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Monday, June 15, 2015 Adware Removal Guide

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If you've ever had adware that you didn't install suddenly appear on your computer, you know as well as we do what a panic inducing experience it can be. Most of us use our computers, tablets and smartphones all day, every day (or so it can feel, at the end of a busy week) and likewise, most of us take good care to ensure we have adequate security software installed to protect us from online attackers. However, none of us are immune from spam, infection, data theft, viruses or malware. You only have to take a look at high profile cases, such as the Sony hacking, to see that all the money in the world can't protect you if someone is truly determined to hijack your network or computer.

But while all this may seem like doom and gloom, the good news is that there are ways you can reduce the risk of falling victim to an adware attack. The first thing that springs to most people's minds is having a reputable anti-malware program installed on your computer or other device.

But today we are taking a look at adware that displays pop-ups or new tabs filled with ads, and these inhabit a bit of a gray area. And that is because, no matter how on top of your security updates you are, the problem is that and similar adware can in fact slip through the net, often rendering security software useless in this scenario. Therefore you do need to take other security measures into consideration.

But wait a moment, although we said that adware can slip through most antivirus programs, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't bother with one at all. After all, if you want to protect yourself from all the other types of malware that are out there, it is crucial to have an up to date security program running on your PC.

So what actually is It's a programs which installs itself on your machine at the same time as you download another program, usually free software. It can be packaged with anything and everything from TV series and movies to PDF readers, instant messaging apps and games. But as the majority of us download software with willful abandon, whether for fun, lifestyle purposes, or for work, how do we download the things we need, without putting ourselves in harm's way? If you keep getting pop-ups with ads than your computer is infected with adware. And there are many adware variants that display these ads. You won't find the culprit by just search your computer for First of all, it's not installed by this name and secondly you need to remove the adware program itself rather than try to stop annoying pop-up ads.

Adware programmers argue that their product is potentially unwanted, as opposed to definitely unwanted because they do actually have a use. Adware programs are normally installed as web browser extensions, home pages or even browsers. It's true that they haven't been created to cause you harm, but they will replace your existing functions with their own lesser ones, and make it very hard for you to delete them. Their main purpose is to redirect your internet searches to websites the programmer wants you to visit and in this particular case

So how do you carry on downloading, while minimizing your risks? Pay more attention to the License Agreement when installing something. Adware will be mentioned in the text so make sure you know what's included before you hit OK. To remove adware from your computer and stop intrusive ads, please follow the steps on 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, Adware 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 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:
  • PrintOnKey
  • GoSave
  • Stats
  • 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 related extensions from Google Chrome:

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

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove PrintOnKey, Stats, 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 related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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

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

Remove 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.