What is Ultimate Ad Eraser?
While inspecting dubious download websites, our researchers found the Ultimate Ad Eraser browser extension. This piece of software is promoted as an adblocker - a tool capable of removing and altering online ads. However, after analyzing Ultimate Ad Eraser, we learned that it operates as adware instead. In addition to running intrusive advertisement campaigns, this extension also spies on users' browsing activity.
Ultimate Ad Eraser adware overview
Advertising-supported software (adware) enables the placement of various advertisements on visited sites and/or other interfaces. These adverts promote online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and malware. Some intrusive ads are even capable of performing stealthy downloads/installations - once clicked on.
Note that any legitimate products encountered through adware-delivered advertisements are highly unlikely to be promoted by their developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
It is pertinent to mention that advertising-supported software may require certain conditions (e.g., compatible browser/system specs, visits to particular websites, etc.) to deliver intrusive advert campaigns. However, regardless of whether Ultimate Ad Eraser (or other adware) displays ads - its presence on a system endangers device/user safety.
Furthermore, Ultimate Ad Eraser has data tracking abilities. Advertising-supported software typically collects the following information: browsing activity (e.g., visited URLs, searched queries, etc.), personally identifiable details, usernames/passwords, credit card numbers, and so forth. The collected data is usually monetized through sale to third-parties.
In summary, the presence of software like Ultimate Ad Eraser on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by Ultimate Ad Eraser|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus|
|Browser Extension(s)||Ultimate Ad Eraser|
|Supposed Functionality||Adblocking tool, adblocker|
|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, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|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.
We have analyzed thousands of adware samples; shade area, Weather, and Video Ad Remover are just a couple of our latest finds. This software appears legitimate and offers "handy" functionalities. However, these functions rarely work as promised, and in most cases - they are utterly nonoperational.
How did Ultimate Ad Eraser install on my computer?
We acquired Ultimate Ad Eraser from its "official" promotional webpage. Adware commonly has such pages, and it is endorsed through scam websites. Most users enter these webpages via redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks, mistyped URLs, spam browser notifications, intrusive adverts, or adware (with browser force-opening capabilities).
Advertising-supported software can also be bundled (packed together) with ordinary programs. Download from untrustworthy sources (e.g., freeware and third-party websites, P2P sharing networks, etc.) and rushed installations - increase the risk of inadvertently permitting bundled content into the system.
Intrusive advertisements proliferate adware as well. Upon being clicked, some of these ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent.
How to avoid installation of adware?
We strongly advise researching software and downloading it from official and verified channels. When installing, it is crucial to read teams, inspect possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of all additions.
We also recommend exercising caution when browsing - as fraudulent and malicious content tends to look harmless. For example, intrusive adverts appear genuine and innocuous, yet they redirect to highly questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
If you experience ads/redirects of this kind, inspect the device and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Ultimate Ad Eraser, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Screenshots of the websites used to promote Ultimate Ad Eraser adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Ultimate Ad Eraser?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Ultimate Ad Eraser application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Ultimate Ad Eraser ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove 'Ads by Ultimate Ad Eraser' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Ultimate Ad Eraser extension from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Ultimate Ad Eraser adware removal:
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 "Ultimate Ad Eraser", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Ultimate Ad Eraser ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Ultimate Ad Eraser 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 "Ultimate Ad Eraser", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by ultimate ad eraser, 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 plugins 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 "Ultimate Ad Eraser".
Computer users who have problems with ads by ultimate ad eraser 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 ultimate ad eraser, 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.
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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware can decrease browsing quality and system performance. This software typically has data tracking functionalities, which make it a privacy threat. Adware-delivered advertisements can be deceptive/malicious and cause severe issues (e.g., system infections, financial losses, etc.).
What does adware do?
Adware is designed to enable the placement of third-party graphical content (advertisements) on visited sites and/or other interfaces. Additionally, some types can force-open websites and collect private data.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware generates revenue primarily via affiliate programs by promoting various websites, apps, products, services, and so on. The developers might earn commission from ad clicks, webpage visits, file downloads, product purchases, service subscriptions, or similar.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Ultimate Ad Eraser adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and eliminate installed adware-type applications. It is noteworthy that manual removal (unaided by security programs) might not be ideal. In some instances, even after the software itself has been (manually) removed - various remnants (files) get left behind. What is more, these leftovers can continue running and causing issues. Therefore, it is paramount to eliminate adware thoroughly.