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by Admin, Mountain View (geolocate), published: Mon 27 Apr 2015 09:21:00 PM CEST.

Favicon Remove "Ads by compareItApplication" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
27 Apr 2015, 9:21 pm
What is compareItApplication or compare It Application? At its most benign it is possible to ignore it, moving up the scale you might find it to be a nuisance, and when it's at its very worst it displays true malware traits and is something that spies on you, causes your computer to run into operating issues and may leave you vulnerable to infection by even more serious malicious software such as spyware.

So just what is this thing and exactly what will happen to your computer if you get infected by it? It's adware and once it's installed you are going to see lots of "Ads by compareItApplication" adverts on your computer. Adware is short for advertising supported software, and in the same way that print adverts or TV advertising are designed to catch our attentions and convince us to part with our hard earned cash, so too does online advertising. The difference is, however, that online marketing can have a distinctly negative downside. Adware is mainly a way for its programmer to recoup their costs and generate a source of income after having produced the free software or shareware which adware is often distributed with – albeit rather sneakily.


Does compareItApplication have a good side?

Good question and obviously it is a big positive for the people who create or use adware. And there are people who will argue that the silver lining of the advertising supported software cloud is that it is only by its very existence that free programs and apps are able to exist.

However, there are probably more people who find that adware is simply distracting or irritating. And of course there is that little issue of it spying on you.

Why does compareItApplication spy on me?

The majority of adware collects your personal data by monitoring which websites you browse. The program installs a component on your laptop or PC which tracks this information and sends it back to the programmer or advertiser. They can then show you "Ads by compareItApplication" that have been tailored to appeal to you by showing you advertising for products or services that you have recently been looking at whilst online.

How does it find its way on to my PC?

As briefly mentioned above, compareItApplication is usually distributed with other, often free, programs or files. When you download something of this nature from the internet, chances are it will be surreptitiously bundled with the adware. And as you're installing this program, you will also be installing some good old adware too.

This type of bundled adware is the worst sort as it often installs spyware on your computer too – again this takes us back to the monitoring your browsing habits issue. Spyware is adware that is installed without you really being made aware of it. The people that create adware/spyware will try to argue that it is legitimate due to the fact that license agreement mentioned that the program you were downloading intentionally also came with an 'add on'.

However this wording is often extremely ambiguous which is why you should really read license agreements carefully, so you know exactly what you're installing. Now, to remove ads by compareItApplication from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Ads by compareItApplication Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove compareItApplication related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • compareItApplication
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove compareItApplication related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove compareItApplication, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove compareItApplication related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove compareItApplication, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove compareItApplication related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove TremendousCoupon Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
27 Apr 2015, 8:48 pm
The TremendousCoupon adware is a computer program that has been created with the specific intention of creating a revenue stream for the programmer who developed it by displaying "Ad by TremendousCoupon" adverts and pop-ups. And like most forms of advertising, it can use some pretty intense marketing tactics. After all, when money is involved, no one in advertising is going to be shy and retiring. So who is the target for these adverts? It's you and me, of course!

You'll have noticed these adverts – these days so many websites are littered with them. From side bars in our email inboxes to banner ads on shopping or travel agency sites to horrible pop up adverts that infiltrate your screen, there's no getting away from the fact that adware is here to stay.


What do TremendousCoupon adverts show?

This is precisely the reason why so many people label TremendousCoupon as a type of malware. It can be detected as a PUP as well, for example PUP.Optional.ShoppingGate.A. Have you noticed that so many of the adverts you are on your screen are very similar to products or services that you've been browsing for online in the last few days? That's because adware installs a component on your computer that monitors which websites you are looking at. The information is sent back to the programmer so that they can ensure that they show you adverts that have a higher chance of you clicking on them. This is a win win for programmers and websites who pay for advertising as not only are they increasing the possibility of you buying something but they're also driving traffic to their site, helping to increase its popularity in the search engine rankings.

How does adware install this component?

TremendousCoupon is packaged or bundled with another program in the majority of cases - often one that the programmer has also developed, but not always. On the plus side, that means that adware is giving us access to free files or programs, however when you weigh that up against the unpleasant fact that you are being spied upon every time you are online it doesn't look quite so appealing.

Add to this fact that adware destabilizes other programs you have installed and you will also find that your PC's security is put at greater risk of a breach – meaning that the likelihood of you downloading something even more malicious is now greater.

TremendousCoupon: annoying or malware – or both?

I'm going to go with the 'both' factor here. This adware IS indeed an irritant – especially the pop up advert by TremendousCoupon variety but the fact that is sneaks its way on to your PC without making it clear definitely doesn't work in its favor. And as for causing your device to operate with an increased possibility of you being infected and we think that this is definitely one type of marketing you want to try and avoid.

Adware: is it just a nuisance or something that could genuinely put you at risk? We'll let you decide.

