Ads by Kikblaster Overview
READ HERE FIRST! Ads by Kikblaster is an intrusive adware-based program that has a primary goal of generating traffic for all the affiliate websites of its creators. You will invariably begin receiving messages about missing plugins, recommended video players, or updates on trusted software like Java and Flash Player. Absolutely all of these are fakes, created to manipulate you into clicking them, because that way you will be allowing them access to do what they want: in this case downloading more of Ads by Kikblaster’s kind. It is key to remember that these things can not enter unless you let them, so they need to resort to trickery. If you just ignore everything you see proposed, you should be fine for the time being.
- Speed is of the essence here – adware collect browser data and send it to the people who create them, so the longer this malware remains, the higher the chance your password will fall into the wrong hands.
- New and old PC rigs alike will be severely affected once Ads by Kikblaster latches onto them. An increase in loading time and some sort of stuttering and browsing crashing is imminent most of the time. This is due to the advertisements not being a real part of the web pages that display them. Your PC is the one actually simulating the,.
When you click on advertisements, they may open 2-3 different websites in new tabs. More than likely these are dangerous websites that have no relation with the products; they are filled with malware and you should leave them immediately.
How To Avoid Ads by Kikblaster (And Other Malware)
There are three main venues adware use to infiltrate systems: spam email, tricky links, and free software. The first two are pretty much self-explanatory, but I’ll give you a few pointers about how to spot malware there too. About the links – download Adblock Plus or Edge. They will block any possible applications from running, even if you are sent to such sites. About email – never ever open their attachments. Many users get confused when they are seemingly contacted by a legitimate institution, supposedly by mistake. Practically all of these email are a scam. If an institution makes a mistake, trust me, they will try to contact you again. The first time around just ignore the message.
The third way, free software, is statistically how most users get infected. They may be tricked into thinking it’s a cracked copy of a real program, or it’s a seemingly useful utility, but in reality it’s probably two things: an infected real program, or a shell. A shell is a fake: it’s a program that monitors your search queries and displays a similar name just so that you can download it. A real program that is infected, is actually pretty easy to spot. The website where you download the program are afraid you might decide to take legal action against them, so at some point during the setup, they inform you that they will be showing advertisements. Just like this:
What they’re basically relying on is that you won’t be paying attention. And most users don’t, because we’re too accustomed to clicking Next.
How to Remove Ads by Kikblaster
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This, right here, is the Control Panel.
Search around for Ads by Kikblaster and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you. Highlight and Uninstall these.
Ads by Kikblaster has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by Kikblaster . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, click Ads by Kikblaster and select .
The click for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find Ads by Kikblaster then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
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You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Ads by Kikblaster . We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.