What kind of application is Some-Light?
Some-Light is the name of a browser extension that shows unwanted advertisements. Software of this type is called adware. Typically, users download and install adware unintentionally (without knowing that the application displays ads). Our team discovered Some-Light while examining deceptive web pages.
Some-Light in detail
Some-Light is promoted as an application that provides a dark mode for simple pages. However, it is not mentioned that it shows advertisements. Those ads may be designed to open potentially malicious websites. For instance, technical support scam sites, phishing pages, websites designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive untrustworthy notifications, etc.
Additionally, ads displayed by Some-Light may be used for the distribution of unwanted apps. They can be designed to run certain scripts to start unexpected downloads or even installations. Either way, it is strongly recommended not to trust ads shown by adware and remove any installed adware as soon as possible.
|Name||Ads by Some-Light|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Adware in general
Advertising-supported software is often promoted/described as legitimate and useful. Nevertheless, a big part of adware-type apps are useless and can cause various problems. Most users download and install adware unintentionally since itis is often promoted and distributed using questionable and deceptive methods.
How did adware install on my computer?
Our team discovered Some-Light on a shady website claiming that a "free extension might be required". It got added to a web browser after following the provided instructions. Also, adware is often distributed via software bundles and deceptive advertisements.
When adware is included in installers, users install it after completing installations without changing "Advanced", "Custom", or similar settings. Advertisements can cause unwanted downloads or installations when designed to run certain scripts (and users click on them).
How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?
Download programs and files from official pages and stores. Do not use unofficial pages, P2P networks, third-party downloaders, etc., as sources for downloading them. Check downloaders and installers for "Custom", "Advanced", and other settings, and deselect unwanted apps before downloading and installing programs.
Also, do not click on advertisements displayed on shady pages or agree to receive notifications from such web pages. 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 page promoting Some-Light adware:
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- What is Some-Light?
- 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.
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 unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the unwanted application, 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 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 "Some-Light" and other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by some-light, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with ads by some-light 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 some-light, 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?
Different adware-type apps can cause different issues. Usually, they affect computer performance and diminish the web browsing experience. Sometimes, they gather data which can lead to problems with online privacy.
What does adware do?
Adware stands for advertising-supported software. It shows advertising material (e.g., pop-ups, banners, coupons, surveys).
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware is usually monetized via affiliate programs by promoting pages, products, services, etc.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Some-Light adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove adware from web browsers and the operating system. It is worth mentioning that adware can be persistent - it can be difficult to remove adware manually without leaving any data in the system. Thus, we recommend using Combo Cleaner for removal.