Ads by Number Ascend

Also Known As: Number Ascend adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Number Ascend removal instructions

What is Number Ascend?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, Number Ascend is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Bundling is a way to distribute third party applications together with regular software. Therefore, Number Ascend is often distributed with free software downloadable on freeware download websites. Number Ascend claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling various features such as coupons or comparison shopping, and although this application may seem legitimate and useful, this PUP is categorized as adware. After infiltration on Internet browsers, this application generates various intrusive online advertisements (for example, banner, pop-up, search, interstitial, transitional, and full-page) that often redirect to bogus websites, thereby exposing your computer to risk of infection.

Number Ascend adware

Furthermore, Number Ascend continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information. Although this collected information (such as, IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, unique identifier numbers, etc.) is usually related to Internet browsing, it may also contain personally identifiable details. Thus, the presence of Number Ascend adware on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. This rogue application is identical to other browser extensions developed by SuperWeb LLC. For instance, Knowledge GainsNewer Version, Package Return, and Record Page also claim to enable identical features, however, rather than providing any significant value, these add-ons display intrusive ads and share collected data with third parties to generate revenue. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate Number Ascend from your Internet browsers immediately.

Research shows that Number Ascend is often distributed via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites such as soft32.com and softonic.com. Download clients are presented as a tool to supposedly ease the download process, however, they are used to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of additional programs together with the chosen free software. According to the developers, these third party apps are 'legitimate and virus-free', however, reckless download and installation of freeware risks system infection with adware and malware. To prevent computer infections, closely analyse each step of the free software download procedure and ensure that no additional programs are included. Furthermore, programs downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any concealed applications listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you have installed Number Ascend, and you observe intrusive online ads while surfing the Internet, the following removal guide will help you to eliminate this adware from your system.

Deceptive free software installer used in number ascend adware distribution:

number ascend adware installer

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Quick menu:

Number Ascend adware 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.

Number Ascend adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Number Ascend ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Number Ascend adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logo Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Number Ascend ads from Internet Explorer step 1

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

Removing Number Ascend ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the number ascend 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 logo Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Number Ascend ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Number Ascend", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Number Ascend ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the number ascend 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 logo Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Number Ascend ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

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

Removing Number Ascend ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with number ascend 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 Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

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

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

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.

Removal assistance:
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fernpeeve

great stuff! thanks!

timidbawd

terrible. it was spamming my browser with ads like crazy!! thanks for the guide!