How to Remove Adware from Browser. Step-By-Step Guide

Adware is a kind of unwanted software that is designed primarily to bring revenue to its owners rather than for users’ profit. In many cases adware programs are totally useless. They can pretend to optimize performance of your PC, find best prices, offer discounts, help download music and videos for free and even promise to block ads while their only aim is to inject ads in your browser, show you ads on the desktop, install other sponsored software. In this article we will explain:

  • where does malware come from;
  • how to remove adware and PUP from PC;
  • how to get rid of pop-up ads in browser: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE.

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Unable to change default search engine in Chrome: This setting is enforced by your administrator

Problem: the default search engine in Chrome is locked with a message:

This setting is enforced by your administrator

In most cases you will see an unknown website assigned as your default search and there will be no button to change it. Only this icon:

this setting is enforced by your administrator

Search engine is locked by the policy “This setting is enforced by your administrator”

Here is how to unblock the settings in Chrome and finally change the default search in your browser. Continue reading