Great4freeapps.com redirect – How to Remove?




How to Remove Great4freeapps.com?

Adware is responsible for the disturbing, often useless pop-up advertisements in one or more of your installed browser(s). These advertisements open a new window in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari for Mac

There is not much of a difference in which operating system is used, adware targets Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac and even Android devices.

The new window, a pop-up is redirected to the Great4freeapps.com domain. This is done using a redirection domain and not directly to the Great4freeapps.com domain.

Advertisement from the domain Great4freeapps.com are used to sell you subscriptions, install potentially unwanted programs or generate pay per click revenue for it’s publishers.
These pop-up advertisements can collect’s personally identifying information such as your ip-address, your current location, browser type, type OS and search queries to deliver more detailed advertisements.

What is Great4freeapps.com adware?

Adware uses a deceptive technique to enter the computer, this technique is called bundling. This a technique where the software producers add additional adware to the original software installation proces.

The installation proces of the software you wanted to download does not directly disclosure their present, it’s hidden by a human psychology trick named Dark Patterns. These Dark Patterns are used to make sure people click through their installation process without noticing what they actually install on their computer.

There is, however, a very small button, or a checkbox that might disclosure the presence of the additional adware but a lot of people do not see it as they click on to the Next button to install their desired software.

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To avoid adware and their pop-up, redirect advertisements such as Great4freeapps.com, do not click to fast on the Next button during installation of any software installation.

Instead read what you actually install. Click every button to see if it exposes some form or adware, especially “custom”, “advanced” or a “more” button. Adware is most of the time installed by the computer user itself. Uncheck all items you do not wish to install.

If the software installation has a EULA (end user license agreement), read this EULA to find out what kind of software is included during installation. It may prevent adware from installing by knowing and de-select or uncheck adware and potentially unwanted programs during installation.

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How to Remove Great4freeapps.com?

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Remove Great4freeapps.com Redirect – Quick Menu

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Remove Malware, virus, adware, Browser Hijacker with MalwareBytes Removal1. Remove Popups and Redirects with Malwarebytes

Remove Malware, virus, adware, Browser Hijacker with Zemana Removal2. Restore and Clean your Browser with Zemana

Remove Malware, virus, adware, Browser Hijacker with AdwCleaner Removal3. Detect and Remove Adware with AdwCleaner





Ultra Adware Killer4. Remove adware, trojans, spyware, and malware with Ultra Adware Killer

Remove malware, virus, adware, redirect, popup from Internet Explorer5. Optional - Reset the browser settings

Remove Malware, virus, adware, Browser Hijacker MacOS Mac OSX RemovalIf you experience the Redirect advertisements on Mac OS
follow this generic guide to Remove Redirects from Apple Mac OS


Remove Great4freeapps.com with AdwCleanerRemove, delete or uninstall the Great4freeapps.com Redirect with MalwareBytes AdwCleaner

Download AdwCleaner Malwarebytes adwcleaner searches for adware, browser hijackers, malware files and removes the malware files for free.
The Malwarebytes adwcleaner removal tool will individually scan for malicious windows services, malware folders, malware files, shortcuts hijacked by adware, malware registry keys, windows scheduled tasks and malicious browser extensions. Best of all, adwcleaner is completely free.

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  • Right-click the AdwCleaner executable you just downloaded and select "Run as Administrator" this is important.
  • Select the Scan Now button.

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  • Wait for the adware & malware scan to finish.
  • Click the Clean & Repair button to remove the adware and malware from your PC.

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  • Wait for AdwCleaner to remove the adware and malware from your PC.
  • Click the Clean & Restart Now button to finish the malware removal process.

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  • After the reboot, AdwCleaner shows a summary of the detected and removed malware files.

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Remove Great4freeapps.com with MalwareBytes
Remove, delete or uninstall the Great4freeapps.com Redirect with MalwareBytes 3 – Anti-Malware

Get rid of Malware with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is free to use, detect and remove malware from your PC. Detect the latest adware, potentially unwanted programs and other malware  with Malwarebytes. Protect your PC with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes works perfectly in addition to a virusscanner.

