This page was created for the removal of Ads by RoyalAds from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as your computer.
Ads by RoyalAds is an annoying piece of software that looks and behaves in a way suspiciously resembling a type of viruses called Adware. These will create advertisements (Ads) as you work with your internet browser. The Ads are usually in the form of pop-ups, banners and entire pages made of Ads and they will often be big enough to take large portions of your screen (or open many new windows), so you’ll be forced to deal with them one way or another. You may have already found out that simply closing them is a futile and unproductive work. Removing the virus permanently is the only logical solution.
Now before we begin with the removal part of these guide there are a couple of important points to be made concerning what you should and should not do until the virus is removed and what could be done in the future to prevent becoming infected with another virus similar to Ads by RoyalAds.
Do not click on the Ads
It’s a simple rule, but it can save you a truck load of trouble in the future.
First you have to realize that nothing good will come out of Ads created by Ads by RoyalAds. Their hyperlink will either take you to fake and fraudulent sites, which will will try to trick you into paying them money or they will try to install some kind of virus on your computer.
The viruses Ads by RoyalAds will try to install often pose as some kind of free program installation offer. Ads by RoyalAds might also create some bogus message about a problem with your computer and then present said free programs as a solution to this non-existant problem. Because of this we strongly recommend you avoid installing any software as suggested by Ads by RoyalAds.
Methods of infection
Finding how Ads by RoyalAds got it could be hard, but here are some pointers to know what to look for.
The most common way in which a virus enters your computer is by ticking you to install an executable file (.exe). Remember that the name of any .exe file could be in no way related to the function of said file once you run it on your computer. Such an infected file can come from many sources, but torrent and online storage sites are some of the most common offenders. If you want to make sure you are not installing a virus file you should always download an executable file you need installed from the official developer for that program.
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Ads by RoyalAds 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 RoyalAds 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 RoyalAds
From here on we’ll begin our step-by-step removal guide. Please note that if at any point some of these steps do not produce a result described by the article you shouldn’t start worrying immediately – just make sure you’ve performed everything correctly and if that is the case feel free to move on to the next step.
The reason for this is because we’ve noticed different operations are required for different users as there appear to be multiple versions of the virus in existence. We’ve included all operations that could be needed for the removal of Ads by RoyalAds and often not all may be required.
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.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
Next we have to delete all copies from Ads by RoyalAds that reside in your internet browsers. Notice the plural in browsers, in fact when Ads by RoyalAds infected your computer it downloaded and attached itself to any browsers you may have installed – even those you might not be actively using or even forgotten they are installed.
Please run Steps 2&3 for every such browser in your computer. Ads by RoyalAds might also try one final trick by opening a message while you remove it. This message can use some convoluted wording and promises for free downloads or other offers. Read carefully and don’t fall for this trap – the only thing will be installed is another copy of Ads by RoyalAds using a different name.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Ads by RoyalAds . 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 RoyalAds 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 RoyalAds 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.
A BIG WARNING! READ THIS
Ahead we proceed with the most important and difficult step, that is also mandatory for the permanent removal of Ads by RoyalAds. You have to be extremely careful. Doing this wrong can damage your OS significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Ads by RoyalAds remover program that can easily remove all traces of Ads by RoyalAds from your computer. Another reason to trust an anti-malware solution is because it can search your computer for hard to detect viruses like keyloggers, trojans and rootkits. Those are very dangerous and very impossible to find manually – unless until the moment it’s already too late and they’ve stolen your passwords and credit card numbers.
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.