I have tried many things to get rid of Glass Bottle. Have run Malwarebytes multiple times - it finds and "removes" it but it immediately reappears. Tried Hitman and Spyhunter as well. Besides the Glass Bottle ads literally taking up 1/2 of screen real estate on some web sites (I use Chrome), worse is that on ANY website, if you click any hotlink, it will redirect you to some ad, which you have to close, and RE-click the original hotlink you desire. Make computer almost unusable. Plus for some reason, Malwarebytes reports attempts by my computer to contact some bad website "bkz.evglagve.com" - what the heck is that? Malwarebytes popups on this reappear every 5 seconds, making the computer even less usable. Any advice? Thanks.
Accepted AnswerPCrisk SupportTomas MeskauskasOffline0Hi Randy, you should double check (and uninstall all recently installed suspicious applications) all of your installed programs in Control Panel - I have seen cases when Glass Bottle adware installs together with some additional potentially unwanted applications (for example could be named "LiveUpdateWPP", etc.) that reinstall this adware if removed (similar to your case when Malwarebytes eliminates the threat however it reappears). After double checking the installed programs scan your computer with AdwCleaner (https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/).
Accepted AnswerRandy PoeOffline0Tomas- thanks for your reply. I know the freeware that loaded Glass Bottle, and in fact removed that program right away. Even as an experienced computer person myself, and one who always UNchecks all those additional programs that freeware tries to load, this one crept in via a EULA which I just thought applied to the freeware itself, but no, it was Glass Bottle, but I just OK'ed it. I think this one freeware was the only thing I have installed recently. In checking installed programs, Glass Bottle by name does not appear. I will double check programs. I do think I've already used AdwCleaner but will try again. Thanks, Randy.
Accepted AnswerRandy PoeOffline0Tomas - your last suggested utility did the trick! I no longer have the offensive adware from Glass Bottle coming up This last utility from the guy from France must have found something all of the others missed. Ironically, it flagged the recommended SpyHunter utility as crapware and removed it I was about to pull my hair out after fighting this Glass Bottle crap for 4 days, and as I initially wrote, it made my computer basically unusable. And I had Googled Glass Bottle and tried several suggested utilities others recommended, and even tried a manual repair in my registry also, all to no avail. So thanks for your replies and especially this last utility suggestion. Perhaps if others with Glass Bottle contact you, you might recommend it first because it worked! Thanks again, Randy.