How to remove “Ads not by this site” (Virus Removal Guide)

If you are seeing advertisements from “Ads not by this site” in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome, then your computer is infected with an adware or a potentially unwanted program.
Picture of Ads not by this site virus
This “Ads not by this site” infection is designed specifically to make money. It generates web traffic, collects sales leads for other dubious sites, and will display advertisements and sponsored links within your web browser.

The “Ads not by this site” ads are caused by an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, which is distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The “Ads not by this site” browser extension is typically added when you install another free software (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had bundled into their installation this adware program. When you install these free programs, they will also install “Ads not by this site” browser extension as well. Some of the programs that are known to bundle “Ads not by this site” adware include “Youtube Downloader HD”, “Fast Free Converter”, “Video Media Player 1.1″ and “DVDX Player 3.2″.

When installed, the “Ads not by this site” browser extension will display on the web pages that you are visiting advertising banners with the “Ads not by this site” text underneath.
Picture of Ads not by this site malware
This infection will also display in pop-up ads, in-text ads, and as you browse Internet, it will show coupons and other deals available on different websites.

You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this program that is causing the “Ads not by this site” pop-up ads. Be very careful what you agree to install.
Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place. It goes without saying that you should not install software that you don’t trust.

How to remove “Ads not by this site” (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “Ads not by this site” virus from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
STEP 1: Uninstall the malicious program responsible for the “Ads not by this site” adware
STEP 2: Remove “Ads not by this site” virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome
STEP 3: Remove Ads not by this site adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner
STEP 4: Remove “Ads not by this site” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the “Ads not by this site” malware with HitmanPro

STEP 1 : Uninstall the malicious program responsible for the “Ads not by this site” adware

In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer.

  1. To uninstall a program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the “Start” button, then click on the “Control Panel” menu option.
    [Image: Control Panel in Windows Start Menu]
    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel” .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there.
    [Image: Control Panel in Windows 8]
  2. When the “Control Panel” window opens click on the “Uninstall a program” option under “Programs” category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the “Classic View” of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the “Programs and Features” icon instead.
    [Image: Uninstall a program]
  3. When the “Programs and Features” or the “Uninstall a Program” screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall Frevens Pro 1.3, PriceMeter, Supra Savings, weDownload Manager, PureLead, Search Assist, Re-Markable, Zombie Alert, Wajam, Coupon Server, Lollipop, HD-Total-Plus, UTUobEAdaBlock, Safe Saver, SupTab, ValueApps, Lollipop, Software Updated Version, DP1815, Video Player, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Trusted Web, PassShow, LyricsBuddy-1, PureLeads, Media Player 1.1, RRSavings, Feven Pro 1.2, Websteroids, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5, Re-markit and any other recently installed unknown program from your computer.
    To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll though the list, and uninstall any unwanted or unknown programs.
    [Image: Uninstall Ads not by this site from Windows]
    Depending on what program has installed the Ads not by this site adware infection, the above program may have a different name or not be installed on your computer. If you cannot find any unwanted or unknown programs on your machine, then you can proceed with the next step.

If you are having issues while trying to uninstall the Ads not by this site program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.


STEP 2: Remove “Ads not by this site” Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

Remove “Ads not by this site” virus from Internet Explorer

You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC.

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon[Image: icongear.jpg] in the upper right part of your browser, then click again on Internet Options.
    [Image: Internet Options in Internet Explorer]
  2. In the “Internet Options” dialog box, click on the “Advanced” tab, then click on the “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer]
  3. In the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” section, select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click on “Reset” button.
    [Image: Reset Internet Explorer to its default settings to remove Ads not by this site]
  4. When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the “Close” button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now  need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.
    [Image Reset Internet Explorer settings]

Remove “Ads not by this site” virus from Mozilla Firefox

If you’re having problems with Firefox, resetting it can help. The reset feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill information, browsing history and open tabs.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ([Image: Firefox Menu button]), the click on the “Help” ([Image: Firefox Help button]) button.
    [Image: Click on the Menu button then Help]
  2. From the Help menu, choose Troubleshooting Information.
    [Image: Troubleshooting Information in Firefox]
  3. Click the “Reset Firefox” button in the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page.
    [Image: Reset Firefox to its default settings to remove Ads not by this site]
  4. To continue, click on the “Reset Firefox” button in the new confirmation window that opens.
    [Image: Click on the Reset Firefox button]
  5. Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the “Finish“.

