Kotera is a legitimate java script in text advertising platform, that shows advertisements based on keywords that pop up while hovering over text links on web pages (similar to Text Enhance). Kontera is considered adware and Kontera is known to install onto computers without user consent, creating registry entries and temporary files in order to spam advertise… Even though many people use Kontera and the Kontera WordPress plugin to generate money through Kontera’s affiliate program (which works almost like Google Adsense though pays less than a cent per click, unlike Adsense).
Kontera has also been called a scam by many advertisers who use the platform for their own ad campaigns. Mass conversations state Kontera ad users have not seen a payout and have not heard a word from Kontera’s support team about their non payment issues. In fact, we have never seen an affiliate program with as many bad reviews as Kontera.
How to block Kontera advertisements
Blocking Kontera is a common step used to avoid the annoying text ads which Kontera creates. Please note: Blocking Kontera will not actually remove Kontera and Kontera may again spam advertise if your browser is changed or updated. These are only suggestions, other possibilities to block Kontera on specific browsers exist.
- Use free Adblock Pro Extension:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Blocking Kontera on IE can easily be accomplished without the use of third party extensions and utilities.
- Access:Tools(Alt-x)>Internet Options>Security>Restricted sites – Then click the “Sites” button and enter: http://kontera.com
- Use free Adblock extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
- Access:Options>Customize>Block an ad by its URL
- Block: http://kontera.com
How to remove Kontera text ads
Removing Kontera manually can be a daunting task.
Remove/delete Kontera’s created system files
Temp%WINDOWSTEMP0000000.TXT %Temp%WINDOWSTEMP0000000.ZIP %Temp%WINDOWSTEMPNSD5F.tmp %System%sxe3.tmp %Temp%tnkdvd.exe %Temp%ultrathd.exe %Temp%vidcoder.exe %UserProfile%azubxfbq.exe
Remove/delete Kontera’s created registry files
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE[random] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogoshell=[random]
Other suggestions to disable Kontera
As with manual deletion of Kontera, other means to disable Kontera text ads can also be a mighty task.
Set up a “rule” under advanced settings in your computer’s firewall. Block the following IP addresses on all ports and protocols:
22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52-184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11-18.104.22.168
Hosts Files / Internet Resource Blocking
- Open your host file using MS Notepad as an administrator. To run Notepad as an admin right click the launch icon.
- Open a file and locate your hosts file located C: > Windows > System32 > drivers > etc > hosts
- Add: 127.0.0.1 kona.kontera.com to the bottom
Is Kontera Malicious?
Nope, just an annoyance. Kontera will not over-set any rules you place upon it. In other words, if Kontera becomes unblocked it is because your browser or computer is infected with other adware or spyware (or in broad terms: malware).
In cases of malware, where Kontera is acting suspicious and producing more than just pop-up spam, or unblocking itself from extensions, an anti-malware or malware removal program is strongly suggested.