Unstopaccess Adware

Also Known As: Ads by unstopaccess
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Unstopaccess removal instructions

What is unstopaccess?

Identical to un-stop, VidSqaure, and a number of others, unstopaccess is a rogue application that falsely claims to provide users with access to websites otherwise blocked in their areas. On initial inspection, this functionality may appear legitimate and useful, however, unstopaccess is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) potential tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

unstopaccess adware

Following infiltration, unstopaccess delivers pop-up, coupon, banner, and other similar advertisements. These are often delivered using a "virtual layer" - a tool that enables placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, they often conceal underlying website content. Furthermore, these ads can lead to infectious websites and execute scripts designed to download and install malware/PUPs. There is a high probability that clicking them will result in high-risk adware or malware infections. Another downside is information tracking. Many adware-type applications (including unstopaccess) monitor Internet browsing activity by gathering various user-system information (for example, IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, geo-locations, etc.) This collected information might contain personal details that PUP developers often sell to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals who also aim to generate as much revenue as possible by misuing personal details). Therefore, the presence of an information tracking app such as unstopaccess can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall this PUP immediately.

There are dozens of adware-type applications that have similar characteristics to unstopaccess including, for example, Clean My Chrome, Search Awesome, DNS Unlocker, and Kariloo. Most of these applications offer different functionality and are developed by different cyber criminals, however, all have identical behavior and purpose - to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing any value for regular users, adware-type applications deliver intrusive online advertisements (using the "Pay Per Click" advertising model) and continually gather various information (which is later shared with third parties to generate revenue).

How did unstopaccess install on my computer?

This adware has an official promotion website, however, criminals also proliferate adware-type applications using the aforementioned intrusive ads, and by a deceptive marketing method called "bundling". Therefore, PUPs often infiltrate systems without permission, or users install them inadvertently without their consent. Bundling is stealth installation of third party programs with regular software/apps. Criminals conceal bundled programs within the "Custom/Advanced" options of the download or installation processes. Rushing and skipping steps, and clicking various advertisements exposes systems to risk of various infections and compromises users' privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are careless behavior and lack of knowledge. Therefore, be cautious when browsing the Internet. Download your software from official sources only. If possible, choose direct download links rather than using third party downloaders (these tools often bundle additional software). Carefully study the download/installation processes the "Custom/Advanced" settings and cancel all additionally-included programs. Furthermore, never never click ads no matter how tempting they may seem. Cyber criminals put a great deal of time and effort into making intrusive ads look genuine - it is virtually impossible to determine if they originate from the visited website. The key to computer safety is caution.

Quick menu:

unstopaccess adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

unstopaccess adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "unstopaccess", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes unstopaccess ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.


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Remove unstopaccess adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, unstopaccess did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing unstopaccess ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing unstopaccess ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by unstopaccess, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing unstopaccess  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing unstopaccess ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by unstopaccess, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing unstopaccess ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing unstopaccess ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by unstopaccess removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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