Remove “Ads by SuperAdRemove” From Chrome/Firefox

You have been infected by “Ads by SuperAdRemove” ? This article includes Ads by SuperAdRemove removal instructions.

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WARNING! All READERS – START HERE! If you are in this guide, then you have been infected by a virus of the adware class – the least dangerous type if you can properly protect yourself. To do that however, you need to know that, this thing will try to trick you into installing other viruses. Simply ignore every prompt and message you see across your screen and proceed with the removal instructions below. However, we realize that viruses like this can be slippery and deceiving, so if for some reason the guide doesn’t work, leave a comment and we will personally deal with your problem. The rest of the article is dedicated to teaching you how to avoid adware and malware as a whole in the future, and how to best protect yourself in the cases you contract one.

To start things off – Ads by SuperAdRemove can be disseminated in 4 different main ways, namely:

1.

Spam email and their attachments. These fakes can be very confusing since the virus creators pose as legitimate institutions that supposedly made a mistake sending the files to you. You can easily discern these by bad spelling and grammar mistakes.

2.

Corrupted links and ads – the links are often shortened so you don’t know where you are sent to. These are literally tricks used when someone claims the links lead to something entirely different. There’s no real way to contract them otherwise.

3.

Fake programs – installers that are downloaded from bad torrents, banners and the like. These are usually spread by making them appear as something else. In reality they are .exe files carrying something like Ads by SuperAdRemove, but named after popular books, movies, even cracks for games you might be searching for. Alternatively, the websites that present you these may claim they are “download managers” created professionally to speed things along.

4.

Real, useful, free software, bundled with Ads by SuperAdRemove and a bunch of other adware. Unfortunately this remains the most popular way freeware creators use to monetize on their creations. You didn’t really think they’re doing it with no hope for a return of investment, right? Fortunately for you, there is a way to spot them. usually, because they are afraid they’ll get sued by angry users, they add a disclaimer in the EULA, claiming they can not be held responsible for third-party advertisements. Another way to do it is to put the disclaimer somewhere between the steps of the setup. If you are careful enough you can spot it easily, just like this:

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At that point you should simply cancel the setup if you don’t want to face something similar to Ads by SuperAdRemove.

How to Remove Ads by SuperAdRemove

STEP 1:

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.

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Proceed to Step 2.

For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Users:

Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required

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Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the new pop-up.

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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.

STEP 2:

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  Ads by SuperAdRemove has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each one.

ie9-10_512x512  For Internet Explorer Users:

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

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Find Ads by SuperAdRemove . Disable it.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and 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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Ads by SuperAdRemove  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.


chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users
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 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.

 

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In  Extensions,  find the virus and  select  chrome-trash-icon.

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 Click chrome menu icon   again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines.  Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.

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safari For Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.

STEP 3:

(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.

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You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads by SuperAdRemove 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 (Wander Burst Ads does this, for example). If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:

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STEP 4:

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.

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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.

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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:

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—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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STEP 6 – Optimization

And that’s it. Well done for removing Ads by SuperAdRemove. 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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  • Sigrid

    The Ads by SuperAdRemove keeps popping up and I cannot remove it from Chrome extensions because it’s just not there. Same in Internet Explorer. And it’s not in Control Panel’s uninstall a program. I’ve had those kinds of virus-ads popping up and I’ve been able to delete and uninstall them, but I simply cannot find it anywhere. I did everything else required in this guide, but it’s still not gone. I can’t find it and it worries me a lot. What can I do? How can I get rid of it?

     
    • Stefan Sadakov

      Are you in safe mode when you can’t see them? If the answer is “yes,” revert back to the standard mode. If you still can’t see Ads by SuperAdRemove, try the following:
      Type msconfig in the windows search field, hit enter. In the new window go to the fourth tab – Startup. If there is anything that has “unknown” as Manufacturer, uncheck it.
      If this doesn’t work, you can also try to reset the settings of your browser by doing the following:
      For Internet Explorer:

      Click on the Gear icon at the top right —–> Internet Options. There you click on Advanced on the right side of the band, then Reset. On the pop-up that will appear, tick Delete Personal Settings, then Reset and finally hit Close.

      For Mozilla Firefox:

      Click the Menu button —–> Help. On the right, click Troubleshooting Information, and then Reset Firefox, again on the right. Finalize everything by hitting Reset Firefox in the pop-up that will appear, then Finish.

      For Google Chrome:

      Click on the Menu button at the top right —–> Settings —–> Reset Browser Settings. There click Reset

      Tell me if any of this worked.

       
      • Sigrid

        I did all that yesterday and until now everything was fine, but I just opened my laptop this morning and it popped up again.

         
        • Stefan Sadakov

          Did you restart your PC after remove Ads by SuperAdRemove? If this happened then you possibly missed a registry. Try doing the following: type msconfig in the windows search field. Open the Startup tab and uncheck everything t hat has “unknown” as manufacturer.

           
          • Sigrid

            Everything unknown is unchecked and I did restart my computer. And that’s the thing, I can’t find it anywhere. Nothing in my computer is under that name. It’s here, but it’s not here.

             
          • Stefan Sadakov

            Try doing the following things…
            For Internet Explorer:

            Click on the Gear icon at the top right —–> Internet Options. There you click on Advanced on the right side of the band, then Reset. On the pop-up that will appear, tick Delete Personal Settings, then Reset and finally hit Close.

            For Mozilla Firefox:

            Click the Menu button —–> Help. On the right, click Troubleshooting Information, and then Reset Firefox, again on the right. Finalize everything by hitting Reset Firefox in the pop-up that will appear, then Finish.

            For Google Chrome:

            Click on the Menu button at the top right —–> Settings —–> Reset Browser Settings. There click Reset

            Tell me if any of this worked.

             
  • Sigrid

    I did that as well, but it still kept popping up. I uninstalled and then reinstalled Chrome and it hasn’t shown yet, but I’m not 100% certain that it’s really gone. It might pop up again tomorrow.

     
    • Stefan Sadakov

      Well, this is worrying. If it shows up again, tell me, we’ll schedule up something and I’ll manually remove Ads by SuperAdRemove for you, or something like that 🙂

       
      • Sigrid

        Will do