RoyalAds (also searched for as RoyalAds virus or Royal Ads) is adware and a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, that is used by third-party developers to inject the webpages you visit with pop-up and in-text advertisements. Ads generated by this adware will usually contain text that says something similar to Ads by RoyalAds or brought by RoyalAds on them and they can be displayed across multiple internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge, and Apple Safari.
What is RoyalAds?
RoyalAds adware is typically promoted by third-party download managers, software bundlers, and websites as a free web shopping utility or a browser extension that actually “blocks” advertisements.
RoyalAds adware displays ‘targeted’ style advertisements and this is a huge privacy concern because in order to do so the program will need to obtain access to your personal browsing data including all your activities, the things you search for online, your history, and bookmarks. The adware basically targets you based off of your current and past browsing experiences.
RoyalAds 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 RoyalAds 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.
RoyalAds and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. RoyalAds 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 RoyalAds adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.
- RoyalAds usually bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
- RoyalAds is frequently promoted by or introduced to a computer through third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
- RoyalAds injects the webpages you view online with pop-up and in-text style advertisements.
- RoyalAds changes existing Windows and internet browser settings and schedules new tasks allowing the adware to run every time Windows starts.
- RoyalAds and browser extensions associated with it have permission to read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
- RoyalAds and browser extensions associated with it can communicate with cooperating websites and applications.
This is a comprehensive RoyalAds removal guide to help you remove “RoyalAds virus” from your PC and get rid of ads by RoyalAds. Follow the instructions on this page to get rid of this adware and other potential threats that may have been introduced to your computer.
How to remove RoyalAds (Virus Removal Guide)
How to uninstall RoyalAds
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 RoyalAds in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click RoyalAds to uninstall it.
[note align=”left”]If you do not find RoyalAds in your list of installed program but still experience ads by RoyalAds when you browse the web you may need to uninstall additional third-party programs from your computer and remove browser attachments from each installed internet browser.[/note]
1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the RoyalAds extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.
1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
2. Search for the RoyalAds add-on and click Remove.
1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.
2. Search for the RoyalAds extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
How to remove RoyalAds with Malwarebytes
1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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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.
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.
RoyalAds removal tips
- If you do not find RoyalAds in your list of installed programs or browser attachments you may need to uninstall additional programs and remove additional browser add-ons and extensions. Additional programs and browser attachments may include suspicious titles that might have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection. If you do not recognize a browser extension – remove it!
- If you are still having issues removing RoyalAds 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.