If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop ads by TremendousCoupon and remove this adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



TremendousCoupon Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove TremendousCoupon related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • TremendousCoupon
  • GoSave
  • ShoppingGate
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove TremendousCoupon related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove TremendousCoupon, Active Discount, ShoppingGate, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove TremendousCoupon related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove TremendousCoupon, Active Discount, Gosave, ShoppingGate, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove TremendousCoupon related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Dregol.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
26 Apr 2015, 7:42 pm
Dregol.com is a browser hijacker that is bundled with freeware and Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). You might not know the complete story about browser hijackers and Potentially Unwanted Programs, it is quite likely that you know that they are not something you want on your PC. But why is that and are browser hijackers really worth a whole article to themselves? I think they are and I'm going to explain just what browser hijackers are and how you prevent one from infecting your computer.

What is dregol.com?

Let's start with the basics; a browser hijacker is something that has been designed to hijack your browser. And by that I mean dregol.com takes over your computer, removes home page, search engine or tool bar and swaps all or one of them with its own brand replacements, in this case Dregol Search.


The reason it does this is so that it can redirect the searches you make on the internet, meaning instead of you ending up on that cheap flight booking or automobile price comparison website, you'll be sent elsewhere – somewhere the dregol.com's programmer wants you to visit – and very likely somewhere where you have absolutely zero interest in being. And it really doesn't matter whether you type in keywords, search terms or a complete URL; if your browser has been hijacked by Dregol Search, it will take you exactly where it wants to.

How is dregol.com installed?

Normally browser hijackers are installed as a bundle – i.e. they are cunningly packaged with another app or program. And they are not too open about the fact that they are billing themselves as an add-on program either – but more of that later. Your problem is you need to download a program or tool but chances are, if you're unlucky enough, you'll also be downloading the dregol.com browser hijacker. And if you think you're safe because you don't download pirated software or illegal TV shows or music, we hate to break it to you, but you're not. Anything is fair game for a browser hijacker.

So how can I stop this from happening?

First things first; if you don't have a decent anti-malware software installed on your computer you are quite simply playing Russian Roulette with your online safety. Not sure you have one or if the one that's installed is up to date? Check it as soon as you finish reading this! Security software MUST be fully up to date to give it the advantage over the latest strains of malware – and that includes PUPs and browser hijackers. In a similar vein, make certain that your computer has all of Microsoft's latest security patches so that you have optimum protection from the ground up. And just as your anti-malware should be up to the minute you should also check that other programs or apps you have installed are the newest versions as well. Last but not least, when you are downloading something make sure you read all the small print. As we mentioned earlier because dregol.com will be mentioned as an add-on app, you'll need to know whether to uncheck boxes or abort the installation altogether. To remove it from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Dregol.com Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Dregol.com related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following programs:
  • Dregol Search
  • Go_Dregol
  • GoSave


If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove Dregol.com from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Go_Dregol 2.0, Dregol Search, BookmarkTube extensions.

3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

6. Right-click Google Chrome shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

7. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.dregol.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. There should be only the path to Chrome executable file.


Remove Dregol.com from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Remove Dregol, Dregol Search, BookmarkTube browser extensions. Close Add-ons manger.

3. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: dregol

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by www.dregol.com. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

4. Right-click the Mozilla Firefox shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.dregol.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. There should be only the path to Firefox executable file.



Remove Dregol.com from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select Dregol Search and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.

4. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select Properties.

5. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.dregol.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes. Basically, there should be only the path to Internet Explorer executable file.

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Favicon How to Remove Kikblaster Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
25 Apr 2015, 9:18 pm
Kikblaster is a potentially unwanted program or adware that displays adverts on your computer. Adverts have a little "Ads by Kikblaster" or Powered by Kikblaster" caption, so it's not difficult to separate them from other ads. It can also display pop-ups and make your computer nearly unusable. I has been detected as adware or malware by multiple anti-virus engines: Generic6.AFKF, Gen:Variant.Graftor.183756, a variant of Win32/Adware.PicColor.X, WS.Reputation.1 and TROJ_GEN.R08NH09DG15. Here's the full report.

The more time we spent on the internet, whether for business, leisure or pleasure, the more we need to know about protecting ourselves from the myriad of unpleasant viruses, scams, malware and other online risks that are out there. Being infected by malware, from the most serious identity-stealing types down to the slightly less viscous like Kikblaster, but still completely undesirable programs, there really are innumerable predators just waiting for their chance to infiltrate our systems and cause us stress, grief, and worry.


While it stands to reason that all malware, or malicious software, is unwanted, there are actually a group of programs which are specifically named just that and Kikblaster is one of them. Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUPs as they're not so affectionately known, are a type of software that sneak their way onto your computer without you knowing about it. But just how do you end up with a software program that you haven't downloaded on your computer? That's Potentially Unwanted Programs for you!

It hijacks your browser, implements it's own tools, removes yours – and leaves you having to deal with its unfriendly design, limited functionality, and other annoying quirks. Usually, it installs a web browser extension and uses it to display Kikblaster ads. It can also gather your web browsing history or search terms and send this information to advertising companies or other third-parties.

By the way, those 'quirks' may include things like redirecting every single internet search you make to websites that the programmer of the Kikblaster wants you to visit. Every single time! Therefore it goes without saying that it can be incredibly annoying to have to deal with. But that's not the only thing you need to be concerned about because it can also cause your computer's security to slacken, leaving you, your data and your operating system open to further dangers from even more malicious programs and software.

Anything else to report? Just that it also like to harass you with numerous Kikblaster pop-up adverts and they will often also slow your operating speeds down as they're busy working away behind the scenes.