Note: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data“. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

Remove “Ads not by this site” virus from Google Chrome

  1. Click on the “Chrome menu button” (Chrome menu)  on the browser toolbar, select “Tools“, and then click on “Extensions“.
    [Image: Extensions menu in Chrome]
  2. In the “Extensions” tab, remove the Ads not by this site, SafeSaver, DP1815, Video Player, Convert Files for Free, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, Media Player 1.1, Media Watch, LyricsBuddy-1, Atomic Savings, Media Player 1.1, Savings Bull, Feven Pro 1.2, Websteroids, Savings Bull, HD-Plus 3.5 any other unknown extensions by clicking the trash can [Image: Remove an extension from Chrome] icon.
    Basically, if you have not installed an extensions then you should remove it from your web browser.
    If you cannot remove the Ads not by this site extension, and under the trash can you can see the “Installed by enterprise policy” text, then you will need to follow our “Remove Installed by enterprise policy extension from Chrome” guide.
    [Image: Ads not by this site Chrome extensions]

STEP 3: Remove Ads not by this site adware from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the “Ads not by this site” malicious files, browser extensions and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “AdwCleaner”)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    AdwCleaner Icon
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  3. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the “Scan” button as shown below.
    Click on Scan button to find Ads not by this site virus
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the “Ads not by this site” malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the “Ads not by this site” malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the “Clean” button.
    Remove Ads not by this site virus with AdwCleaner
  5. AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or documents, as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
    AdwCleaner removing Ads not by this site virus

STEP 4: Remove “Ads not by this site” virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free uses industry-leading technology to detect and remove all traces of malware, including worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware, and more.
It is important to note that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside antivirus software without conflicts.

  1. You can download download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from the below link.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free”)
  2. Once downloaded, close all programs, then double-click on the icon on your desktop named “mbam-setup-consumer-2.00.xx” to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup program]
    Picture of User Account Control You may be presented with a User Account Control dialog asking you if you want to run this file. If this happens, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
  3. When the installation begins, you will see the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard which will guide you through the installation process.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard]
    To install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on your machine, keep following the prompts by clicking the “Next” button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Final Setup Screen]
  4. Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the “Fix Now” button.
    [Image: Click on the Fix Now button to start a scan]
    Alternatively, you can click on the “Scan” tab and select “Threat Scan“, then click on the “Scan Now” button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Threat Scan]
  5. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now check for updates, and if there are any, you will need to click on the “Update Now” button.
    [Image: Click on Update Now to update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
  6. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for the Ads not by this site virus. When Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is scanning it will look like the image below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware while performing a scan]
  7. When the scan has completed, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the “Quarantine All” button, and then click on the “Apply Now” button.
    [Image: Remove Ads not by this site with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware]
    Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.
  8. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now quarantine all the malicious files and registry keys that it has found. When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removing Ads not by this site]
    After your computer will restart, you should open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and perform another “Threat Scan” scan to verify that there are no remaining threats

STEP 5: Double-check for the “Ads not by this site” malware infection with HitmanPro

HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware (viruses, trojans, rootkits, etc.) that have infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken (such as anti-virus software, firewalls, etc.). HitmanPro is designed to work alongside existing security programs without any conflicts. It scans the computer quickly (less than 5 minutes) and does not slow down the computer.

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download “HitmanPro”)
  2. Double-click on the file named “HitmanPro.exe” (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or “HitmanPro_x64.exe” (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    [Image: HitmanPro start-up screen]
    Click on the “Next” button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro setup options]
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Ads not by this site malicious files.
    [Image: HitmanPro scanning for malware]
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the “Next” button, to remove Ads not by this site virus.
    [Image: HitmanPro scan results]
  5. Click on the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro Activate Free License]

Your computer should now be free of the Ads not by this site adware infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the Premium version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Ads not by this site adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Edward

    Thanks

  • Elaine

    The ad thing was making me tear my hair out. Thanks for the advice. IT WORKED!!! :)

  • Matt

    Stelian, you are the man, thank you so much!!

