Remove Ads by Huge Apps From Chrome/Firefox

This article is dedicated to helping users remove Ads by Huge Apps from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Remove Ads by Huge Apps

Remove Ads by Huge Apps

If you are reading this article then it’s probably because your computer has been infected by Ads by Huge Apps and you believe it a virus and need it removed. Well, you got the right idea. Ads by Huge Apps is behaving exactly like an Adware virus program would.

It generates advertisements and will keep harassing you with them until you get rid of it. These Ads can be of many varieties, but most of the time they will be about something that interests you. That’s because Ads by Huge Apps is capable of reading your browsing history and cookies.

What triggers the Ads is you working with your internet browser. Whenever you start it, open a new page, tab or even click on a link new Ads will be created. These will usually take the form of banners or pop-up messages and they can be big enough to hinder your work and force you to close them. New windows pages filled with Ads may also spawn. Another, more rare variant of presenting Ads to you is through turning words into hyperlinks. These will also pop-up a picture as you hover the mouse over them.

Dangers associated with Ads by Huge Apps

The Ads won’t do anything bad to your computer, at least not directly because they can’t – they need your authorization for that. For this reason they will try to trick you into running the file. That file will usually come as some part of an offer for a free software download. Ads by Huge Apps might additionally create some fake messages warning you that there is some problem with your computer – missing plug-ins, codecs, viruses, errors with the registry and more. The goal is to panic and goad you into getting the offered file – which is the virus. Ads by Huge Apps is not a rootkit – it cannot download and install files on its own. That authorization must come from the human user, so the goal is to deceive you into giving it.

For as long as you have Ads by Huge Apps on your computer you should not trust any messages from your internet browser and especially never run any files you were prompted to install by an Ad.

Before we start there is a disclaimer to be made. There are multiple versions of Ads by Huge Apps in existence. They operate in the same way, but they require different operations to remove. We’ve written this article in a way to be able to remove all versions of the virus. Unfortunately this means that parts of this guide may not be relevant.

If at any step you do not get the expected outcome as shown by our pictures and you are certain you’ve done everything correctly up to the point then don’t give it a second thought and just move forward with the next steps.

Remove Ads by Huge Apps

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About the author


Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.


  • Hi! I did all the steps you told me to, but I didn’t find any of the things I was supposed to delete each step. However, the virus/program is still running on my laptop. When i go to extensions to delete it, I see it briefly for a perhaps a split second before it disappears. It seems as though the virus has been updated so it cannot be detected using any of the usual means that you have described above. Do you have any advice to maybe go into Command Prompt and sort out the issue?

    • Hello! Sorry for the late reply. First off, which browser are you talking about here? If it’s for Chrome, try doing the following:
      Download Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool from the google app store (so you know it’s 100% legitimate). Run the application and go under the extensions tab. If you can see the virus there as an “unpacked” extension, remove it. Did that fix your problem?
      You can also go in msconfig again as described in the guide, but this time under the “services” tab. Hunt down Ads by Huge Apps there.
      Was any of this effective at the least?Please leave a comment so others know if it helped you or not.

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