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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Remove "Ads by AdsAlert" Adware (Uninstall Guide)

Tell your friends:
I'm glad you want to learn more about this adware which displays "Ads by AdsAlert" advertisements on your screen as it really does affect all of us on a daily basis (at least while we're connected to the internet – which is on a daily basis, am I right?!) However, I'm willing to bet that while you know what AdsAlert adware looks like, did you know that, aside from being a marketing device, it can actually cause you some very real operating issues. Especially if you've ever been infected by one of the more serious varieties.

Just how malicious are AdsAlert advertisements?

Okay, it is fair to say that advertising supported software – adware - is not as dangerous as some of its malware cousins but that definitely doesn't mean that you should ignore it if you have been attacked by AdsAlert adware in one of its more unpleasant guises.

For while some adware is simply online marketing and adverts that have been designed to woo us into handing over our credit card or PayPal details for that last minute cheap flight or pair of bargain sneakers, there is another type of adware, AdsAlert is one of them, that will drive you insane with pointless pop-up ads by AdsAlert and pop-under windows that are for products, games or services that you don't have the slightest interest in. What's more, once you have adware of this nature on your computer, you'll find it frustratingly difficult to get rid of it.

Who creates adware, and why?

As mentioned, there are two sides to the advertising supported software story. When it is not harmful, it is just trying its best to get you to part with a little (or a lot of!) cash. Just in the same way that traditional print advertising does. Having said that however, this 'innocent' form of adware has a hidden dark side. And that is to really up the pressure and try and get you to spend by mainly showing you adverts for products that you will be interested in. How does it know that? Because when adware like AdsAlert was installed on your PC it also downloaded a component which watches and records which websites you visit. It goes even more in depth than this by then monitoring which goods or services you look at. It sends this data back to the adware's owner or programmer and they will subsequently customize the adverts you see to ones that reflect the products you have recently been looking at.

But regardless of whether adware is showing you "Ads by AdsAlert" for products you have a genuine interest in, or for something you really don't care about (X rated manga, anyone?) all programs have one thing in common: to drive traffic to a website and to potentially generate sales once you're there.

What other issues does AdsAlert adware create?

As if a relentless bombardment of pop-up windows wasn't annoying enough, and is if having an unknown third party track your every move wasn't invasive enough, it also slows your computer and internet connection right down. Still not enough to get upset about? How about the fact that it can destabilize your system and leave you wide open to attack by even more malware? I think you will agree with me that it's time to get rid of it. To remove adware from your computer and stop AdsAlert ads, 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,

"Ads by AdsAlert" 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 AdsAlert 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:
  • AdsAlert
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • 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 AdsAlert related extensions from Google Chrome:

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

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove AdsAlert, Active Discount, 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 AdsAlert related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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

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

Remove AdsAlert 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.


Thys Odendal said...

I have tried all the this many times. there is no such extensions nor programmes on my pc that i can remove and still i get ads by adsalert

ali hassan said...

yes,he is right

Anonymous said...

Thys is right - I've done everything imaginable - haven't had any other extension for the same browsers for YEARS - haven't downloaded anything new within the past few months - ran several malware scans- even went deeper into my computer yet there hasn't been anything! - the only thing that works (temporarily) is resetting the CHROME browser - But again, it's not a permanent solution! Please help!