I'm going to stick my neck on the line now and wager that it is a fairly safe bet that you really don't want to have to deal with a browser hijacking and the annoying Kikblaster that comes with it. Therefore let's find out how such programs are installed on your computer so that you can be better prepared to fend off an attack should you need to.

It is most commonly downloaded in conjunction with other software, specifically free programs (freeware) and shared apps or files (shareware). And that's why reading End User License Agreements (EULAs) properly is crucial. These should tell you if something is included with your original download so if you see anything that's talking about add-ons or extra programs, stop and think whether you really need to download that program. If you absolutely must, ensure that you have configured the check boxes correctly so that the Kikblaster won't automatically be installed too. If it's already installed and you don't know how to remove it, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Kikblaster Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Kikblaster related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Kikblaster
  • GoSave
  • SalePlus
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Kikblaster related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Kikblaster, SalePlus, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Kikblaster related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Kikblaster, SalePlus, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Fake Kikblaster related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Fake Plugin Activity 2 Removal Guide
23 Apr 2015, 8:54 pm
Fake Plugin Activity 2 signature detects attempts to download adware and rogue web browser extensions on your computer. If you keep getting this notification then your computer is either already infected with a rogue browser extension or there's a program that attempts to download and install it. As you may know, rogue browser extensions can pose like legitimate extensions but when installed can display intrusive adverts or even track your browsing history. Usually, rogue browser extensions come packed with adware like SalePlus or ActiveDeals. When adware attempts to install a rogue browser extension on your computer or tries to download additional files that can cause further damage the Norton's virus signature Fake Plugin Activity 2 activates and stops the attack.

When you've been infected by adware or a rogue browser extension it's just one more thing that most of us don't have the time, patience or inclination to deal with on top of all the other things we have to worry about. When you've got deadlines to meet or gaming levels to beat, getting waylaid by something such as Fake Plugin Activity 2 is the last thing you need. However, you need to remove adware and rogue browser extensions from your computer as soon as possible.

What is adware?

Adware is program that displays adverts on your computer. Most adware programs install rogue browser extensions to track your web browsing habits and search terms. This information is used to deliver more targeted adverts. Rogue browser extensions are also used to display ads on your web browser. When a rogue browser extension attempts to download an advert from a web sever it triggers the Fake Plugin Activity 2 signature. That's why you keep getting "Fake Plugin Activity 2 Detected" alert about infected computer and serious security threats.

Another problem is that adware has not been designed with good intentions in mind: it doesn't care if your browsing and internet searches are now easier or more fruitful. It has other things in mind.

What can adware do to your computer?

Not only display ads, obviously. Adware programs have been created to install new applications – such as rogue web browser extensions – on your computer. Some adware programs also inundate you with relentless pop-up adverts while others will send all of your internet search queries to websites of the programmer's choice – no matter what URL or keywords you typed in.

And that's not all because aside from their capability to hijack your browser, they can also weaken your operating system, causing vulnerabilities in your PC's security and opening you up to further abuse and Fake Plugin Activity 2 attack from even more serious types of malicious software.

How does adware get onto your computer in the first place?

In the majority of cases adware programs are installed alongside another program – in particular free software – known as freeware, or files that are shared - shareware. However, they can also package themselves with reputable programs. Because the adware is bundled with this program, when you download that, you also download the rogue browser extension.

How do you avoid installing it?

First and foremost, the biggest thing to remember is to pay attention when you're downloading software. Read the small print in the license agreement properly and make sure you uncheck (or check) any boxes that say add-on programs or added extras are included. Note that boxes may be checked to automatically install the adware or rogue browser extension, so please do take a few moments to read the agreement properly. If it's already too late and you keep getting Fake Plugin Activity 2 notifications like every five minutes or so, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Fake Plugin Activity 2 Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • ActiveDeals
  • GoSave
  • SalePlus
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove ActiveDeals, SalePlus, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove ActiveDeals, SalePlus, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Fake Plugin Activity 2 related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove SpaceCouponApp Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
22 Apr 2015, 9:16 pm
Let's not beat around the bush here as they say, the fact is that if you have started seeing SpaceCouponApp ads, then chances are you have been infected by adware. And although generally speaking, adware programs like SpaceCouponApp are not the most dangerous of all the unwanted and unpleasant internet nasties out there, we still suggest that you get rid of them as soon as possible.

But what exactly is SpaceCouponApp or Space Coupon App and why do you need to remove it? Well for one thing, it's extremely annoying and can make using your computer a complete and utter pain.

What is adware?

For the most part adware displays ads and pop-ups. Doesn't sound so bad right? After all we seed adverts every day on pretty much every website. Wrong, it installs itself on your computer without telling you. And it displays ads by SpaceCouponApp on websites that don't even have adverts. This adware simply injects ads on every web page without asking for your permission. Needles to say, it's very annoying and at some point even illegal despite the fact that you might have installed it on your computer yourself. And that's not all because adware can also cause your PC's security to weaken, making it more vulnerable to threats and risk by other malware programs.


Want to stop this adware from attacking your computer? Then you need to understand its modus operandi.

How is SpaceCouponApp installed?

