Do you receive lots of ads by Pop Bubbles when using web browsers like IE, Chrome or Firefox? Don’t know why those ads suddenly show up on the web pages? Is your computer infected with virus? How to get rid of the annoying Pop Bubbles ads? Read on and you will learn how to fix the problem effectively.
What is Pop Bubbles?
Pop Bubbles is an adware program that displays numerous advertisements on the web browsers. This program claims to improve users’ browsing experience and user can have a blast on the web with it. However, the app is a potentially unwanted program that may get into the PC in deceptive ways. It can be bundled with other third-party free applications and installed on the machine at the same time when those freeware are installed.
Once installed, the software can install itself as a toolbar or extension to your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. It installs a group of web browsing features and functionalities that customize and enhance your interaction with the websites you visit by displaying text, graphics, or other interactive content in your browsers. Sometimes, it may modify the browser settings, such as your default homepage and search engine, so as to display advertising.
This free tool is supported by advertising (including banner, browsing-related, transitional, text-link, interstitial and full page advertisements). When you use the affected web browsers, several forms of advertising including, without limitation, banner and video ads, in-text ads and links, web browsing-related ads, interstitial, transitional, search and full page ads will be displayed. Some ads labeled with “Powered by…”, “Ads by …” and other texts may be popped up on the web pages you visit. Please note that the advertisements, features, and links offered by Pop Bubbles are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites. If you don’t want your personal data to be collected or get constant advertisements, please uninstall Pop Bubbles from the machine immediately.
Your submitted data including personal information (such as your full name and other identifying information) and your search data (such as websites you visit and search queries you send) will be collected and used for marketing, advertising, and analytics purposes. Please note that the advertisements, links or other content promoted by the adware may put your computer and your personal data at risk. You need to read their EULAs and privacy policies carefully before making a purchase or using their services. Or else, your computer may be compromised by other potentially unwanted programs or even malicious programs and your personal information may be used for evil purposes.
Important: The adware not only displays numerous advertisements on the browsers, but also increases the risk of being damaged by other malware. To improve your computer performance and protect the system from potential threats, we highly recommend that you remove the adware from the PC by using a powerful removal tool right now.
How to get rid of Pop Bubbles Ads completely from your computer?
To do this, you can use a third-party removal tool to perform a scan of the system and then delete all the threats quickly. Alternatively, you can follow the step-by-step manual removal instructions to erase the traces of the adware thoroughly by yourself.
Option 1: Use a powerful removal tool to remove Pop Bubbles Ads (Recommended)
SpyHunter detects and removes malware like Trojans, rootkits, worms as well as potentially unwanted programs, such as adware and spyware. When you encounter constant unwanted pop-ups due to adware when surfing the web, just run SpyHunter to scan for the culprit and erase it thoroughly. Follow the steps below to remove adware with SpyHunter.
Install the tool on your computer by following the instructions on the screen. When the setup is complete, you can click on Exit button and the tool will automatically run.
If SpyHunter needs to be updated, you need to download the necessary updates and then start to scan the PC. (Note: Before scanning, close all other running programs.) Then click on Scan Computer Now button to start scanning.
The scanning usually takes a few minutes to complete.
Click on Fix Threats to remove all the threats associated with Pop Bubbles.
Please register for the full version of SpyHunter so as to completely clear all the threats.
In addition to SpyHunter, Max Spyware Detector is also a good choice to remove unwanted adware, spyware and other potentially unwanted programs from your machine. Max Spyware Detector is designed to delete malicious toolbars, plug-ins and spyware with advanced technology. When your computer is affected by potentially unwanted programs which inject lots of advertisements into your web pages, try this tool. It can find all unwanted items on your PC and clear all of them easily.
Run the downloaded file to download the tool. Then install Max Spyware Detector by following the instructions on the screen.
When the tool is started, make sure it has been updated to the latest version and then start scanning. This usually takes several minutes to complete.
Click on Fix Issues Now button when the scan is complete. Remember to purchase the full version of Max Spyware Detector to completely remove the adware.
The third-party removal tool can quickly get rid of the adware and stop the annoying pop-ups. But if you have rich experience in removing unwanted software, you can also follow the instructions below to delete Pop Bubbles manually.
Option 2: Remove the adware from your computer manually
Step1: Uninstall Pop Bubbles from Control Panel
- Click on the Start button and click on Settings.
- Click on System and then click on App & features on the left side.
- Find the adware program or other suspicious programs and click on Uninstall button.
- Click on Uninstall in the pop-up to confirm.
- Press Win + X keys to open the User Power Menu.
