The majority of adware ends up on your PC or laptop because you downloaded it. RoyalAds adware is not an exception. Not by intention usually, but by accident. And that's because it is packaged along with other apps, software or files, especially if those products are peer-to-peer, freeware or shareware. And you probably don't need us to tell you that includes all the things that most of us download on if not a daily, but surely a weekly basis. Your favorite TV series, the latest movies and hit albums, or those must have lifestyle apps that it is all so easy to be convinced into downloading on to our phones.
And have you ever noticed that once you have downloaded the latest chat app or One Direction album (if that's your thing – no judgment!) then quite often you are also suddenly subjected to numerous RoyalAds adverts labeled "Ad by RoyalAds" or simply "by RoyalAds" – often of the really annoying pop up variety. Adverts appear in text on the sites with that same green or blue hoverlink. And overwhelmingly, these adverts are not for products or services that you are interested in. X rated Manga websites Umm, no thanks, I think I'll pass this time round!
Other ways RoyalAds adware can infect you
It is true that it can be installed on your PC in this manner however it can also attack you if you have been unfortunate enough to have stumbled across a website that has been breached by a malicious type of adware.
Who creates this adware and why?
It will come as no great surprise to learn that adware is a way for someone to generate revenue. After all, that's what advertising has, and always will be, about. But in this case, the programmers who create and share freeware – such as apps – need to earn money from their creation. And that's where adware comes in. The RoyalAds adware will be attached to the original free program, and then installed in conjunction with it potentially offering the programmer a source of income.
In another scenario, the programmer will not show you the adware right away. They will only unleash it on your device once you have been using the original software or app for a short while – enough time for you to fall in love with it! Once the grace period is over the programmer will then hit you with the adware and offer you the opportunity to upgrade to an adware-free version – for a price of course! After all nothing in this world is free – and if it is, chance are it might not be all it appears to be.
How to make RoyalAds adverts disappear?
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, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
"Ad by RoyalAds" 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 RoyalAds 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 Panel → Add/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control Panel → Uninstall 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:
- Active Discount
- 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 RoyalAds related extensions from Google Chrome:
1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools → Extensions.
2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove RoyalAds, 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 RoyalAds related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons.
2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove RoyalAds, AdCoupon, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.
Remove RoyalAds related add-ons from Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to Tools → Manage 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.