Ads by UniSales (Removal Guide) - Mar 2017 update

UniSales ads Removal Guide

What is Ads by UniSales?

I cannot disable UniSales ads. Why do I see these advertisements daily?

UniSales virus is a legal, but highly annoying ad-supported[1] program that pretends to be a unique shopping assistant, while it actually aims to get some views for promotional content from its third-party sponsors. Computer users typically start looking for tutorials on how to stop UniSales ads immediately after installing this suspicious ad-serving program on the system. After analyzing this PC threat, we discovered that it arrives in a form of a misleading browser add-on[2] that can strongly affect your computer and disrupt your web browsing activities. It belongs to the category of adware[3] and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) due to the fact that it tricks people into installing it without being noticed and then starts implementing various unwanted activities on target computer. We must clear one thing out – this program is not a virus, although users who encounter it tend to call it like that. So, you can be sure that it won’t harm your computer’s operating system. However, it may start showing misleading ‘Ads by UniSales’, ‘UniSales Deals’, ‘Brought by UniSales’ or similarly marked advertisements on each of your web browser, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you have already noticed such and similar pop-up, pop-under, banner or in-text ads[4], you should not ignore them. UniSales adsThe researcher shows the official homepage of UniSales adware and also some examples of annoying Internet ads by UniSales.

These ads may be used in order to make you visit sponsored websites or even install other potentially unwanted programs. That’s why every time by clicking on UniSales ads you may be rerouted to some dubious online shopping website, some questionable service offering page and so on. Do not surf on websites to which UniSales redirects you, because you can easily be tricked into installing unwanted programs, or may even get scammed[5] and convinced into buying something from them. By the way, UniSales virus is capable of tracking you and your web browsing habits. Beware that such activity only seems harmless. However, you can never be sure that cookies of this program won’t be used for collecting your personal information. To avoid issues that this adware can cause, we recommend you to eliminate it as soon as you start receiving its advertisements. The easiest way to get rid of it is to scan your PC with FortectIntego or another reputable anti-spyware.

The official homepage of UniSales adware

How can this suspicious app hijack my PC?

UniSales, just like its copy SalePlus adware, can get inside your computer unnoticed and initiate various system modifications, drop its extension on each of your web browsers, install cookies and other tracking technologies to them, cause annoying redirects to suspicious websites and implement other activities behind your back. Its presence on your computer may increase system’s vulnerability, damage stability and may even result in virus or malware infiltration. In general, all programs that are labeled as adware and PUPs should not be trusted because they all act in the same way and seek to gain profit out of you. To prevent installation of such and similar programs, keep in mind that they may spread via email attachments, infected links, fake update alerts, and similar things. However, the most typical distribution method of PUPs is ‘bundling’, which is related to various freeware and shareware. Consequently, if you are about to install free software, keep in mind that you have to be very careful and check what additional components it is filled with. Uncheck all ticks that notify about installation of additional programs. For that, you have to select Advanced or Custom installation option and carefully read every check box. If you have already been tricked into installing UniSales virus, do not hesitate and get rid of it now.

How to stop UniSales ads from popping up?

If you’re looking for instructions on how to remove UniSales ads from Chrome, Firefox or any other web browser that is used to open these ads, we highly recommend you to take a look at UniSales removal tutorial provided below. The guide is filled with useful information and it can help you to uninstall UniSales virus faster. These ads can be stopped only if you remove the adware program that delivers them, so be patient and complete each step of this guide carefully. You do not want any of this program’s remains in your PC, so be attentive to details. If you are unsure whether you can handle this task on your own, ask someone to help you or use anti-spyware software.

You may remove virus damage with a help of FortectIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Getting rid of UniSales ads. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

If you no longer want to see UniSales ads everywhere, better get rid of the program that sends them to you. Check your computer and uninstall UniSales software from it using these easy-to-follow instructions.

Instructions for Windows 10/8  machines:

  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

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  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.

Delete from macOS

UniSales adware can be improved and start attacking Mac users anytime. Therefore, if you started receiving these ads on Mac OS X, we suggest you check that Applications folder for UniSales app and, if you can find it, move it to Trash.

Remove items from Applications folder:

  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

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from 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

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

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

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy, search and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If you’re looking for a way to block UniSales ads in Firefox, this tutorial is the right one for you. Follow the provided steps carefully. Your goal is to find and eliminate UniSales extension in Firefox.

Remove dangerous extensions:

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

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Find UniSales extension in Chrome and delete it ASAP. It is highly recommended that you remove all other suspicious browser extensions as well.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. 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

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

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

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of UniSales registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: FortectIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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