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Friday, March 20, 2015

How to Remove SalePlus Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)

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I'm going to hazard a guess and say that because you are reading this you are looking to find out a little bit more about SalePlus adware. Most people that want to learn about it in more detail are keen to know what exactly it is, how it gets onto their PC – and what they can do to prevent it happening again in the future. It may be that you are already infected with this adware and see "Ads by SalePlus" on your computer. I shall be covering removal guide below.

What is SalePlus?

It's a computer program that has been created to show you advertising when you are connected to the Internet. Some of these adverts are links, others are banner or box ads by SalePlus and some are extremely annoying pop-up or pop-under windows. Some adverts may be for products or services you have zero interest in, while yet others are spookily similar – possibly even the same – as things that you have recently been looking at online.

How does SalePlus end up on your computer?

Normally you'll wind up with it on your computer because you downloaded or installed something on your device. More often than not this thing will be a freebie. It could be a file, a software program, a viewer that allows you to watch video clips, or an application. And there are not many of us these days who can say, hand on heart, that we don't regularly download TV series, music and games in our leisure time - and more useful tools or programs for our working lives too, of course. Therefore, that puts most of us in the high risk category, meaning we all stand a good chance of downloading this adware. I found an installer of a popular program called WhatsApp which obviously came from a dodgy website rather than the official one and as you can see it had SalePlus adware bundled with it.

SalePlus is a plugin you can easily add to your browser, which enables you to get access to thousands of money-saving coupons and start getting special coupon offers while shopping online, and the best part is that all this is completely free for you! SalePlus is ad-supported software that is provided at no cost and may display advertisements in websites as you view them. This may include links by text-enhance and coupons from SalePlus.
You may also have fallen prey to this adware by visiting a website that has been compromised and has malware hidden in it. This will trigger the installation and without so much as a warning you may have adware on your PC.

Who creates or uses adware?

Programmers who share or give away programs, apps, files or software for free need to cover their costs – and they normally do that by packaging adware with the freeware or shareware – the item they are letting you have at no cost. SalePlus is a great example of that.

How do you know if you have SalePlus on your computer?

Aside from the numerous adverts you are now seeing there are a number of other clear tell tale signs. These include your computer running more slowly, your Internet crashing frequently, and web pages being slow to load. You may also have spotted a new browser or home page that has been installed without your knowledge.

How do you prevent adware from infecting you?

Because SalePlus normally comes bundled with freeware or shareware you need to be careful when downloading and make sure you read the small print in License Agreements carefully – these will tell you, albeit not very clearly, what exactly you are installing. And – though we hope we don't really have to state the obvious – make sure you have a good anti-malware program installed on your computer! If it's already too late and your computer has been compromised, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

SalePlus Ads Removal Guide:

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 SalePlus 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:
  • SalePlus
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 SalePlus related extensions from Google Chrome:

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

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove SalePlus, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, 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 SalePlus related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove SalePlus, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Special Box 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.


Romaine Robshaw said...

Thank you!!!!!!! So So SO very much!!!

canswp p said...

any ideas if it won't let you uninstall, says a file is in use by another program? (sorry if this shows up twice...)

Anonymous said...

I have tried all of these steps and still have the extensions show up :( SallePlus and UnniDeaalSue. Is there any other ideas other than reformatting my computer?

James Echols said...

I've also uninstalled everything mentioned above and the extensions in Chrome, but every time I open Chrome it's back.

wally said...

doesn't show in programs and features, and as stated above will reappear every other time i start chrome... do i need spybot aradaware or equiv? my mcafee ran out and i cant afford to resub atm.

Anonymous said...

update: ADAWARE WILL NOT remove saleplus!

Jaime Robinson said...

Removed it in uninstall a program, removed it from extension, scanned with antimalware and everytime i open chrome i need to disable the extensions

Anonymous said...

The SalePlus program is hidden in the Program Data folder. You will need to get permission to view that folder. On Windows 7 type hidden when selecting the Start Menu. Click Show hidden files & folders. Select the show hidden files & folders option. The Open Google Chrome. Select Settings. Select the Extensions tab. After entering the extensions tab on Google Chrome select the developer mode option on the top right hand corner. This will show the location of Sales Plus in the C: directory. Open the C: directory on My Computer. Open the Program Data folder. locate the folder containing the SalePlus program. Delet the folder. Empty the Recycle Bin

Anonymous said...

Do the following
1. Uninstall SalePlus from Control Panel (Start - Control Panel - Program - Uninstall a program - Uninstall SalePlus)

Attention: Select "NO" when you uninstall software

2. Remove folders

Go Start menu and search for "SalePlus"
Delete founded items
Delete folder looks like this "C:\ProgramData\ibdlmeaaimclachkocmiconcfickbafk"
Delete manifest.json file
3. Delete registry keys (Start - Run - regedit.exe)

Go Start menu and search regedit.exe and open it
Press Ctrl+F and type 'SalePlus'
Click 'Find Next'
Delete the file or folder that comes up

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the last two Anonymous submittors. After scouring the internet and reading various posts on the SalePlus virus, I was finally able to get it removed successfully. Thank you both so much. BTW to any reading this please try the aforementioned advice. No video on Youtube permanently deletes the saleplus malware.