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Friday, April 25, 2014

Remove Adware Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG (Uninstall Guide)

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In this article we're going to take a look at Adware Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG infections. It's possible that if you're reading this article you've come across the term Adware Generic_r and want to find out more. In that case it's also possible that you've fallen victim to one. In short, it's a generic detection for adware that displays ads infected computer. The different letters stands for different adware variants that belong the same same adware family called Adware Generic_r. Very often, adware programs from this family come bundled with spyware, PUPs, and malicious browser extensions. This guide will walk you through removing all traces of this adware from your computer.

Well, you're not alone. Even the quickest Google search will show dozens of forums full of posts from frustrated PC users asking how to remove Adware Generic_r.KF or Adware Generic_r.KG, or why they suddenly get so many pop-up ads on their computers. It might seem tempting to immediately blame your anti-virus software, but before you uninstall it and fork out your hard earned cash for a new one, stop for a moment because it's not actually its fault. The thing is, adware and PUPs are not just annoying they're extremely sneaky too. Now you need to do a little bit of detective work and think back to when you first noticed the issues with your computer. Chances are you downloaded some software just beforehand.

Adware Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG detection
This is how the majority of adware and similar unwanted programs work. It's true that some might be pop-up adverts or dodgy email attachments but more often than not they are hiding in the background of another piece of software. Again, before you start blaming the software, even some of the most well-known names in internet software end up being bundled with adware, whether they are aware of it or not. Take Adobe Reader, Skype or Flash Player as examples. We all know and trust these programs however the fact is if you install them you run the risk of also downloading an adware program too. But how? The answer is simple, take the fake Flash update, for instance. It's designed to look like the real thing claiming that your Flash player may by out of date. The same can be said about other popular software, most of them are being wrapped in fake software installers by scammers. Important lesson to learn: download software from trusted sites only. Or even better, download from official websites. Otherwise, you may end up with Adware Generic_r.KF or similar adware on your computer.

So how do you download the program that you do want and avoid the one you don't? Is it even possible? Well, yes it is. You just need to exercise a little due care and attention. You'll have noticed that when you download software you'll see windows filled with small print and buttons asking you to click 'OK' or 'Next' or 'Continue'. Well this is when, unless you're careful, you may end up downloading something that you don't want onto your computer.

The upside is that usually adware programs are mentioned in this wording (although this in itself can be ambiguous) and should have a check box next to the mention. You just need to make sure that you're either checking the box to say 'no' you don't want to also download some adware application that will display coupons, etc. – or, and here's the even sneakier part, un-checking it to say the same thing. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

Adware Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG removal instructions:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove adware infections from your computer.

2. Remove Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG 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:
  • Quiknowledge
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • 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 Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG related extensions from Google Chrome:

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

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

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.

Remove Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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

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

Remove Generic_r.KF and Adware Generic_r.KG related add-ons 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.


Teodor Evjan said...

i found the problem within this folder called Lucky leap. c:\Program Files (x86)\lucky leap\bin\
I still cant find out how to make it disappear completely. maybe some of you have the right answer. (?) going crazy about all these pop-ups man...

Sebastian Stander said...

i have the same problem don't know how to fix it>>>>help<<<<< when avg detect it it shows adware and there's 2 tips of (adware