What is x48fly.com?  It is a webpage ‘ad’, which is created for a sole purpose: to display ads or redirect you to another ad-supported webpage. The appearance of webpage ads is a sign that your computer is infected with adware, also known as ad-supported software. You usually get this when you install a free bundled program, that’s why it’s important to be cautious in installing free software and reading license agreements.
The ads vary; sometimes it displays products from shopping sites, fake updates, and worse, the x48fly.com redirect. This kind of program does not delete files nor infect them. It may seem harmless, but once your computer is infected, it modifies your system settings; it can change the default start page and search provider on your browser. It downloads and installs malicious extensions that bring even more pop-ups. While the adware is running, your browser will be filled with unwanted ads. And since your system settings has been modified by the ad-supported software, it enables it to collect tons of data, including every activity you do on the internet, it can steal your private information such as your IP address, what website you frequently visit, links you are clicking and so much more. This puts your personal information at risk, so, obviously, you need to get rid of it as soon as you can.
There are many ways to remove adware; automatically or manually. If you are not quite familiar or well versed with computer, it’s best to use the automatic approach in removing adware: using applications like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and AdwCleaner.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is one of the most popular scanners that detects and removes the likes of spyware, Trojans, worms, etc. if you don’t have one, you can easily download it since it’s for free and it doesn’t have any specific settings or configurations. And if you want maximum protection, you can also upgrade to premium, which has a real-time scanner to avert malicious software and websites in infecting your computer.
This is the main interface of Malwarebytes Premium

Step 1: Select Scan Now to start

Step 2: Select Quarantine Selected to remove and quarantine the threats.
AdwCleaner functions like the Malwarebytes, but unlike Malwarebytes, it doesn’t have an installer because it’s an executable file so you can open it anywhere on your computer and just right click to Run as Administrator and then Scan. It can also determine if the detected software is malicious or not. Once you’ve removed the unwanted adware, you can easily uninstall AdwCleaner.

Step 3: Click Scan to start.

Step 4: Once scan is completed, you can uncheck the items you don’t want to remove.
Step 5: You also have the option to view the list of all the items detected on the Log File to check the details before you proceed.
Step 6: Click the Clean button to remove the selected items.

AdwCleaner will automatically restart your computer after the removal process. Once the computer completed the reboot, you will see a log file open. The log file contains the list of all the changes made on your computer.

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