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How to remove AdsAlert (Virus Removal Guide)

What is AdsAlert virus?

AdsAlert (also searched for as AdsAlert virus, Ads Alert) is a potentially unwanted program and web browsing utility that can cause a lot of problems for computer and internet users. It is noted for gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Once access has been established AdsAlert will remove legitimate advertisements displayed by safe websites and will inject the webpages you visit with deceptive and intrusive advertisements.

AdsAlert virus

What is AdsAlert?

AdsAlert does not have a legitimate description provided by the author or third-party downloaders that promote it. However, similar adware type programs like SuperAdRomove are ironically advertised as web applications that can help block advertisements while you surf the web.

Potential AdsAlert malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by AdsAlert  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.

AdsAlert adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but it 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 AdsAlert 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.

How did AdsAlert get on my computer?

AdsAlert is usually contracted without user knowledge via third-party bundlers and programs that can hide on a computer system and automatically download it. AdsAlert can also accidentally be installed by the user because it can also be offered as a sponsored or custom offer when users download freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • AdsAlert bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malicious software.
  • AdsAlert is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • AdsAlert injects the webpages you visit with deceptive pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • AdsAlert makes unwanted changes to existing Microsoft Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts.


How to remove AdsAlert virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove AdsAlert 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.

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 AdsAlert 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 AdsAlert.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove AdsAlert

How to uninstall AdsAlert

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

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

How to remove AdsAlert 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 AdsAlert extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

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

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

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

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

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