How to remove salesale (Virus Removal Guide)

salesale is the title of a web utility that is known to attach to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari without consent or knowledge of the computer user. salesale is usually delivered by potentially unwanted programs and malware and can be defined as adware. Once salesale adware has been contracted it will inject websites with targeted advertisements in the form of banners, pop-ups, pop-under ads, double-underlined in-text hyperlinks, and more. Advertisements that this adware generates will often contain text that says “Ads by salesale” or “Ad by salesale” on them. In-text advertisements this adware generates will say “Click to continue > by salesale” on them once the in-text hyperlink is hovered over.

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salesale is a concern because it arrives on a computer system and attaches affected internet browsers without consent or knowledge of the computer or internet user. It is usually noticed by users once “Ads by salesale” appear across the web. The adware also serves ‘targeted’ advertisements and targeted advertisements. Targeted advertisements are a privacy concern because in order to populate they will need to access and modify user browsing data and settings. salesale adware will also gather information that it obtains access to. Information this adware can access includes all the data on the websites that users visit, bookmarks, and browser history.

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To make matters worse, salesale adware also bundles with third-party unwanted programs and malware. Third-party items and malware that bundle with salesale can cause different issues and be much more severe. Users may experience unwanted browser redirects to sponsored webpages, a decrease in internet speed, limited internet access, and a loss in computer functionality. Other issues may also be presented through severe variants of malware.

This adware is sometimes referred to as the ‘salesale virus.’ However, it is not technically defined as a computer virus or malicious parasite but the unwanted program is still a threat or the sign of a very severe computer infection. Since salesale is known to download and install alongside third-party malware, malicious files, and additional potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), including browser hijackers like Jogostempo.com, it will be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser objects in order to stop all unwanted activities caused by this program and others from occurring. Apart from manually eradicating the program and others that it bundles with, files may remain undetected to the average computer user. That is why the professional internet security community recommends to use a reputable anti-malware product to remove salesale and malicious files that it may bundle with.

How did salesale get on my computer?

salesale and the unwanted programs that it bundles with are usually contracted without the consent or knowledge of the computer user. The adware is used to promote free downloadable content from a variety of locations on the web; therefor it bundles with multiple objects. Free downloadable content that this adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, torrents, and more.

Users who wish to consciously and manually install freeware may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install salesale adware and other objects alongside the freeware during the installation and setup process; However, the user request to decline the adware from installing is often ignored by the program or presented in a deceptive manner and the adware will install anyways.

This program and objects that it bundles with can also be promoted and contracted through questionable advertisements. These advertisements are usually dishonest, misleading, and can cause the program to automatically download and install once they’re clicked on.

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  • The salesale extension for Google Chrome can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
  • The salesale extension for Google Chrome can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.

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  • salesale bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • salesale is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as Cnet (download.com), Softonic, and others.
  • salesale injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • salesale 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.

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How to remove salesale (Removal Guide)

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Step 1: Remove salesale extensions

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Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

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2. Search for the salesale extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.


Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. Search for the salesale add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.

Apple Safari

1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Find the salesale extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

Step 2: Uninstall salesale from Windows

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

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. Search for salesale and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button. If you can not find this program in the list of installed program please see steps 3 and 4 below.

Step 3: Remove salesale virus with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

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4. When the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential salesale malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.