Ads not by this site Virus

Also Known As: Ads not by this site Adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Moderate

"Ads not by this site" virus removal guide

What is Ads not by this site?

"Ads not by this site" are additional ads often displayed below legitimate ads appearing on YouTube, Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, and other popular websites. These websites (excluding Wikipedia) display internal legitimate ads, however, computer users report that they observe many additional unwanted ads (including mature content, surveys, etc.) as well as legitimate ones. If you notice "Ads not by this site", your computer is infiltrated with an adware infection, and while this is not a particularly high-risk security threat, it can be distracting to observe unwanted ads, and furthermore, they may lead to inadvertent installation of unwanted software or even malware infections.

ads not by this site

"Ads not by this site" adware is caused by installation of unwanted browser add-ons - browser extensions, which are commonly distributed via free software downloads. To avoid installation of unwanted browser plug-ins, closely inspect each installation window of free software downloaded from the Internet. Uncheck any option suggesting installation of additional browser plug-ins, toolbars, or modification to your Internet browser homepage and default search engine settings. You are strongly advised to remove "Ads not by this site" from your computer. Follow the removal guide presented in this article to eliminate these annoying ads from appearing on your favourite websites.

"Ads not by this site" is a consequence of unwanted browser add-on installation. Developers of these browser extensions bundle "Ads not by this site" with plug-ins in order to monetize their free software. To eliminate these annoying ads, you must eliminate the browser add-ons that cause them. The following is a list of browser extensions known to cause "Ads not by this site" problems. To eliminate these unwanted ads, check the extension lists within your Internet browser/s and remove these plug-ins:

AddLyrics
Boby Lyrics
Vid Saver
CodecV
BCoolApp
Fast Save
Save As
VDownloader
LuckySavings
CouponDropDown
FaceBook Dislike Button
Installation Assistant
Coupon Companion
1ClickDownloader
Xvidly
CodecM
I Want This
Start Now Toolbar

Note that many tech support forums suggest computer users who have "Ads not by this site" issues, install the "Adblock Plus" browser extension, which blocks these ads from being displayed by the Internet browser. While this stops these annoying ads from appearing, it does not completely remove them from your computer. Therefore, it is best to remove the cause and not just deal with the consequences: use the removal guide provided to completely remove the "Ads not by this site" issue from your computer.

Here are further examples of intrusive "Ads not by this site" advertisements within popular websites:

Ads not by this site in Google:

Ads not by this site in Google

Ads not by this site in Facebook:

Ads not by this site in Facebook

Ads not by this site in Bing:

Ads not by this site in Bing

Ads not by this site in Wikipedia:

Ads not by this site in Wikipedia

While "Ads not by this site" is not technically a computer virus or malware, it is intrusive adware. Advertisements displayed by this adware originate from dubious ad networks, and thus, clicking them can cause serious security and privacy issues. Third party ad networks, which use this platform to serve ads, are also commonly used by cyber criminals to distribute various 'exploit kits' and other malware. If you see such advertisements when browsing the Internet, follow the removal instructions provided to eliminate the potentially unwanted browser add-ons which cause them.

Quick menu:

"Ads not by this site" virus removal:

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.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.

Mac 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.

ads not by this site uninstall

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader", select these entries and click " Uninstall" or "Remove"

After uninstalling plugins that cause the "Ads not by this site" issue, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.


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"Ads not by this site" virus removal from browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

ads not by this site internet explorer

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader" and disable these entries.

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads not by this site adware, 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

ads not by this site Google Chrome

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader", select these entries and click the trash can icon.

If any extensions causing "Ads not by this site" are greyed-out and you cannot remove them ("This extension is managed and cannot be removed of disabled"), follow this removal guide - how to remove a managed Google Chrome extension?

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads not by this site adware, 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:

ads not by this site mozilla firefox

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Vid Saver, CodecV, BCoolApp, Fast Save, CodecM, I Want This, Start Now Toolbar, Save As, VDownloader, CouponDropDown, FaceBook Dislike Button, Installation Assistant, Coupon Companion, 1ClickDownloader".

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads not by this site adware 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 the Open Help Menu icon, firefox help menu

Resettings Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing settings window

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - accessing

In the opened window, click the Reset Firefox button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - clicking the

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Mozilla Firefox settings to default - confirming settings reset

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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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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