How to uninstall the Turbo Ad Blocker application?
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Turbo Ad Blocker?
Turbo Ad Blocker adware a type of unwanted software that generates advertisements. It is known that this application not only generates advertisements but also reads data on websites its users visit. It is uncommon for users to download and install adware-type applications like Turbo Ad Blocker knowingly.
For this reason, they are called potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). It is strongly recommended not to keep apps that were downloaded and installed without the intention to do so.
The main purpose of adware-type applications is to generate revenue for their developers by serving ads to users while they are browsing the web. It is very common that those ads conceal the contents of visited websites.
Therefore, users often click those ads while browsing accidentally. As a rule, ads by apps like Turbo Ad Blocker are used to promote untrustworthy pages, for example, download pages for other potentially unwanted applications, scam websites used to extract money, trick users into providing personal information, etc.
For these reasons, it is highly advisable not to click ads that Turbo Ad Blocker and similar apps generate. It is important to mention that adware can serve ads designed to execute scripts and download or even install unwanted software.
A couple examples of ads that apps like Turbo Ad Blocker usually serve are pop-up ads, banners, surveys, coupons. As mentioned in the introduction paragraph, Turbo Ad Blocker can read data on websites its users visit.
In most cases, potentially unwanted applications that can access some information collect browsing data. For instance, Internet Protocol addresses, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, geolocations.
It is known that many adware-type apps can access sensitive details, for example, passwords, credit card details. It is not safe to have such PUAs installed on browsers or computers.
Their developers might sell gathered information to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), use it for marketing purposes, use it to hijack accounts, make unauthorized purchases, etc. It is worthwhile to mention that adware can be designed to change the browser's settings (to promote unwanted addresses).
In such cases, users cannot avoid visiting specific pages unless they uninstall the app that has changed the browser's settings. Usually, apps like Turbo Ad Blocker change the address of a default search engine, homepage, new tab.
|Name||Ads by Turbo Ad Blocker|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
In conclusion, adware is barely useful to its users. In most cases, it is monetized by designing it to generate advertisements, collect various data, promote questionable websites.
Research shows that the Turbo Ad Blocker is supposed to block annoying ads on video hosting websites like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc. Although, instead of blocking ads, it serves them. Therefore, this app should not be trusted.
If Turbo Ad Blocker or any other app of this type is already installed, then it should be removed. More adware examples are Ad Video Blocker, Coupon Printer, and Steam Sheriff.
How did adware install on my computer?
It is very common for PUAs to be distributed by including them in downloaders, installers for other programs as additional offers. This distribution method is called "bundling".
Users download or install potentially unwanted applications together with other programs when they do not change "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" or other settings, or untick checkboxes. It is common that downloaders, installers that have those settings, are used to distribute PUAs.
Users can always decline unwanted offers before finishing downloads or installations. Sometimes users cause unwanted downloads or installations by clicking deceptive advertisements - when they click ads that are designed to execute certain scripts.
Ads that can cause unwanted downloads, installations appear mostly on unreliable, potentially malicious pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Third-party installers, downloaders, unofficial websites, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, and other channels for downloading files or programs of this kind are not trustworthy. Quite often, they are used to distribute potentially unwanted apps.
Downloaders, installers with "Manual", "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings, ticked checkboxes tend to be used to distribute potentially unwanted applications too. In such cases, downloads, installations should not be finished without declined unwanted offers first.
Advertisements that appear on shady web pages should not be trusted (clicked) as well. More often than not, those ads are used to promote questionable websites.
What is worse, those ads can be capable of causing unwanted downloads, installations. Any unwanted applications (extensions, add-ons, plug-ins) installed on a web browser and programs of this kind installed on a computer/the operating system should be removed.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Deceptive websites used to trick users into installing Turbo Ad Blocker:
Official download page for Turbo Ad Blocker:
Turbo Ad Blocker's description:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Turbo Ad Blocker?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
- STEP 6. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
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.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
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.
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 Turbo Ad Blocker 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:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the 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 (e.g., "Turbo Ad Blocker") and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by turbo ad blocker, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the 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.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (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.
Computer users who have problems with ads by turbo ad blocker removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by turbo ad blocker, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" 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".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by turbo ad blocker, 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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Commonly, 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.
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