  • Rei

    Thank you very much, this article is really helpful!

  • Tushar

    THANKS

  • abc

    nice explanations there..

  • hamid

    thanks 1000000000 works for me , no unwanted program found in xp applications to remove , but “SafeEweb” extension founded in chrome , and removed. thanks again

  • ash

    Thanks man…. This is really helpful

  • Den

    Thanks, dude!))

  • Robert

    thanks mate…just removed ads from google chrome using your guidelines…had installed an HD Codec, which was the source of everything. it was getting too very frustrating! by the way, I have also installed installed chrome extension adblock plus, but your tips did the trick.

    thanks once again

    rob

  • Luz

    thanks!! it worked just… great!!! i had been going like this for 6 months at least!! thank you!!

  • Lulu

    I went through all the steps; unfortunately it did not work. In my extensions I have PSdToPng which does not allow removal. Could it be this?

  • d.g.g.

    Dude, thank you alot, you solve a headache I had since months with my browser

  • Emme

    Marry me. That was so annoying. Thank you.

  • Susan

    It worked! Thank you! :-*

  • Bethbnnh

    THAAAAANK YOUUUUU

  • Ramesh S

    Thank you so much for your instruction…………..

  • Jr

    Praise God!!! this was an answer to a prayer. I really need to complete a presentation and could not do any research especially on youtube omg it was like adwere central. cant thank you enough and keep doing what you do. your a brother from another mother :) and a real life hero blessings and thanks to you again, advise was really effective and worked. I did not trust you at first to be honest thought I could be downloading more viruses but that was deff not the case
    thank you

  • ChrisTopher Hance-George

    hello, IT WORKED! Thanks so much for your help!

  • ChrisTopher Hance-George

    hi,

    the ONLY extension it shows is “PDFViewer 1.1

    Permissions

    ID: hafjilfochochfhhojdjldgdaoobjnlg

    (This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.)

    Inspect views: background.html

    Allow in incognito”

    and it does not have a delete or disable button

  • ChrisTopher Hance-George

    Hi, thanks for the great instructions, BUT NONE of this worked for me, this malware seems ingrained in my browser, I use chrome, I’ve performed all the steps twice now and still can’t remove the malware

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      What browser extensions do you have installed on Chrome?

  • Thornybastard

    OK, success! You were right about disabling extensions one by one. It was the last thing I had to try. The extension was called Flash Player 11. All clear. great job, great site!

  • Thomas

    Thank you so much!!! Step 1 did the trick for me! This was really easy!!!!
    THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!

  • Thornybastard

    This didn’t work for me. I followed the instructions meticulously. The optional step 5 in my version of FF (27.0.1) did not have a reset button in the troubleshooting guide. I can say it worked partially since I get less offensive adds now, but the pop-ups are still coming on many but not all pages (not on Facebook or any Google sites) and now not on this site either. But it’s still trying to redirect and failing. I still get the redirect on some pages and of course when that happens you can’t hit the back button because it loses the page I was trying to go to. I keep MalwareByte anti-malware running now too.

    One of the redirects I see flashing at the bottom of the FF screen is for shopping-guide-onlines.com. Yes it has the “s” at the end. I also see lookup.bluecava.com. According to Disconnect I’m getting 94 advertising requests (not on this page).

    Oddly, none of the scans with any of the software in 1-4 found anything from Ads not from this site. They all found stuff. But some of it has been on my HD for years.

    I attached a screen cap of the popup from the lower left corner of the screen. Note how it’s transparent, but you can still see the red close icon with white x. Occasionally a visible ad will appear. In this case the text on the webpage is visible without the ad running in the window. also attached is the Jumba ad from the higher on the page.

    One more note: I think I got hit by the java or flash update ploy Curlygirly in DC below mentions.

