Removal Guide

Remove “Ads Powered by Deletead”

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Have you been infected by “Ads Powered by Deletead” ? We have detailed instructions how to remove Ads Powered by Deletead in the guide below. They were designed to work with all versions of Windows.

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Ads Powered by Deletead

The internet is not a safe place – nowadays more then ever. If you are reading this article then it’s probably because your PC has been infected by the Adware virus named Ads Powered by Deletead. It creates a large amount of unwated Ads every time you open your browser. Fortunately, as long as you just ignore or close the Ads nothing bad will happen to your computer. For this reason consider yourself lucky with Ads Powered by Deletead. There are many viruses out there that could be much worse.

Why it is a bad idea to click on the Ads

As mentioned above the best way to threat Ads Powered by Deletead until you remove it is to simply ignore the ads. It’s never a good idea to put any trust in them. These things are entirely fraudulent regardless of what offers and promises they might be presenting to you. Often they will use real and popular products to appear legitimate. If you make the mistake of clicking on some Ad you might even find yourself on a site that looks exactly like the official site for the product – and it might even have a similar domain name – possibly with only a few characters in difference. All of this is done to convince you that you are buying something real – when in reality it’s just a scam to take your money.

What’s worse is that sometimes the Ads won’t go after your wallet – instead they will even offer you free downloads. But what really will be inside those files offered is another virus – and chances are it will be much more sinister then the annoying Ads generated by Ads Powered by Deletead.

This is the main reason we recommend removing Ads Powered by Deletead and any other Adware as soon as possible. They serve as a backdoor helpers to more dangerous threats.

Some Ads might not even advertise anything

Considering we are all seeing all kinds of non-computer Ads multiple times during our daily routine falling for those tricks above is not that common. For this reason developers of viruses try dressing their Ads with all kinds of tricks. One of the more obnoxious trick is to pose them as system messages. Several examples of this behavior are listed below:

  1. Pop-ups spawning over media windows or huge empty banners are generated and they all show an error message. It says that you have to download and install a missing plug-in before you can see what’s inside them.
  2. A fake message originating from a fake java or flash icon demands you immediately update the program because it has become outdated.
  3. A warning message pops-up claiming that an online anti-virus scanner program has searched your PC and found a number of viruses in it. It promises to clean them for you if you install it on your machine.

These things are nasty. As you can see they rely on creating urgency or panic to subdue your rational thinking. Every file offered is a virus.

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How to Remove Ads Powered by Deletead

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


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.


  Ads Powered by Deletead 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 Powered by Deletead . 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.


Ads Powered by Deletead  should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-background For Google Chrome Users

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.


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


 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.


(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.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Ads Powered by Deletead 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 Uninstallchoose 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.


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—-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 Powered by Deletead. 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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