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Remove ClickForSale Ads (Free Guide) - updated Sep 2019

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

ClickForSale is the adware program that displays commercial content and causes frustration on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and other browsers

ClickForSaleClickForSale is the potentially unwanted program that makes changes on the machine to affect the online traffic and make people visit commercial pages. All the redirects push either software and tools that have the same purposes of the ad-supported page or reroutes the browsing session to possibly malicious pages where users' data gets tracked and collected. Visiting these pages can also lead to the installation of malware, PUPs, and spyware. Clicking on pop-ups, banners or redirect windows may initiate the direct download of the software. 

These are the methods that help to deliver ClickForSale adware itself. All the deceptive advertisements hide other purposes of the intruder. This PUP also adds browser extension with the same name or installs other toolbars, plugins to track more details about the user and affect the machine even further.

Name ClickForSale
Type  Adware
Symptoms  Advertising content injected on various web pages you visit, pop-ups, banners, and redirects push other tools and applications. Fake updates and other software get recommended constantly and in-browser content gets installed out of nowhere
Distribution Other similar programs, freeware installations, software bundling, deceptive advertisements
Danger Can access information about the user and track those details, collect them, or even share with third-party companies
Elimination Install Reimage to remove ClickForSale damage and associated files

ClickForSale alters come system settings and crucial parts of the machine to ensure the persistence of the adware, so Windows registry and startup preferences get modified. You need to fix that to fight the PUP completely, but manual changes can damage the particular programs, so experts[1] recommend getting automatic tools while eliminating adware, browser hijackers, and other silent threats.

ClickForSale extension and toolbars may be installed on the browser, so all the advertisements go directly on your screen, you should indicate the particular intruder from “Provided by ClickForSale” or similar statements on those banners, pop-ups. However, this adware has more symptoms than intrusive advertisements:

  • searches on the browser redirected to fake engines;
  • shady tools and programs installed on the machine;
  • other extensions, toolbars, plugins added without your permission;
  • text in random pages become hyperlinks;
  • common sites deliver questionable content.

Don't forget about a common feature that ClickForSale and other PUPs have – ad-tracking or data collection function. Each click on the advertisement, banner or the website allows advertisers and even third-party publishers to access data regarding your location, browsing the history, other preferences, most viewed sites and searched items.

Such behavior can lead to privacy issues and even identity theft. So remove ClickForSale as soon as possible until this information is not accessed by a fraudulent person or company. ClickForSale Ads
ClickForSale is the adware program that shows offers and suggestions for advertisements to trick people into visiting affiliated sites.

Unfortunately, instead of useful advertisements this misleading application may deliver ads with sponsored links and cause you some troubles by forcing you to visit unsafe websites. If you have recently started receiving ClickForSale ads on your web browsers, you should check the list of extensions and investigate what programs are working on the background of your system. If it's inside your PC, you should consider privacy-related issues because it travels along with tracking cookies that collect non-personally identifiable information and may share it with various third parties.[2]

Moreover, you should know that 'Ads by ClickForSale' may not only disrupt your browsing activities but also redirect you to corrupted websites. That's why we highly recommend removing such and similar programs once you observe them on your computer. For this purpose, you can use Reimage or any other reputable anti-spyware.

You need a quick ClickForSale removal because this is a misleading adware-type program that has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program that can load other intruders on the device. Basically, most of the adware-type intruders try to trick people into downloading them by promising to save time and money. Unfortunately, the majority of the apps appears to be rogues and after installing them causes troubles to get rid of them.  ClickForSale adware
ClickForSale is the potentially unwanted program that also delivers extensions, toolbars or add-ons on affected browsers to generate more unwanted activities.

Avoid freeware installations to keep the system PUP-free

If you often download various freeware and shareware, you are at risk of ending up with potentially unwanted programs on your computer. That's because adware and similar-type programs typically spread around with the help of free software.[3]

To be more precise, various browser extensions, toolbars, add-ons, or plug-ins are attached to the main installer of freeware and spreads in one pack. This way they manage to appear on computers as if out of nowhere and implement various activities behind the user's back.

To avoid this happening, avoid visiting questionable websites and try being more attentive when installing various download managers, PDF creators, music or video players. It is advisable to select Advanced or Custom installation option due to the fact that this way all checkboxes are disclosed and you can deselect the ones suggesting to install additional applications.

Otherwise, you may be constantly bothered by redirects and may even end up with a malicious program on your computer. We believe that you do not want to find yourself in such a situation, so make sure that you remove this adware as soon as you notice it.

Remove ClickForSale virus to eliminate all those redirects and pop-ups

If you think that your PC has already been infected by this adware, we highly recommend running a full system scan with a reputable anti-spyware. If you do not prefer this removal option, you may try manual removal with the help of instructions below, but the best ClickForSale removal results can be achieved when all the files and programs related to the PUP gets deleted.

Going for the automatic anti-malware scan gives you the opportunity to remove ClickForSale and improve the performance of the machine significantly. During the full check on the machine, you can eliminate all possible threats and malware, fix virus damage and repair corrupted files.

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 ClickForSale ads, follow these steps:

Uninstall ClickForSale from Windows systems

ClickForSale adware requires a thorough elimination from various parts of the device, so follow the suggested steps:

  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 ClickForSale and related programs
    Here, look for ClickForSale 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'

Erase ClickForSale 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 ClickForSale 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'

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

Get rid of ClickForSale 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, ClickForSale should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Eliminate ClickForSale from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Check for suspicious programs and toolbars that may interfere with the speed and general performance of your device

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

Remove ClickForSale from Google Chrome

Follow the removal processes with proper checks on web browsing tools. ClickForSale may add tools or applications behind your back

  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 ClickForSale 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 ClickForSale removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall ClickForSale 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 ClickForSale 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 ClickForSale removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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