    Any ideas? Thanks.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      You have run both AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal tool right? Lets see what extension you have installed:
      1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
      2.In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
      3. Let me know which extensions you have installed.

      • Thornybastard

        Extensions:
        AVG Privacy Fix
        Better Privacy
        Disconnect
        Download Helper
        Flash player 11
        https everywhere
        lightbeam
        MaskMe
        QQ Mail plugin for FF
        Skype click to call
        Tencent storage plug-in
        Adblock plus (disabled)
        DoNoTrackMe (disabled)
        Real downloader (disabled)

        Appearance:
        Night before Christmas
        Default (disabled)
        Homestyle Christmas (disabled) (yeah, i know, xmas is over)

        • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

          Hello,
          You have a few extension that I know about, but you also have a few that I have not seen.
          Can you please try to disable your extensions one-by-one, then see if the issues is fixed, so that we may see which one is causing these ads.

      • Thornybastard

        And yes, I ran everything exactly like the instructions said and in the same order. Adwcleaner, Junkware, etc Everything. Should I keep FF closed while running everything?

        • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

          Hello,
          Yes, your browser should be closed when running these tools.

          • Thornybastard

            Aha! let me try it again.

  • ANGEL

    Thank you so much this worked great and your instructions were very easy to follow.
    Thank You, Angel

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    I would not recommend a tool that I would not personal use. You can search reviews for it, basically is a tool that is used by IT professional to easily remove unwanted programs. :)

  • GreenDev_99

    thanks alot for these instructions. It works !

  • Ryan Pilcher

    Thanks alot for the guide worked really well, I don’t even know how it got on my computer but the first program u suggested got rid of it.

  • CurlyGirlyinDC

    I consider myself pretty tech savvy and can’t remember the last time I ever had a virus. This thing sucker punched me when I thought I was allowing Java or Adobe update. The pop-ups were beyond obnoxious and I couldn’t click on anything without being overcome by the ads. Your article was easy to follow and seems to have resolved the issue. I could never have done this on my own. I’m sharing it with my friends and colleagues and will be making a donation as you saved me hours of headaches. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fafe

    This has been most helpful. You rock! Thanks!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    It’s a nasty browser hijacker, you can follow this guide to remove it: http://malwaretips.com/blogs/nation-zoom-removal/

    Stay safe!

  • Lets

    Thank you so very much extremely helpful!

  • Elvis k

    Thanks man really helped me out keep up the good work.

  • Flora

    Thank you Stelian! It was very helpful

  • amanda valdez

    Thank you soo much, it was so helpful

  • SomeFatGuy

    Thank you! D:

  • Brian

    mine was called YoutubeAdBlocker you should include this in the article

  • Deb

    excellent piece of article!! This did of course solve my problem, however the hitman pro dunno why couldn’t delete the malicious files it had detected in the course of its scanning. Rest all seems perfectly poised to make this bunch of software a highly useful package.. Thanks once again!

  • prasenjit saha

    the information here is priceless…

  • Wally

    You have no idea about how helpful this article is . You are basically a life saver . Thank you very much for the priceless advice …

  • Brian Smith

    I didn’t install and programs before getting these ads, in fact, I started getting them at work where the only program I installed in the past year was Chrome. I believe the issue for me was one of the extensions. I removed all of them and the ads stopped.

  • Kerrie

    thanks :-)

  • Tyler

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! This not only got rid of the ads but it also fixed another issue I was having where I couldn’t watch videos on certain sites. (Netflix, IMDB, etc.) You my friend are amazing.

  • Dylan

    One thing I think I had to remove from my addoes actually called itself “Youtube AdBlocker,” but was not at all associated with the actual Adblock Firefox addon. Keep your eyes peeled for this. And, thank you Stelian, this thing has been bugging me for a while now.

    • Nico

      I just removed the “Youtube Adblocker” as well. It fixed it immediately.

  • aureli

    Thanks Stelian,
    I ended up in your site looking to get rid of the “Ads not by this page”. I had to get rid of SK-enhancer and surf-and-keep.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Thank you for letting us know the name of the extensions. This will help other users!
      Stay safe!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Thank you for letting us know!
    This is how we can help others!:)

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    What browser are you using? And what extensions are you using?
    Also, did you run the AdwCleaner and Junkawre Removal Tool scans?

