Are you looking for a way to remove “Ads by Extreme Blocker” ? This article includes a “Ads by Extreme Blocker” removal guide compatible with all versions of Windows.
Ads by Extreme Blocker
Different viruses are classified as different types depending on the way they work – Ads by Extreme Blocker in particular belongs to the Adware family. As long as you have it installed in your computer it will keep generating Ads every time you open your internet browser. Fortunately this is as far as it will go on itself if we are talking about damage to your computer. However this can dramatically change if you start interacting with the Ads.
Clicking on the Ads may lead to catastrophic results
There are two main purposes for the existence of Adware viruses – either to defraud you of money or to install additional, more vicious viruses on you machine. To that extend everything generated by Ads by Extreme Blocker is not only fake, but also very dangerous.
You might be seeing a large variety of things offered by the virus and some might even look legitimate. Do not be fooled – the sites these Ads will lead you to will be copies of the actual site selling this product. That’s the only way they can offer huge discounts – because they aren’t actually selling anything. The urls might even be similar to the real site – but there is always going to be an extra letter or number hiding in the domain name, so it can only be spotted only if you carefully look at the address bar aware that something might be wrong.
Any file offered for download by Ads by Extreme Blocker will be a virus or at best a non-functional copy of a program that demands you pay for the “full version” before it becomes usable.
Some Ads try to look like system messages
This is another type of scam used by Ads by Extreme Blocker and other viruses. It will create messages that warn you of some problem or error in your computer, then offer you to download a free solution. These things are really obnoxious, because they try to instill a sense of urgency in panic in order to reduce your rational thinking. Some of the most dangerous viruses out there are hiding in the “solutions” offered. We’ve listed several examples for illustration, but many different versions exist.
- A pop-up informing you that one of your important programs has become outdated and has become a security vulnerability. You are promptly offered to download the update.
- A free online virus scanner has detected several viruses on your computer. You have to download and install it before it can remove them.
- A banner with an error message about a missing plug-in. You have to install the plug-in before seeing the contents of the banner
- A variety of the previous banner message, but this time it is contained in pop-ups that cover all media player windows on sites and make them inoperable. This is very dangerous as it can easily be mistaken for a real problem
How to Remove Ads by Extreme Blocker
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 Extreme Blocker 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 Extreme Blocker . 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 Extreme Blocker 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 Extreme Blocker 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 Extreme Blocker. 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.