Xaven virus is a term often used to identify a specific adware family of programs and browser plugins. Xaven adware is known to obtain entrance to a computer system without user knowledge. Once installed, the adware will deliver different types of advertisements including generic banners and skyscrapers, in-text ads, pop-up ads, and pop-under ads. Ads by Xaven are also served across multiple internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.
Xaven adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the initial sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Xaven adare 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.
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- Xaven bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- Xaven is usually bundled inside installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or as freeware programs distributed by websites similar to download.com and softonic.com.
- Xaven injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
- Xaven makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.
How to remove Xaven (Removal)
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- Option 1: Automatically remove Xaven with Malwarebytes
- Option 2: Manually remove Xaven
- Option 3: Call Tech Support 1-888-986-8411
Option 1: Automatically remove Xaven with Malwarebytes
1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.
2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.
4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.
5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
6. 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.
[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing Xaven we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove Xaven.[/note]
Option 2: Manually remove Xaven
How to uninstall Xaven
1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.
3. Search for Xaven in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click Xaven to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find Xaven in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Xaven below.[/note]
How to remove Xaven add-ons and extensions
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Xaven extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the Xaven add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the Xaven extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find Xaven in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Xaven below.[/note]
Tips to remove Xaven
- If you do not find Xaven 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 Xaven 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