Splendor Search Ads Removal

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This page aims to help you remove Splendor Search Ads. These Splendor Search Ads removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

If you are here and now, looking at this article, then you most likely have just met with Splendor Search Ads. This post aims to help you learn what the virus is all about, where does it come from, what’s the goal behind it and how you, the user, can protect yourself successfully by reading the simple removal guide at the bottom of this article.

Splendor Search Ads is not considered dangerous by many. This is due to the fact that most people don’t even realize that a virus is a virus and that viruses are created to harm you and your personal data and to infect your PC and/or other digital devices. Splendor Search Ads is not even classified as a virus from some sources, but I regret to inform you that it is a malware and that it is very dangerous.

Splendor Search Ads could come from many places and/or sources. One popular way is through “software bundling”. This is when you download a  certain file off the internet and its attached “sister files”, which are in fact viruses. The first problem here is that you don’t even know about the additional files until you notice something to be wrong with your PC. This may include, but it is not limited to: slowness in overall performance of the system, glitches, bugs, browser redirecting, etc. Problems are to be solved, though, and the quicker you resolve one, the better off you are. Our removal guide will show you a few tricks on how to prevent this downloading of  “sister files”. Quickly: just use the advanced settings of your device and/or browser when you download something and not the defaults. Miracles can happen when you have only downloaded the file that you want. The rest can’t be uninstalled–yes, but better if you never get them!

Another way you could encounter Splendor Search Ads is via opening spam attachments to an e-mail. Actually, even the online greeting cards could be, and often are, carriers of viruses. Be very,very careful–can’t stress this enough–when you open e-mails containing attachments. Look carefully who the email was sent from, explore the subject line and if you think that it’s not a legit one, simply remove it from your inbox and trash folder.

Pop-up ads are probably the main source of Splendor Search Ads. When you notice that your computer monitor is becoming bombarded with excessively annoying ads, be sure not to click on any of them. Hackers use them to generate revenue as ‘pay-per-click’ or even ‘pre-clicks’. They are smart and usually, unfortunately, more clever than we users are. When these irritating advertisements appear, please follow the few simple steps from the removal guide on how to solve this problem, or if you don’t understand something and/or are uncertain, just leave comments and we will get back to you in a timely manner. Remember: it’s important that you get rid of these pop-ups ASAP!

The goal behind Splendor Search Ads is to misuse your personal information that you have used to fill out forms and/or documents online and your stored files on the computer. Hackers use these for identity theft purposes, illegal withdrawing of money or even worse–depositing illegal funds in your bank account and under your name. Yes, eventually they may get caught and severely punished for this crime, but until then you will have to deal with tons of crap and go through hell. Is it worth it? What’s better? Let us answer this one for you: it is best if you know how to protect this information and save yourself the trouble!

Few wise words to wrap it up:

  • Always verify the sources your are downloading files from. Free is not always cheapest!
  • Pay close attention to what appears on your screen now and what have appeared before. If its something weird or unusual, get rid of it!
  • Know your ‘baby’ well, a.k.a, your PC. If it acts strange and it is ‘sick’, ‘heal it’ by using the attached removal guide and continue to monitor it in the future.


Name Splendor Search Ads
Type  Adware/Browser Hijacker
Danger Level Medium or High
Symptoms  slowness of the system, glitches, browser redirects
Distribution Method pop-up ads, spam e-mails,software bundling
Detection Tool



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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file for being hacked.
4:Remove Splendor Search Ads from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Splendor Search Ads from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.

Splendor Search Ads Removal



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  – Splendor Search 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. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:


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:

hosts_opt (1)

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) as well.


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

ie9-10_512x512  Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:

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

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

firefox-512 Remove Splendor Search Ads from Firefox:

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

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Find the adware/malware —> Remove.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundRemove Splendor Search 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 malware 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 a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.


This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to Splendor Search Ads. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover


Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and 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 virus’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