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Having Adware like Ads by HugeApps on your computer is not only a harrowing experience for your nervous system, but also exposes your computer to other, potentially more dangerous viruses like Trojans or Ransomware. For this reason it is best to remove Ads by HugeApps immediately. If you are looking for help with that you will find our Removal Guide to be up to the task. Moreover below we’ll discuss how these things work, what to watch out for and what can be done to protect your computer in the future.
Ads by HugeApps – words of caution
Ads by HugeApps belongs to the Adware family of viruses, which is arguably considered to be the least dangerous of all. That is not to say that no action should be taken against it. The ads themselves are not dangerous, but if you ever try following them or downloading anything offered by them things will very quickly turn ugly.
All ads are by definition fraudulent. At the very least they will waste your time, but they will also try to convince you to throw away money for a fake product or install more viruses on your computer. For that matter all ads should be ignored until you remove Ads by HugeApps from your system.
Ads may masquerade as system messages
In an effort to look more legitimate Ads by HugeApps may project ads that try to pose as system messages. If you are seeing any things on the following list then that might be the case:
- A pop-up displaying errors. It will tell you a certain missing plug-in is required or a codec pack is missing and it will offer you to download and install it.
- A security message that one of your programs is outdated and an immediately update is required to fix potential security risk.
- Your PC is suffering from some critical errors, possibly related to the registry. You can download a free program to fix those.
- Your PC has been infected with multiple viruses, but a certain no-charge scanner will find and erase them.
Make no mistake – there are no issues that need fixing and all messages are there to scare you into downloading the virus that’s actually inside all those offered files.
If you think there may be a chance you actually have a missing plug-in or want to try some of the programs (after all these programs DO really exist) then you should Google their names and then download them from the official site. This is the only way to be certain you are getting a virus-free installer.
Program bundles – don’t trust them too eagerly
Some program installers contain additional apps within them – for promotional and advertisement purposes. Unfortunately, some of those installers, especially those of free programs, will contain Adware. For that reason it’s a good idea to use the advanced installer option, which gives you control over what exactly will be installed. Deny access to anything you don’t need or looks fishy.
How to Remove Ads by HugeApps
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 HugeApps 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 HugeApps . 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 HugeApps 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 HugeApps 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 HugeApps. 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.