Did you start receiving coupons from Ads by Enormous Deals? We prepared extensive how to remove Ads by Enormous Deals instructions in the guide below, crafted to suit all versions of Windows.
Adware has been the computer virus version of “flu” for years and Ads by Enormous Deals is no exception to the general rule. Adware is by far the most commonly found virus on people’s computers and it manifests itself in several different ways:
- It shoves Ads in your face every time you start your browser or load a new page
- It might turn random keywords in the text you are reading into hyperlinks that act as Ads
- It might spawn fake messages about system or security updates, downloads related will be virus files.
- You might experience installations of additional unwanted add-ons like search engines and toolbars
In addition Ads by Enormous Deals and Adware in general are going to slow down your computer while they are on-board. The Ads add extra load on your CPU because they have to be drawn anew every time and they can also eat bandwidth as the virus connects to various sites it tries to promote and downloads their offers.
One golden rule to remember – don’t click on the Ads
If is understandable if you want Ads by Enormous Deals removed, but before that can happen it is absolutely vital that you do not click on the ads or download and install anything they offer you. Adware promotes a mixture of legitimate and fake sites – basically whoever payed the developer of the virus. Unfortunately it is very hard to tell the difference between the real and the fake offers. Fake sites will often steal the design of a real site and will also use a very similar url – probably no more then 3-4 characters difference. It can be very hard or nearly impossible to notice the switch unless you are closely familiar with the original site that is getting copied. Any money spent on a fake site are of course money donated to the virus developers for free.
The offers for free downloads are an even more sinister trap. The file you receive is a virus in all cases and there is no limit to what kind of nasty virus you’ll receive. A Trojan virus could steal your credit card details, while a Ransomware could encrypt your entire Hard Disk and black mail you for the decryption key. So yeah, it’s never a good idea to interact with the ads in any way.
But how did Ads by Enormous Deals get it?
Adware like Ads by Enormous Deals often comes packaged with the installers of other programs. Those could be free programs written by unscrupulous developers or just installers downloaded from infected sites like torrent engines. It could be also part of some scam message about a problem with your computer, followed by a “free” solution. Or something else entire new and different, because Adware developers are a creative bunch and always come up with something new. User awareness can help you spot Adwares in advance, but ultimately the best form of defense in an anti-malware program.
Remove Ads by Enormous Deals
Our first step here is a reboot in Windows 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 window of 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 Windows 8 and Windows 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 Enormous Deals 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 Enormous Deals . 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 Enormous Deals 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, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by Enormous Deals 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.
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 Enormous Deals. 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.