What is Multiple Account?
Multiple Account is the name of a rogue browser extension promoted as a tool that can save and import Internet cookies from other accounts. After analyzing this piece of software, we determined that it operates as adware.
Multiple Account adware overview
Adware stands for advertising-supported software. It is designed to run intrusive advertisement campaigns.
Multiple Account operates by force-opening various websites. It can cause redirects to the following types: questionable (e.g., adult-dating, pornography, gambling, etc.), scam-promoting (e.g., phishing, fake virus warning, bogus giveaway, etc.), software-endorsing (e.g., adware, browser hijacker, fake anti-virus, PUA, etc.), malware-proliferating (e.g., trojan, ransomware, etc.), and other suspicious/dangerous sites.
Furthermore, adware usually collects private information, and this is likely true of Multiple Account. Targeted data may include: visited URLs, viewed webpages, searched queries, usernames/passwords, personally identifiable details, finance-related information, etc. The gathered data can be shared with and/or sold to third-parties.
To summarize, the presence of software like Multiple Account on devices can result in system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Multiple Account redirect
|Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
|Internet cookie saving/importing on multiple accounts.
|Detection Names (malicious installer)
|Avast (Win32:PWSX-gen [Trj]), Combo Cleaner (Trojan.GenericKD.46941077), ESET-NOD32 (Multiple Detections), Kaspersky (Trojan-Banker.Win32.Passteal.on), Microsoft (Trojan:Win32/Azorult.RT!MTB), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
|Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
|Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.
|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.
Text to Google Maps, border colors, Chromnius, and Motivational Quotes are merely some examples of adware that we have analyzed recently. Advertising-supported software usually appears legitimate and innocuous. It offers a wide variety of "handy" and "advantageous" functionalities. However, these functions are rarely operational.
How did Multiple Account install on my computer?
Multiple Account was installed onto our test machine by a malicious installer. Adware is often disguised as or bundled with ordinary content.
"Bundling" is a marketing technique that entails pre-packing regular program installation setups with unwanted/malicious additions. Downloading from dubious sources (e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc.) and rushing installations (e.g., using "Easy/Quick" settings, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device.
Intrusive advertisements proliferate adware as well. Once clicked on, some of the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent.
Advertising-supported software can also have "official" promotional sites, and it is endorsed on scam webpages. Most users enter these websites via redirects caused by pages using rogue advertising networks, mistyped URLs, spam browser notifications, intrusive adverts, or installed adware (including browser force-opening abilities).
How to avoid installation of adware?
We strongly recommend downloading only from official and verified channels. Additionally, when installing, it is essential to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of all supplementary apps, extensions, tools, etc.
We advise being careful when browsing since illegitimate and malicious material usually appears ordinary and harmless.
Should you experience the previously described ads/redirects, check the device and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Multiple Account, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Screenshot of Multiple Account adware's detailed information:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Multiple Account?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Multiple Account application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Multiple Account ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove 'Ads by Multiple Account' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove Multiple Account extension from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Multiple Account 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 "Multiple Account", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application (which causes Multiple Account ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Multiple Account 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 "Multiple Account" and all other recently-installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the multiple account redirect, 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 and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate "Multiple Account" and all other recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".
Computer users who have problems with multiple account redirect 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 multiple account redirect, 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. It usually has data tracking functionalities - hence, this software is classified as a privacy threat. Furthermore, adware-delivered advertisements endorse deceptive/malicious content that can cause severe issues (e.g., system infections, financial losses, etc.).
What does adware do?
Adware is designed to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. Its primary functionalities can include displaying ads on visited websites and/or other interfaces, force-opening sites, and gathering private data.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Adware developers generate revenue mainly through affiliate programs by promoting various websites, apps, products, services, and other content.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Multiple Account adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate detected adware-type applications. It must be mentioned that manual removal (unaided by security software) might be ineffective. In some cases, even after the adware has been manually removed - various leftovers (files) remain hidden within the system. Furthermore, the remnants might continue to run and cause issues. Therefore, it is crucial to eliminate advertising-supported software thoroughly.