Are you troubled by Ads By Super Ad Remover? We have a guide, prepared specifically for the removal of Ads By Super Ad Remover.
Adware viruses can be a royal pain in the crapper to deal with and Ads By Super Ad Remover is no exception. This nasty piece of software will generate a new page full of advertisements (Ads) every time you start your browser, open a new tab/page or whatever else the virus creator has seen fit to add as a trigger. It can also change words in any text you read in your browser into hyperlinks, which if you hover over or click will reveal additional Ads. In corner cases it might even install unwanted toolbars or mess with your search engine.
Since you are reading this article I suppose you’ve already decided you want to remove Ads By Super Ad Remover. Our Removal Guide, which can be found below will help you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, but don’t jump there just yet. Generally the most effective form of defense against viruses is spotting them before they actually make it inside your computer. The thing is very few viruses will target your OS directly or use a loophole/security vulnerability to install themselves. Against that small minority there is really nothing an average user can do beside install some Anti-Virus software and prey for the best.
Fortunately the vast majority of viruses are not so technically advanced – instead they prefer to target the human. A human authorization will override all system safeties and Microsoft’s large amount of random warning is not going a very good job informing you which files exactly are the real threats containing a virus. It’s likely you got a warning message when you were about to install Ads By Super Ad Remover on your computer. It’s even more likely that this message got ignored, like the rest of the meaningless messages Windows throws at your face.
The golden rule
In nearly all cases the virus file will be an .exe (executable file). For this reason you have to be very careful whenever you run an .exe file on your computer. Try to only run such files if you have acquired them from the official site for that particular item or scanned them with an anti-malware program /if you have any/.
The most common ways to receive infected files are through free storage service sites or torrent sites. These sites contain a large amounts of Ads, banners and pop-ups and often have more then one download button. Clicking on the wrong button will initiate a download window for a file that may have the name of the file you want, but the extension will be .exe. Such a file is incredibly dangerous, because it’s certain to be a virus.
Program bundles – a less known, but very potent method
This is the number 1 way Adware propagates itself and the most likely cause of Ads By Super Ad Remover being on your machine. When you get an install for some program, that installer might offer extra installation. Usually those are trial programs from partners of the owner for the main program, but often enough (especially if you are installing free software) they might also contain viruses. Some are nasty enough to not even give a notification. For this reason we recommend you stay away from the default installation option and always go advanced. It will allow you to remove any unwanted bonus program from the installation.
Remove Ads By Super Ad Remover
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 Super Ad Remover 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 Super Ad Remover . 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 Super Ad Remover 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 Super Ad Remover 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. However, we should warn you – doing this can be extremely risky, so the best course is to seek assistance from us.
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 Super Ad Remover . 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.