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Remove CrushClans ads (Virus Removal Guide) - Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Is it even possible to block CrushClans ads?

If you have visited this website, we believe that you regret installing CrushClans virus. This potentially unwanted program (PUP)[1] isn’t an actual virus but its annoying activity makes computer users want to call it like that. In fact, it falls into adware category[2] because its primary aim is to serve third-party advertisements and make pay-per-click revenue. If you love to play online games, you might be lured into installing it, however, most users install it unwillingly alongside some free programs downloaded from the Internet. We want to warn you in advance to be very careful with CrushClans ads that this ad-supported program will present to you, because they can contain links leading to questionable and likely hazardous Internet sites. According to developer of this adware, the program displays “a limited number of advertisements daily to each of the users in the form of new page tabs, banner ads, video advertisements, and text link advertisements.” It means that you will receive ads in pop-up windows, banners, and also ads injected into certain text spots[3] on websites that you visit. Do not be mistaken and do not click on these ads as they do not originate from sites that you visit.
Examples of ads by CrushClans adware

First of all, they can be deceptive and point you to strange websites, second, they can force you to visit potentially dangerous places on the Internet. An innocent click on an interesting-looking ad can lead to sad consequences. If after clicking on one of these ads you find yourself on a suspicious website filled with download links or showing annoying advertisements to you, quit that site immediately and scan your computer system with anti-spyware software. You can remove CrushClans adware with programs like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego or, if you wish, manually. Our team wants to help inexperienced users to delete malware and spyware manually, so we have prepared detailed CrushClans removal instructions for you!

How did I install this shady program?

As we have previously mentioned, PUPs like CrushClans hijack computer systems with the help of safe-looking freeware applications[4]. Of course, you can download this PUP from its official website because it has one, but we are sure that you won’t come across it by yourself. We believe that other adware programs might be advertising that website via pop-up ads. However, if you have never entered that site but this adware now lurks in your computer system, you should look back and remember the last programs that you have installed. You should install software using Custom/Advanced option, not Default/Standard one because the latter option contains pre-marked permissions to install “recommended” third-party software[5]. To opt out the additional pieces of software, decompose the software pack using Custom/Advanced settings.

How to remove CrushClans and stop annoying ads?

If you are looking for a way to remove CrushClans virus, you can find a detailed manual removal tutorial down below. In case you are not ready or if you do not want to spend time studying these instructions and doing all the work by yourself, simply employ anti-spyware software and let it complete CrushClans removal for you. It is the easiest and the most efficient way of removing spyware-type programs.

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How to remove CrushClans browser extension

To remove CrushClans ads, follow these steps:

Eliminate CrushClans from Windows systems

Uninstall all suspicious programs you can find in Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, then delete infections from your web browsers as explained below.

  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 CrushClans and related programs
    Here, look for CrushClans 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'

Uninstall CrushClans 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 CrushClans 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'

Get rid of CrushClans 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 CrushClans 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 CrushClans removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase CrushClans 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, CrushClans should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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

Remove CrushClans from Google Chrome

CrushClans virus hides in your browser under Crush Clans 2 name. You can find it in Settings > Extensions panel. Delete it as shown below.

Crush Clans 2 extension

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

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

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