Ads Blocker Pro adware (spam) - Free Instructions

Ads Blocker Pro adware Removal Guide

What is Ads Blocker Pro adware?

Ads Blocker Pro adware is a bogus extension that causes ad spam instead of blocking it

Ads Blocker ProBogus browser plugins act as adware and cause ad spam

Ads Blocker Pro is marketed as a useful tool for removing advertisements. Instead of performing the promised functions, it acts as adware.[1] It may result in an increase in commercial content such as pop-ups, banners, and redirects.

Crooks may be using rogue advertising networks to place advertisements that lead to dangerous websites. As a result, the presence of such a plugin can lead to scam pages that attempt to trick people into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[2] and even malware.

NAME Ads Blocker Pro
TYPE Adware
SYMPTOMS Annoying pop-ups and other types of advertisements start appearing on the screen
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in the ads might lead to dangerous websites
ELIMINATION Eliminate the extension through your browser settings; scanning the machine with anti-malware tools is recommended
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to get rid of any remaining damage and to optimize the machine

Distribution methods

Applications like Ads Blocker Pro are frequently discovered via bogus download pages like They use social engineering techniques to trick people into believing that they must install a plugin in order to perform some action.

We advise you to avoid visiting unfamiliar websites. Clicking on random links or advertisements can lead to shady websites. Avoid unregulated websites that engage in illegal activities, such as illegal streaming platforms.

Use official web stores and developer pages whenever possible. Apps that are listed on digital marketplaces must go through a rigorous review process. However, you should still do your homework because some fraudsters are able to get their add-ons listed. Always read the reviews, pay attention to the ratings, and consider the number of users.

Ads Blocker Pro adwareDo not download anything from suspicious sites online

Freeware installations

Another possibility is that Ads Blocker Pro appeared in your browser without your knowledge. If you use freeware distribution platforms, this is possible. To make their business profitable, they include additional programs in the installers. Most people skip the installation process, so they are unaware of the bundled software.

Always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, and read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. The most important step is to go through the file list and untick any unrelated applications. Even though getting programs from official sources can be expensive, you may save money in the long run by keeping your system running smoothly.

Remove Ads Blocker Pro adware

Ads Blocker Pro adware can be removed by going to the browser settings and looking at the extension list. We recommend removing plugins one by one to see if you notice any changes.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  • Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  • Select Add-ons.
  • In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox


  • Click Safari > Preferences…
  • In the new window, pick Extensions.
  • Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Protect your privacy

Almost all websites and web applications nowadays require you to accept cookies[3] by displaying a large prompt that blocks your view. Frustrated, many people simply click “Accept” to proceed as quickly as possible. Because you were unaware you were receiving pop-up spam, there is a good chance you were visiting questionable websites that are still tracking your browsing activity.

Cookies can store information such as the websites you visit, links you click on, search terms you enter, and purchases you make online. It could be sold to ad networks or other third parties. We recommend using a repair tool such as FortectIntego, which can automatically clear your browsers' cookies and cache, free up space, repair corrupted files, fix system errors, and optimize device performance.

Scan your system with anti-malware tools

If you followed all of the previous steps but still have unwanted symptoms, you should check your system for additional PUAs. We recommend using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes anti-malware tools to scan your machine, remove it, and prevent future infections by warning you before a PUP can make any changes.

Manual removal of potentially unwanted programs can sometimes result in the infection resurfacing because users frequently fail to remove all related files and entries. Furthermore, crooks frequently disguise them as “useful” tools, making it difficult to identify them. If manual removal is what you still prefer, we have instructions for Windows and Mac machines:

Windows 10/8:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

Windows 7/XP:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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What to do if failed?
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Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Fortect, try running SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different software has a different purpose. If you didn’t succeed in fixing corrupted files with Intego, try running Combo Cleaner.

How to prevent from getting adware

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.


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