    Waiting for your answer.. :)

  • Vivek Darak

    Thanks a ton! it was called MY WEB SEARCH…. deleted with step 3…

  • manish

    deeply regards, and thanks for all. Keep helping the needful s
    by same ways

  • CCC

    Thanks for all the instruction, I thought I had to reboot the computer

  • Cooldeep

    Thanks,… Very much help ful… I had some Add on Named “host”. Disabled and its working fine now

  • Dipak Vash

    nice work

  • will

    Thank you for all of the help. I am one of the many students at my school who have this problem on there laptops. I will be sure to spread the word.

  • samad

    thnk you so much………………

  • Dana

    Thanks a lot! One more question, please! Should we change all passwords now? As the extensions seemed to have “all rights over the browser”. Did they also collect the passwords, or the virus is not that smart?

  • yuli

    Wow finally!!! Thank you sooooooo much! You are genius and my savior! :)
    God bless yoU!!

  • Schelita

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  • Lahsiv

    THANKS A TONN…..this really worked for me…..appreciate all the efforts from your side to put up all the information for others…..this surely works……thanks again.

  • Fher

    thank you! congratulations you are a the best site!

  • jhun

    Thank you VERY MUCH!!! :) This is great!

  • Jake

    Thank goodness for this post. I needed it bad. Thank you so much.

  • Nithin B R

    the tools are superb….. tank u for this great work…………..

  • jman

    thanks for the help, but people that make this shit really should be beheaded

  • Lorenz

    Thanks! Ads are gone after STEP 2, but I still went through all steps just to make sure I removed all PUP, adware or malware. Thank you so much dude!!! :D

  • Mollie

    Thank you so much, those ads were just so irritating!

  • S.

    Please add the extension “KeEPER to your list of bad ones to remove

  • Ronald

    Thank you, :)

  • jay

    thank you!

  • Erin

    You are a life saver!

  • ddaydrmngrl

    Wow, that was so easy! Thank you!

  • rokhopperj25

    Holy crap!!! I feel like a computer repairman…..I can finally watch Tim Cameron bounce over rocks again and search ebay for Jeep parts. Yaaaaay!!!! Worked like a charm, was fixed after step 2. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  • Moara

    Thank you Stelian. ADWCleaner just cleaned my Explorer.

  • Travis Lord

    I think this one I’ve had has been caused by Delta.

  • Kamila Opletalová

    thank you so much. I am so happy I got rid of those annoying ads. THANK YOU!!

  • Spence

    Thank you very much clean as new and lovin it….lord thank the geeks hahaha

  • selma

    Thanks friend, you really helped me with these annoying ads

  • Peter

    worked like a charm – THANKS for the assistance

  • Liam

    worked after STEP 3! no more annoying ads!

    Used ADW cleaner and after 2 minutes… GONE!

    thanks a lot!

  • Jim

    Excellent, worked a charm! I had already performed a full system scan with NOD32 & used Malwarebytes but was still infected. Followed your recomendations & used Junkware Removal Tool, BAM…..Problems solved!! Thanks for the guide & links!

  • Beth

    Mine was called LyricFriend and I downloaded that by accident when I went to download Mozilla Firefox. The website was a fake and it looked exactly the same as the true Mozilla site.

  • Andy

    thank you man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Maisie

    Thank you so much! I had no idea what to do!
    you’re a lifesaver
    (mine was called “hosts”)

  • HAPPY

    THANKS REALLY WORKS! :D

  • M.L.E. Mae

    I came here looking to get rid of ads. What I got was deletion of adds, my regular home page appearing on starting up Firefox, disappearance of pop-up reminders on my computer, no more popup windows with random updates, Firefox no longer closing on me, and a lot of new knowledge on how to fix problems on my computer.
    I think I’m going to cry. I thought for sure I was going to lose my computer. I am so happy. THANK YOU!

