Anti-obscene Description

Anti-obscene ads in your web browser are the result of an adware infection. This adware infection generates pop-up advertisements in your web browser after contraction from a questionable source. Anti-obscene ads can usually be diagnosed by advertisements that say “Ads by Anti-obscene” on them.

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Like most adware infections, Anti-obscene adware primarily bundles with other programs that are downloaded by the user. The most common way this happens is by downloading a program or file from a disreputable online source, such as a misleading advertisement. Downloading  items like freeware, download managers, and even torrent files can potentially result in the adware infecting your computer system. Even if a program is reputable and trustworthy, downloading it from a malicious website or similar location will lead to an adware infection.

If the computer user has previously contracted a malicious program, Anti-obscene adware can download and install in the background without permission of the user. The user might also be tricked into accepting the download under the guise of a program update or other deceptive tactic. Malicious authors often hide the download behind a terms and conditions page, effectively tricking users into downloading adware. In some instances Anti-obscene may be advertised as an extension to improve the user’s browsing experience in order to encourage a direct download. Regardless of how the system was infected, removal remains relatively unchanged.

If you have noticed pop-up ads by Anti-obscene in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari it is recommended to remove the adware immediately and scan your computer with reputable software to locate additional threats that may have been introduced to your system alongside this adware.

Threat Details

Name Anti-obscene, Adware.Anti-obscene, Anti-obscene virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements in the web browser
Browser redirects to sponsored webpages
Decreased internet speed and performance
Decreased computer functionality and performance
Bundles with malware and other potentially unwanted programs
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
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Anti-obscene Removal Instructions

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall Anti-obscene and unwanted programs
  4. Remove Anti-obscene extension
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this adware is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this adware is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall Anti-obscene and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall Anti-obscene and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for Anti-obscene Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled Anti-obscene, search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove Anti-obscene extension

The fourth step to remove this adware is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Anti-obscene extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Anti-obscene add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the Anti-obscene add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2. Search for the Anti-obscene extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this adware is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.

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