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Remove Ads by SalesMagnet (Free Instructions)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as Sales Magnet | Type: Adware

What should I know about SalesMagnet?

We have good news for you – SalesMagnet is NOT a virus. Therefore, if it has already infiltrated your computer’s system, you should not worry a lot because it can hardly harm your PC’s operating system. In fact, SalesMagnet is known as a potentially unwanted program and an adware. Typically it spreads bundled with various freeware and shareware as a free additional component. Of course, it’s possible not to install it; however, people seldom pay enough attention to freeware’s installation process and often end up with this adware on their computers without even realizing that. Since it’s compatible with all the most popular web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer), it may land and hijack each of them very easily.

If it manages to do that, it may start suspicious activities on your computer. For example, it may start showing an excessive amount of commercial messages that are marked as ‘Ads by SalesMagnet’, ‘SalesMagnet Ads’, ‘SalesMagnet Deals’, ‘SalesMagnet Offers’ and so on. Not only these messages are annoying. Be aware that they may be sponsored by third parties, which may be related to suspicious or unsafe websites that may be involved in the distribution of other third party apps or even viruses. That’s why you should better not click on any of the ‘Ads by SalesMagnet’. In addition to that, it’s very important to mention that this dubious adware is also responsible for data monitoring on your computer. To be more precise, it may install cookies on all web browsers mentioned above and collect information such as your browsing history, search terms, IP address, email address, and so on. Such information is not considered as personal; however, it may also be used for suspicious purposes. Generally speaking, be aware that SalesMagnet virus is useless and may cause unwanted redirects both to unknown and to unsafe websites. Therefore, we highly recommend you to remove it as soon as possible. For that, you can use a reliable anti-spyware, such as Reimage.


How does SalesMagnet spread around?

SalesMagnet is a typical adware that spreads bundled with various freeware and sharewares. Be very careful when installing free programs on your computer because the majority of them are filled with ‘optional downloads’, such as various browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions. In order to check the freeware before its installation, you should opt for Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully check every notification. If you spot a proposition saying that you agree to install SalesMagnet virus or any other additional component, make sure that you unmark ticks that are marked alongside it. Otherwise, you may agree to install suspicious programs to your computer.

How to remove SalesMagnet virus?

The first thing you should know is that you can remove SalesMagnet manually or automatically. If you want to be hundred percent secured from SalesMagnet redirects to suspicious or unknown websites, we highly recommend using a reliable anti-spyware and running a full system scan with it. This way, you will remove all suspicious entries from your computer. Of course, you can also select manual removal option to get rid of this program without a help of additional tools.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove SalesMagnet ads, follow these steps:

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

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

Remove SalesMagnet 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, SalesMagnet should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete SalesMagnet 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 SalesMagnet 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 SalesMagnet removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall SalesMagnet 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 SalesMagnet 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 SalesMagnet removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

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

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