How to remove FirstOffer (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove FirstOffer (Virus Removal Guide)

The FirstOffer virus (also searched for as First Offer virus) is a term used to identify destructive coupon type adware and a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, which is primarily used to inject the webpages you view with targeted and deceptive advertisements. Ads displayed by this adware will commonly say something like Ads by FirstOffer or brought by FirstOffer on them and they can be served by the across multiple internet browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

[frame_box]

Quick Links

[/frame_box]

What is FirstOffer?

FirstOffer adware is typically promoted by third-party download managers, software bundlers, and websites as a free web shopping utility that can help you locate coupons, deals, and discounts for the products you view online and search for.

remove FirstOffer virus

Ads by FirstOffer displays ‘targeted’ style advertisements. This means that the adware will manufacture advertisements based off of your personal browsing data, such as your bookmarks and history.

RELATED: How to remove DeskBar (Virus Removal Guide)

FirstOffer adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove FirstOffer if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

RELATED: How to remove Wajam (Virus Removal Guide)

FirstOffer and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. FirstOffer is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that FirstOffer adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

  • FirstOffer adware bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • FirstOffer adware is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • FirstOffer adware injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • FirstOffer adware changes existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.

How to uninstall FirstOffer

Windows

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

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for FirstOffer in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click FirstOffer to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find FirstOffer in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it.[/note]

Google Chrome

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

2. Search for the FirstOffer extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the FirstOffer add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the FirstOffer extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

How to remove FirstOffer with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

[button link=”https://store.malwarebytes.org/342/cookie?affiliate=23046&redirectto=http%3a%2f%2fdownloads.malwarebytes.org%2ffile%2fmbam%2f&redirecthash=79CD12ECAB939D32967B5D05C6C86E32″ align=”center” bgcolor=”#ff0000″ hoverbgcolor=”#c71414″ hovertextcolor=”#ffffff” textcolor=”#ffffff” size=”large” style=”flat” fullwidth=”false”]Download Malwarebytes[/button]

2. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

3. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for FirstOffer

4. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

FirstOffer removal tips

  • If you do not find FirstOffer in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing FirstOffer you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411