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Remove Bad Ads Blocker (Removal Guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Bad Ads Blocker claims that it is able to remove advertisements that are usually shown on the websites that users go to. Moreover, it claims to be able to enhance your browsing experience by increasing Internet speed. However, there are some shady aspects of this program what makes us think that it is not a reliable one.

What is the real aim of Bad Ads Blocker?

Bad Ads Blocker seeks to advertise its sponsors. No matter that it claims to be an anti-advertisement program, in reality it works exactly to produce them. This program can slither into victim‘s computer seamlessly and initiate various adjustments that you are not going to be notified about. Once it places its files in the Windows Registry, it also installs extensions to Mozilla Firefox browser. At the moment of writing, this ad-supported plug-in works only on this particular browser. What is interesting is that this program can track your Internet activity and browsing habits – it can spy the list of your visited websites, your search queries, downloaded files and find out much more similar information. This data helps the developers of Bad Ads Blocker understand your needs and preferences, and as a result, it generates targeted ads based on your interests. Such ads are created to look attractive for you – and to seduce you to click on them to explore their content. Sadly, these ads are supposed to redirect the victims to unreliable third-party web pages.

Questions about Bad Ads Blocker

If you have noticed ads entitled as “ads by Bad Ads Blocker,” “Bad Ads Blocker ads,” or “powered by Bad Ads Blocker,” you should NOT click on them. Otherwise, you may end up on suspicious websites, and there is a possibility that some of them can promote unreliable software that may contain infectious files. We suggest staying away from Bad Ads Blocker advertisements because the program that generates them is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and is not worth to be trusted. If you want to scan your computer if you have not installed any questionable programs lately, you should install Reimage and initiate a full system scan with it.

Bad Ads Blocker pop-up on a shopping website

How can Bad Ads Blocker hijack my computer?

Bad Ads Blocker can hijack your computer if you have recently installed freeware or shareware and chose Default or Basic installation mode. These modes commonly conceal the agreements to install optional downloads if your downloaded software pack included any. This is how the developers of Bad Ads Blocker distribute their product – they do disclose information about additional downloads, but they conceal it. To find out and to reject Bad Ads Blocker, you need to select either Advanced or Custom installation mode. Then the setup window expands and shows a list of agreements. Deselect them and finish your installation – and you can be sure that no potentially unwanted applications like adware, browser hijackers, plug-ins or add-ons will not be installed. In case you have already noticed Bad Ads Blocker pop-ups, banners, and in-text links, you should look for this program on your system and remove it. Please proceed to the next paragraph to find out how.

Ways to detect and terminate this PC intruder:

Removing Bad Ads Blocker virus is not a complicated task. However, for some inexperienced PC users it may be hard to uninstall it if they have never done it before. We have prepared clear removal instructions, and you can find them below this article. If they do not help you, try SpyHunter – it is going to remove Bad Ads Blocker as well as other potential computer threats and keep your computer safe for a long time.

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 Bad Ads Blocker, follow these steps:

Uninstall Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker and related programs
    Here, look for Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker 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'

Eliminate Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Bad Ads Blocker 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, Bad Ads Blocker should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Remove Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker 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 Bad Ads Blocker removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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  1. Solitude1991 says:
    November 12th, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I was like what the… I saw “ads by Bad Add blocker” and thought what, why? Why a program that clearly says was supposed to remove unreliable ads, displays exactly the same content itself? Now I realize that it is just an adware that tries to deceive PC users with the app name. I
    Guys, this is not the AdBlock !

  2. Xx says:
    November 12th, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    This is a virus, I think…

  3. Kylie says:
    November 13th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    It seems so, but it is not… It is not that harmful. And is easy to remove this adware. So its kinda different from a virus

  4. mannie1989 says:
    November 13th, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    These ads were driving me insane, like, 4real… They were showing up ALL THE TIME. Thank you for the removal guide, I used it and removed this virus without any problems 🙂

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