Ads not by this site Virus

Also Known As: Ads not by this site Adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Moderate
Distribution: High
Damage Level

"Ads not by this site" virus removal guide

"Ads not by this site" are additional ads often displayed below legitimate ads appearing on YouTube, Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, and other popular websites. These websites (excluding Wikipedia) display internal legitimate ads, however, computer users report that they observe many additional unwanted ads (including mature content, surveys, etc.) as well as legitimate ones. If you notice "Ads not by this site", your computer is infiltrated with an adware infection, and while this is not a particularly high-risk security threat, it can be distracting to observe unwanted ads, and furthermore, they may lead to inadvertent installation of unwanted software or even malware infections.

"Ads not by this site" adware is caused by installation of unwanted browser add-ons - browser extensions, which are commonly distributed via free software downloads. To avoid installation of unwanted browser plug-ins, closely inspect each installation window of free software downloaded from the Internet. Uncheck any option suggesting installation of additional browser plug-ins, toolbars, or modification to your Internet browser homepage and default search engine settings. You are strongly advised to remove "Ads not by this site" from your computer. Follow the removal guide presented in this article to eliminate these annoying ads from appearing on your favourite websites.

ads not by this site

"Ads not by this site" is a consequence of unwanted browser add-on installation. Developers of these browser extensions bundle "Ads not by this site" with plug-ins in order to monetize their free software. To eliminate these annoying ads, you must eliminate the browser add-ons that cause them. The following is a list of browser extensions known to cause "Ads not by this site" problems. To eliminate these unwanted ads, check the extension lists within your Internet browser/s and remove these plug-ins:

AddLyrics
Boby Lyrics
Vid Saver
CodecV
BCoolApp
Fast Save
Save As
VDownloader
LuckySavings
CouponDropDown
FaceBook Dislike Button
Installation Assistant
Coupon Companion
1ClickDownloader
Xvidly
CodecM
I Want This
Start Now Toolbar

Note that many tech support forums suggest computer users who have "Ads not by this site" issues, install the "Adblock Plus" browser extension, which blocks these ads from being displayed by the Internet browser. While this stops these annoying ads from appearing, it does not completely remove them from your computer. Therefore, it is best to remove the cause and not just deal with the consequences: use the removal guide provided to completely remove the "Ads not by this site" issue from your computer.

Here are further examples of intrusive "Ads not by this site" advertisements within popular websites:

Ads not by this site in Google:

Ads not by this site in Google

Ads not by this site in Facebook:

Ads not by this site in Facebook

Ads not by this site in Bing:

Ads not by this site in Bing

Ads not by this site in Wikipedia:

Ads not by this site in Wikipedia

While "Ads not by this site" is not technically a computer virus or malware, it is intrusive adware. Advertisements displayed by this adware originate from dubious ad networks, and thus, clicking them can cause serious security and privacy issues. Third party ad networks, which use this platform to serve ads, are also commonly used by cyber criminals to distribute various 'exploit kits' and other malware. If you see such advertisements when browsing the Internet, follow the removal instructions provided to eliminate the potentially unwanted browser add-ons which cause them.

"Ads not by this site" virus removal:

ads not by this site uninstall

Windows 7 users:

Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader", select these entries and click Uninstall.

Windows XP users:

Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader", select these entries and click Remove.

After uninstalling plugins that cause the "Ads not by this site" issue, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.

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"Ads not by this site" virus removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Remove "Ads not by this site" virus from Internet Explorer:

ads not by this site internet explorer

Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader" and disable these entries.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of "Ads not by this site", reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click the "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.

Remove "Ads not by this site" virus from Google Chrome:

ads not by this site Google Chrome

Click on the wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader", select these entries and click the trash can icon.

If any extensions causing "Ads not by this site" are greyed-out and you cannot remove them ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Remove "Ads not by this site" virus from Mozilla Firefox:

ads not by this site mozilla firefox

Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader".

