Price Slayer Ads may not be the most annoying or dangerous adware out there, but it is still not something you probably want on your computer. The goal of this guide is to teach you how to do that, as well as give some insight on how Price Slayer Ads and similar adwares operate and infect computers. For these reasons please sit down for a minute and read this article in full.
Price Slayer Ads – an overview
Price Slayer Ads behaves no different then similar viruses in the adware family to which it belongs. As soon as it is installed on your computer it will take over your browsers and begin to generate spam messages. These vary from ads to offers for free downloads or upgrades. It may also trick you into believing you have some plug-in missing or that you require another video player to view something.
- Don’t trust for a minute anything coming from Price Slayer Ads. The only purpose of these ads is to waste your time, cost you money or infect your computer with further malware. In fact adware developers work in partnership and every piece out there will try to install as many of its brothers and sisters as possible – if you let it! Thus every offer should be ignored, every download and installation killed with the task manager.
It is possible that some of these advertisements may seem appealing. This is because Price Slayer Ads scans the history of your browsers, analyzes your behavior and tries to match your interests with relevant ads. In fact all of these ads are actually generated by your own computer, the external links often lead to completely different pages.
- Remember that together with browsing history it may have also copied credit card number and log-in information. These are encrypted, but that is no reason to be careless. After you are sure Price Slayer Ads is removed from your machine go ahead and change all important passwords.
A few popular methods used to infect computers
- Through installers of other applications – usually free programs. Since such products are free their developers try to raise revenue by alternative means – which often means adware. In essence they are paid by Adware makers to include their product in the main installer as an extra. When installing any kind of program its always best to go for the advanced/expert installation. Not only you can control where it is installed, but you can also disable the installation of any unwelcome “extras”.
- Download/torrent bomb sites – these are very dangerous, especially to people who haven’t met them before. Basically they will copy the user’s search terms and generate a file with a name that is an exact copy. The exact match often propels them to the top page of search engines. Pay attention to the file’s extension. Viruses are always .exe files/archive containing an .exe file and the file you want should be something entirely different.
How to Remove Price Slayer 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.
Price Slayer 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 Price Slayer 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.
Price Slayer 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 Price Slayer 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 Price Slayer 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