Remove 'Ads not by this site' virus
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'Ads not by this site' virus is also known as 'Ads not by this site' adware | Type: Adware

'Ads not by this site' is an adware which is mostly caused by a browser extension Vid-Saver. It results in completely annoying advertisements that are displayed via a third party extension installed on the Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome browser. There is almost no information if these banner-type advertisements are legitimate. However, you can remove them only by accessing browser’s extensions and disabling all misleadingly-looking ones. Typically, 'Ads not by this site' virus shows the ads from its associated sites that seek to get the information about users' shopping habits and other personal information that can be sold for the third-parties in order to improve their sales. 

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH 'Ads not by this site' VIRUS?

You can get infected with 'Ads not by this site' virus through various shareware, like movies, mp3 or torrents. Mostly, it hides under such names as CodecC 1.0, Adobe Flash Player 11 activeX extension and similar. Be aware that this scam can infect not only regular, Windows systems, but Mac OS as well. As soon as this browser malware comes inside, victim starts seeing annoying ads in small gray font that are not welcomed at all. They can say that your IP address has been selected to win a prize or something like that.

HOW CAN I REMOVE 'Ads not by this site' VIRUS?

In order to remove this annoying scam, you will need to follow these steps:

Automatic 'Ads not by this site' virus Removal Guide

You can remove 'Ads not by this site' automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Manual 'Ads not by this site' virus Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall 'Ads not by this site' and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for 'Ads not by this site' or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

Step 2: Remove 'Ads not by this site' from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for 'Ads not by this site' and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete 'Ads not by this site' removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select 'Ads not by this site' and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete 'Ads not by this site' removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select 'Ads not by this site' and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete 'Ads not by this site' removal.

What is adware?

Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.

Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by 'Ads not by this site':

•  Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
•  Appearance of banners and in-text ads
•  Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
•  Changes in homepage and default search engine
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

QR code for 'Ads not by this site' virus removal instructions

'Ads not by this site' virus 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 'Ads not by this site' virus 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 'Ads not by this site' virus right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-08-17 03:48
Information updated: 2014-08-17 03:48

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