  • jj

    Stelian, thank you, thank you, thank you – these procedures rid my system of what was SO irritatingly invasive…I’ve bookmarked you, and will make a donation next paycheck. Your work and guidance are much appreciated.

  • Tushar

    Oh man, this worked out great for me, lifesaver! Thank you!

  • Ning

    It helped. Thank you soooooo much!

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Yes, usually Chrome comes without any extensions.
    I highly recommend that you install AdBlocker and WOT as extensions, other than that are pretty much useless.

    Adblocker: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom?hl=en (will remove ads from web sites)
    WOT: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wot/bhmmomiinigofkjcapegjjndpbikblnp?hl=en (will tell you how trustworthy a website is)

    Of course, these are optional, and Chrome will work perfectly without them. :D

    Stay safe!

  • Chris

    Comprehensive, easy, and I love that you provided many different options. Thank you.

  • J Dogz

    Worked well for me too

  • Meow

    Hello, I have a windows eight computer and I tried to follow step two. I clicked on manage add on but I can not find the programs that I need to disable. Help would be apprecitate. :) ( I am getting very tired of these ads all over my computer.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Lets try to remove this infection:
      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
      1. Download AdwCleaner from here: http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

      2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

      3.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.

      4.Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.

      STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

      Stay safe!

      • Meow

        do you have to pay to download AdwCleaner?

        • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

          Hello,
          All the tools that we use are completely free of charge. You will not have pay for anything! :)

  • Wonton

    Thanks! This was great. I was able to remove the annoying ads just by following STEP 1. I didn’t think it could be caused by programs that were downloaded.

  • Jayson

    While i was using my laptop a pop up came and said that i needed to update my google chrome so i clicked the update button and made me download something, now “ads are not from this sites” are everywhere and ive tried all your steps to remove it but its still there. Help please

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Lets try to remove this infection:
      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
      1. Download AdwCleaner from here: http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner

      2.Close all open programs and internet browsers.

      3.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.

      4.Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.

      STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

      Stay safe!

  • Thilaka

    thank you sooooo much…I was freaking out cuz all those ads not by this site were clouding the websites I was on. I was looking for a Microsoft beta version to download and I guess I downloaded something I probably shouldn’t have. I’m not sure what I would have done without the advice this website gave me. Literally, thank you so much!

  • Katie

    Ok, I did everything except the junkware removal due to my antivirus stating a Trojan was attached to it… The pop up ads and stuff stopped but I still can’t use flash player… Is this a different virus? I even uninstalled the flash player and re installed it and it still won’t work :( Very frustrated.

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello Katie,
      What browser are you using? The Junkware Removal Tool detection is a false positive which you can ignore.

      Stay safe!

  • http://www.cheese.com/ John Goatbirth

    Didn’t work. Any of it. I’ve been trying to “System Restore” away, but there are no signs of the malware in anything you indicated here. Just the incredibly annoying adverts.

  • Ash

    I love you. Thank you.

  • jummum

    Thank you so much. This has helped me so much

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Thank you. Recently there has been in increase in the number of infection caused by this adware.
    The extension might also have the following names: WebCake, AddLyrics, True Saver, Safe Saver, GetLyrics. SelectionLikns, Coupon Matcher and many more.
    As a good and general rule, if you have not installed an extension, you should remove it from your web browser.
    Stay safe!

  • Meow

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! It helped a lot greatly appreciated !!

  • Steve

    Had to run ‘em all but I got there. You Sir, are a saint!

  • Michael

    Thanks.

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Norton is a good antivirus, however it would detect these infections as they are more in the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs than malware.
    Lets try to remove these infection:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner

    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,

    Lets try to remove this nasty program:

    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner

    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • Regina Majerkowski

    Thanks a lot! It really solved my problem!

  • MCR-3Cheers

    Thank you man, you really helped me to solve this problem.

  • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

    Hello,
    Lets try to remove this nasty program:
    STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
    Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

    STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

    1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

    2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

    3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

    Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • Katie

    what if it won’t let you deactivate it?

    • http://malwaretips.com/ Stelian Pilici

      Hello,
      Lets try to remove this nasty program:
      STEP 1: Run a scan with AdwCleaner
      Please run AdwCleaner (as seen on STEP 3) to remove this infection!

