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How to uninstall OpenSubtitles Uploader adware

Also Known As: Ads by OpenSubtitles Uploader
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is OpenSubtitles Uploader?

OpenSubtitles Uploader is a rogue application. After analyzing this app, we determined that it operates as advertising-supported software (adware). In other words, it enables the placement of third-party graphical content on various interfaces. OpenSubtitles Uploader may have additional undesirable/harmful abilities, such as data collecting.

OpenSubtitles Uploader adware

OpenSubtitles Uploader adware overview

Adware displays advertisements on various interfaces, such as visited websites. These ads promote online scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, and even malware. When clicked on, some intrusive adverts can execute scripts to make downloads/installations upon being clicked.

Note that any legitimate content encountered via these advertisements is most likely promoted by scammers abusing its affiliate programs to obtain commissions fraudulently.

It is noteworthy that advertising-supported software might not deliver adverts if specific conditions are unsuitable (e.g., incompatible browser/system or user geolocation, particular sites are not visited, etc.). However, regardless of whether OpenSubtitles Uploader delivers ads - its presence on a system endangers device/user safety.

Furthermore, this app likely has data tracking functionalities. Targeted information may include: browsing and search engine histories, personally identifiable details, usernames/passwords, credit card numbers, and so on. The collected data can then be monetized via sale to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).

To summarize, the presence of software like OpenSubtitles Uploader on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by OpenSubtitles Uploader
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
Detection Names (installer) N/A (VirusTotal)
Detection Names (app) N/A (VirusTotal)
Rogue Process Name nwjs (process name may vary)
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)

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Adware examples

We have analyzed thousands of adware samples; HealthyStrength, and Bloom are a few apps that are nearly identical to OpenSubtitles Uploader, while Power ColorsLightSurfFile Download ManagerDimMode - are some of our latest finds within this software classification.

Adware usually appears ordinary and innocuous. It offers various "useful" and "advantageous" functionalities - however, these features seldom work as promised, and in most cases - they are utterly nonoperational.

How did OpenSubtitles Uploader install on my computer?

Adware can be packed together (bundled) with ordinary programs. Download from untrustworthy sources (e.g., freeware and third-party websites, P2P sharing networks, etc.) and rushed installations (e.g., ignored terms, skipped sections, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled/harmful content into the system.

Additionally, intrusive advertisements are used to proliferate adware. Once clicked on, some of the ads can execute scripts to perform stealthy downloads/installations.

Advertising-supported software can also have "official" promotional webpages, and it is pushed through scam sites. Most users access these websites via redirects caused by pages using rogue advertising networks, spam browser notifications, mistyped URLs, intrusive adverts, or installed adware (with browser force-opening capabilities).

How to avoid installation of adware?

We recommend researching software prior to download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, all downloads must be performed from official/verified channels. Installation processes must be approached with caution. Therefore, we advise reading terms, inspecting available options, using the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opting-out of all supplements.

Another recommendation is to be vigilant when browsing since fraudulent and malicious content usually appears legitimate. For example, intrusive adverts look harmless yet redirect to highly questionable websites (e.g., adult-dating, pornography, gambling, etc.).

In case of encounters with such ads/redirects, check the system and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with OpenSubtitles Uploader, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.

Screenshot of OpenSubtitles Uploader adware's installer contents:

OpenSubtitles Uploader installer contents

Screenshot of OpenSubtitles Uploader application files:

OpenSubtitles Uploader app files

Screenshot of OpenSubtitles Uploader's process on Windows Task Manager ("nwjs" process name):

OpenSubtitles Uploader adware process on Task Manager (nwjs - process name)

Screenshot of a deceptive website promoting OpenSubtitles Uploader adware:

OpenSubtitles Uploader adware-promoting website

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Quick menu:

OpenSubtitles Uploader adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

OpenSubtitles Uploader adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes OpenSubtitles Uploader ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove OpenSubtitles Uploader adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, OpenSubtitles Uploader did not install its browser plug-ins on Microsoft Edge, 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:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing OpenSubtitles Uploader 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 extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing OpenSubtitles Uploader ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by opensubtitles uploader, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing OpenSubtitles Uploader 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing OpenSubtitles Uploader ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by opensubtitles uploader 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by opensubtitles uploader, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

Adware displays advertisements that promote deceptive and malicious content, which can cause serious problems like system infections, financial losses, and so on. This software typically has data tracking abilities - hence, it is also considered to be a privacy threat.

What does adware do?

Adware is designed to enable the placement of ads on visited sites and/or other interfaces. Additionally, some types can force-open webpages and gather private data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Adware generates profit primarily through affiliate programs by promoting content of a wide variety. The developers may earn commission from ad clicks, site visits, file downloads, product purchases, service subscriptions, or similar.

Will Combo Cleaner remove OpenSubtitles Uploader adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan systems and eliminate all the adware-type apps present. It has to be mentioned that manual removal (unaided by security software) might be ineffective. Since although the adware has been (manually) removed - various remnants (files) can stay hidden within the system. What is more, the remaining components might continue running and causing issues. Therefore, it is crucial to eliminate advertising-supported software thoroughly.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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