Occasionally adware programs are pre-installed on a new laptop or desktop. Sometimes they hit you via a drive by installation – a website that has been infected with malware will in turn attack you when you visit it. Generally speaking though, adware programs like SpaceCouponApp come bundled with another software program or a downloaded file. Underhand methods of installation to be sure, but the funny thing is that programmers who are responsible for creating adware don't actually consider their product to be malware – which in fact technically, it's not. And this means that the SpaceCouponApp will be mentioned in the installation or download license agreement.

And this is precisely where the majority of us get stung. We are probably all guilty of skipping blithely through the boring small print in these agreements and we don't actually know what we're installing half the time. Therefore while you might be bored to tears by the thought of reading through this wording, it is well worth sucking it up – don't read it properly and you might miss the part where it says 'add-ons' are included with your original download.

If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop SpaceCouponApp ads and remove this adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



SpaceCouponApp Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove SpaceCouponApp related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • SpaceCouponApp
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove SpaceCouponApp related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove SpaceCouponApp, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove SpaceCouponApp related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove SpaceCouponApp, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove SpaceCouponApp related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to Remove DealNoDeal Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
22 Apr 2015, 9:04 pm
The vast majority of us have had the unpleasant experience of being infected by DealNoDeal or Deal No Deal adware that displays "Ads by DealNoDeal" at some point and with Microsoft support now in effect non-existent for Windows 7 users, the threat will only increase. So what do you do if you log on to your computer and find a program that you simply do not recognize? Well the probability is that you have been infected by a Potentially Unwanted Program – or PUP that installs adware and displays adverts. Whether that was due to a weakness in your operating system or the fact that you downloaded the 'wrong' program or file isn't too important. But what you will need to know, in order to protect yourself going forward is just how did the DealNoDeal get onto your PC? And even more importantly, how do you get rid of it?


Chances are, if you think about it, you very recently upgraded some existing software you have installed on your computer. Or maybe you downloaded some torrents containing your favorite TV show. Whatever it was you installed, reinstalled or downloaded, the likelihood is that the DealNoDeal was downloaded at the same time - without your knowledge.

How adware programs are installed

Adware programs wrangle their way on to your PC in one of three ways: occasionally they are already installed on a new computer when you take it home from the store. More often they come bundled with another program. And sometimes, but less often, they might attack you via a 'drive by installation' – that's when you visit a website that has been compromised by malware. DealNoDeal is usually packed with other programs, mostly freeware.

How do I know if I have this adware on my PC?

The good news is that it doesn't hide its presence in the system and displays lost of averts with "Ads by DealNoDeal" or "Ad by DealNoDeal" or "Powered by DealNoDeal" captions at the bottom of the ads. It also displays pop-ups, so you will definitely notice that something isn't right with your computer. The bad news is that PCs are overwhelmingly more susceptible to attack by adware – and all types of malware - than Macs, and if you are still running on Windows 7 then you might be putting yourself at more risk than if you are on a current, supported operating system. On the bright side, it is easy to see if an unfamiliar program on your PC is a genuine PUP - or something you installed in a fit of madness and forgot about!
  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Select Programs > Uninstall a Program
  3. Found a program you don't recognize? It's probably called DealNoDeal or ActiveDeals. Click on it to highlight it and then hit Uninstall in the bar above the list. You'll be asked if you are sure you want to uninstall it – if you're 100% sure, hit yes – and say goodbye to your adware.
Sometimes, this adware can be installed under a different name. If you keep searching for DealNoDeal you may just not find it. It such case, it would be a good idea to run a full system scan with anti-malware software. It will detect recently installed files and check them for malware. Chances are it will detect this adware and remove it from your computer. No longer you will see ads by DealNoDeal and annoying pop-ups. To remove this aggressive adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



DealNoDeal Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove DealNoDeal related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • DealNoDeal
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove DealNoDeal related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove DealNoDeal, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove DealNoDeal related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove DealNoDeal, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove DealNoDeal related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove "Ads by TremendousCoupo" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
21 Apr 2015, 8:53 pm
Have you ever been infected by ads by TremendousCoupo? If so, like a frighteningly high proportion of us, you are most probably aware of how troublesome they can be. After all, when you log on to your PC, open your web browser, just like you do every day, the last thing you expect to be greeted by is adware that displays TremendousCoupo ads. After all, you're pretty definite that you didn't download it, or them, last thing before logging off the last time you used your computer, so where did it, or they, come from?

This new imposter on your computer is adware, and is yet another of the countless annoyances and dangers that we know have to put up with, and protect ourselves from, on a pretty much constant basis. And if you have ever been a victim of adware then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about when I say you definitely want to take steps to protect yourself from being harassed by another one in the future. They say that lightening never strikes twice but unfortunately in the world of malware, this is certainly not true!


What's the point of these ads by TremendousCoupo?

It's a valid question because, let's face it, there are already enough adverts on most websites and injecting even more ads that shouldn't be there is unacceptable. And the fact is that their new TremendousCoupo ads are never, or rarely, going to live up to their standards.

And just what might that motive be? Well the people who create adware have chosen the humble browser as their method of choice in order to display "Ad by TremendousCoupo" adverts and misdirect your internet searches and send you, not to the websites you wanted to visit, but to ones they want you to take a look at instead. Annoying, am I right? So, let's assume that you want to stop adware from infecting your computer – how exactly do you do that?

