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Ads by UniSales. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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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. 

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 Reimage or another reputable anti-spyware.

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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. 

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To remove UniSales ads, follow these steps:

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Remove UniSales from Windows systems

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.

  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 UniSales and related programs
    Here, look for UniSales 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'
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Delete UniSales from Mac OS X system

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.

  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 UniSales 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'
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Get rid of UniSales from Internet Explorer (IE)

To remove UniSales ads from Internet Explorer, locate and delete UniSales add-on. This is how you should do it:

  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 UniSales 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 UniSales removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Uninstall UniSales 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, UniSales should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate UniSales 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.

  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 UniSales 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 UniSales removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase UniSales 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.

  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 UniSales 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 UniSales removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove UniSales 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 UniSales 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 UniSales removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. A user says:
    January 4th, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Sir, i tried to disable the UniSales Extension on Internet Explorer but the buton to delete it is grey colour and cant be deleted.

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