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How to remove AdFreeApp (Virus Removal Guide)

How to remove AdFreeApp (Virus Removal Guide)

AdFreeApp (also searched for as AdFreeApp virus, Ad Free App) is a potentially unwanted program and adware that is primarily designed to serve pop-up advertisements across the web. Advertisements displayed by this adware will usually say Ads by AdFreeAppAdFreeApp Ads, or brought by AdFreeApp on them. They will also arrive in a variety of styles, including banners, in-text ads, and ‘product comparison’ styled advertisements. Adware and potentially unwanted programs, or PUPs, such as AdFreeApp are typically offered as a custom or sponsored program by third-party download managers, software bundlers, and freeware installers.


What is AdFreeApp?

AdFreeApp is sometimes promoted as a free web utility which can be used to block advertisements while you browse the web; However, the program and browser utility is typically operated to replace existing ads with their own advertisements.

Potential AdFreeApp malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by AdFreeApp  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you based off your current and past browsing habits.

AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp 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.

AdFreeApp and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • AdFreeApp bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • AdFreeApp is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • AdFreeApp injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp

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Option 1: Automatically remove AdFreeApp virus 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.

Malwarebytes scan for AdFreeApp

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 AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove AdFreeApp

How to uninstall AdFreeApp

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 AdFreeApp in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click AdFreeApp to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp below.[/note]

How to remove AdFreeApp add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the AdFreeApp extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the AdFreeApp add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the AdFreeApp extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp below.[/note]

AdFreeApp virus removal tips
  • If you do not find AdFreeApp 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 AdFreeApp 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

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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