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3D BUBBLE SOUND Adware

Also Known As: Ads by 3D BUBBLE SOUND
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What is 3D BUBBLE SOUND?

3D BUBBLE SOUND is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enhance computer-played sound quality - "Do not miss the first high-end HiFi emulator on PC! Increased definition, rediscovered clarity, your music library is totally sublimated. Sitting in the arm chair, with your headphones, send your old stereo system to retirement. With 3D BUBBLE SOUND, lets change your way of hearing music!"

This functionality might seem useful, however, 3D BUBBLE SOUND is classed as an adware-type application. 3D BUBBLE SOUND often infiltrates systems without users' permission. After successful installation, this adware displays intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

3D BUBBLE SOUND adware

The developers of 3D BUBBLE SOUND (Asia Soft Interactive Advertising Ltd.) designed this application to use a virtual layer to display ads. This enables placement of any graphical content on visited websites, and therefore, none of the ads generated originate from the visited sites.

Intrusive online advertisements conceal underlying website content and diminish the Internet browsing experience. Most redirect to various harmless sites (such as online stores), however, some may lead to malicious websites containing infectious content.

There is a high probability that clicking advertisements generated by 3D BUBBLE SOUND will cause high-risk adware or malware infections. This application also monitors users' Internet browsing activity. Once collected, data is shared with cooperating third party companies and can be misused to generate revenue.

Some of this information might be personally identifiable, and therefore, the presence of 3D BUBBLE SOUND on your system can lead to various privacy issues. We strongly recommend that you uninstall this adware immediately.

3D BUBBLE SOUND is identical to SpaceSoundPro, WordWizard, and TopShape.me. It is also similar to hundreds of other adware-type applications that are developed to offer useful features simply to trick users to install. Their sole purpose is to generate revenue for the developers.

Rather than providing the functionality promised, these applications display advertisements (via the 'Pay Per Click' - PPC - advertising model) and collect personal data (which is later sold to third party companies).

How did 3D BUBBLE SOUND install on my computer?

Users are able to download 3D BUBBLE SOUND on its official website, however, they are also likely to install this application without their consent.

This adware is often distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Many users are unaware that rogue applications such as 3D BUBBLE SOUND are usually concealed within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. By skipping this section, they inadvertently install PUPs and expose their systems to risk of infection.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to computer safety is caution. Study each step of all software download and installation procedures. Opt-out of all third party applications. Most rogue apps are hidden, and therefore, you should check the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings section where PUPs might remain concealed and prevent users from cancelling them.

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Quick menu:

3D BUBBLE SOUND adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

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:

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.

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.

macOS (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.

3D BUBBLE SOUND adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "3D BUBBLE SOUND", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes 3D BUBBLE SOUND ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove 3D BUBBLE SOUND adware from Internet browsers:

At time of research, 3D BUBBLE SOUND did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.

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

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing 3D BUBBLE SOUND 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 3D BUBBLE SOUND ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by 3d bubble sound, 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 3D BUBBLE SOUND  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 all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.

Removing 3D BUBBLE SOUND ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by 3d bubble sound, 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 3D BUBBLE SOUND 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 all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing 3D BUBBLE SOUND ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by 3d bubble sound 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by 3d bubble sound, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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