Run the Malwarebytes program installation file. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Scan Now to start examining for malware.

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Malwarebytes will start searching for malware, please wait for Malwarebytes to finish the malware scan.
Malwarebytes usually takes between 2 to 5 minutes to complete.

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Once the malware scan is performed, Malwarebytes will present the results of the malware scan.
Remove the malware found by Malwarebytes using the Quarantine Selected button.

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Wait for Malwarebytes to move all malware to quarantine.

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Malwarebytes needs to make a system reboot to finish the malware removal process.
Save and close any working documents or open web pages and click Yes to reboot your PC.

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After the system reboot, your PC is clean from malware. Stay protected with Malwarebytes against future threats. Malwarebytes stops adware, potentially unwanted programs, malicious web pages, suspicious downloads, viruses, spyware and ransomware from infecting your machine.

How to Remove Great4freeapps.com with Zemana Anti MalwareRemove, delete or uninstall the Great4freeapps.com Redirects with Zemana Anti-Malware

Zemana Anti-Malware is an second opinion anti-malware scanner which uses Cloud technology for malware detection. Zemana is the fastest, smallest and most proactively malware scanner available. Zemana is its best in addition to a primary virus scanner or malware scanner such as Malwarebytes.

Open the Zemana anti-malware setup file.
Install Zemana anti-malware using the default settings, after successful installation Zemana anti-malware will update itself to the latest version.

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Select the Scan button to perform a malware scan, wait for the scan to finish, this usually takes a few minutes.

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Click the Next button to remove the malware found by Zemana on your computer.

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Wait a couple of seconds for Zemana to remove the malware from your PC.

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Your PC is successfully cleaned by Zemana. Zemana is an excellent protection for people searching for a lightweight malware detection and removal tool. Zemana is its best in addition to a more comprehensive antivirus or anti-malware security application such as Malwarebytes.

Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Using these instructions you can reset Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox to their default configuration.

reset internet explorer Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

Follow instructions

  • Note: If you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, start Internet Explorer from the desktop. Changing your settings will affect both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer that you start from the desktop.
    1. Start Internet Explorer
    2. On the Tools menu, tap or click Internet options. If you don't see the Tools menu, press Alt.
    3. In the Internet Options window, tap or click the Advanced tab
    4. Tap or click Reset. If you're using Windows Internet Explorer 6, click Restore Default
    5. In the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box, tap or click Reset
      Note: Select the Delete personal settings check box if you also want to remove browsing history, search providers, Accelerators, home pages, Tracking Protection, and ActiveX Filtering data (recommended!).
    6. When Internet Explorer finishes applying the default settings, tap or click Close, and then tap or click OK.
    7. Exit Internet Explorer and again, start Internet Explorer to see the results.

reset google chrome Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu
  2. Select Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  4. Under the section "Reset settings,” click Reset settings.
  5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
    Note: When the "Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings" checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows Google to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

Settings that change

  • Default search engine and saved search engines will be reset and to their original defaults.
  • Homepage button will be hidden and the URL that you previously set will be removed.
  • Default startup tabs will be cleared. The browser will show a new tab when you start up or continue where you left off if you're on a Chromebook.
  • New Tab page will be empty unless you have a version of Chrome with an extension that controls it. In that case, your page may be preserved.
  • Pinned tabs will be unpinned.
  • Content settings will be cleared and reset to their installation defaults.
  • Cookies and site data will be cleared.
  • Extensions and themes will be disabled.

reset firefox Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

Note: When using the reset feature, your bookmarks, browsing history, open tabs, windows, passwords, cookies and web form auto-fill information will be saved.
However, your extensions and themes will be removed and your preferences will be reset.
  1. Click the menu button and firefox Great4freeapps.com redirect – How to Remove? then click help (question sign icon) below.
  2. From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information.
    If you're unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting Information page.
  3. Click the Reset Firefox… button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  5. Firefox will close and be reset.
  6. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open.


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