Ads Clever virus removal instructions
What is Ads Clever?
Ads Clever is a potentially unwanted program, which installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. This program claims to support free software developers by funding their work. The program generates revenue by gathering users' spare computer resources "To make advanced calculations, which are used in various projects". Furthermore, this application claims to help users' to make "Clever" decisions while shopping online by displaying "Highly targeted ads". While these claims may sound legitimate, in fact this is an application designed to generate Bitcoin-mining and intrusive online ads - a function which does not support freeware developers. The Ads Clever program is categorized as adware or a Trojan and provides no real value for the user. Furthermore, this application includes users' computers within 'bitcoin mining networks'. The sole beneficiaries of these mining efforts are the developers of this potentially unwanted program.
Bitcoin mining is resource-intensive and can significantly slow down your system. To avoid installation of these rogue programs, computer users should be attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a 'download client', decline installation of any advertised browser plug-ins. When installing downloaded free programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will detail any intended installation of bundled software. At time of research, Ads Clever was distributed using InstallPath install manager.
Ads Clever is similar to other potentially unwanted programs, which install on computers without users' consent. Examples include PC Data App and GigaClicks Crawler. None of these programs add any value for users and may cause serious privacy and computer security issues. Ads Clever is known to track browsing history, search data, and ads displayed. Commonly, potentially unwanted programs such as these, install on operating systems using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. To avoid adware infections, decline installation of advertised browser plugins when downloading free software. PC user who have accidentally installed Ads Clever should use this removal guide to eliminate this adware from their computers.
Deceptive free software installer used in Ads Clever distribution:
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- What is Ads Clever?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Ads Clever application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Ads Clever add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Ads Clever plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Ads Clever extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Ads Clever extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Ads Clever virus 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 "Ads Clever", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
At time of research, Ads Clever installed together with the following potentially unwanted programs: AdvanceMark and DealPly. These programs are categorized as adware, and therefore, you can safely uninstall them.
After uninstalling Ads Clever, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Ads Clever virus from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Ads Clever installed no plugins on Internet browsers, however, it came bundled with other potentially unwanted browser extensions. To eliminate unwanted online advertisements, remove all rogue add-ons from your Internet browser/s.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for recently-installed potentially unwanted plugins, select them and click "Remove". At time of research, Ads Clever installed together with "DealPly Shopping" and "AdvanceMark".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads clever 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.
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.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate recently-installed potentially unwanted plugins, select them and click the trash can icon. At time of research, Ads Clever installed together with a browser plugin named "DealPly Shopping".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads clever adware, 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 on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove recently-installed potentially unwanted browser plug-ins. At time of research, Ads Clever installed together with browser plugins named "AdvanceMark" and "DealPly Shopping".
Computer users who have problems with ads clever adware 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 clever adware, 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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