How To Remove Unwanted Ads

This article aims to help users remove unwanted ads from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as their respective system.

Today’s article will be about how to get rid of Unwanted Ads. Having Unwanted Ads on your computer is one of the most common problems plaguing modern computers. The Ads will pop-up at most inconvenient times and they will also slow down your machine. While you have these Ads spawning your CPU has to effectively load two or more pages whenever you try to open something new. This can take a toll on even the fastest modern computers, but if you are using a somewhat older machine or your internet speed is slow-ish the slowdown could be downright excruciating. Your PC might often even hang or otherwise become unresponsive.

Unwanted Ads are usually the result of a virus infection

The most common reason for you to have Unwanted Ads on your computer is because it has been infected with a type of virus known as Adware. These things may not be as dangerous as Ransomware viruses, Trojans and Rootkits, but they are annoying as hell to put up with (as you’ve probably found out for yourself). The most important thing is to stay calm, not interact with the Ads in any way and remove them ASAP.

Dangers associated with Unwanted Ads

The biggest danger of the Unwanted Ads is because at some point they will try to install some other virus on your computer. This will be done through an executable file (.exe extension). Remember that the name of a file does not necessarily have any correlation to what the executable does. This is why viruses will always try to appear as something else entirely by changing the name and it is popular to also try to appear as system related files or as utility programs like anti-malware apps. Unwanted Ads are also capable of creating fake system messages that warn the user about non-existing problems – the goal of this effort is to convince you that you need to download and install the fake program offered to you.

Some of the most popular tricks used by the viruses are about missing plug-ins you are supposed to install, bogus virus infestations that ONLY a certain anti-malware program can remove, attributing slowness caused by the Unwanted Ads to registry errors – of course you are offered to download a program that can fix them – or the like. In any case we strongly recommend you ignore anything offered by the Unwanted Ads and remove the underlying cause to stop these Ads from appearing.

How was your PC infected?

Unfortunately the most probable cause is through some way quite similar to how the Unwanted Ads try to install viruses on your computer, only the source is probably an infected internet site. Torrent and storage sites are completely unsupervised and can contain all kinds of viruses. There are even fake sites that hold no data to be downloaded and only exist to spread viruses. They are able to read what you searched for in your search bar and create a file containing that very same phrase or name. This will create a 100% match on search engines and place them on page one. However once you download the file you’ll quickly discover you’ve just installed a virus, but it will be too late.

We strongly encourage all users to avoid downloading files from untrusted sources – you just never know where could be hiding the next batch of viruses. If you are looking to install anything it’s always best to download it from the official source.

 How To Remove Unwanted ads

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android , iPhone


About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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