Are you infected by Ads by Anti AdBlocker? We can offer you free Ads by Anti AdBlocker removal instructions compatible with all versions of Windows.
START READING FROM HERE! Ads by Anti AdBlocker is a virus classified as adware – this effectively means that it will attempt to trick you into installing more of its kind, because that is what it is designed to do. If you think of adware as crude promotional tools, you will be closer to the truth than most other terms it can be described. However, since you are forcefully made to visit these websites, the people who create viruses know you will want to immediately exit them. For that reason adware try to make certain you will continue receiving advertisements, by tricking you into installing more of their kind.
Remember – in effectively all tricks, Ads by Anti AdBlocker will try to squirm its way into somehow making you give it authority of some kind, a permission to do something. Simply ignore every such message and you should be more than fine. If you do not, on the other hand, you will quickly find that there are worse things to remove than Ads by Anti AdBlocker. I am, of course, talking about ransomware – for those of you who have never heard of these things, they are the most feared and lucrative (for malware creators) kind of malicious oftware. They lock up your personal information and files, and then demand money to restore them. If you fail to pay in a matter of 1 or 2 days, the key for the unlocking of the files is destroyed.
The most widely used tricks are:
- Redirects whenever you click on the advertisements: these are dangerous for the sole reason that new websites containing malware open up, and they may infect you with worse things than Ads by Anti AdBlocker. The sites will start downolading a .exe that will automatically boot into a setup. Do not let it finish.
- Banners informing you of missing plugins near the top and bottom parts of web pages. Alternatively you may encounter similar banners about updates for Java or Flash Player – the latter being especially annoying, as you can not effectively remove them to watch videos. They are most widely found covering youtube videos.
- If a free anti-virus program suddenly reports “malicious behavior” or somesuch thing, refuse immediately. There will be no scan or update of the database, simply more adware on your PC.
Additionally there is one certain piece of information that is absolutely invariable to you – the fact that if you do not remove Ads by Anti AdBlocker it will gather your search preferences, your account names, and your passwords. Then it will send this information to whoever created it. A disaster will ensue if any of your credit cards are connected to the stolen accounts. However the information can only be tracked if you visit the websites after the infection began. We recommend a full change of any passwords connected to sensitive information.
Remove Ads by Anti AdBlocker
Our first step here 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 Users:
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. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For OS X Users:
When you Mac is turned off, press the Power Button. After you hear the Startup Sound, immediately press and hold the Shift key until the Apple logo appears.
Proceed to Step 2.
Ads by Anti AdBlocker has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by Anti AdBlocker . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Ads by Anti AdBlocker should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by Anti AdBlocker and anything else suspicious-looking. 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:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. 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. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here. However, we should warn you – doing this can be extremely risky, so the best course is to seek assistance from us.
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.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
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. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
STEP 6 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads by Anti AdBlocker. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested, you can check it out here.