'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.
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.
In order to remove this annoying scam, you will need to follow these steps:
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.
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.
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 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.
Information added: 2014-08-17 03:48
Information updated: 2014-08-17 03:48