Did you just get interrupted by a pop-up ad from pixellitopixel.com? You are not alone. I also get the pixellitopixel.com popups while browsing. Do the popups also sidestep 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 is how the pixellitopixel.com ad looked like on my computer:
(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 most likely have some adware installed on your system that pops up the pixellitopixel.com ads. Contacting the owner of the site you were at would be a waste of time. They are not responsible for the adverts.
I'll try help you with the pixellitopixel.com removal in this blog post.
I found the pixellitopixel.com pop-up on one of the lab systems 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.
pixellitopixel.com was registered on 2015-12-15-.
So, how do you remove the pixellitopixel.com pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the pixellitopixel.com ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the pixellitopixel.com pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Mozilla Firefox.
The problem with pop ups like the one described in this blog post is that it can be launched by many variants of adware, not just the adware that's installed 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 remove the pixellitopixel.com pop-up ads you need to check your system 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 pixellitopixel.com pop-ups is to examine the programs installed on the machine, by opening the "Uninstall programs" dialog. You can reach this dialog from the Windows Control Panel. If you are using one of the more recent versions of Windows Operating System 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 suspect listed there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if something was installed approximatelyabout the same time as you started observing the pixellitopixel.com pop-ups.
Then you can examine you browser add-ons. Adware often appear 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 you will be able to identify and uninstall 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. Freefixer is a tool designed to manually identify and remove unwanted software. When you've identified 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 crippled like many other removal tools out there. It won't require you to pay a fee just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.
And if you're having a hard time figuring out if a file is safe or unsafe in FreeFixer's scan report, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up your browser with a page which contains additional information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:
If that did not solve the problem, you can add a blocking for pixellitopixel.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 pixellitopixel.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 pixellitopixel.com ads? Please post the name of the adware you uninstalled from your machine in the comment below.
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