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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Remove Ad Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Tell your friends: is an ad-riddled webpage being spammed through popular web services like Steam or Spotify. It's an adware issue, so these services have nothing to do with it. can pop-up on your computer when it's infected with adware as well. It can be tempting to dismiss adware as something that won't be a problem. After all, you know you don't download pirated software, you don't visit websites of a disreputable nature and you're pretty sure your anti-virus is more than capable of protecting you. Well, take a look at the figures and you might be surprised because according to malware experts, in excess of 90% of PC users have some type of malicious software installed on their computer at any given time. That's a frighteningly huge amount.

As well as being irritating, many people take issue with for the fact that the adverts that you see on websites are often almost exact matches for products you have been looking at online. And that's because it installs a tracking component on your PC which monitors which websites you are looking at. This data is then relayed to the adware developer who uses it to tailor the adverts to your recent searches. It's not a pleasant thought that some unknown third party is watching your every move and knows exactly which websites you are visiting – no matter how innocuous they may be. If you've been recently searching for a car then it will display ads for best car deals, etc. You get the idea. Sometimes, pop-up ads can be completely random. One way or another, it's a threat and has to be removed from your computer.

Because it normally comes bundled with another program you need to make sure you read T's & C's carefully when downloading. The adware will normally be mentioned in the small print so make sure that you don't just skip through this but read it in full. Yes it's boring, yes you just want to get to your download, but it beats being infected by this nuisance! To remove this malware from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Most of the time, it comes bundled with other potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers and you certainly don't want to miss those too. If you have questions, leave a down comment below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, Ad Malware Removal Guide:

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

NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and can't download anti-malware software because "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" then please reset IE security settings and try again.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.

3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.

4. Open the Run Command (press Windows key + R) and type inetcpl.cpl, then go to the last tab (Advanced) at the top and use both reset buttons. Check the box to delete all settings on the second reset.