How to stop TremendousCoupo

Most adware slip unnoticed on to your computer via another program. TremendousCoupo programmers package their product with another piece of software or bundle it with a file – usually freeware or shareware. The owner of these programs or files may know that they have adware piggy backing on them – or they may be completely unaware.

So to stop them in their tracks the main thing you can do is to make sure you read License Agreements carefully as adware will be mentioned somewhere in the small print. Watch out for ambiguous wording though, as well as check boxes that have been configured to automatically install the PUP. I know it's boring, but it's got to be better than being infected by adware and other malware!

If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop Ads by TremendousCoupo and remove adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Ads by TremendousCoupo Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove TremendousCoupo related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • TremendousCoupo
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove TremendousCoupo related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove TremendousCoupo, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove TremendousCoupo related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove TremendousCoupo, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove TremendousCoupo related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove "Ads by ActiveDeals" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
20 Apr 2015, 8:42 pm
There's no two ways about it, deleting "Ads by ActiveDeals" and related malware from your PC can be a frustrating process – especially if you are not particularly technically minded. And apart from the stress and worry that being infected by malware can cause, the whole scenario can be frustrating and time consuming too. On the brighter side of things, if you have been infected by ActiveDeals ads, more commonly known as adware, don't panic because this is normally one of the easier malwares to delete.

We say normally because some variants of ActiveDeals or Active Deals adware are nastier than others and can be a bit of a pain to remove. If you have been unlucky enough to be infected by one of these, you'll have to download an adware removal program on to it. Once you've done this you will need to run the program on your computer.


How to remove ads by ActiveDeals from your computer

Initial steps
  • Firstly shut all the programs, inboxes, documents and websites that are open on your PC, except for this removal guide.
  • Open we browser and download recommend anti-malware software
How to remove adware: method one
  • Open up your PC's Windows Control Panel and select Programs > Uninstall a Program. Find the ActiveDeals adware.
  • Found the adware (or anything else you don't recognize and that the internet deems unnecessary?) Highlight it by clicking on it in the list and then hit Uninstall.
  • Reboot your computer.
  • Adware can leave components lying in wait on your PC so to make sure you've got rid of it completely, run (or install and run) a reputable anti-malware software program.
How to remove adware: method two

If you are unable to uninstall the ActiveDeals adware you are going to need to scan your PC. Do this thus:
  • Back up all your files and registry
  • Install the malware removal tool that is waiting on your hard disk
  • Run the malware removal software. Once the scan is complete the program will tell you the name of the adware – delete it!
  • Reboot your computer and then run the malware removal program once more – again to check that there are no nasty remnants of it still lurking on your computer
I wrote a more detail removal guide in case you don't know how to complete certain tasks and run anti-malware program. To remove ads by ActiveDeals from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Ads by ActiveDeals Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove ActiveDeals related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • ActiveDeals
  • GoSave
  • Active Discount
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove ActiveDeals related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove ActiveDeals, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove ActiveDeals related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove ActiveDeals, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove ActiveDeals related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon How to fix C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll error. The specified module could not be found.
20 Apr 2015, 8:31 pm
Ever logged on to your PC and discovered a mysterious SysMenu.dll error message you've never seen before? If the answer to that is "yes", then, just like thousands of people worldwide, you have been infected with a PUP. PUPs – which is short for Potentially Unwanted Programs - are computer software programs that install themselves without you knowing about it and then, rather presumptuously, take it upon themselves to install new files on your PC. Some of them can cause a RunDLL C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll error message on startup saying that the specified module could not be found.

RunDLL
There was a problem starting C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll
The specified module could not be found.


SysMenu.dll has been detected as malware by multiple anti-virus engines (scan results). It's usually detected as Goobzo, Skodna.A8D, Win32:Adware-CDO [PUP] or simply Unwanted-Program. However, I must say that detection ratio is still pretty low, just 18 out of 57, which means that most users will not be warned about this malware when installing certain programs, mostly freeware and adware. So just how do you install something without knowing that you're doing so? Well Potentially Unwanted Programs make it their business to be pretty sneaky. They don't discriminate either; they might be packaged with a program that is totally legitimate and reputable, or with something that is a little more shady – or even illegal.

Does that mean I have to stop downloading files and programs?

Well, it would be virtually impossible to say that we should never download anything ever again. From tools that enable us to work, to instant messengers to audio and video files to fun lifestyle apps and games, there's no way we want to, or should have to, give up installing the programs we want and need on our devices. So what do you do if you don't want to run the risk of also downloading a Potentially Unwanted Program and then getting the SysMenu.dll error? The point is, you need to be careful. PUPs are sneaky but they are possible to spot if you are extra vigilant.

Installing a decent anti-malware program is clearly important – for protection against everything nasty and unwanted but there are other things you can do. One is to make sure the programs you have installed on your computer are up to date. By ensuring that everything running on your PC is the newest version you will know that they have the latest security measures in place. The same goes with making sure you also have Microsoft's latest security patches installed. This is a great line of defense in the war against all malware, not just PUPs that cause C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll startup error.