      STEP 2: Run a scan with Junkware Removal Tool

      1.Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop from the below link:

      JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL : http://thisisudax.org/download

      2. Double-click on the JRT.exe icon to start this utility.

      3. The tool will open and start scanning your system. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system’s specifications

      Waiting for your reply to see how everything is running…

  • kiki

    <3 thanks

  • Julio

    Omg thank you I love u guys

  • Miki

    Thank you so much! I have been struggling for months! :)

  • MND

    Thank you very much :)

  • Jumper

    It is sometimes names AutoLyrics as well

    • DMC

      Also LyricsPal

      • Jay

        Mine was LyricsKid

  • Nik

    Thank you sir! Coupon crap removed from Firefox!

  • Mayank Jain

    Thanks

  • Alicea

    Thanks a lot.
    adwcleaner works perfectly even on my google site.
    Thanks

    • GLENN SAHLI

      PERFECTION!!!

  • Cenelly

    OMG Thank you. I like freaking love you :)

  • Debbie

    THANKS so much! Those ads were driving me nuts!!

  • Trever

    Thanks so much!

  • Courtney

    Wow!! that worked like a charm!! best ever, i don’t know where you got Adwcleaner from but that was great. i know that firefox is a very good search engine but it didnt see any of stuff Adwcleaner did, BRILLIANT!!

  • juan carlos

    muy bueno gracias..saludos

  • Chris

    Excellent!!!! I cannot thank you enough.

  • Niall

    Great site – sorted annoying ads out – brilliant – thank you!

  • mmvb

    Very thanks, it working, great

  • moazam

    thanks buddy

    it worked

  • ikram

    Thank you!

  • Rod

    I’m always a bit suspicious of these promises, but I tried the Malwarebytes option and it worked brilliantly. Thank you very much – it’s so refreshing to find that an offer of help is exactly that and not a con to get you to buy something or download more stuff on your computer. Thanks a million.

  • Wasi

    Many thanks!

  • Des

    Amazing!!!

  • R D W

    Update to previous post. I installed HitmanPro 3.7.2 and performed a scan and it found all kinds of “247 ads not by this site” files. Very impressive! I thought Malwarebytes was the best malware program on the market, but I am going to have to rethink after seeing the difference between the two scans. Malwarebytes did not find any suspicious files.

  • R D W

    This has got to be one of the most obnoxious means of forcing an advertisement on a person that I have ever experienced. It is so intrusive….I wish they had laws against this sort of uninvited invasive access to my computer. They do it by “hook or crook!” I personally will boycott any product or business that advertises using this pathetic method!

    Thank you for the instructions on how to remove. Interesting, I have had Malwarebytes on my computer for years now and love it! However, it did nothing to prevent this from copying to my computer….it obviously did not detect it as malware. Additionally, I did a full system scan after the ads started showing up and it still did not detect any malicious files. I must have unwittingly given permission to install the malware when I was installing or updating another existing program.

    Boycott these bastards! I can’t believe this kind of advertising works! I guess most people aren’t smart enough to even notice that it is malware and assume it is just part of whatever web page they are looking at.

  • Rafael Cordano

    I was a similar problem, but the solution was remove the complement “Save It” from Firefox complements.

  • Morgan Calvi

    To know how to get rid of adware, you have to give it.

  • Matt

    This worked! Thanks!!

  • bill A

    Thanks; just got new computer with Windows 8 and despite lots of security kept getting these ads …really annoying. Found a 215 apps programme (which I would never have known to look for), uninstalled it and (fingers crossed) all is well

  • Nick

    I was having a lot of trouble trying to uninstall Iminent. Turns out Coupon Companion is what I was missing, thanks for this guide

  • Fany

    Oh…You gonna have a nice day ;)

  • مغرورة

    thank you :)))))

  • Jader

    Thank you Stelian!

  • august

    THanks so much! Helped alot! :D

  • Mushata

    Thank you!!Adwcleaner did the job!
    thanks!

  • Marko

    Thank you,Stelian.
    Great website!