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Friday, January 24, 2014

How to remove Ads by Keep Now (Uninstall Guide)

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Ads by Keep Now usually come up on computers infected with adware or PUP. If you are getting ads labeled "Ads by Keep Now" with Ad Options as well then I'm afraid your computer is infected. Just like any other adware or PUP out there, it's commonly bundled with bloatware and free programs that you download off of the Internet (including reputable download websites like Cnet). This adware is rarely distributed using drive-by downloads or hacked websites. Keep in mind that some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other programs will also be installed and you may find that you have installed Keep Now adware without your knowledge. The good news is that, it shouldn't be very difficult to uninstall this adware from your computer. Usually, this can be done without any specialized tools or security programs. On the other hand, there's a good chance that other potentially unwanted programs or even malware came along with it, so scanning your computer with anti-malware program wouldn't hurt. This guide will walk you through removing Ads by Keep Now from your computer and web browsers. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

This adware may also turn random words into active links. When you hover over those words, Ads by Keep Now show up. As you can see, this adware is very intrusive and displays misleading ads whether you want them to or not on pretty much every website you visit.

What is more, it can display pop-ups ads on your computer, mostly fake Flash Player updates or Java update notifications.

It's very important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed and allow you to opt out of them. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

Ads by Keep Now removal instructions:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.

2. Remove Ads by Keep Now related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Keep Now
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • ScorpionSaver
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Ads by Keep Now from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Keep Now, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Ads by Keep Now from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Keep Now, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Ads by Keep Now from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.


Michael said...

What if you can't find any harmful file that can be related to the problem? Keep Now or anything related to it does not show up anywhere...

Any solutions?

Michael S. said...

I can't find keep now anywhere... any ideas?

Roger Zhang said...

Hey, I simply had to manually delete all programs that weren't useful and/or recognized and it fixed it

Edwin Cheer said...

Thanks, my computer had it for a while, and this helped me remove it. Thanks for the helpful information.

Anonymous said...

In my control panel I see 'Video-high', and I know this is what I need to remove, but when I click uninstall it doesn't go away..

Andrew said...

None of the programmes were in the Control Panel,or did I find anything in Extensions! I don't know what to do now...

Admin said...

Andrew, list programs by the date they were installed. The most recently installed ones will probably be the culprit.

Cathy said...

I removed the wierd file that installed it but it came back. Now I have absolutely nothing on my Control Panel that I can remove. I have tried to Contact Google Chrome but they're no help. Any suggestions. I don't want to install removal software.