CutterFunc Ads Overview
CutterFunc is a virus of the adware type that security experts recommend you uninstall immediately using the removal guide below. As a whole Adware do not have a lasting effect on your system, but they become more dangerous over time, and the majority of them (like CouponSignal Ads, Looking For Travels and GovernorInspector) are even considered useful by some users. Unfortunately though, the typical scenario is that once it has boarded you, such a virus will take over all your browsers and bombard you with an assortment of unpleasant advertisements, pop-ups and fake banners that are all designed with the thought of infecting you with more of its type. There are several reasons why this is done, the main ones being to monetize through pay per click and to promote the websites these ads lead you to.
If you are not completely sure how the rogue agent presented here managed to enter your system, consider if any of the following occurred recently:
- You opened spam email. Many users open such emails and their attachments after getting tricked by thinking a legitimate source or institution has contacted them regarding some “serious” matter. These are fakes that can be discerned by the lacking of proper grammar and spelling mistakes. (I guess hackers rarely have time for good education)
- You visited live streaming websites and clicked on the advertisements covering the streams. These can be quite tricky because they have aggressive “close” signs that are actually fakes and open the ads too.
- You downloaded and installed a free program – this is by far the most common. The software you installed was bundled with a virus. By the typical unwritten laws of EULA (End-users License Agreement) the setup should inform and ask if you want to include the bonus program. This one however was probably using the misleading method of introducing the bonus cotent at the last steps. Since most users do not pay attention and just click Next, they never realize that they just installed CutterFunc Ads or something similarly unpleasant.
Overall, CutterFunc Ads can have an effect on your CPU’s performance. If you’ve been having severe freezes, sound glitches when you’re playing music, stuttering, and browser crashing, the virus is to blame. These should pass as soon as you remove it.
How to Remove CutterFunc
(Works for all versions of windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now inside the Control Panel.
Here, keep an eye out for ScreenGlaze plus any and all programs that look like a virus to you. Occasionally they may go with other names – so definitely be wary. Highlight them, then Uninstall.
The virus has infected ALL of the browsers you use. Removing it from just one will not help you.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Start the browser, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
When the new menu appears, you should be be able to locate the malware. Also look around for other extensions you’re not sure of. Hit Disable to get rid of them.
In case your Home page was moved, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, put in the page you want, then click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open the browser, click on at the top, go to Add-ons.
Then select Extensions.
The malware should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
When you’ve reached Extensions, the virus should be lurking around with its buddies ——-> select .
Now click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Enginesand leave only the search engines you use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions
Find the spyware 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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