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Remove AdBeaver ads (Improved Guide)

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Can AdBeaver extension be trusted?

Even though AdBeaver pretends to be a tool providing “free service for you to get a little more out of your web surfing. You surf the web and earn valuable AdCoins for every ad shown on your screen,” you should not fall for installing it. Obviously, this extension is used for advertising purposes, and it’s clear that after its installation you will see targeted advertisements. However, most probably you don’t even imagine what a flow of ads may flood your web browser and how useless, in reality, they are. Don’t be naive and don’t believe that AdBeaver virus will provide you with any real value.

In fact, you should NOT trust it as it’s yet another adware and potentially unwanted program (PUP) that seeks to generate financial income from advertising and promoting affiliate parties. We can hardly believe that user’s welfare is important to the developer of this extension. Thus, if you have the slightest suspect that AdBeaver adware is hiding on your PC’s system, run a full system scan with Reimage Reimage Cleaner and get rid of it without any consideration.

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How did AdBeaver hijack your web browser?

Questions about AdBeaver ads

This question is heated when speaking about adware-type programs. That’s because usually people notice them working on Windows/Mac system out of nowhere and can’t explain how that has happened. Such misleading AdBeaver hijack can be easily explained. First of all, you should remember if you have installed a freeware. If you did, try to recall whether you have checked its Advanced/Custom settings or not. If you did install a freeware but performed the installation by simply clicking the ‘Next’ button all the time, then the answer is simple – you have unconsciously installed a freeware filled with ‘optional downloads’ one of which apparently was AdBeaver virus. Therefore, to protect your PC from PUP (adware, browser hijacker) invasion, install free software by selecting either advanced or custom installation option and always deselect additional components (plug-ins, toolbars, extensions, add-ons) that are set by default.

How should I check my PC to find out if this adware is lurking in the system?

In fact, you don’t have to check your PC to realize that AdBeaver malware has entered your PC. That’s because it informs about its presence itself. Once installed, it starts running an executable file adbeaver.exe and openadblock.exe processes within Task Manager. Besides, it settles down on IE, Chrome, and/or Firefox web browsers, what causes crashes and an excessive amount of sponsored advertisements on every page. Thus, the most prominent sign that reveals the presence of this adware is an unstoppable flow of ads labeled as “Ads by AdBeaver,” “AdBeaver Ads,” Powered by AdBeaver,” and so on. Of course, you may also check the system with a professional anti-malware like SpyHunter and it will certainly inform about PUP.AdBeaver.A hiding in the system. In this case, you should take needed actions and perform a full AdBeaver removal.

If, however, you decide to keep it, after clicking on any of its ads, you may experience AdBeaver redirects to third party web pages that may contain misleading data and may even lead to virus/malware infection. Besides, the longer you keep it installed, the more information about you and your browsing habits reaches the hands of affiliate parties. That’s because this adware is filled with cookies and programmed to track information as PC’s IP address, location, search queries, pages visited, and so on. Thus, to protect information stored on your machine from leakage and avoiding redirects to dangerous web pages, remove AdBeaver virus without a delay.

How to remove this adware?

As usually, adware software can be removed from the system either manually or automatically. However, security vendors highly recommend using a professional anti-malware to prevent the risk of leaving some hidden components active. Besides, manual removal does not grant that the PC is free of other PUPs. Therefore, to delete AdBeaver virus permanently, and get rid of its counterparts, you should better scan the system with a reliable anti-malware.

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To remove AdBeaver ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate AdBeaver from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall AdBeaver and related programs
    Here, look for AdBeaver or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Get rid of AdBeaver from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for AdBeaver or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove AdBeaver from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for AdBeaver and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete AdBeaver removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete AdBeaver ads from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, AdBeaver should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall AdBeaver from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select AdBeaver and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete AdBeaver removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase AdBeaver from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select AdBeaver and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete AdBeaver removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate AdBeaver from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for AdBeaver or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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 AdBeaver removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Jake Doevan
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  1. Rahay says:
    January 4th, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Make money with watching ads? LOL thats the lamest thing I heard 🙂

  2. Geerers says:
    January 4th, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I removed it with SpyHunter. Thanks!

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