Positive Ad Pop Up Virus

This page will help you to learn how to recognize and remove the Positive Ad Pop Up Virus. All pop-up ads showing on your browser or the opening of random websites are signs that your system has been infected with a virus. The removal information provided works for all browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as for all iterations of Windows, both Mac and OS X.

Positive Ad Pop Up Virus has been classified as coming from one of the least harmful viruses out there. However, there is no such things as ‘least harmful’ virus because they could all potentially damage your system and/or access your most secured files and information that you keep on the PC. For this reason, it is very important that you know how to remove the Positive Ad Pop Up Virus and do it as soon as you realize that something is not working right.

The Positive Ad Pop Up Virus

The Positive Ad Pop Up Virus

It is normal to find online advertisements on basically all website you visit. It is also OK to find such in your regular inbox or spam folder. Commercials are everywhere and we are exposed to them all of the time, but some need to be removed.  However, hackers use this to fulfill their malicious purposes by spreading Positive Ad Pop Up Virus. It is easy to mix a real legit and good ad with a false one. Positive Ad Pop Up Virus appears in the form of multiple and excessive ads popping on your browser while you work. Also, you could notice random hyperlinks or even flashing ads that may seem entertaining at fist with all the sounds and colorful images, but if you click on even one of them  it will take you to a malicious website, and this is what hackers want you to do. Phishing e-mails — emails that seem from legit senders and organizations, but when you open them there is either a flashing content or simply nothing — are another common sign for Positive Ad Pop Up Virus. Everything you download on your computer should be verified and scanned first. Never download anything that’s suspicious or that you are not sure of. The removal guide is easy to use and it is advisable that you apply the steps immediately so that you can uninstall the virus and know that your files and personal information is safe.

What hackers use Positive Ad Pop Up Virus for is to steal exactly that–your passwords, credit cards information, important dates and/or events of your life, etc. They use those for illegal purposes of which the most common ones are identity theft and stolen money or even for laundering money and/or illegal foreign transactions. It is best practice to be well acquainted with the PC you are using, the files you store and stay alert at all times for suspicious activity.

For the moment, Chrome is most vulnerable to viruses because it is the most used browser and of its settings. Firefox has higher security and in fact they have banned the use of Flash, which prompts users to install another client. Along with that, Firefox is lacking on some of the most useful applications and extensions. Internet Explorer is “outdated” so to speak because it is rarely used anymore. People who are not very tech-savvy are the ones who continue to use Explorer and hackers use their lack of knowledge for  scams and the spread of viruses.

If you notice that you end up seeing websites you never typed the URL for or wanted to see; if you notice random adds showing on your screen like banners, boxes, flashing images in the middle of your screen, etc.; if you notice emails in your inbox that are from known, but at the same time unknown senders do not click, view or open any of them. It is most likely a virus that is trying to get into your PC. Always verify security information and use the removal guide as your best friend against viruses.


Name Positive Ad
Type Adware
Detection Tool

Remove Positive Ad Pop up Virus

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning. You can find the removal guide here.

For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone


About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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