Dear reader, this article focuses on the adware program Any Angle Ads. Since you are reading this it means that you are already familiar with how annoying adware like Any Angle Ads can be. Fortunately it can be dealt with and I’ll try to help you do just that. However, before you proceed to the removal guide, please devote a few minutes to read this article in full. The overarching goal of it is to empower you with the ways to protect against such threats in the future.
Any Angle Ads – an overview
Any Angle Ads belongs to a type of viruses commonly named adware – chiefly because its primary method of operation is to swarm your internet browser’s screen with advertisements. Note that these may also include offers for “free” programs (even anti-virus), updates on existing programs or or prompts to install “missing” plug-ins or video players.
- Important! Any offer made by Any Angle Ads should be ignored, especially anything that offers to install anything on your computer. Adware of this type is interconnected – and it WILL try to install more of its brethren on your computer or even more malicious malware. Close all pages and terminate all downloads and installations with the Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del).
Any Angle Ads actively scans your browsing history and try to analyze your habits and preferences to create plausible content. On its own this is not that dangerous, but it can also try to copy online services log-in details, credit card numbers and other potentially dangerous data. Sooner then later all of this will be send to the virus’ creator.
- Warning! After removing Any Angle Ads the best course of action is to replace all passwords on everything online that is important to you.
Moving on to methods of spreading
As for writing adware shares some similar method of spreading around the web. Listed below are those that are most commonly met with.
- Through free programs – free programs can be a boon, since they are free of charge and are often to rival or even best paid software. However, as the saying goes about the free lunch there is also a catch with free programs. They often come bundled with adware or unwanted toolbars, for which the creators are paid on every installation. It is always recommended to use the advanced installer option with these types of programs and read carefully the text boxes, remove the ticks on any boxes that allow installation of suspicious extras.
Via fake download hubs – these sites are sprouting like mushrooms and google can’t keep up with shutting them down, they have algorithms that copy the search details of the user and return “perfect” matches – which is of course an executable file containing the virus. Don’t trust unfamiliar sites with random downloads and always pay attention to the file extensions – viruses will be .executables. Even if you downloaded an archive file (.zip .rar etc) the file archived inside may be the virus .exe!
How to Remove Any Angle Ads
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
This, right here, is the Control Panel.
Search around for Any Angle Ads and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you. Highlight and Uninstall these.
Any Angle Ads has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Any Angle Ads . Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
The virus should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, click Any Angle Ads and select .
The click for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find Any Angle Ads then Uninstall.
STEP 3 (Optional)
This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:
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You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed
If you were not successful, then continue reading.
STEP 4 (Optional)
If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Any Angle Ads . 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.