Ads by Ads Remover

Also Known As: Ads Remover adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Ads Remover removal instructions

What is Ads Remover?

According to the developers, Ads Remover is a proper browser plug-in that supposedly blocks advertisements displayed by various websites. These fake promises may trick some users into believing that Ads Remover is a legitimate and useful application, however, this browser plug-in is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These negative associations are made since Ads Remover infiltrates systems without users' permission, displays intrusive online ads, and collects various system information.

Ads Remover adware

Ads Remover displays a variety of intrusive online advertisements (even though it claims to block such ads). This application uses a virtual layer, which enables placement of any graphical content on visited websites. On initial inspection, pop-up, banner, price comparison, coupon, and other displayed ads might appear harmless, however, some can redirect to dubious websites. Thus, clicking them may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. In addition, Ads Remover tracks Internet browsing activity and collects various user information that might be personally identifiable. Data such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine geolocations), website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, etc. may contain private details and can be shared with third parties. This situation will lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. For these reasons, having Ads Remover installed on your system might cause serious privacy issues or even identity theft.

Ads Remover is similar to AllCheapPrice, System Notifier, PhraseProfessor, and hundreds of other adware-type applications. Be aware that adware-type applications claim to be legitimate by offering various useful features, however, these claims are false. Applications such as Ads Remover provide no real value for the user - their purpose is to generate revenue by displaying ads and collecting various user data.

How did Ads Remover install on my computer?

Ads Remover is often distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Many users are unaware that potentially unwanted adware-type apps such as Ads Remover are hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By skipping this section, they inadvertently install rogue apps. The developers of these applications are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated, which is dependent on the volume of adware distributed. Therefore, they do not properly disclose installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Do not rush the download or installation procedures. Closely analyze each step of the software (especially free) download procedure and cancel all additional applications listed for download. In addition, programs should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any potentially unwanted programs listed for installation and enable you to opt-out.

Intrusive online advertisements generated by Ads Remover adware:

Ads Remover generating intrusive online advertisements (sample 1) Ads Remover generating intrusive online advertisements (sample 2)

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Quick menu:

Ads Remover 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.

Ads Remover adware uninstall via Control Panel

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

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

Remove ads remover adware from Internet browsers:

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Ads Remover 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 any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Ads Remover ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads remover 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 Ads Remover  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 "Ads Remover" and any other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing Ads Remover ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads remover 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 Ads Remover 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 "NoMoreAds" and any other recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing Ads Remover ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads remover 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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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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