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Friday, June 19, 2015

Remove "Ads by AntiAdBlocker" Adware (Uninstall Guide)

Tell your friends:
AntiAdBlocker is a type of software program which is downloaded on to your PC and displays "Ads by AntiAdBlocker" adverts on your web browser. It belongs to the Adware.MultiPlug adware family. At their most annoying, these AntiAdBlocker adverts will be distracting pop-up windows, but they are often ads that simply sit upon your screen. You might be adept at ignoring them but plenty of people are suckered into clicking through, as adware adverts increasingly litter our screens with their messages.

Advertising and marketing are an inescapable part of modern life, but love it, hate it or simply ignore it there's no getting away from the fact that every company and brand out there is battling for our hard earned dollars, and that includes businesses who have a web presence – which let's face it is pretty much all of them!

Online marketing is a huge industry and our computers are no longer just devices that we use for work or leisure, they are equally used as a means of targeting us and trying to convince us to click that advert, visit that website and hit that button to 'add to cart'.

What is the point of ads by AntiAdBlocker?

AntiAdBlocker is not really any different to its traditional counterpart, except it has even greater chances of generating a sale, thanks to the product or service it is selling being just a couple of clicks away. Like print or billboard advertising, its purpose is to drive traffic to a store and increase sales for its owner.

Is this adware dangerous?

It IS a type of malware, however it should not be confused with something like rogue ware or a Trojan Horse, but having said that, if you have been infected with the AntiAdBlocker adware that is spamming you with relentless pop-up windows for decidedly dodgy services, you should take steps to get rid of it. This type of malicious adware is sometimes used to install spyware on your computer or other device.

AntiAdBlocker uses spyware to a certain extent as it monitors the websites you visit so that it can tailor the adverts you see to match your interests. However, at its worst, spyware can contain a keylogging component which records the keys you are typing, and then uses this information to access your private accounts and steal your personal data. It will either use this for its own ends or sell the intel to a third party. The solution? Protect yourself by installing anti-malware software today.

If it's already too late and your computer is infected with this adware and its relentless advertisements, 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,

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

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

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

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

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

Remove AntiAdBlocker 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.


Anonymous said...

i didn't find any extensions or any software in myy pc too... i've tried checking my task manager too..i didn't find any way to remove this annoying thing in my me

Anonymous said...

^^^ i have the same problem. there is nothing in the program list or in the extensions area. there is literally no way i can remove this and i dont really want to download anything as im running really low on space. please help

Anonymous said...

Agreeing with the post above me. Please help.

Cyril Oh said...

same, i cant find it on my installed program and browser extensions.

Anonymous said...

The same...

Admin said...

This adware can be installed under a different name, so it's not necessarily AntiAdBlocker. One more thing, it can easily display ads without installing extensions. That's why you can't find any. What you should do is 1) run an anti-malware program and 2) reset your web browser.

Zankapfel said...

I don't have any software or extension that is doing this, so I think it's a virus or spyware, I tried to use the software that you recommend, it scanned and it shows I have many spywares but it doesn't get rid of them it's not a free to use software, do you know any software free test to get rid of this spywares?

Admin said...

@Zankapfel, you can use Malwarebytes.

Matt Novelli said...

Will superantispyware work? it's not seeming to find anything, but I could try scanning the chrome application and the extensions folder directly.

Admin said...

@Matt Novelli, you can try these: Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, HitmanPro, AdwCleaner.

Anonymous said...

This program "Ads by AntiAdBlocker" is coming with Flash player NIP- fishing like Adobe flash player.. I removed this false Flash player and all is OK now