Erase Ads (Browser Redirect/Adware/PUP)

Aug 27th 2019 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Easy PC Repair Fix PC Free News PC Protection News Virus Removal Windows 10 | 0 Comment


Malware may reinstall itself multiple times if you don't delete its core files. This may require tracking down dozens of files in different locations.

We recommend downloading Restoro to eradicate Malware for you (it should cut down the time to about 15 minutes).

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What is Ads? And how does it work? is a website that you can get redirected to when you click on some ad or link online. It is a suspicious website that often triggers tons of redirects and ads which is why it is referred to as Ads. Due to its unwanted activities, it is categorized as a browser redirect, adware and a potentially unwanted program.

One of the things that worry security experts most about this unwanted program is that it has the tendency to redirect users not just to the site but also to other highly suspicious websites. For instance, you clicked on a link that offers free movies online and you click on it expecting to be redirected to a movie streaming website only to be redirected to a completely different content. In short, Ads also offer misleading ads that are not to be trusted. Clearly, this unwanted program is only after obtaining profit by delivering users with tons of annoying ads. Not only that as it was also found that Ads could also track your online activities so it can gather your information process it and even share it with its affiliated sites to produce more targeted and customized ads. If you value your privacy much and if you want to browse the internet peacefully without such distractions, then removing this unwanted program would be a wise idea.

How does Ads spread over the web?

Like mentioned, you can get rerouted to Ads when you click ads online. Aside from that, it can also be found lurking on free sharing sites as a part of a software bundle along with other free programs. Without meaning to, you can install this program when you install any freeware or shareware. To avoid that from happening, opt for the Custom or Advanced installation set up so you can discard Ads, as well as other unwanted programs and only, install the main program in the package. It would also be best if you stir clear of any suspicious-looking browser extensions or add-ons to avoid other harmful threats since they are also used by crooks to infiltrate your system.

Erase Ads from your browser and computer with the help of the following instructions.

Step 1: Close all the browsers affected by Ads. If you’re having a hard time closing them, you can close them using the Task Manager just tap on Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Step 2: Next, go to Processes and look for the process of the browser you’re unable to close as well as other dubious processes that could be related to Ads and then right-click on each one of them and select End Process or End Task to kill their processes.

Step 3: Then open the Programs and Features section in Control Panel. To do so, tap the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.

Step 4: From the list of programs installed, look for any suspicious program that could be related to Ads and then Uninstalls them.

Step 5: Edit your Hosts File

  • Tap the Win + R keys to open then type in %WinDir% and then click OK.
  • Go to System32/drivers/etc.
  • Open the hosts file using Notepad.
  • Delete all the entries containing Ads.
  • After that, save the changes you’ve made and close the file.

Step 6: Reset all your browsers to default to their default state.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox and click the icon that looks like a three stacked lines located at the top-right section of the browser.
  • Next, select the question mark icon from the drop-down menu.
  • Then select “Troubleshooting information” from the slide-out menu.
  • After that, click on the “Reset Firefox” button located at the top-right section of the newly opened web page.
  • Now select “Reset Firefox” in the confirmation pop-up window that appears.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, then tap the Alt + F keys.
  • After that, click on Settings.
  • Next, scroll down until you see the Advanced option, once you see it, click on it.
  • After clicking the Advanced option, go to the “Restore and clean up option and click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” option to reset Google Chrome.
  • Now restart Google Chrome.

Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer.
  • Next, click the wrench icon for Settings.
  • Then click Internet Options.
  • After that, go to the Advanced tab.
  • From there, click the Reset button. This will reset Internet Explorer’s settings to their default condition.
  • Now click OK to save the changes made.

Step 7: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.

Step 8: Navigate to the following directories and look for suspicious files associated with Ads as well as the adware program that’s behind it and delete it/them.

  • %USERPROFILE%\Downloads
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %TEMP%

Step 9: Close the File Explorer and then empty all the contents in Recycle Bin and afterwards.

Step 10: Now you have to flush the DNS cache. To do that, just, right click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (administrator). From there, type the “ipconfig /flushdns” command and hit Enter to flush the DNS.

Follow the advanced instructions below to ensure the removal of Ads using Restoro as well as all the file residues it left behind.

Perform a full system scan using asr. To do so, follow these steps:


  1. Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot it.
  2. After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.

  1. To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
  2. Windows will now load the Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Press and hold both R key and Windows key.

  1. If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
  2. Type in the URL address, in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
  3. After that, it will download the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
  4. Once the installation process is completed, run asr to perform a full system scan.

  1. After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now” button.

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