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Pass and Play Ads Removal

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

If you are reading this article, then you have for sure witnessed some weird behavior on your computer. Regardless if it is in the form of commercials, excessive pop-up ads, arbitrary webpages or tabs, or opening of the other browsers without your permission — all could stand as a sign that something is definitely wrong with your PC.

This publication will show you how to recognize and eliminate the problem; how to remove Pass and Play Ads and what to do if it returns again.

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What’s happening? 

This is what everyone starts asking when their PC starts to act crazy.  The computerized era we live in have allowed objects and/or devices to take over most of what used to be done by humans. This allows hackers and eases their work too. They take advantage of our tech-savvy ignorance of computers, programs,etc. and attack us. They know how we thing and act when we use our devices and ‘shoot’ at us using viruses, malware, and all kinds of cyber threats. Decades ago a computer virus was just that: a malware. Now the word “virus” itself is not clear enough definition because there are countless viruses out there. The goal of this content is to tell you about Pass and Play Ads. As much as many people still believe that it is not a virus, but even a legal software, the truth is that it presents a big threat. Once in your computer, you’ll know what we are talking about. BUT we have been nice enough to put the attached removal guide together for your protection and convenience, so that you don’t have to completely suffer from the results of Pass and Play Ads.

Pass and Play Ads could be easily detected by looking sharply at the advertisements and pop-up ads on the websites you visit. Yes, it is always interesting to get a good pitching ad about a promotional vacation on an exotic island, but you should always keep in mind that the ad and sweet tempting words written on it might not be coming from a legit company. Good question, eh? If the advertisement looks mistrustful in any way like and has one of the following ‘disco’ type effects: flashing images, shifting content, is very colorful, and it is insisting that you click on it with something of the sort of “you’re one step closer to your dream vacation!”then, it is 99.9% FAKE. The more you open such ads, the more they will continue to appear and the only way you can save yourself from them is to totally erase the virus off your PC.

Another sign of Pass and Play Ads is the “browser hijacker”. This is when you are doing work on your PC and all of the sudden random websites begin to open, or additional portals. The content these websites usually have is again something of the type of the ads already mentioned or even worse, highly inappropriate. This is as strong as the red flag could be to signalize you that something is definitely gotten into your PC and needs your immediate consideration and to be uninstalled. A delay of removing it will cause further harm to your files!

How is Pass and Play Ads distributed?

There are numberless ways for Pass and Play Ads to be distributed than you probably have thought of. Poisoned e-mail messages are one of the most common way. Phishing e-mails normally appear like any other regular e-mail you have received before, but don’t have any text, have changing text, self-disappearing content, are simply flashing, or just being strange. E-mails from your Spam folder is another popular way for virus spreading and software bundling. This means that  you have loaded a program and along with it you have unknowingly downloaded other files that have the virus. If one of those bad-intentioned computer geniuses has decided that the malware needs to get to you, he/she will find a way to do it.

Take our friendly advise to read carefully the removal guide attached to this article and familiarize yourself with the removal techniques. Don’t be afraid to test them when the weird PC behavior begins. It is only for your personal benefit to do so.



Name Pass and Play Ads
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium.
Symptoms Slowness of the PC, glitches, bugs.
Distribution Method Spam e-mails, pop-up ads, using infected internet browsers.
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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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Pass and Play 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:

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

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:

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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.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

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

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Find the malware —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Pass and Play Ads from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Pass and Play 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 the Folder to Backup Default

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.


We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd 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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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