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Remove AdBlade ads (Virus Removal Guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Why may AdBlade ads be dangerous?

“AdBlade virus” is a common term, used by the Internet users to refer to AdBlade ads that suddenly start appearing on the browser after this program is installed on the computer. In reality, it is not a virus. AdBlade is a company which provides a “content-style ad platform” for different brand promotion. It claims to reach around 300 million unique users a month and advertise the content on more than 1,000 reputable sites. It is hard to tell, how much of these claims are true, but the website looks trustworthy, so it is understandable that companies (especially the start-ups) or websites may use this service to advertise their products. However, there is no guarantee that all the product and websites that AdBlade affiliates with can be trusted. What is even more concerning is that AdBlade hijack usually occurs unexpectedly, and the program starts injecting the advertisements against the users’ will. We doubt that a reputable software would use such shady techniques to carry out it services. It is also unfair to the users who are completely indifferent about the online advertising and do not wish to be interrupted while they browse the Internet. If you are one of these people, you should not hesitate and take care of the AdBlade removal immediately. You can use reliable antivirus tools, such as Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego to achieve a quick elimination.

An image of the AdBlade ads displayed on shopping website

Figuring out that adware is installed on the computer may be difficult. With AdBlade, though, you will be able to tell that your system is affected very soon after the infiltration. The next time you reboot your computer after AdBlade infiltration, you probably will notice a significant increase in ads when you open your browser. These pop-ups, banners, sound ads, video ads and other commercials will be labeled as “Ads by AdBlade”, “Powered by AdBlade”, “Brought by AdBlade” or feature similar text. Usually, these advertisements will be generated to the according content of the website they are displayed on. Clicking on the ads will trigger the AdBlade redirect window to appear, showing some predetermined product or a website. You never know if you will end up on the safe side of the Internet or going to be thrown straight to the some dangerous virus-infested domains. This is another reason, why you should remove AdBlade from your computer.

The most common adware distribution techniques:

Adware usually travels in software packages together with freeware or shareware programs. So it is likely that AdBlade appeared on your computer after you accidentally downloaded and installed a software package containing this suspicious application. At this point, all you have to do is remove it, but if you want to protect your computer in the future, you should be more careful when installing new software. It is advisable to avoid the default installation setting in the software’s setup and always opt for the advanced more instead. This way, you will be able to see more detailed installation process and be able to cancel undesirable content manually.

Removing AdBlade from the computer:

If you have not remember installing it yourself, but still find AdBlade on your computer, it might be that simply uninstalling it from the computer using the Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs feature may not be enough. If this technique does not work, you should scan your computer with a some professional antivirus software and see whether it detects any threats on your system. If it does, you will not have to deal with the AdBlade removal either because the software will automatically eliminate all of the adware components. The third option is to remove AdBlade from the registry. This is a more complex approach, but our team of experts has prepared comprehensive step-by-step instructions how to do that, so if you follow them attentively, you should be able to delete the virus without complications.

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To remove AdBlade ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate AdBlade 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 AdBlade and related programs
    Here, look for AdBlade 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'

Erase AdBlade 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 AdBlade 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 AdBlade 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 AdBlade 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 AdBlade removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete AdBlade 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, AdBlade should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall AdBlade 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 AdBlade 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 AdBlade removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of AdBlade 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 AdBlade 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 AdBlade removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate AdBlade 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 AdBlade 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 AdBlade removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Jake Doevan
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  1. peter345 says:
    June 2nd, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Let them advertise! Ill just use adblocker haha!

  2. optimum says:
    June 2nd, 2016 at 9:07 am

    It wasnt that difficult to remove it. The removal instructions were clear and detailed. Thank you

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