Middle Rush Ads Virus Removal From Chrome/Firefox/IE (Uninstall Guide)

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This page aims to help you remove Middle Rush Ads Virus. These Middle Rush Ads Virus removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as every version of Windows. Middle Rush Ads Virus is a dangerous software that can be classified as an Adware type of virus. With its name derived from the combination of the words advertisements and malware it is pretty indicative what you will have to deal with.

A lot of ads in various forms and shapes will be invading your desktop space any time you decide to start your internet browser up, open a new web link or a new tab for example. They might be presented in the form of pop-ups, banners or whole pages filled with ads. Another way for this virus to manifest itself is by turning text and numbers in your browser into hyperlinks, so watch out for highlighted parts.

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In some cases this virus is just begging you to remove it by replacing your default web browser with another one, or by installing toolbars specifically designed to make it easier for the advertisements to appear, you will need to uninstall them as well.

Another reason why it would be a good idea to remove Middle Rush Ads Virus from your computer is the significantly reduced performance you are bound to experience. Slower tasks execution at the very least and on older systems you might even get OS freezes and crushes. The explanation for this is your CPU will be asked to execute at least twice the normal load because any time you open your browser the Middle Rush Ads Virus scripts are being loaded. This is also affecting your internet bandwidth so if don’t have top notch internet connection you might experience various drops which obviously is irritating.

Why is Middle Rush Ads Virus in Google Chrome?

This is certainly a fair question and one that is often being asked. You might be very surprised that the Adware type of malware is being created not to explicitly annoy you, though that might be a fair mistake on your part, but in order to promote certain websites and products. While this certainly seems like a strange approach and is in no way a white hat method for advertising you might be surprised how effective it often turns out to be. It certainly is cheaper that more conventional ways to advertise your website and also yields fast results.

It seems dubious that you would need any encouragement to remove Middle Rush Ads Virus as fast as possible so let’s move on to doing just that.


Name Middle Rush Ads Virus
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium. Not the worst of them all but still quite bothersome and can definitely lead to additional headaches if not taken care of in time.
Symptoms Reduced system performance, Unwanted Pop-ups and redirects.
Distribution Method Downloaded contaminated executable files, e-mail attachments, Software “bundles”.
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Middle Rush Ads Virus 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.


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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.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the pop-up.

For W10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. 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).


To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Middle Rush Ads Virus is very capable of infecting all internet browsers present at your system and it has more than probably accomplished that already. In order for to be completely sure the virus will not just reappear after your next restart it is imperative to apply Steps 2 through 3 from our removal guide for each infected browser. It is quite time-wasting but you have no other choice, unless you decide to use an automated removal method, but we will elaborate more on that below.

For now try your best to identify if you have installed any 3-rd party software prompted by Middle Rush Ads Virus. If you did then you will have to deal with it (read remove it) as well.


ie9-10_512x512 Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

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

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Find the malware. Remove it by pressing Disable.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Middle Rush Ads Virus from Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.

Middle Rush Ads Virus in Firefox

The problem should be lurking somewhere around here – Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-background Remove Middle Rush Ads Virus from Chrome:

Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).

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Click chrome menu icon again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove everything but the search engines you normally use.

safari Remove 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 againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

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

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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 next few steps are essentially mandatory if you are to successfully remove Middle Rush Ads Virus from your device. At the same time they are especially tricky. Up until this point was the easy part, so you should be really careful because even a tiny mistake might lead to severe system breakdown and even complete reinstall of the operating system might be required if you mess something up. While you are welcome to try your luck with the manual removal we strongly advise readers who are not 100% positive what is going to be asked of them to instead download and try a professional malware remover. Not only will your problem be fixed without any risks involved but you will get to use the build-in malware scanner, which may be especially useful any time you are not sure if a file you are intending to download is a virus in disguise.



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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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  • Anonymous

    This helps a lot! Thanks!

    • Nathan Bookshire

      You are welcome 🙂


    there are more hosts connected. its showing there websites

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Can you copy paste them here so I can tell you if they are connected to the virus? Some websites are legitimate and safe.

  • Ahmmedoc Muhammad

    PLEASE help me middlerush has taken over my web broswer,s totally i didnt realize at first the implications and am finding very difficult to remove even after delecting from extensions and uninstalling… please help am not so perfect with computers and am scared to delete nor lose files please.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      If you are desperate, download the scanner/remover from one of our commercials. You can use it to find the infected files, then hunt them down and remove them manually.

      • Ahmmedoc Muhammad

        can i please get a link. thanks

        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

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