Metal Maker Ads Overview
- This is an adware, or in other words, an intrusive ad-based malware with limited capabilities. Still, removing it is of utmost importance, since the longer you allow it free reign on your PC, the more it will find holes in your security, and the more damage it may cause.
- Clicking on an advertisement leads to real offers as far as we could determine – but some of the links may also infect you with malware. If you do not own a good anti-virus program, we urge you to shy away from any advertisements related to Metal Maker Ads.
- If you are looking for a way to turn off the ads without uninstalling the extension – there is no such way.
- The easiest way to contract it is through another program.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the comments. The information above is verified, but only covers a minority of the details associated with Metal Maker Ads. If you wish to learn more about viruses in general, the other sections here will provide additional information, designed to help you shield yourself from such threats.
How Metal Maker Ads Entered My Computer
It’s definitely not an exaggeration to compare Metal Maker Ads to the guy you didn’t invite to your party, but who still came anyway. There are several different ways it can infiltrate your PC, and all of them require some sort of deception. First we have the corrupted links – nothing really surprising here. Some websites (especially adult oriented) are just a breeding nest for malware. Next up, we’ve got fake banners and updates. If you are receiving these kinds of messages, it’s either on dubious websites (again), or you’ve been already had by another virus. But basically these messages are fakes that can be displayed in place of advertisements. They prompt you to update Java or Flash Player, or install a missing plugin, etc. In truth if you click on them, they will download and execute a malware application. Never trust one of these messages. Every time you let a virus in becomes an exponentially bigger problem.
Apart from the intrusion these advertisements represents, Metal Maker Ads also slows down your system because of its activities, so if you started experiencing stuttering (or a loss of FPS in video games), browser crashing, sound glitches and system errors, than most likely the virus is responsible. Do not be alarmed though – as soon as you delete it, everything will be back to normal.
How to Remove Metal Maker Ads
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You have now opened the Control Panel.
Find the virus (Express Find Ads) and its buddies, you have reason to believe another malware has infiltrated you. But open your eyes – malware sometimes choose different names to hide in plain sighto Highlight anything you find, then Uninstall.
Metal Maker Ads has infected ALL of the browsers you use. So you need to apply these steps separately for each one you have installed.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Locate Metal Maker Ads in the new window. Also, search for others of its kind. Disable them.
Check you Home Page, if it was changed, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type your original one, 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.
When you’ve reached Extensions, find Metal Maker Ads ——-> select .
Now click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, delete everything but the search engine you use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find Metal Maker Ads 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:
You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.
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 Metal Maker Ads. 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.