Removal Guide

Remove “Ads by NetSpeed App” Virus

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Ads by NetSpeed App Overview

 BEGIN FROM HERE! Dear readers, if you are currently viewing this page, you have caught a nasty case of adware. The words comes from advertisement and malware, which means that the program is very damaging and revolves around tricking you into installing others of its kind. To that purpose it will generate several different types of messages in the hopes of confusing you. These messages can be banners about missing plugins, software-related updates (e.g. Flash Player), recommendations to install certain video/download managers, and we’ve even had a few cases when Ads by NetSpeed App posed as an anti-virus program that wants to scan your system, because it has suspicions you have been infected. If for some reason you click any of these at all, open up the task manager at once (CTRL+ALT+DEL on most platforms) and shut down any processes associated with the executable file that just began running.

  1. Remember: these things are looking to trick you. Ignore everything but this removal guide if you don’t want any more headaches. You should be fine for now if you do.
  2. Ads by NetSpeed App is widely believed to slow down the CPU. This is because the advertisements it creates are not an actual part of the pages, but are juxtaposed with their real layout. This creates a conflict, and not only that, but your PC has to generate more content on its own.  If the CPU cores start heating up too much, try reducing the number of windows/tabs you leave open.
  3. If you click on the ads they will redirect you to different websites with no clear relation to the products. These are called “phishing” websites and they are dangerous, because they serve as a platform where different kinds of viruses converge. Just staying there can be dangerous. Some of the viruses lurking about include ransomware, for example, which are programs who will encrypt your files and ask for a payment to “return” them.
  4. You should move fast and decisive in removing Ads by NetSpeed App from your computer. The clock is ticking on you: adware are famous for collecting passwords and user names and later on sending them to their creators. If any profiles are using your credit cards, change their passwords after deleting the virus.


How To Avoid Ads by NetSpeed App (And Other Malware)

Our research has concluded that there are four primary ways for viruses like Ads by NetSpeed App to enter. These are, in no particular order: spam email, corrupted links, fake programs, and infected free programs. You can negate the first two on the list by finding yourself a proper anti-virus program that will block such attempts immediately. The other 2 ways bypass any anti-virus programs, because they try to deceive you – they ask for permission to install and hope that you are not paying attention. The fake programs are executable files, named to match popular search terms, like books, films, whole albums. This is the classic torrent scheme – you think you are downloading something else, but it turns out a virus. The fourth and final is through free programs bundled with the virus. Ads by NetSpeed App for example is quite known to come in through this way. To spot such a program, just skim through the EULA or through the steps of the setup for any disclosure that you will be receiving advertisements. Just pay attention, and you will spot a virus, quite easily. Here is an example:



How to Remove Ads by NetSpeed App


(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Hold windows-buttonand R together. Write appwiz.cpl  in the new field, then click OK.


This, right here, is the Control Panel.

Search around for Ads by NetSpeed App and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you.  Highlight  and  Uninstall these.


   STEP 2:

  Ads by NetSpeed App has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find Ads by NetSpeed App . Disable it.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512  For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

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Hit Extensions next.

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The virus should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–Extensions.


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In  Extensions,  click Ads by NetSpeed App and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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The  click chrome menu icon   for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).

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safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–Extensions

Find  Ads by NetSpeed App  then Uninstall.


STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

  • You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed

  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

Step 3 optional guide

STEP 4 (Optional)

If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Ads by NetSpeed App . 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.


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