PerformWeb App Ads Overview
WARNING, READERS, PLEASE BEGIN HERE! If you are here, then it means you have identified being infected with PerformWeb App Ads. The first thing you should know about this virus is that its type is famous for trying to trick users into downloading and installing more adware. That’s in the instance more favorable for you. If you are especially unlucky you may end up downloading a ransomware – an application that locks up your system and asks for money to decrypt it. Fortunately adware rarely change their tactics in trying to trick you, and we’ve had time to learn from the and analyze them, so we will list here all the most popular ones:
- Redirects whenever you click on one of the hyperlinks (the punctuated lines). These are the most likely candidate where you can contract one of the nastier viruses. With this you may land on pages completely unrelated to the offers you were viewing. Don’t wait and close them immediately, as just being there puts you at risk.
- Scanners for fake anti-virus programs will probably start bugging you to employ their services, because they fear you have been infected (talk about having gall). These are not limited to web browsing – they can possibly appear even when you operate on windows explorer.
- Fake banners that will appear on the top and bottom parts of pages. These are characterized by their “alerts” that you are missing a plugin of some sort, and you should click there to install it.
- A pop-up will possibly be overlayed on top of video managers. For example youtube’s videos may show a message on top that there is a newer version and so on; these can be extremely tricky to get rid of, as they are thumbnails, so even if you hit X, they may still open.
- PerformWeb App Ads is well-documented for impersonating updates for Java or Flash Player. Be wary and ignore these. They are the most commonly used fakes. But this isn’t limited to just them – adware have recently begun creating a library of popular programs they scan you for as soon as PerformWeb App Ads takes hold. If you own a program from their library, they may try to take its face as well.
Apart from these, there is at least one known side effect associated with adware. A universally recognized “slowness” that will take hold after PerformWeb App Ads finds its way in. This is basically because your PC creates and imposes the advertisements on the web pages, which takes a lot of your processors’ cycles. This could lead to browser crashing and stuttering, especially on older machines. Limiting the tabs you have open to this one can be beneficial and help at least somewhat.
How to Remove PerformWeb App Ads
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.
PerformWeb App Ads 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 PerformWeb App Ads . 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.
PerformWeb App Ads 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 PerformWeb App Ads 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 PerformWeb App 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.