Title: AdChoices
Type: Adware
Also known as: Ad Choices

Remove AdChoices
Removal instructions

Severity scale:AdChoices severity is 80  (80 / 100)

AdChoices (can also be found as AdChoices virus) is an untrustworthy program, which can be included to 'adware' category. The main reason explaining why we say so is that it has ability to display enormous amount of commercial pop-up ads every time people start their browsing (these messages mostly appear on the right side of the desktop). They should show up when you visit Youtube, Facebook and other sites, but you may also notice them when your browser is NOT opened. Besides, just like any other adware, AdChoices infiltrates systems without a proper permission asked. It does that with a help of freeware. Officially, this program should inform you about various commercial deals, such as coupons, discounts, price comparisons and similar things. However, noone can guarantee that they won't force you to visit an insecure website.  That's why we recommend being very careful when having AdChoices installed on the system. If you want to get rid of its ads, you should eliminate this program from your computer.


AdChoices starts showing its ads as soon as it installs on its target PC. In most of the cases, users unintentionally agree to install this adware on their computers when they download freeware or shareware. Besides, according to victims, Incredibar and Babylon may also be a cause of AdChoices redirects. If you want to prevent this or any other adware, don't forget to keep an eye on the installation process of the freeware. You should choose a Custom or Advanced installation and uncheck unfamiliar check marks. If AdChoices gets inside the system, this program may start initiating serious havoc there. Beware that its ads may redirect you to unsafe websites that distribute not only promoted products but malware as well. That's why we don't recommend leaving AdChoices on computer.


In order to remove AdChoices ads, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware at first. For that, we recommend using such reputable applications as  STOPzilla or SpyHunter. In addition, check Add/Remove programs list for unwanted entries and uninstall if you see them:

Click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button if you see AdChoices, Search Results and similar entries in the list. 

Finally, fix your browsers:

Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for AdChoices, Search Results and similar entries and click 'uninstall'. Now open IE once again and click Tools -> Internet Option -> General tab. Enter Google or other address to make it the default start page.

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’. Find AdChoices, Search Results and similar entries and click ‘Uninstall’. Now open Mozilla Firefox once more, go to Tools -> Options -> General -> Startup and select 'Show a blank page' when Firefox Starts or set a certain website, like Google or similar.

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome, click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to google or other and delete AdChoices, Search Results and similar entries from the list. Then Go to section “On start” and make sure you get blank page while creating new tab.

Automatic AdChoices removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall AdChoices. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove AdChoices using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing AdChoices (2013-05-28 04:32:09)
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Defender Pro Ultimate
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AdChoices snapshot:

Geolocation of AdChoices:

This map reveals the prevalence of AdChoices. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, United Kingdom, India and Canada.

QR code for AdChoices removal instructions:

AdChoices qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like AdChoices are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall AdChoices right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Removal guides in other languages

Information added: 2014-05-14 03:14:57
Information updated: 2014-05-14 03:14:57

Ask us discussions:

Modern viruses are really hard to remove. They have random file names, random registry entries, they can immitale legal products and files. Removal instructions sometimes can't Help to remove infection manually. Please take a look at our discussion where users like you share they experience in fighting the parasite:

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I downloaded Defender Pro Ultimate Security Suite which Nortons said was safe. As soon as I tried to run it, Nortons blocked it and said that it contained a Trojan. So, obviously, I quit the application. What is going on??
Its mostly likely a "false-positive". Therefore, youll need to turn off Norton in order to successfully install DPUSS.
how do i remove this? It serves no use to my family and is unwated.
Instructions suck
When I ran the scan adchoices nevr came up. But I promise you I have it. It is very annoying.
Thanks. It works for Google Chrom ;)

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