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.
WHY DO I SEE ADCHOICES ADS ON MY 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.
HOW TO REMOVE ADCHOICES?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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