one of these lab machines.

nordvpn.com was registered on 2012-09-20.

So, how do you remove the nordvpn.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the nordvpn.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the nordvpn.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in 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 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 nordvpn.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. You can also examine the add-ons you installed in your browsers. Same thing here, do you see anything 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 popups?

  4. If that didn't help, you can give FreeFixer a try. FreeFixer is built to assist users when manually tracking down adware and other types of unwanted software. It is a freeware utility that I've been working since 2006 and it scans your machine at lots of locations where unwanted software is known to hook into your machine. If you would like to get additional details about a file in FreeFixer's scan result, you can just click the More Info link for that file and a web page with a VirusTotal report will open up, which can be very useful to determine if the file is safe or malware:

    FreeFixer More Info link example

  5. If that did not solve the problem, you can add a blocking for nordvpn.com 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 nordvpn.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 this blog post help you to remove the nordvpn.com pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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