Bold Letters (Virus Removal Guide)

Bold Letters

Bold Letters adware is classified as a potentially unwanted program that places misleading ads in the infected user’s primary web browser. Clicking on the advertisements posted by Bold Letters could result in an unwanted redirect to a malicious or offensive site. The advertisements made by Bold Letters adware will be convincing since it will monitor your browsing data and post ads based on your interests. If your system has been infected by Bold Letters adware, then advertisements in your web browser will contain tags such as “Ads by Bold Letters.” in your web browser. If your system shows signs of infection then immediately begin steps for removal.

Bold Letters

Bold Letters adware can be downloaded with or without the consent or knowledge of the user. If you downloaded a program from a disreputable source then Bold Letters adware was likely bundled with it. Downloads that tend to lead to bundle with potentially unwanted programs include, but are not limited to, freeware, download managers, and torrent files. Bold Letters adware could have been downloaded by a different malicious program that had previously infected the user’s system. If this is the case then Bold Letters adware would have been downloaded in the background while the user went about their normal business. Though not as common, some people may download Bold Letters adware willingly, believing it to be a browser extension for improved experience. Regardless of how Bold Letters adware infected your system the method for removal remains largely unchanged.

Bold Letters adware was designed to post misleading advertisements in the user’s web browser for monetary gain. The issue with Bold Letters adware is that it is willing to post malicious links, leading to more potentially unwanted programs infecting the user’s system. By attaching itself to the user’s primary web browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, it can monitor the user’s browsing data. Using this information Bold Letters adware can post advertisements that appeal to the user in appearance. Common indicators of infection include decreased browser speed and ads by Bold Letters. If your system shows signs of infection then it is important that you begin steps for removal immediately.

If you notice ads by Bold Letters 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 by Bold Letters. Our test machine was able to locate hundreds of malicious files that were introduced to our machine alongside this adware.

Threat Details

Name Bold Letters, Bold Letters virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher 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)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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How to remove Bold Letters (Virus Removal Guide)

This Bold Letters removal guide will remove Bold Letters, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall Bold Letters and unwanted programs
  4. Remove Bold Letters 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 Bold Letters and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this adware is to uninstall Bold Letters 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 Bold Letters Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled Bold Letters Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove Bold Letters 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 Bold Letters extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Bold Letters add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

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

2. Search for the Bold Letters 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 Bold Letters 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.


Sean Doyle

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Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.