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of "Ads not by this site", reset your Mozilla FireFox settings to default.

Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click the "Reset FireFox" button.

If you discover other Internet browser plug-ins causing "Ads not by this site" advertisements, please post them in comments section.

Summary:

Ads not by this site Virus is an adware program that tracks user's Internet browsing and generates intrusive online advertisements. Most commonly adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate user's Internet browsers through free software downloads. Internet users should know that nowadays most of free software download websites are using download clients to manage their freeware download process, unfortunately some of the mentioned download clients don't properly disclose the fact that advertised browser plugins or toolbars will be installed together with the free program that users have decided to download.

Download clients and installers that are used to distribute adware commonly hide the “decline” button that can be used to opt-out of installing the advertised potentially unwanted applications. Some of the malicious free software download websites doesn't allow to download the chosen freeware if users decide to decline the installation of promoted software. Notice that the safest source for downloading free software is it's developers website. Screenshot of the free software download clients that are used in Ads not by this site Virus distribution:

Free software download clients used in adware distribution

To avoid installation of Ads not by this site Virus be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client be sure to decline installation of promoted browser plug-ins and toolbars:

Using decline button to avoid installation of adware

When installing the already downloaded free program choose “custom” or “advanced” installation options – this step will reveal all of the potentially unwanted applications that are being installed together with your chosen free program:

Using custom installation when downloading free software
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove Ads not by this site Virus from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

Comments 

 
#22 Rui 2014-02-12 14:18
for me it was World-Clocks...although I had this extension for years without this showing up...
I deleted World-Clocks and the problem went away
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#21 C Double 2013-12-14 07:16
Mine was in a file called safe saver, which I found by going into manage add ons. I have windows Vista
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#20 admin 2013-11-29 12:54
Hi jeetu, by default your Firefox add-on list should be empty, try removing your installed plugins one by one and check if the "ads not by this site" problem persists.
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#19 jeetu 2013-11-29 11:46
hi!

i have this problem in Firefox, but i checked my list of add-ons, and found none of the plug-ins you have mentioned here in my browser.

the problem is really irritating..pls help me.

thanks
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#18 Long 2013-10-17 20:31
For me it was a Chrome app I installed on Chrome app store. It only affected youtube pages. The app was World Clock.
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#17 sondra 2013-10-10 06:35
Link Swift in add-ons
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#16 jimbonner1964 2013-09-25 03:08
For me it was Boby_Lyrics on Firefox. When I removed it and restarted Firefox it seemed to be gone but when I closed down completely and then rebooted the thing came back.
Used the windows uninstaller to get rid of it.
Noticed Wajam was on my system as well, set only for IE, which I have never used. Also Diamondata. Both now uninstalled.
All three came from a p2p site. Serves me right, really.
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#15 LiamTheSwordsman 2013-08-26 19:39
I found it on my computer as Deals, it was on my program list.
Also when I ran a full scan through my PC I found a virus called "Softwarebundler :win32/lolliport" idk if anybody here have heard of it or dealt with it, I only know it is really harmful and it has NOTHING to do with Windows, only because it says "win32" nope, not useful at all.
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#14 m4ryel 2013-08-25 00:20
I've recently (a few minutes ago) uninstalled an adware called "save and share"; its files may come in multiple variations (SaVnoShareo, savenshare, save & share), anything! but it all comes from saven-share.com. when it installs on your program list it will modify its installation date making you think it was already installed; instead of showing the date you were supposed to have installed it it will show the date of a year ago, don't be fooled, if you don't remember seeing that program before and you find it suspicious UNINSTALL IT as soon as possible. it will have messed up with your browser settings, more likely to have disabled JavaScript if you use IE. oh and if you use chrome the plugin is much easier to remove. Good luck everyone and network safe!
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#13 Pascal 2013-08-20 03:50
Delete the program "Lyrics Container". In my case, that's the Add-on from these bastards.
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