How to remove Putlocker pop-ups

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What is Putlocker

Putlocker is common name of file hosting websites and cloud storage, used for streaming of entertainment media. Due to piracy and security issues, Putlocker domains are blocked in most countries. However, there are over 50 mirrors of initial website, and they are using unethical marketing methods to deliver their content to users. Putlocker can be distributed by browser add-on, pop-ups and other types of unwanted advertising. Once shown to the user, Putlocker offers to subscribe to its notifications, and, if accepted, starts to display annoying notifications about movies, TV series directly on the desktop. Among most active domains are:

putlocker.ch, www0.putlocker.cl, putlocker.rs, putlocker.today, putlocker.co, putlocker.com, putlocker.vip, ww1.putlockerfree.sc, putlockers.me, www1.9putlocker.io, www8.putlockers.net, www5.1putlocker.io, www2.putlockertv.ist, www7.putlockers.fm, putlockers.care

Actually, malefactors register tons of similar domains every month. But, there is the same way to get rid of ads, pop-ups and notifications from Putlocker. Follow the guide below carefully, to remove Putlocker from Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge or Opera browsers and block such adware in future.

How Putlocker infected your PC

Putlocker can be accompanied by malicious browser extensions, that control browser settings and generate advertising. You can be subscribed to Putlocker notifications by accidental click on browser pop-up on some random page you’ve visited. Finally, there can be persistent executable file or module installed on your computer, that causes such ads. To prevent ads, popups and notifications from Putlocker in browsers, always use ad-blocking software, for example, AdGuard (AdGuard for Mac). To remove adware from your PC, use the best anti-malware applications: WiperSoft Anti-Spyware for Windows or Combo Cleaner for Mac.

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Putlocker from Windows completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Putlocker and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Putlocker from Mac completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Putlocker and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Putlocker manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Putlocker removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Putlocker installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Disable push notifications from Putlocker in browsers

Remove Putlocker from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find Putlocker in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Putlocker from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find Putlocker in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Putlocker from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find Putlocker in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Putlocker from websites allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find Putlocker, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Putlocker from Control Panel

To start removing Putlocker you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Putlocker”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller Pro to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Mac.

Remove Putlocker from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Putlocker might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Putlocker from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Putlocker from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Putlocker from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Putlocker from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Putlocker from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Putlocker from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Putlocker

In some cases Putlocker won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Putlocker. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Putlocker folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Putlocker in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Putlocker using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Putlocker. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Putlocker from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Putlocker.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Putlocker from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Putlocker related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Putlocker extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Putlocker related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Putlocker related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Putlocker from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Putlocker, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Putlocker related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Putlocker does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Putlocker extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Putlocker installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Putlocker

adguard pop-up blocker

Putlocker push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Putlocker” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Putlocker. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Putlocker may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter. It can protect your PC from threats like Putlocker.

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