Ads by thirteen degrees

Also Known As: Thirteen degrees adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Thirteen degrees removal instructions

What is thirteen degrees?

Thirteen degrees claims to boost the Internet browsing experience, however, this is merely an attempt to trick users into believing that this software is legitimate and useful. Many users do not realize that this browser add-on is adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The company responsible for the development of thirteen degrees adware (SuperWeb LLC) employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to distribute this add-on, and therefore, users often install thirteen degrees inadvertently without their consent. This application hijacks popular Internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Following infiltration, thirteen degrees displays various intrusive online adverts such as banners, pop-ups, interstitial, transitional, coupon, search, full-page, etc. Although these ads may seem harmless, they diminish browser performance and Internet speed, and may redirect to dubious websites containing infectious content - thereby exposing your computer to risk of infection.

thirteen degrees adware

Furthermore, thirteen degrees collects various Internet browsing-related information including unique identifier numbers, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geographic locations), search queries entered into search engines, websites visited, pages viewed, entered logins and passwords on certain websites, etc. This recorded information is likely to be personally identifiable and later shared with third parties. Therefore, this kind of behavior can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Thirteen degrees belongs to a 'family' of rogue browser plug-ins developed by SuperWeb LLC. Application Nation, Polished Patterns, Information Vent, Square Corner, and hundreds of other browser add-ons also claim to provide valuable features. These applications are in fact identical and none provide any real value to the user. The purpose of the thirteen degrees app is to generate revenue by delivering intrusive ads (pay-per-click) and sharing collected details with third parties. You are strongly advised to remove adware-type applications such as thirteen degrees from your system immediately.

Typical freeware download websites such as downloads.com and soft32.com monetize their traffic via small 'download programs' (also called 'download managers', 'download tools', 'installers', 'download clients', etc.) These programs supposedly ease the download process, however, their purpose is to offer installation of additional applications with the chosen software. Typically, these promoted apps are presented as 'genuine and virus-free', and yet, most are categorized as adware or malware. Thus download programs promote installation of rogue apps such as thirteen degrees. Any offers to install additional applications should be declined. If you have installed thirteen degrees, the following removal instructions will help you to eliminate this threat from your system.

How did thirteen degrees install on my computer?

As thirteen degrees is often attached to regular (mostly free) software, most users inadvertently install this application. The problem is that download manager and installer set-ups either hide (within the 'Custom or 'Advanced' options) - or do not properly disclose - installation of third party applications. By skipping installation steps, users expose their computers to risk of infection.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

This type of computer infection can be avoided by closely analysing the freeware download process. When downloading/installing freeware, uncheck any unrecognized or suspicious third party applications. Furthermore, free software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any PUPs listed for installation and allow you to decline them.

Deceptive free software installer used in thirteen degrees adware distribution:

thirteen degrees adware installer

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Quick menu:

Thirteen degrees 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.

thirteen degrees adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

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

Remove thirteen degrees adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing thirteen degrees 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 "thirteen degrees", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing thirteen degrees ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the thirteen degrees 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:

Removing thirteen degrees  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 "thirteen degrees", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing thirteen degrees ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the thirteen degrees 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 plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing thirteen degrees 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 "thirteen degrees".

Removing thirteen degrees ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with thirteen degrees 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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constantzombie

thirteen degrees is one annoying adware. thanks for help and tips.

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