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This page aims to help you remove “Virus” Ads. These removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

In the article below we have gathered and summarized all the information that you have to know about “Virus” Ads. This version of a browser hijacker is normally a harmless program, however, deeply annoying with the possible modifications of your browser apps that it may cause. These modifications include the production of some unwanted pop-up ads while you are trying to surf the Internet. Also, some redirecting processes may be conducted. To top it all off, all your default homepages and search engines could change and new ones may be displayed. What’s more, this kind of software might really affect all your browsers – neither Chrome, nor Firefox and Explorer will be spared. Continue reading and learn how to counteract that contamination in an easy and sensible way. Good luck!

Contrary to what you might expect, and its siblings are not malicious in any way. Indeed, some of the existing browser hijackers might show some inexplicable and shady features such as the aforementioned ones, which could greatly annoy you. However, even these program’s abilities to use the history records of your browsers in order to match the ads stream to your supposed preferences are not a reason serious enough to identify this type of software as malicious.

What to expect from

In general, normally functions as a typical hijacker. It cannot do anything more to your PC than the activities we have already described above. Again, this program is simply marketing-oriented and cannot cause much real trouble, just a lot of annoyance. What’s more, the creation of hijackers is a normal and legitimate process, which helps software developers make more money, and manufacturers – get their goods effectively advertised.

What is impossible when it comes to a hijacker-inflicted infection?

Anything truly dangerous and bothering like the encryption or destruction of data is highly improbable when we talk about This program differs from the exemplary Trojan and Ransomware-based viruses to a great extent. For instance, this type of software is practically unable to access anything on your PC, either directories, or separate files, except for the data about your recent search requests. Trojans and Ransomware, on the other hand, tend to get access to the entire system and corrupt or damage many parts of it. What makes the hijackers and the popular virus groups even more different are the usual ways the two software types get distributed. While Trojans and Ransomware could invade your computer rather automatically, cannot be installed without your (knowing or unknowing permission).

Where do browser hijackers normally lurk?

When we talk about the potential means of spreading hijackers, we have to say that there may be dozens of diverse sources. Still, some of them are more usual than others and we are going to discuss the most common ones mainly.

  • Torrents and shareware – browser hijackers and Adware could be included inside torrents and shareware.
  • Spam in any form – clicking on an online ad, which spams your browser, may lead to the infection with a hijacker and the generation of many other ads.
  • Contagious web pages – sometimes some websites contain ad-producing software and you may catch it via knowingly or unknowingly downloading and installing something from such a page.
  • Nevertheless, the most usual hijacker sources are the infamous bundles – these are sets of apps, programs and games which you can typically download and use for free from various file sharing platforms. Sometimes such mixes contain ad-generating programs such as To be precise, you cannot catch any hijacker via downloading a bundle for free, the only way to do so is to install the entire bundle. Below you will see how to prevent an infection by choosing the correct installation feature and installing only the programs you need and only the features you want.

Performing an ideal installation process

It is essential to remember this tip. By doing so you will start developing some healthy surfing and computing habits, in general. The essence of the right installation process is to select the proper wizard feature. Without wasting any time in irrelevant details, we will advise you to stay away from the features that install the whole bundle – the “Easy”, the “Default” and the “Recommended” one. Instead, install only what you really need and want via the following options – the “Custom”, the “Advanced”, or the “Customized” one.

Getting rid of

Luckily, such a contamination can be counteracted by following the appropriate instructions. Fortunately, we have already gathered them all in our Removal Guide below. Follow them closely and you will be able to remove this annoying hijacker.


Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool “Virus” Ads Removal

Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker – you might want to see if you’re not infected with it as well.

You can find the removal guide here.


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.

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