Ads by TS

Also Known As: TS advertisements
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Ads by TS redirect removal instructions

What is Ads by TS?

Ads marked with 'Ads by TS' (or 'Ads by TS X') can appear while searching using the Google search engine. This indicates that there are adware-type apps installed on the computer or browser. These are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Typically, users do not install PUAs intentionally - they are tricked into allowing these unwanted installations. Once installed, adware-type apps serve users with intrusive advertisements and record information relating to users' browsing habits.

Ads by TS advertisements

When installed, adware-type apps force people to see various ads such as coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and so on. In this case, they appear with search results displayed by the Google search engine. PUAs can often be installed on several different browsers (such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer). To display the ads, adware-type apps use tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, it is impossible for them to go unnoticed. Furthermore, if clicked, they might open dubious/deceptive websites containing malicious content. When clicked, some of these ads can execute scripts designed to download/install other unwanted applications, thus leading to various unwanted downloads/installations, which might then cause computer infections. Once installed, these apps continuously record information relating to users' browsing habits. They usually gather search queries, IP addresses, geo-locations, URLs of visited websites, and so on. Unfortunately, some also collect personal, sensitive data. Developers continually share the details with third parties (cyber criminals) who misuse private information to generate revenue. Thus, having PUAs installed can lead to problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, and so on. Some users might even become victims of identity theft. We recommend that you uninstall/remove all the adware-type or other potentially unwanted apps immediately.

There are many adware-type apps on the internet, most of which have similar behavior. Some examples include ExpressDirections, MyPersonalPDF, KraKraGames, and Folder Share. Developers present them as 'useful apps' capable of providing features and tools. These promotions are simply attempts to trick people into downloading, installing, and using these rogue apps. PUAs gather data and serve ads, thereby allowing their developers to generate revenue.

How did adware install on my computer?

Adware-type, and other potentially unwanted, apps usually infiltrate systems without users' direct permission. Most users install them unintentionally when software developers proliferate PUAs using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (or through intrusive ads). "Bundling" is used to trick users into installing PUAs together with regular software that they wish to download and install. Information about the presence of "bundled" applications within set-ups is often hidden in "Custom/Advanced" settings (or other sections). Furthermore, many users rush installation/download procedures and skip steps without checking additional options. These behaviour leads to inadvertent installation/download of potentially unwanted applications.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Users are often responsible for installations of PUAs. To avoid them, be cautious when browsing the web and downloading/installing software (especially freeware). Study download/installation processes and check all available "Custom" or "Advanced" (or other similar) settings. Opt-out of third party applications (PUAs) and decline offers to download/install them. Download software from official/trustworthy sources, using direct download links. Various third party downloaders/installers often include rogue apps and thus these tools should never be used. Intrusive advertisements may seem legitimate, since developers invest many resources into their design, however, if you encounter redirects to untrustworthy websites (pornography, adult dating, gambling, etc.), check installed programs on your computer and applications on your browser. Remove all unwanted/unknown entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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Quick menu:

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.

Ads by TS adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Ads by TS redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Ads by TS 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 Ads by TS ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ts advertisements, 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 Ads by TS  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 and remove them.

Removing Ads by TS ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ts advertisements, 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 Ads by TS 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 Ads by TS ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ts advertisements 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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