This page aims to help you remove Bronze Aid Ads. These Bronze Aid Ads removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows.
If you are seeing a sudden increase in advertisements displayed on every page you visit and also new tabs opening without your permission then you’ve correctly assumed that Bronze Aid Ads is the cause. These types of applications are commonly referred to as Adware. They exist to spam your computer with Ads and every time you click on one of these Ads the creator is getting a small amount of money. With enough copies of this infection spread among a lot of people this money quickly adds up. Fortunately the negatives of this threat are only limited to your browser – you will see the Ads in Firefox, Chrome or IE with equal frequency, but the rest of your programs should be unaffected.
It is worth noting that Adware cannot be turned off – the only way to stop the Ads is to uninstall it. Fortunately the effect of these Ads does not extend past the boundaries of your browser, there are much more dangerous viruses out there that can cause much more damage then the likes of Bronze Aid Ads.
There are some things to be wary of.
- Quality control over the content of these Ads is low to non-existent. This means that the Ads often contain fraudulent links and try to sell useless bloatware programs. This is usually due to the fact that reputable online sellers never advertise their goods through shady software such as this. Adware is the safe haven for the distribution of all kinds of useless/scam-based software. For this reason we strongly encourage people to ignore all offers created by the Ads and remove them as soon as possible.
- Software directly offered by Bronze Aid Ads is no better. It is possible that you begin to see a series of what appears to be system-related problems and warnings. Don’t be fooled – it is very likely that these are actually pop-up Ads make to resemble system messages. Their goal is to scare you into downloading some software that will fix the problem. All of this is an elaborate scam.
How did Bronze Aid Ads end up getting installed on your computer?
It’s a tricky question to answer, but the most likely reason is through as software bundle. This is basically an installer for one program that will also install a few other bonus programs included in it should the Default installation option is selected. Such extra software is seldom useful – usually its software similar to Bronze Aid Ads or other useless bloat. To avoid it always select the “Advanced” installation method.
|Name||Bronze Aid Ads|
|Danger Level||Medium (May try to install other dangerous software on your machine on spy on your browsing habits)|
|Symptoms||Unwanted Ads appearing when a page is loaded, random toolbars and search engines getting installed on your PC, slowdown of processing speed.|
|Distribution Method||Software bundles and online Ads.|
|Detection Tool||Malware and Adware are notoriously difficult to track down, since they actively try to deceive you. Use this professional parasite scanner to make sure you find all files related to the infection.Sponsored|
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Bronze Aid ads from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove attachments to browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
5: Permanently delete the threat from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
Bronze Aid Ads Removal From Chrome/Firefox
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The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.
For W8 and 8.1:
Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Regardless of whether you are actually using Firefox, Chrome or IE all of these browsers are likely infected by Bronze Aid Ads. To remove it follow the instructions we’ve outlined in Step 2 and Step 3 of this guide. Make sure you perform them for every browser you have installed – even older versions that you no longer use. If you fail to do that and miss any copy of the virus oyu risk it bouncing back to infect everything on next system reboot.
Get rid of the Malware in Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Remove Bronze Aid Ads from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it.
Remove Bronze Aid Ads from Chrome:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.
Delete the malware from Safari:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for the virus and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Start Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
THE FINAL STEP IS UP NEXT, BUT READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST!
This last step is probably the most important one of the guide, as it ensures that no traces will remain from Bronze Aid Ads. However please be careful while you are doing this – read and follow the instructions carefully and also doublecheck before deleting any file. Doing anything wrong can make some of your programs unusable. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to instead download professional software to handle this for you. We actually recommend to do that regardless – the scan option is free and it is of great help to be sure that nothing from Bronze Aid Ads remains and also that your PC is not infected by other viruses.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once 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 you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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