Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware (Virus Removal Guide)

WatchItNoAds 2.7 is an adware program that displays pop-up ads, advertisement banners and sponsored links within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed WatchItNoAds 2.7 without your knowledge.
WatchItNoAds 2.7 is advertised as a program that blocks ads while watching a video on Youtube. Though this may sound like a useful service, the WatchItNoAds 2.7 program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not.
[Image: WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus]
The WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware 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.
WatchItNoAds 2.7 it’s technically not a virus, but it does exhibit plenty of malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities to hook deep into the operating system, browser hijacking, and in general just interfering with the user experience. The industry generally refers to it as a “PUP,” or potentially unwanted program.

WatchItNoAds 2.7 is 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, and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. WatchItNoAds 2.7 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 WatchItNoAds 2.7 as well. Some of the programs that are known to bundle WatchItNoAds 2.7 include “Youtube Downloader HD”, “Fast Free Converter”, “Video Media Player 1.1″ and “DVDX Player 3.2″.
When installed, WatchItNoAds 2.7 will display advertising banners on the webpages that you are visiting, stating that they are brought to you by “Ads by WatchItNoAds 2.7“.

WatchItNoAds 2.7 may also display pop-up advertisements, in-text ads and and as you browse Internet, it will show coupons and other deals available on different websites.
The justification for WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads according to its author, is that it helps recover programming development cost and helps to hold down the cost for the user.
[Image: WatchItNoAds 2.7 pop-up ads]
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware. 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 WatchItNoAds 2.7 pop-up ads (Virus Removal Guide)

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 pop-ups from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the 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 WatchItNoAds 2.7 program from your computer
STEP 2: Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner
STEP 3: Remove ADWARE/Adware.Gen2 browser hijacker with Junkware Removal Tool
STEP 4: Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
STEP 5: Double-check for the WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware infection with HitmanPro
(OPTIONAL) STEP 6: Remove the browser extension responsible for WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

STEP 1 : Uninstall WatchItNoAds 2.7 program from your computer

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

  1. To uninstall the WatchItNoAds 2.7 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 WatchItNoAds 2.7, SafeSaver, DP1815, Video Player, Plus-HD 1.3, BetterSurf, LyricsGet, PassShow, LyricsBuddy-1, AlLyrics, Media Player 1.1, Savings Bull, Feven 1.8, Websteroids, ScorpionSaver, HD-Plus 3.5 and any other recently installed unknown program from your computer.
    To check 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 and unwanted or unknown programs.
    [Image: Uninstall WatchItNoAds 2.7 program from Windows]
    Depending on what program has installed the WatchItNoAds 2.7 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 WatchItNoAds 2.7 program, you can use Revo Uninstaller to completely remove this unwanted program from your machine.


STEP 2: Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome with AdwCleaner

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer and web browser for the WatchItNoAds 2.7 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 automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.
    Picture of 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.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Scan button
    AdwCleaner will now start to search for the WatchItNoAds 2.7 malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
  4. To remove the WatchItNoAds 2.7 malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button.
    Picture of AdwCleaner Clean button
  5. AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button. AdwCleaner will now delete all detected adware from your computer. When it is done it will display an alert that explains what PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and Adware are. Please read through this information and then press the OK button. You will now be presented with an alert that states AdwCleaner needs to reboot your computer.
    Please click on the OK button to allow AdwCleaner reboot your computer.

STEP 3: Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome.

  1. You can download the Junkware Removal Tool utility from the below link:
    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download the Junkware Removal Tool utility on your computer)
  2. Once Junkware Removal Tool has finished downloading, please double-click on the JRT.exe icon as seen below.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Junkware Removal Tool, please allow it to run.
  3. Junkware Removal Tool will now start, and at the Command Prompt, you’ll need to press any key to perform a scan for the WatchItNoAds 2.7.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool scanning for WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus]
    Please be patient as this can take a while to complete (up to 10 minutes) depending on your system’s specifications.
  4. When the scan Junkware Removal Tool will be completed, this utility will display a log with the malicious files and registry keys that were removed from your computer.
    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool final log]

STEP 4: Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 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 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab,select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for WatchItNoAds 2.7 malicious files as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed,click on Show Result.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image:Malwarebytes removing virus]

STEP 5: Double-check for the WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware 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, then double-click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
    HitmanPro scanner
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for WatchItNoAds 2.7 malicious files as seen in the image below.
    HitmanPro scan WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus
  4. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you’ll need to click on Next to remove this malicious files.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    HitmanPro 30 days activation button

(OPTIONAL) STEP 6: Remove the browser extension responsible for WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome

If you are still experiencing issues with the WatchItNoAds 2.7 pop-up ads in Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome, we will need to reset your browser to its default settings. This step needs to be performed only if your issues have not been solved by the previous steps.

Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon [Image: icongear.jpg] (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
    Internet Options in IE
  2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
    Reset Internet Explorer
  3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
    Internet Explorer back to its default settings  to remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 virus
  4. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the confirmation dialogue box and then click OK.
  5. Close and open Internet Explorer.

Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Mozilla Firefox

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu (on Windows XP, click the Help menu at the top of the Firefox window), and select Troubleshooting Information.
    Firefox Troubleshooting Information
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    Firefox default settings  to remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 pop-up virus
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish

Remove WatchItNoAds 2.7 Ads from Google Chrome

WatchItNoAds 2.7 extension is a harder to remove from Google Chrome as this malicious programs has installed this extension under the “Installed by enterprise policy” policies.
In this step we will need to delete the WatchItNoAds 2.7 folder from your computer, and the C:\Users\(Your Username)\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ path is hidden by default, we will need to enable the Show hidden files and folders option.

1. Display the hidden files and folders on your computer

  1. Click on the Start button, and click on Computer.
  2. Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options. (Tools > Folder Options for Windows XP Users).
    Folder and Search Option
  3. Click the View tab, select Show hidden files, folders and drives, then click on Apply and then OK.
    Show hidden files, folders and drives

2. Remove the WatchItNoAds 2.7 browser extension and WatchItNoAds 2.7 folder

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
    Google Chrome Extensions
  2. In the Extensions tab, make sure that the Developer mode box in the top right-hand corner is checked, then write down the WatchItNoAds 2.7 1.0 extension ID so that you may know which folder you need to delete.
    [Image: WatchItNoAds 2.7 Chrome extension]
    In our case the WatchItNoAds 2.7 folder was located in: C:\Users\MalwareTips\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\, from there, we have deleted the folder “gdecomoeoinffmfpcihlmacjmlnjfbgm”.
    [Image: WatchItNoAds 2.7 folder]
  3. Next, click the Chrome menu Chrome menu  button on the browser toolbar, select Settings, then click on Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section. In the dialog that appears, click Reset to remove the “WatchItNoAds 2.7″ extension.
    [Image: Click on Reset to restore Chrome to default settings]

Your computer should now be free of the WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO 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 WatchItNoAds 2.7 adware from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • Janice

    Thank you so much! I’ve had this malware for ages and I’ve been putting up with it.. but enough is enough. Finally got tired of all those ads and pop-ups today, and found the source. Then found this article to remove it! Very detailed article with super helpful screenshots for people who are bad with computers like me. In the process of removing this annoying extension right now!