'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:
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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.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for 'Ads not by this site' or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove 'Ads not by this site' from each of your web browsers
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
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
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:
Reset Internet Explorer
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.
Remove dangerous extensions
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.
Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons → Extensions.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Here, select 'Ads not by this site' and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
Delete malicious plugins
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.
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.
Reset Google Chrome
When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
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.
Remove dangerous plugins
Click Reset to confirm this action and complete 'Ads not by this site' removal.
Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
Here, select Extentions and look for 'Ads not by this site' or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete 'Ads not by this site' removal process.
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
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Information added: 2014-08-17 03:48
Information updated: 2014-08-17 03:48
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