In this blog article, we will show you how to remove ads by Testpid in the Google Chrome browser. If you’re not sure what testpid ads are, those are the ads or “adware” that uses the pay-per-click model to show you ads that are not relevant to you. Normally, the testpid ads redirect you to very suspicious sites and they normally appear as pop-ups. They may become very annoying over time and they also inject “unwanted components” to Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and other web browsers.
Each web browser has its own method to remove the testpid ads but we will focus on Google Chrome since it has a 65% market share as of 2022, compared to Safari coming in 2nd place with a 19% market share.
The first thing we need to do is delete our browsing history. To do this, you click on the 3 dots on the top right corner of your Google chrome browser and then you hover your mouse over history and then you click on the history button that opens up at the left (In Mac’s, you can press command + Y). Once you’re at the history tab, you need to clear your browsing data. If you don’t want to delete all of your browsing history and you know more or less when you started seeing those ads, you can delete starting from the date that happened. When deleting your history data, make sure to check all the boxes except for passwords.
The next step is to reset your Google Chrome settings. In order to reset the Google chrome setting, we head back to the 3 dots on the top right corner and then we scroll down and we select the settings button. Once we’re there, we will click on “advanced” on the left hand side column that you will find. Scroll all the way down and you will see the option to reset settings, once you click on the button it will show you the option to “reset settings to their original defaults”. Click on that button and then click on “reset settings”.
The last thing we will do is make sure we don’t have any extensions related to testpid or extensions that you didn’t download and look suspicious. To check the extensions you have enabled, you will click on the 3 dots on the top right corner and you will go to settings. Once you’re in settings, you will scroll down and on the left hand side you will see an option for “extensions”. Once you click on extensions, a new window will open and you’ll be able to see all the extensions you have installed in your browser. If you want to remove any extensions, you just click on the button that says “remove”.
Restart your computer and you’re done, you removed testpid from your browser.
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