Just as important, if not even more so, the next time you want to download a program, app or freeware or shareware file, make sure to read the End User License Agreement very carefully. PUPs will normally be mentioned in the small print as an added 'extra' so ensure that check boxes relating to these add-ons are correctly configured so that you don't download them too.

Getting rid of C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\System\SysMenu.dll error

Despite their title, it's fair to say that PUPs are generally unwanted rather than only potentially unwanted but the silver lining on the PUP cloud is that the majority of them are actually fairly simple to remove from your machine. Simply go to the Windows Start Menu and delete them through the Remove or Uninstall Programs option. If you don't know what to look for, list your programs by installation date. Recently installed programs are probably the ones that cause this error. If the SysMenu.dll error message still appears on your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



SysMenu.dll Error Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Download Autoruns for Windows and save it to your Desktop.

3. Launch autoruns.exe program (Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator).



4. In the top menu, click File > Find... and type the file name SysMenu.dll, then click Find Next. Alternatively, you can scroll through the list and look for any entry related to SysMenu.dll.



5. If found, right-click on the entry and choose delete. They are usually yellow highlighted.

6. Close Autoruns and reboot your computer when done.

7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software.

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    Favicon How to Remove Dragon Branch Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    20 Apr 2015, 7:34 pm
    Dragon Branch has been created to display adverts "Dragon Branch Ads" to you whenever you're connected to the internet and looking at websites, is something that anyone who goes online needs to be aware of. Yes, you guessed it right! It's adware. Adware is short for advertising supported software and its reason for existing is to generate income for a software programmer. Usually because they have created a free program and the adware is covering their costs.

    Dragon Branch adware is not usually considered to be as bad as the other types of malicious software, mostly because most people fall on either side of the fence when it comes down to it. A lot of people aren't bothered in the slightest by adware. After all, if you don't want to pay for your downloaded files or applications then seeing Dragon Branch Ads can seem like a small price to pay.


    However, there are others who strongly resent adware's presence on their computer. The Dragon Branch ads can be distracting and annoying, and may affect your browsing experience. Even worse though, adware becomes more worrying when it spies on you, rather like the type of malware known as spyware. The adware installs a component on your PC or phone during the installation process and uses this to monitors your online activity. That means it, well someone is fully aware of everything you do when you're looking at websites.

    The adware component collects your browsing data, making note of the services or goods that you look at and then sends this information back to the programmer. They are then able to show you ads by Dragon Branch that closely, or even exactly, match the things you have recently been looking at. A pretty aggressive marketing tactic, we think you'll agree. Not to mention a complete invasion of your privacy.

    Other problems caused by Dragon Branch

    But that's not all – although by now you may well be thinking that was already more than enough unwanted behavior, but it can also have a disastrous effect on your PC security. That's because the adware on your machine can interact negatively with other programs or apps that you have installed – including your anti-virus or anti-malware software. The adware component causes programs to run slowly or become unstable, which in turn can create security breaches that leave your system weakened and more vulnerable to attack.

    How does Dragon Branch get on to your device?

    Dragon Branch is most often found bundled with other programs – often free ones. However because most adware programmers don't see why you would have an issue with their marketing strategy, it is often mentioned in license agreements. That means instead of clicking through the check boxes to install your software or download your file as quickly as possible, you should make sure that you slow down and stop to read the small print.

    It is important that you pay attention when downloading and installing anything however if that something is a free program such as a game or other app then you should especially take care.

    If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop Dragon Branch ads and remove this aggressive adware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    Dragon Branch Ads Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove Dragon Branch related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • Dragon Branch
    • GoSave
    • Active Discount
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove Dragon Branch related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Dragon Branch, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove Dragon Branch related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Dragon Branch, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove Dragon Branch related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon How to Remove "Reset Search" App on Mac
    18 Apr 2015, 10:15 pm
    Reset Search app is part of the Install Mac adware that can display adverts and pop-ups on your computer. Were you aware that even when you're doing the most normal and mundane things that you do virtually every day you are putting you, and your computer, at serious risk of being infected by this adware?


    When you're online, no matter what you're doing, you are in peril. You might be eagerly browsing vacation locations, killing time by reading celebrity gossip, updating your Facebook status or – who knows, even working! – but indulging in all these simple activities can wind up with your computer being infected. No longer are dodgy adult content websites, flashing wallpapers and illegal downloads the only places that can result in an infection, the most innocent of websites or downloads can too. And that's something we all need to be aware of.

    What exactly is "Reset Search" app?

    It's adware. Adware, as you may already know, is an amalgamation of the words 'advertising supported software' and although it is not the most deadly horse in the stable, it definitely is still very much a type of malware. In its simplest terms, Reset Search adware is a computer software program that displays adverts on your screen or monitor whenever you are connected to the internet. Some of these adverts are fairly easy to ignore yet others will be nightmarish pop-up adverts that won't go away no matter how many times you close them.


    Reset Search is more than just an annoyance

    Adware at its most aggressive form is annoying, there is no doubt about that, however many people have a problem with the fact that it also spies on you by monitoring which websites you visit. It then collects this data and sends it to the Reset Search's programmer or other third party. They are then able to customize the adverts that are being shown to you so that they more closely represent your interests. Obviously, this means you are more likely to then click on them, driving traffic – and potentially sales – to a website that is paying to use adware.

