Hades is the title of adware in the Salus adware family that generates different types of pop-up and ‘targeted’ advertisements across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. Ads displayed by Hades adware usually say “Ads by Hades” or “powered by hades” on them.
Hades, alike most adware in the adware family is promoted as a free web tool and utility that can help internet users find discounts and deals online. These programs may be classified as shopping assistant applications and are usually presented as such by third-party freeware type program installers.
Hades serves ‘targeted’ advertisements to users browsing the internet, and targeted advertisements can only be produced if the adware has obtained unrestricted access to extensive user browsing data. Hades adware can observe and gather user browsing data,such as all browsing activities, bookmarks, app data, and browser history. This information is used to generate advertisements it feels users are most likely to click on. If you are
Furthermore, Hades bundles with additional unwanted programs, malware, and other possible malicious threats. This means that it might be necessary to uninstall multiple programs from Windows and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Many of these programs can not easily be found on a computer system without third-party security software.
Third-party programs and malware that can bundle with Hades adware will cause other issues aside from pop-up advertisements. Other issues include unwanted browser redirections to sponsored webpages, like Conduit Search, decreased computer productivity, and decreased internet speed.
Hades adware and the additional programs that it bundles with also manufacture new tasks and change existing Windows start-up settings in order to run every time the operating system starts and remain enabled if disabled by the user. Programs and browser attachments that may arrive with this deceptive piece of adware can also cause other issues for computer and internet users aside from pop-up advertisements, including browser redirections and a loss in computer functionality and internet connectivity. Furthermore, if Hades is manually removed, it is possibly that the adware or another one in its place will return before a week has passed.
Hades adware is primarily automatically contracted without consent or knowledge of the computer user through third-party programs and files that hev remained undetected on the computer system. The potentially unwanted programs and files that deliver the adware are usually contracted without user consent alongside freeware, shareware, torrent files, and other free downloadable content.
Computer and internet users who seek to download and install free items online may be presented with an opportunity to accept or decline a custom offer to install Hades adware and other programs. However, the request to decline Hades adware from installing is often presented in a very deceptive manner, which can make it confusing for a computer user. In some cases, the download manager may completely ignore the user request to decline Hades from installing and the adware will install against user consent and knowledge.
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- Hades extensions can read and change all your data on the websites you visit and read and change your browsing history.
- Hades extensions can manage your apps, extensions, downloads, and themes.
- Hades bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and possible malware.
- Hades is usually packed inside installers and downloaders from websites such as download.com, Softonic, and others.
- Hades injects visited webpages with pop-up, in-text, and in-image advertisements.
- Hades 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 to run.
How to remove Hades (Removal Guide)
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- Step 1: Remove unwanted browser extensions
- Step 2: Uninstall Hades adware from Windows
- Step 3: Remove Hades virus with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
- Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner by Piriform
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Step 1: Remove unwanted browser extensions
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1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. Search for the unwanted add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.
1. Click Safari and go to Preferences > Extensions.
2. Find the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.
Step 2: Uninstall Hades adware 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 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.
Step 3: Remove Hades 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.
3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.
4. When the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.
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. Open the program and go to Cleaner and click the Analyze button. After files and have been analyzed, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Go to Registry and click Scan for Issues. When the scan is complete click Fix selected issues… and then click the Fix All Selected Issues button.
4. Go to to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from Windows, Internet Explorer, all the way to Context Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Delete once anything suspicious is found to remove it.