Remove Freshpops.net Pop-up

Freshpops.net is one doubtful website that was configured to display aggressive pop-up advertisements on the internet browser program. One objective of this website is to encourage the internet users to subscribe to its push notifications. It is just usual for some website to prompt a message asking for activation of the push notification. The only difference is that Freshpops.net will exploit this feature for ad display instead of relaying messages to the internet user.

Push notification by Freshpops.net

This website is very eager to obtain the permission from the internet users. Thus, during the initial visit to the site, it is going to display a message “Freshpops.net wants to show notifications.” If the web user denies this request, the website will continue to pop-up several misleading prompts, including the following:

  • Click Allow to to close this window.
  • To view the next page, click Allow.
  • Click Allow to prove that you are not a robot.
  • File is ready, click Allow to download.

As you can see, Freshpops.net could display deceitful messages depending on the content of the page that web users are viewing. That way, it can easily persuade the online user to click on the ALLOW button, which eventually activates the push notification for Freshpops.net. As a result, the attackers may now utilize this sections to display aggressive pop-up ads on the browser.

Screenshot of Freshpops.net

Ads by Freshpops.net

Bear in mind that ads emerging from this website often contains misleading subjects. Clicking on the links may redirect the internet browser window to unnecessary online pages. It could force the web users to visit fake online survey, scam rewards, phony online virus scanners, or bogus software update page that deceives the web users into downloading a supposed upgrade for an outdated program.

Technical Details
Domain name Freshpops.net
Initial pop-up goal Prompting the web user to allow push notifications. If granted, Freshpops.net will use this feature to send aggressive pop-up ads.
Website purpose To display different kinds of malicious ads on the browser using the push notification window of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

Freshpops.net Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of pop-up and redirect adware like Freshpops.net through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

CC for Windows Installation

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the signature file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Freshpops.net, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

CC for Windows Start Scan

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Freshpops.net pop-ups and redirects, including all malicious objects from the computer.

Free features of Combo Cleaner for Windows include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus, privacy scanner, and to delete identified threats, users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 1 : Get rid of Pop-ups (Notification)

Normally, Freshpops.net pop-ups will start to bombard internet browser screen with pop-ups if web user was deceived to click “Allow” button that triggers the said website to send push notification. To stop Freshpops.net from showing the pop-ups, please execute the procedures below.

Remove Freshpops.net from Google Chrome

1. On Google Chrome browser, input the following in the address bar and press Enter:

chrome://settings/content/notifications

2. Navigate to the list under "Allowed to send notifications" section and look for Freshpops.net.

3. Click the ellipses (3 dots) beside Freshpops.net list to reveal the options.

Push Notification Google Chrome

4. Click on Block or Remove to stop Freshpops.net from displaying pop-up ads on Google Chrome browser.

5. Please restart Google Chrome browser.

Stop Freshpops.net pop-up on Mozilla Firefox

1. On Mozilla Firefox browser, type the following in the address bar and press Enter key:

about:preferences#privacy

2. Navigate below to Permission area and look for Notifications.

Notification Settings Mozilla Firefox

3. Click the Settings button aligned with the Notifications.

4. Look for Freshpops.net entry and change the Status to Block.

Block Notification Mozilla Firefox

5. Click on Save Changes and restart Mozilla Firefox and check if Freshpops.net pop-up is gone.

Remove Freshpops.net from Safari (Mac)

1. On top menu, click on Safari and then, select Preferences from the drop-down list.

2. Click on Websites tab to open its settings.

3. Select Notifications from the left sidebar.

Block Notification on Safari

4. On right panel, it will display a list of websites with "Allow" attribute.

5. Find and click on Freshpops.net.

6. You may choose to Deny or Remove it from the notification list.

7. You may now restart Safari browser and see if Freshpops.net pop-up is gone.

Get rid of Freshpops.net from Microsoft Edge

1. Assuming that Edge browser is open, click on the ellipses (3 dots) on upper right corner to open the Settings. Alternatively, you can press Alt + X on the keyboard.

2. Select Settings from the drop-down list.

3. Click on Advanced.

4. Under Website Permissions area, click on Manage Permissions button.

Push Notification on MS Edge

5. Find and select Freshpops.net from the list. Click on X button to stop it from showing pop-up ads or notifications.

Block Notificaion on MS Edge

6. You may now restart Edge browser.

Step 2 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of codes causing Freshpops.net to show up on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Freshpops.net.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

Image of AdwCleaner Start Scan

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Freshpops.net pop-ups.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Step 3 : Delete Suspicious Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs use an application called a "browser extension" to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend checking and removing the extension that is closely related to Freshpops.net. If it is not present, look for and delete any suspicious browser extension.

Remove the suspicious Browser Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open your Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find Freshpops.net or any relevant entry and remove it from the Google Chrome browser.

Uninstall the unwanted Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an object that pertains to Freshpops.net and remove it from the browser.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that pop-ups and other troubles will be gone from the internet browser.

Remove the malicious Extension from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R and then, type the appwiz.cpl command.

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

3. Select suspicious or a recently installed unknown entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If Freshpops.net is still present on the browser and there are still pop-ups and redirects, another option is to remove the adware from the browser settings.

4. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

5. Input edge://extensions/ in the URL bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

6. Look for and Remove or Disable unwanted entries from the Installed Extensions area. Additionally, delete the same object from the Search Providers section by executing the Hijacker Removal Procedure for Edge.

7. Close the window and restart Microsoft Edge.

Step 4 : Alternative Method to Clean Up Google Chrome from Freshpops.net

Not all browser threats are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. In this instance, resetting the browser to its default configuration is the best solution. If Freshpops.net is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to proceed with the Safety Check.

Use Chrome Safety Check to Delete Freshpops.net

1. Open the Google Chrome application.

2. Type this string in the address box: chrome://settings/privacy and then, press Enter on the keyboard.

3. Go to Safety Check section and click on Check Now button.

4. Remove any suspicious extensions or sites that are extensively showing notifications.

Image of Safety Check

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find malicious websites and harmful software. If unable to delete Freshpops.net, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. See more details on this page.

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