Ads by SalePlus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is SalePlus?
SalePlus is presented as a legitimate browser extension designed to help users save time and money while shopping online.
This functionality may seem useful, however, the SalePlus add-on is categorized as adware, since it is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software.
SalePlus installs on Internet browsers without users' permission. After computer infiltration, this extension generates intrusive online advertisements such as coupon, comparison shopping, banners, etc. Clicking these ads may lead to bogus websites containing infectious content, and therefore, your computer may become infected.
SalePlus also tracks user-information by collecting various details such as visited websites, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, IP addresses, and so on. This recorded data may include personally identifiable information, and therefore, the behavior of this add-on can cause serious privacy issues.
Note that adware-type applications such as SalePlus are similar to many others including, for example, Save Serp Now, Protectium, HDtube, and Primary result - these extensions claim to provide various useful features, however, they simply deliver ads and collect user-data (which is later shared with third parties) with the intention of generating revenue. You are strongly advised to eliminate SalePlus from your system.
Currently, most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download clients' employed by popular freeware download websites such as soft32.com, download.com, softonic.com, and many others. Download clients monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of additional applications together with the chosen software.
These promoted applications are claimed to be 'legitimate and virus-free', however, most are adware or malware. To prevent installation of SalePlus, or other rogue apps, be attentive during all steps of the download procedure and opt-out additionally-included programs.
Furthermore, use the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' option when installing downloaded software - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed SalePlus, the following guidelines will help you to remove this adware from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in SalePlus adware distribution:
SalePlus adware generating intrusive online ads ('Ads by SalePlus'):
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- What is SalePlus?
- STEP 1. Uninstall SalePlus application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove SalePlus adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove SalePlus ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by SalePlus' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove SalePlus ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
SalePlus 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 "SalePlus", "Wheretoget", "youtubeadblocker", and "FlintPointman" select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes SalePlus ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove SalePlus adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "SalePlus" and "youtubeadblocker", select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the saleplus 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 "Extensions". Locate "SalePllus" and "Wheretoget", select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the saleplus 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 the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "SalePllus" and "youtubeadblocker".
Computer users who have problems with saleplus 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 saleplus 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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