    Adware is cunning!

    For the most part, you won't know if Reset Search app is installing itself on your machine, so how does it get there if you are not knowingly downloading it? It (and many other types of malware) are normally downloaded and installed in conjunction with another program. What that means is that if you have just installed an upgrade to your messenger app or downloaded some audio or video files, you may well have also downloaded some adware.

    Adware can also infect you in a 'drive by installation' which occurs when you visit an infected website. So you see, as mentioned above, you really can be doing almost anything online and be putting yourself in harm's way.

    How do you prevent Reset Search installation?

    Reference is often made to adware in software license agreements, so make sure you read those carefully when you're downloading. You should also install a good anti-adware program. Reset Search app is annoying, an invasion of your privacy and can leave your security in tatters, increasing the chance of something even worse infecting you. Protect yourself, your Mac and your sanity before it's too late.

    If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to remove Reset Search app, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    Reset Search App Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-adware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this adware from your Mac. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this adware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.






    2. Quit the Reset Search, Genieo, Install Mac apps, if they are running. To do so, open Activity Monitor then click the CPU tab, then click Process Name at the top of that column to sort the list alphabetically.

    Look for processes InstallMac', Reset Search, Genieo. Select them, then click the Force Quit button. Quit Activity Monitor.

    3. In the Finder, select Applicationsinstall.mac and put it into trash.

    4. Move the following items to the trash as well. Some of them, including the Genieo application, may not be present; remove the ones that you do find.

    /Applications/Genieo
    /Applications/InstallMac
    /Applications/Uninstall Genieo
    /Applications/Uninstall IM Completer.app
    ~/Library/Application Support/com.genieoinnovation.Installer/
    ~/Library/Application Support/Genieo/
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.download.plist
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.update.plist
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.ltvbit.plist
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.installer.completer.download.plist
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.installer.completer.update.plist
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.installer.completer.ltvbit.plist
    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist
    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist
    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.engine.plist
    /Library/LaunchAgents/com.genieo.completer.update.plist
    /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client.plist
    /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.genieoinnovation.macextension.client
    /usr/lib/libgenkit.dylib
    /usr/lib/libgenkitsa.dylib
    /usr/lib/libimckit.dylib
    /usr/lib/libimckitsa.dylib

    5. Restart your Mac.

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    Favicon How to Remove HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt Virus and Restore Encrypted Files
    17 Apr 2015, 8:12 pm
    It's no great secret only known to tech boffins or IT experts that the more time we spend online, the more chances we have of being infected by HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt ransom virus (ransomware) which is very similar to the CryptoLocker ransomware. As anti-virus software gets increasingly sophisticated, so to do the yin to their yang: ransomware. It's an endless cat and mouse game between good and evil – with us poor unfortunate internet uses stuck in the middle as unwilling pawns. What that really means for us is that we need to increasingly be on our guard if we are to prevent ourselves from falling victim to an infection or attack.

    The problem is that with there being so many different varieties of malware that it can be hard to know what we need to do to stay safe online. Malware is created for different end purposes and has different traits and ways of operating so the best thing you can do to protect yourself is – as well as installing a great anti-virus program – to learn as much as possible about the different types. And in this instance, that is ransomware.


    Ransomware is a strange one: one minute it's everywhere, the next no one is talking about it – but one thing is for sure, it will rear its ugly head again at some point in the not too distant future. So, stay safe and learn a little more about ransomware now and give yourself a better chance of avoiding it the next time it's doing the rounds.

    A closer look at HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt ransom virus

    So what actually is ransomware? No prizes for guessing that it is a type of software program which has been designed to hold you – or more specifically your files or even your computer's operating system – to ransom. Your data will be kidnapped and held hostage until you cough up some of your hard earned cash for its release. HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt and other files have been identified only by a few anti-virus engines as malicious: TROJ_CRYPTESLA.CAG, Win32:Crypt-RXH [Trj], Win32/Filecoder.EM, Trojan.Agent.ED. Once installed, it encrypts your files, changes your desktop image and displays a red encryptor window saying "Your personal files are encrypted". It installs itself for autorun at Windows startup, so you will get this message every time you turn on your computer. It also drops a few text files called HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt with information on how to pay the ransom and restore your files. The text file reads:

    All your documents, photos, databases and other important files have been encrypted
    with strongest encryption RSA-2048 key, generated for this computer.

    Private decryption key is stored on a secret Internet server and nobody can
    decrypt your files until you pay and obtain the private key.

    If you see the main encryptor red window, examine it and follow the instructions.
    Otherwise, it seems that you or your antivirus deleted the encryptor program.
    Now you have the last chance to decrypt your files.

    Open [edited] or [edited] in your browser.
    They are public gates to the secret server.
    Copy and paste the following Bitcoin address in the input form on server. Avoid misprints.
    [edited]
    Follow the instructions on the server.

    If you have problems with gates, use direct connection:
    1. Download Tor Browser from [edited]
    2. In the Tor Browser open the [edited]
    Note that this server is available via Tor Browser only.
    Retry in 1 hour if site is not reachable.
    Copy and paste the following Bitcoin address in the input form on server. Avoid misprints.
    [edited]
    Follow the instructions on the server.

