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“Ads by Virtual” Virus Removal

Parasite may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to scan for malicious programs installed with it. This may save you hours and cut down your time to about 15 minutes. 

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This page aims to help you remove the Ads by Virtual Virus. These the Ads by Virtual Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

Are you observing a significant slowness in the performance of your PC? Do you have to deal with glitches, bugs and other technical and/or software issues? The answer to these questions is most likely: Yes! If you didn’t have the just mentioned issues you wouldn’t be looking at this article right now. The information we have put together aims to help you better understand the effects the Ads by Virtual Virus may have on your computer and your personal information. It will also teach you, if you don’t know how, or it will help you improve your skills in recognizing the Ads by Virtual Virus. The removal guide we have prepared and attached to this article guides you, step-by-step, in the removal process, so that your computer becomes completely clear from the effects and consequences of the virus. See, it’s all possible and it’s simple. You don’t need to have a degree in IT or any specific skills, neither to be perfect because the articles on our website are generated and published by very imperfect people. We are all together in the fight against the Ads by Virtual Virus and just sharing experience on how to effectively defeat it.

Many users,unfortunately, do not realize how dangerous and harmful the Ads by Virtual Virus could be. They see it as something of the sort of a legal software,i.e, freeware and even accept it as a normal thing. Well, that’s a good way to be positive until you find your computer totally inaccessible one day or frozen. the Ads by Virtual Virus comes and spreads in many ways and does not always show itself immediately. But if you start seeing glitches, bugs, iced screen, etc., do not waste another minute and immediately start working to remove the virus.

You, the users, probably wonder why do we publish so many articles on Ads Removal and other computer viruses. You probably think that one or two are enough, but the truth is that we can’t stress enough how bad the Ads by Virtual Virus is + the other malware that’s out there. For instance, hackers distribute the Ads by Virtual Virus in order to gain access to your computer as a system, but mainly to get into your stored files. Why? Well, once they have your social security information/personal identity number, address, telephone, credit card information, etc. they use those for identity theft, money laundering, misusing bank accounts for illegal purposes and other crimes. Would you like to be the victim of one of these? — We didn’t think so too!

The malware likes to spread in many ways and yes, it usually spreads its “nets” through ads, but not only. E-mails, file downloading, internet browsers, etc. are some of the most popular ways for its distribution, but there are others. Let’s take a detailed look in few of them and how exactly the virus gets installed in your computer:

  • Who doesn’t like to receive e-mails? Most people today tend to use Facebook Messenger, Viber, Skype or other social media channels to exchange messages, information, photos, music, files, etc, so the emailing has kind of gotten old. However, either via social media channels or e-mail, attachments need to be scanned! It’s easy and tempting to  immediately click “view now”, “open”, “save” when a friend has sent a file, but remember that virus are sticky and they LOVE to attach themselves. We are not saying that every attachment comes with a potential threat, but it’s not a bad idea to scan them before opening. After all, it’s your own safety you’re working on! Of course, you can always remove the virus, but it’s better to never allow it to get into your PC.
  • Software bundling is another way for the virus to spread. Many have never heard this term, but basically when you are downloading a program and use the default settings, it is common to download additional programs along the way, which usually are malware carriers. You won’t even know they are there until they begin to act. So, it is best if you manually adjust the downloading settings and choose what you want and don’t want saved/installed on your PC.

This is a brief description and info about this type of virus, but we invite you to familiarize yourself with the removal guide and to read through some of our other articles.


Name Ads by Virtual
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium
Symptoms  slowness, glitches, bugs
Distribution Method phishing e-mails, software bundling
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
a professional malware removal tool.

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – the Ads by Virtual Virus may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove the Ads by Virtual Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove the Ads by Virtual Virus from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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