This page aims to help you remove Native Info Ads. These Native Info Ads removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.
What is Native Info Ads?
Native Info Ads is a virus. It may come camouflaged as a freeware program and many people don’t even realize its potential danger because of the cover. The malware expands itself easily through various ads, computer programs, internet browsers, social media channels, etc.
You don’t have to hold a degree in information technologies to be able to recognize the virus. The removal guide is made for the average computer user and it is really easy to follow. Just remember that no virus has been created for good purposes and that any strange behavior you notice with your system needs to be looked at carefully and the core of it needs to be removed.
How did Native Info Ads get installed on my computer?
Native Info Ads is tricky and can always find a way to get into your computer. It likes to hide and to look good at the first gaze, but think of it that way: using a computer is like a box of chocolates; you click on a certain link and/or icon and you never know what you will get. We have listed the most popular ways for the spread-out of the malware:
- E-mail: any attachment you receive should be scanned! Even if the letter comes from a legit company with high reputation you have applied to, or your mother, or your best friend–there should be no exceptions to this rule because ANY e-mail account could get hacked at any time. It’s always good to check and verify the security and validity of all files before downloading them. When you are saving, downloading or opening an attachment always pay close attention to what you click in the gray box that appears. If necessary, adjust the settings for each attachment, so that you don’t end up downloading an infected file.
- E-mail#2: Native Info Ads could arrive in the form of a phishing e-mail. These e-mails appear real,i.e, are emailed by a name you recognize, but it is possible that the e-mail account of that friend of yours has gotten stolen and/or taken over by hackers, and now you are receiving an e-mail that has a ‘diving’ content or that appears and disappears, and all of a sudden is no longer in your mailbox and you can’t even prove that it was there. ALWAYS pay attention to the subject of the e-mail and immediately apply the instructions from the removal guide below, so that the consequences are as minimal as possible.
- Software bundling: this method of malware spreading takes us back to the downloadable settings. It is common to end up downloading multiple files when trying to get just one. This is the bundle! BUT often the additional files are usually malware distributors and once in your PC they will be able to access your files, pictures, personal information etc.–this is what hackers want: direct connection with and to your information!
Signs of Native Info Ads
There are many red lights you should look for in order to recognize Native Info Ads. If you know them. Here are some of the major ones:
- pop-up ads: Excessive pop-up ads are a frequent virus carrier. Disregard the way they appear, flashing boxes or banners, you shouldn’t open them because the more you click-to-open, the longer they will appear. In fact, the bad guys have made those in a way that they can generate revenue not only per-click, but also via pre-click.
- Browser hijacking is another manifestation of Native Info Ads. It means that no matter what internet browser you choose to use at a given moment, you may notice other browser’ windows popping-up without you clicking on them.
These are generals of know-hows about the malware and how it has entered your system. The removal guide attached below will teach you how to uninstall all of its effects and how to protect yourself in the future.
|Name||Native Info Ads|
|Danger Level||Medium or High|
|Symptoms||slowness, too many pop-up ads, bugs|
|Distribution Method||internet browsers, Chrome, freewares|
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Native Info Ads Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Native Info Ads may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Native Info Ads from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Native Info Ads from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
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 they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!