- Click on Programs and Features from the menu.
- Search for the unwanted program and then click Uninstall button.
- Follow the instructions to complete the removal.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall a program under Programs category (View by: Category).
- When all the installed programs are displayed, select the adware program and click on Uninstall button.
- Then follow the instructions to complete the removal.
- Click on Start button and click on Control Panel.
- Double click on Add/Remove Programs.
- If Pop Bubbles is found, select it and click on Remove button.
Step2: Delete the files and registry entries left by the adware
- Some files may be left in various folders by the adware program in your hard disk. You need to go to the remaining Files and Folders of the program and delete any file or folder related to the unwanted app. There are a couple different locations you need to look. You’ll need check following folders: AppData, Documents or Programs Files folders.
If your Windows is installed in C: drive, locate to C: then find and remove the files related to in the folders above.
- You also need to empty Temp folder which contains temporary files to ensure that the adware is completely removed. To open Temp folder quickly, type the following texts in your Start Menu search box or Run one by one and then press Enter key:
This will open Temp folders. Empty the folders and ignore the errors that may occur due to some running software or Windows services.
- Pop Bubbles may also leave some entries in Windows Registry. Follow the steps below to clear those invalid registry entries by using Windows Registry Editor.
(Warning: It is risky to make modification on Windows registry because some of actions performed by you incorrectly could irreversibly damage data and make your system even stop working. Thus, you’re suggested to backup the registry, either the whole thing or even just the areas you’re working in, before you do anything. See How to back up and restore the registry in Windows. )
- For Windows 10/Windows 8.1, right-click the Start button and then choose Run.
For Windows 7/Vista, click on Start.
For Windows XP, click on the Start button and then click Run….
- In the search box, or Run window, type regedit and then press Enter or click on OK button. If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. Windows registry Editor will open.
- Locate to the following keys one by one:
Look for any key with the name of Pop Bubbles and right-click on it then choose Delete.
Tip: If you’re afraid of making mistake while deleting the registry keys of the adware, we recommend that you download and install a professional removal tool to clear the leftover files and registry entries of the unwanted software easily.
Step3. Delete adware related browser add-ons
Pop Bubbles may install some add-ons/extensions/toolbars to inject advertisements into the web pages. You need to check the browser extensions and delete any add-on that is related to the adware.
Click on Tools or the IE menu icon, and then choose Manage Add-ons from the menu.
In the Manage Add-ons window, select Toolbars and Extensions under Add-on Types,.
Find the add-on associated with the adware from the list of currently loaded add-ons on the right.
If any suspicious add-on is found, select it and then click on Remove button.
Click on the Chrome menu icon on the top right and then navigate to Tools > Extensions or More tools > Extensions (depending on your version of Chrome).
In the Chrome Extensions page, find the extension that was installed recently without permission and click chrome-trash-icon (uninstall) to remove it.
Click on Tools on the menu bar or the Mozilla Firefox menu (top right) and then select Add-ons.
In the Add-ons Manager page, select Extensions on the left side.
If you find Pop Bubbles or other suspicious add-ons, click on Remove button to remove it from Firefox.
Click on Opera at the top left corner of the browser.
Select Extensions from the drop-down menu and then select Extensions manager.
Search for the unfamiliar extension and disable/remove it from Opera.
Click on the Safari menu icon and then select Preferences from the drop-down menu.
Click on Extensions tab in the pop-up window.
If any extension related to the adware is found there, select it and click on Uninstall button.
Note: If your browser settings, such as the default homepage and the search engine, are altered by Pop Bubbles, you need to repair them after uninstalling the adware. See How to Change Your Browser Homepage and Alter Search Engine?
Tips to prevent such unwanted adware programs:
There are some useful tips that should help avoid adware:
Be cautious before downloading and installing any programs from the web. If you surf the web and find other people are having problems with the program you attempt to install, you’d better give up the program to avoid those problems. It is not likely to be safe to install a questionable program. When installing a program, always choose the Custom Install or Advanced Install if there is because Custom Install allows you to cancel those unwanted items during setup. In addition, avoid going to sites with an excessive amount of advertising pop-ups to download software. If you click on one pop-up by accident, your systems may be infected.
Install some advanced security tools. To effectively prevent adware like Pop Bubbles and other malware, we suggest you install a real-time anti-virus program and a good firewall on the PC. You can also install free pop-up blockers, so deceptive pop-ups, which may include potentially harmful links, won’t appear in the first place. If your computer has been invaded by adware, use a removal tool to easily clear it now!
The following video offers a complete guide for Pop Bubbles Adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!