Ads2 Adware

Ads2 adware serves pop-up advertisements in your web browser. The adware employs multiple native programs and browser attachments to observe browsing data and produce advertisements it feels are relevant to your browsing habits.


Once ads2 adware has been installed it will generate pop-up ads in your web browser that usually say “Ads by ads2” or “ADVERTISEMENT | Powered by ads2” on them. Ads2 ads can appear when you hover your mouse over an image, when you hover your mouse over hyperlinked text on a webpage, or at random times. The ads this adware displays can also cover legitimate advertisements on the websites you visit with generic banners and skyscrapers.

ads2 ad

If you find Ads2 adware on your computer is is likely that additional malware and unwanted programs have also been introduced. Like most adware, Ads2 is known to bundle with and install alongside other unwanted programs, adware, and potential threats.

Threat Details

Names Ads2, Ads2 virus *This infection is not technically defined as a computer virus
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description N/A
Symptoms Advertisements and sponsored search results 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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Ads2 Removal Options

Manual Removal Guide

This manual Ads2 removal guide contains steps to help you completely remove Ads2 and other threats from your computer. In order to eradicate this threat please follow each step in order.

Ads2 Removal Steps

1. The first step to remove Ads2 is to uninstall the program from Windows Control Panel if there is a usable uninstall entry. To uninstall Ads2 go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (or Add and Remove Programs) and search for Ads2 and other suspicious programs in the list. Once you have found Ads2, double click it to begin the uninstall process. Repeat this step for any other suspicious programs you may have found.

2. The second step to remove Ads2 is to remove any unwanted browser add-ons and extensions that may have installed from each web browser on your computer.

Google Chrome Go to Customize and control Google Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox Go to Menu > Add-ons
Microsoft Internet Explorer Go to Tools > Manage add-ons
Apple Safari Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions

3. The third step to remove Ads2 is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

4. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

5. Open Malwarebytes and click the large blue Scan Now button to begin a scan.

6. Once the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and Finish button afterwards. If Malwarebytes suggests that you restart your computer please do so.

7. The fourth step to remove Ads2 is to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files using HitmanPro; a reputable second-opinion scan and removal tool.

8. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

9. 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.

10. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button and then click the Reboot button. *To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

11. The fifth step to remove Ads2 is to clean-up and repair settings with CCleaner.

12. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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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