Remove super-promo.0518.pics Pop Up Ads

Did you just get interrupted by a popup ad from super-promo.0518.pics? You are not alone. I also get the super-promo.0518.pics pop ups while browsing. Do the pop-ups 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 popups. Then read on...

A pop-up ad showing up in a new tab in Firefox:

A pop up ad showing up in a new tab

The screenshot serves as an example of how a pop-up can look like when it appears in a new tab in Firefox. The pop-up in the screenshot is not from super-promo.0518.pics.

If this description sounds like your story, you probably have some adware installed on your computer that pops up the super-promo.0518.pics ads. So there's no use contacting the site owner. The advertisements are not coming from them.

I'll do my best to help you remove the super-promo.0518.pics popup in this blog post.

I found the super-promo.0518.pics pop-up on one of the lab machines 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 popup 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.

So, how do you remove the super-promo.0518.pics pop-up ads? On the machine where I got the super-promo.0518.pics ads I had adware installed. I removed those adware programs with FreeFixer and that stopped the super-promo.0518.pics pop-ups and all the other ads I was getting in Firefox.

The bad news 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 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 solve the problem? To remove the super-promo.0518.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 super-promo.0518.pics 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 you can just type in "uninstall" in the Control Panel's search field to find that dialog:

Uninstall a program search

Click on the "Uninstall a program" link and the Uninstall programs dialog will open up:

Uninstall a program dialog

Do you see something shady in there or something that you don't remember installing? Tip: Sort on the "Installed On" column to see if something was installed about the same time as you started seeing the super-promo.0518.pics pop-ups.

The next thing to check would be your browser's add-ons. Adware often appear under the add-ons dialog in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari. Is there something that looks suspicious? Anything that you don't remember installing?

Firefox add-ons manager

Please also test to disable the web browser proxy and the system proxy on your machine. Did that stop the pop ups?

I think most users will be able to track down 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've developed since 2006. Freefixer is a tool built to manually identify and uninstall unwanted software. When you've tracked down 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 purchase the program just when you are about to remove the unwanted files.

And if you're having difficulties deciding if a file is legitimate or unsafe in the FreeFixer scan result, click on the More Info link for the file. That will open up a web page which contains more information about the file. On that web page, check out the VirusTotal report which can be very useful:

FreeFixer More Info link example

As a last resort, if the above steps did not solve the pop ups problem, you can block super-promo.0518.pics in the Windows HOSTS file.

Here's a video tutorial on how to remove the pop-ups with FreeFixer:

Are you a Mac or Linux user and get the super-promo.0518.pics pop ups? What did you do to stop the popup in your browser? Please share in the comments below. Thanks!

Did this blog post help you to remove the super-promo.0518.pics pop-up ads? Please let me know or how I can improve this blog post.

Thank you!

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