Sale Clipper Ads
You have been infected by “Sale Clipper Ads” ? This page includes Sale Clipper Ads removal instructions.
The guide below should cover all you need right now to completely delete pop ups that began showing up on your PC. The rest of the article is dedicated to informing you how to protect your PC from adwares (the type Sale Clipper Ads belongs to) and how they operate. Adwares are a promotional tool- if you can see them as one, many more things should become clear. They are basically a crude marketing campaign aimed at forcing traffic to target websites. To achieve maximum effect and to make sure you keep getting the advertisements, Sale Clipper Ads will not only change your search engine settings – it will install adware (a portmanteau word coming from “ad” and “malware”). These on the other hand operate by creating pop ups overlayed on all browser pages, show fake banners, and create hyperlinks that show more ads when you hover over key words. And that’s not all – adware in turn will try to install even more of their kind by tricking you. And if you are especially unlucky you can end up with much worse viruses.
WARNING! Generally there’s one rule of the thumb you need to remember – Sale Clipper Ads will present itself as numerous other things and it will ask for your permission: it doesn’t really matter what it’ll want. It can be a fake update, a scan, database renewal and many things we can’t even think of. But the important part is that it can basically do sh*t if you don’t give it the access it needs. So make sure to ignore everything until you remove Sale Clipper Ads from Chrome/Firefox and any other browser it latches on to. However, remember to do it for all browsers – it installs itself separately.
Here are the most frequently used tricks it may employ:
- Present itself as Java, Flash Player, Acrobat reader or even windows. That’s the fake update scam I already mentioned.
- The more dangerous fake: Sale Clipper Ads can try to imitate a number of anti-virus programs, from paid ones like Norton and Kaspersky, to free version-ones like Avira. This is the most dangerous thing that can happen because most users trust an anti-virus program without question.
- Redirects: if you make a mistake and click on the ads, you may end up on websites with no clear relation to the products. These are called phishing websites and they contain malware. If you land on one of them, exit them immediately. They are likely set to start downloading a .exe file in a matter of seconds. If you fail to stop the download, an autorun setup starts dispensing adware on your PC.
Additionally we want to draw your attention to something significant: this thing has started recording your personal information, accounts and passwords the moment it was installed. We recommend a full change of any passwords that use your credit cards after you remove Sale Clipper Ads.
Remove Sale Clipper Ads (Guide)
First up, it’s reboot time.You need to restart your PC in Windows Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. Otherwise continue with the first step:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your PCr. Start spamming F8 as soon as the starts. Choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button , then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot—> OK—>Restart.
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.
Sale Clipper Ads has infected each and every on of your browsers. Remove it from all of them separately.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Sale Clipper 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.
Sale Clipper Ads is around this place – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the malware —> .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search —> 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 Sale Clipper 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 Processes. 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, 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.
We’ve had reports that this virus can come back after you uninstall it. This usually takes place on system boot. If this happens, do the following:
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. Alternatively, if you can’t find any this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random