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Remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Pubads.g.doubleclick.net is a suspicious domain used by adware to promote questionable content

Pubads.g.doubleclick.net pop-ups

Pubads.g.doubleclick.net is a domain that is widely used by various adware[1] programs. Similarly to Ad.doubleclick.net, it causes numerous redirects to questionable websites and displays ads on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and other browsers.

Name Pubads.g.doubleclick.net
Type Adware
Danger level Medium
Symptoms Ads and redirects that disturb browsing sessions
Distribution Method Bundling, unsafe sites
Elimination To get rid of adware, run a full system scan with ReimageIntego.

Doubleclick.net is a legitimate advertising service provided by Google which allows website owners generate revenue. Unfortunately, adware present on the PC injects these ads, deals, banners, offers and other pop-ups[2] onto websites without permission. This allows adware creators to generate pay-per-click revenue in a shady way.

Overall, adware is not a dangerous application (it does not corrupt system files). If anything, it is more annoying than unsafe (unwanted content which bombards the browser slows down loading time significantly). However, Doubleclick.net redirect tendencies can prove to be extremely risky for computer safety.

Doubleclick.net ads and redirects might lead users to websites where malicious JavaScripts can be run to install malware on their PCs. Additionally, you might be delivered a fake shopping offer that leads to a phishing site. Thus, never click on content you have been redirected to and close down your browser immediately.

Research conducted by usunvirusa.pl[3] concluded that adware typically collects a considerable amount of non-personally identifiable information, such as IP address, browser type, clicks on links, search queries, sites visited and similar data. It helps authors of Pubads.g.doubleclick.net virus display targeted ads and manipulate the content exposed to the user.

Additionally, aggregated details might be shared with third-parties, and this may lead to privacy-related issues. Thus, you should remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net and stop this unfair activity. Keep in mind that the longer you keep adware installed, the more data it might collect and more questionable ads it might display. Hence, you can avoid this by scanning affected computer with ReimageIntego.

Pubads.g.doubleclick.net removal can also be performed manually. However, it might be a challenging task if you have never dealt with such cyber threats in the past. Though, follow our prepared instructions at the end of the article.

Pubads.g.doubleclick.net virusPubads.g.doubleclick.net ads are caused by adware program which must be eliminated ASAP.

Bundling helps adware developers install unwanted applications on users’ PCs

Bundling is a successful marketing technique used by PUP creators. Despite it being entirely legal, we do not think that such distribution method is entirely fair, as it uses deception to let unwanted apps slip into users’ machines unnoticed. Therefore, we urge you to be attentive while installing free software from the internet.

You need to remember never to pick Recommended/Quick installation mode because it hides additional components there. Thus, select Advanced/Custom mode and untick any check-marks by toolbars, search engines, PDF creators, music platforms and similar useless software. If these applications might seem like an excellent addition to your system, find a legitimate counterpart and install it via the official site.

Remove Doubleclick.net virus and fix your browser

Do not delay Pubads.g.doubleclick.net removal as adware programs can build up quickly once one of them is established. Thus, normal internet browsing sessions will eventually become impossible as a layer of ads will be covering the whole screen.

Fortunately, it is relatively easy to eliminate potentially unwanted programs. You can either do it manually or automatically – both options are viable, so make sure you pick the one suiting you the best.

If you are not that familiar with computers and its processes, we suggest you remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net by downloading and installing reputable security software. Feel free to pick one from mentioned below as these programs are designed to deal with even the most stubborn malware in just a few minutes.

If you are a computer-savvy person and would like to withhold additional software installation, you can always pick manual Doubleclick.net removal. However, be careful while executing this procedure as you might delete some vital system files and damage your computer instead of fixing it.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. 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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To remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net, follow these steps:

Eliminate Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Windows systems

To remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  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 entries related to Pubads.g.doubleclick.net (or any other recently installed 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 Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Mac OS X system

To eliminate all PUPs from Mac OS, follow these steps:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Pubads.g.doubleclick.net-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 Pubads.g.doubleclick.net, 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 related to Pubads.g.doubleclick.net and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Pubads.g.doubleclick.net-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Uninstall Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Pubads.g.doubleclick.net and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Pubads.g.doubleclick.net removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge settings should be reset to default:

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 Pubads.g.doubleclick.net-related 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

Reset MS Edge if that 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 DeleteAdvanced 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” -VerboseAdvanced 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 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

Erase Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 plugins that are related to Pubads.g.doubleclick.net and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  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

In case Pubads.g.doubleclick.net did not get removed after following the instructions above, 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 – this should complete Pubads.g.doubleclick.net removal.Reset Firefox 2

Remove Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Google Chrome

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 Pubads.g.doubleclick.net 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

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Pubads.g.doubleclick.net-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 to complete Pubads.g.doubleclick.net removal.Reset Chrome 2

Eliminate Pubads.g.doubleclick.net from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Pubads.g.doubleclick.net 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

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