Snail Translator Ads “Virus” Removal

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This page aims to help you remove the Snail Translator Ads “Virus.” These Snail Translator Ads “Virus” removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows. Bear in mind that we called Snail Translator a “virus” only for expediency in order to get the attention of users that mistakenly call it as such: in reality it is an adware.

Here is more about Snail Translator Ads: 

The Snail Translator Ads “Virus” is a software application that displays different types of advertising banners while the program is running. Snail Translator Ads is not considered a computer virus. The application installs a browser extension or a plug-in to your Firefox or Chrome, that delivers the ads. They can be displayed through pop-up windows or through a sidebar that appears on the screen. This type of software is mostly known as adware. Adware is considered a legitimate way of displaying ads on the user’s screen during their web browsing. It is preferred by many developers because it helps them to lower their distribution and advertising costs, as well as to gather some valuable marketing information for their targets.

There are many ad-supported plugins, games or programs that are distributed worldwide. Nowadays there is a growing number of software developers who offer “sponsored” advertisements until you pay for a registration, but not all of them are considered Adware. Adware is typically more intrusive, offers little to no other value, cannot be turned off and can be much harder to remove than other programs.

Nothing serious or harmful could happen if you find Snail Translator Ads on you PC, but some unwanted programs could have been installed alongside it. you may have heard that adware has been criticized. Now the question is why? Because it usually includes a code that is tracking user’s activity on the web and this way collecting information that could be considered as personal. Sometimes, this information known as traffic data is passed on to third parties without the user’s knowledge and approval. This practice has been discussed as compromising the users privacy and security. Although the information gathered is generally used to help the advertisers display relevant ads to their target, it is a good idea to consider whether you should keep programs with such behavior on your PC or decide to remove them. 

Here is how Snail Translator Ads may behave when installed on your system:

Snail Translator Ads may collect data about the user browsing history to display ads, pop-ups and banners in the Web browser. It doesn’t make a difference which browser you are using – it could be Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari – Snail Translator Ads integrates easily in all of them. The aim usually is to track user’s Internet surfing habits in order to show relevant and targeted ads on their screen. Some people find this quite annoying, especially when the adware becomes intrusive. Therefore, it could easily turn into something they would rather uninstall to avoid the ads invasion on their screen. 

What does Snail Translator Ads do?

At its best, Snail Translator Ads could be just irritating. Here you will learn what you may face when this program is running. An endless stream of Pop-ups may display unwanted ads interrupting your online activity. Sometimes closing one opens the next, while other times, you will be flooded with a pop-up series. The program may keep track of your online activity to figure out what kind of ads it should display to you. As a result, it may be redirecting your traffic information to third parties so they can display contextual ads, banners and offers directly on the pages you visit. However, such ads might happen to be displayed even on protected connections such as your online banking site. As a side effect from the Snail Translator Ads activity, your device performance may slow down while loading and running ads that steal away from the processing power. It is also good to have in mind that your internet bandwidth could be eaten up when loading ads, just like when you are loading a video or a pic.

How can you remove Snail Translator Ads?

If you really feel that your browsing experience and privacy is ruined by the behavior of this adware, you may consider removing the program from your PC.

While this definitely is not a virus, the uninstallation process would require some particular steps. You can follow the detailed guide below to fully remove Snail Translator Ads of your system.


Name Snail Translator
Type  Adware
Danger Level Medium (Tracks your browsing history and display ads on your screen)
Symptoms Display ads, pop-ups and banners in the Web browser.
Distribution Method Typically distributed through a pay-per-click install bundle or with third-party software
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

This was the first preparation.


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Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.

  • Do not skip this  – Snail Translator Ads may have hidden some of its files.

Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:


Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.


Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.


Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.

NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge).


Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.

ie9-10_512x512  Remove Snail Translator Ads from Internet Explorer:

Open IE, click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

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Find the threat —> Disable. Go to IE GEAR —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.

firefox-512 Remove Snail Translator Ads from Firefox:

Open Firefoxclick  mozilla menu  ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Snail Translator Ads from Chrome:

Close Chrome. Navigate to:

 C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:

Rename the Folder to Backup Default

Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.

  • At this point the threat is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.


Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are dangerous. Google them or ask us in the comments.


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Right click on each of the problematic processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the threat’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious. HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random

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