Are you infected by Ads by RoboSaver? We can help you remove Ads by RoboSaver in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as your PC.
Ads by RoboSaver is a type of program that works in a way suspiciously similar to a whole family of viruses named Adware. These things operate by loading advertisements regardless of your wish and harass you as you browse the internet. The Ads can try to advertise all sorts of goods to your, but it’s likely they will try to sell you things you have recently searched for. Ads by RoboSaver is able to do that because it can scan your browsing history and search queries and that behavior is worryingly enough on it’s own because it violates your privacy.
The Ads can look like banners, may be presented into pop-up windows and sometimes even entirely new pages will load filled with Ads to the brim. In some rare occasions Ads by RoboSaver has also been known to transform some words from any text you are reading into Ads – by showing you a picture when you hover your mouse that also works as a hyperlink.
The Ads are dangerous – do not click on them
Perhaps you’ve realized it already – these Ads are dangerous. They are the product of a virus-like application and there is literally zero quality control over what they offer. The hyperlinks may lead to all kinds of fraudulent sites that will only steal your money if you ever make the mistake of paying any.
Ads by RoboSaver will also try to install other Adware or even worse viruses on your computer. Usually this comes under the guise of free software download. Popular programs are anti-virus and anti-malware solutions or PC optimizing software. Ads by RoboSaver may also load some scary looking (and fake) messages about problems with your computer that only the software Ads by RoboSaver offers may fix. Be on the lookout for missing plug-in messages, bogus virus infestations or errors in the registry. All of this is fake.
For all the above mentioned reasons we recommend that you simply ignore Ads by RoboSaver or at most just close the windows in which the Ads appear. If you are looking for a program then you should simply search for that program on google and get an installer from the official site. Never trust random file hosts with this.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Ads by RoboSaver from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Ads by RoboSaver from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove Ads by RoboSaver
Now we begin with the removal guide, but there is something you should now. We’ve detected a couple of versions of Ads by RoboSaver and some of them require different methods in order to be removed permanently. It’s hard to tell remote which one is inside your computer so we’ve written this guide to encompass all possibilities. Unfortunately some of these steps might be redundant for your virus.
Follow the guide carefully and if any steps doesn’t produce the described result don’t worry. If you’ve done everything correctly then you simply don’t need this step and should move forward.
Our first step here is a reboot in 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 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 W. 8 and 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.
When Ads by RoboSaver landed on your computer it also latched itself onto all of your internet browsers. This includes any browser that you may have installed, but are no longer actively using. This means that you should run Steps 2&3 for every browser separately.
Also be careful when you remove it. Ads by RoboSaver might spawn a message in a last ditch effort to protect itself. It may be an offer to download another product for free or maybe run some kind of poll followed by a download you can’t refuse. Read carefully the message, because sometime virus makers will use convoluted wording in order to confuse you.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by RoboSaver . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Ads by RoboSaver should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
(Works for XP, 7, 8, 8.1)
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by RoboSaver 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:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
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.
IMPORTANT! YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING
Next we have the most difficult and dangerous set of steps in the guide, which are also mandatory if you want Ads by RoboSaver removed for good. You could do a lot of damage to your PC, especially if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download professional software, which can remove Ads by RoboSaver for you risk free. Another reason to consider a pro anti-malware program is to use it to search your computer for hidden rootkits and keyloggers that sometimes install themselves silently along programs like Ads by RoboSaver. These have been reported to steal credit card numbers and passwords and are next to impossible to remove manually.
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.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
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. If you can’t find them 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
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STEP 7 – Optimization
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 – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.