How to remove ExpressVPN ads and redirects

ExpressVPN is a popular virtual private network service offered by Express VPN International Ltd out of the British Virgin Islands. The VPN service is legitimate and used by many people; However, there are a few bad actors who masquerade as the legitimate service in an attempt to cause harm to others and/or gather sensitive information.

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There are multiple reasons why you may see ExpressVPN ads while browsing the web:

  • Your device is infected with adware
  • A website you visited embedded script to display advertisements
  • Your browser is infected with a rogue browser plugin (also known as an add-on, addon, or extension)

Adware may be the root cause of unwanted ExpressVPN advertisements and redirects to websites promoting the VPN service in your browser. If your computer is infected with adware or an ad-serving browser plugin, you may notice pop-up ads promoting ExpressVPN and/or your web browser may redirect to a legitimate or illegitimate website promoting ExpressVPN.

Some websites may be produced by Express VPN International Ltd affiliates who gain revenue by legitimately promote ExpressVPN and others may try to scam people into paying for a service that is not affiliated ExpressVPN.

In order to remove adware, it is recommended to scan your computer with reputable Antimalware software such as Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes will scan your computing device and remove known adware, malware, and other potential threats that can cause serious complications if not properly removed. To learn more about removing adware and getting rid of ExpressVPN ads read the tutorial further below.

ExpressVPN may also choose to utilize questionable advertising networks in order to promote their service to a demographic that may find their product useful. Websites that may be geo-restricted or potentially harmful commonly generate revenue through the use of questionable advertising networks. These types of websites include video streaming websites, torrenting websites, political opinion websites, and adult-friendly websites. A VPN is useful here due to the fact that it can be used to bypass restrictions and keep the user anonymous.

Antivirus programs do not typically block advertisements embedded by websites in your web browser. However, some Antivirus programs can keep bad websites from making requests, thus disabling advertisements in realtime. Instead, third-party browser plugins called Ad Blockers can be used to block advertisements in your web browser. Check out our guide to the best ad blockers for Google Chrome.

Remove ExpressVPN ads with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes will remove known adware, spyware, ransomware, malware, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer and mobile device.

1. Download Malwarebytes.

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2. Double click the executable file or icon (such as mb3-setup-1878.1878-3.7.1.2839.exe) to begin installing the program.

3. When you have installed Malwarebytes, click the Scan Now button to begin scanning your computer.

4. When the scan is complete, click the Quarantine Selected button to remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes.

Remove rogue browser plugins

Rogue browser plugins can modify your homepage, new tab page, and default search engine. They can also serve and inject all sorts of scripts and advertisements while you’re browsing the web. If this is the case, removing rogue browser plugins may reverse the changes and stop your browser from redirecting to websites promoting ExpressVPN.

Google Chrome

  1. Run Chrome.
  2. Open the menu and go to More tools > Extensions.
  3. Locate the extension and click the Remove button.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Run Firefox.
  2. Open the menu and go to Add-ons.
  3. Locate the extension and click the Remove button.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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