NetTock Ads

Also Known As: NetTock Virus
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

NetTock Ads removal instructions

What is NetTock?

NetTock is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, and promises to enhance the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, displaying website trust ratings, etc. Although this added functionality may seem legitimate, users should be aware that NetTock is considered to be adware. The add-on infiltrates browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which stealthily installs additional programs together with the chosen free software. After successful installation, NetTock generates various intrusive advertisements, including search, banner, text link, interstitial, transitional, and full page ads.

NetTock Ads

Furthermore, this potentially unwanted browser extension tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording information such as URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, browser information, IP addresses, and unique identifier numbers. The presence of NetTock on your system may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft, or malware infections. SuperWeb LLC (developers of this adware) have released over a hundred identical browser plug-ins including DoughGoFralimbo, and CommonShare. This company releases identical browser add-ons under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. Note that none of these plug-ins, including NetTock, add any real value for Internet users. The main purpose of these potentially unwanted applications is to generate revenue from the display of intrusive online advertisements.

Internet users should be aware that the majority of current freeware download websites including, for example, download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others, use 'download managers' to monetize their free services. Download managers are small programs offering installation of potentially unwanted applications along with the chosen freeware. Thoughtless download and installation of free software may result in adware infections. To avoid infiltration of Internet browser extensions such as NetTock, or other similar adware, closely inspect each step of the freeware installation wizard and decline installation of advertised browser add-ons. When installing free software, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation settings, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' to reveal any hidden potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with the chosen freeware. Internet users who observe "Ads by NetTock", "NetTock Deals", or "Powered by NetTock" advertisements should follow this removal guide to eliminate this rogue plug-in from their Internet browser/s.

NetTock adware installer:

nettock adware installer

Quick menu:

NetTock ads 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.

Removing NetTock Ads via control panel

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

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


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Remove NetTock ads from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing NetTock from Internet Explorer step 1

Click on the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "NetTock", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing NetTock from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the nettock virus, 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:

Removing NetTock from Google Chrome step 1

(at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "NetTock", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing NetTock from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the nettock virus, 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 NetTock from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click on the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "NetTock".

Removing NetTock from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with nettock virus 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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Hi. Tried the steps. Fixed the problem. Thanks. Much love.