Ads By Super-Price Overview
ATTENTION! READERS, BEGIN HERE, PLEASE! Since you are reading this, you should know that you’ve been infected by an adware – an advertisement based malware. The most famous thing they do is try to trick you into installing more of their kind and ultimately – a much more dangerous type of virus, called ransomware. These ransomware have the ability to encrypt your personal files, and once they do so, they attempt to extort money out of you by promising the key to decrypt them. Since I am sure you wouldn’t like this, we will list some of the most prominent ways Ads By Super-Price tries to trick you with. These are, in no particular order:
- Redirects whenever you make the mistake of clicking on the ads. The websites you land on are extremely dangerous and should be exited immediately.
- A classic ploy of impersonating Java and Flash Updates: you can possibly encounter these not only on web pages, but while exploring windows as well.
- Following the previous point’s example, you can see many more fake updates for all kinds of programs. Adware have become more “aware” over time – now they scan you as soon as the infection spreads, and look at the list of programs you have installed in the Control Panel. Ads By Super-Price has a built-in library of fake thumbnails so it can masquerade as some of the most popular programs around the net. The list is too long to show here, but just remember – ignore everything for the time being, and you should be OK.
- Banners may start appearing, prompting you to install missing plugins.
Ads By Super-Price is problematic in other ways too. We’ve found that there are at least 2 additional side-effects people complain about when facing adware:
- An overall worsening of the PC’s performance. We’ve had reports of an increase in loading times, some freezing and stuttering, possibly browser crashing. This is mainly because the CPU has to create and impose the ads, and that takes a lout of its cycles. Also, the ads are not a part of the pages’ designs, and this creates an internal conflict.
- The moment Ads By Super-Price latched on to you, a race began, whether you know it or not. There’s no telling if the version of the virus you have does this, but adware are famous for collecting user names and passwords they later (probably after a week after Ads By Super-Price appears) send to their masters. This could lead to disastrous consequences if these accounts are connected to your credit cards.
How to Remove Ads By Super-Price
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:
Press the Windows Key and R at the same time. Select the Boot tab in the new window that appears.
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-Price 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-Price . 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-Price 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-Price 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 after you supposedly removed it, 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.
STEP 5 – Optimization
And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads By Super-Price. 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.