    What is more, HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt ransom virus preforms some HTTP requests and connects to TOR hidden services through Tor2Web. It even creates an alternative data stream.

    Okay, I definitely want to avoid this happening to me. How do I get infected?

    This is something that ransomware does actually have in common with its other malware buddies. You will either become infected by downloading an app or program that has HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt ransomware bundled with it, if you've visited an infected website, or if you open an attachment or click on a link that has been sent via email or in a chat app in a deliberate attempt to infect you.

    What will happen if I've been infected by this ransomware?

    First of all you'll find that you are not able to open a specific document, program or file; they've been held to ransom. Of course, just like in the story books of our childhoods, the kidnapper will then send you a ransom letter which is just a plain text document HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt. Rather than being written in blood or cut out of a newspaper, this ransom note will be in the form of an email or displayed on your computer's screen.

    So what do you do? Try not to panic – and definitely do NOT pay any money unless you don't have a choice and those files are very very important to you. In order to retrieve at least some of your files and remove this ransom virus from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you backup your files regularly then there won't be any difficulties. If you don't have any backups then you can try Windows previous file version tool or Shadow Explorer. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    Step 1: Removing ransom virus and related malware:


    Before restoring your files from shadow copies, make sure HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt virus is not running. You have to remove this malware permanently. Thankfully, there are a couple of anti-malware programs that will effectively detect and remove this malware from your computer.

    1. First of all, download and install recommended anti-malware scanner. Run a full system scan and remove detected malware.




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    2. Then, download ESET Online Scanner and run a second scan to make sure there are no other malware running on your computer.

    That's it! Your computer should be clean now and you can safely restore your files. Proceed to Step 2.


    Step 2: Restoring files encrypted by ransom virus:


    Method 1: The first and best method is to restore your files from a recent backup. If you have been regularly performing backups, then you should use your backups to restore your files.

    Method 2: Try to restore previous versions of files using Windows folder tools. To learn more, please read Previous versions of files.

    Method 3: Using the Shadow Volume Copies:

    1. Download and install Shadow Explorer. Note, this tool is available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    2. Open Shadow Explorer. From the drop down list you can select from one of the available point-in-time Shadow Copies. Select drive and the latest date that you wish to restore from.



    3. Righ-click any encrypted file or entire folder and Export it. You will then be prompted as to where you would like to restore the contents of the folder to.



    Hopefully, this will help you to restore all encrypted files or at least some of them.

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    Favicon Remove "Ads by DiscountSmasher" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    16 Apr 2015, 8:05 pm
    If you've heard the word DiscountSmasher or Discount Smasher increasingly being used you might be asking yourself what the big deal is and why it's suddenly the buzzword of the moment. Is it something you should be concerned about? Could this program do you harm or is it simply the next big thing on the internet? Well I'm glad you're asking because it is something that can have a knock on effect on anyone who uses the internet – which, let's face it, is pretty much all of us!

    What is DiscountSmasher?

    DiscountSmasher or Discount Smasher is a computer software program that has been created with the intention of displaying advertising on your computer's screen with a little "Ads by DiscountSmasher" caption. Actually, scratch that as it's not just desktops and laptops that are affected by this adware; tablets and smartphones are also in the firing line too. The type of DiscountSmasher adverts you see vary from pop-up windows or banners to smaller, less intrusive ads that nestle in among the other content on a website.


    How does DiscountSmasher affect you? Does it cause problems?

    Although most people agree that DiscountSmasher is not the worst thing to have installed upon your computer, it is still malware. And that's because simply displaying online adverts is not the only thing it does. If you've been infected with a nasty strain of adware you will be driven nuts by the amount of Discount Smasher pop-up adverts that you are bombarded with. Even closing them has no effect - click that little 'x' in the corner of the window and they'll simply pop right back up again.

    Worse still, these pop-ups are rarely for something useful – in fact many people would label them downright offensive. For example if you are unlucky enough to be infected by the same adware that I was you'll be subjected to X rated manga cartoon images!

    And that's not all; Adware also slows your CPU and your internet connection down. That's because your computer is now struggling to cope with the additional amount of energy it must expend while the adware is running on your machine and loading malicious executable files from C:\Program Files (x86)\DiscountSmasher folder. Your internet, meanwhile, is being used by the adware to constantly relay data that it collects about your browsing habits. This is so that the adware's programmer can customize the ads by DiscountSmasher you see and send you ads for products or services that you have recently been looking at. Yes, adware spies on you too!

    Anything else you ask? Well, yes, in fact there is. It can also negatively interact with other programs or apps you have installed on your computer or phone. This can cause these programs to crash when you try and open them and may disable some of their functionality. And if the adware is interacting in this manner with your anti-virus software, then you could be in big trouble.

    Finally (yes, there's more!) DiscountSmasher can even install a new tool bar, browser or home page and will redirect all of your searches to websites that the programmer wants you to visit. Adware: it's not turning out to be an innocent marketing tool after all, is it?

    If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop ads by DiscountSmasher and remove this aggressive malware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    Ads by DiscountSmasher Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove DiscountSmasher related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • DiscountSmasher
    • GoSave
    • Active Discount
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove DiscountSmasher related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove DiscountSmasher, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove DiscountSmasher related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove DiscountSmasher, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove DiscountSmasher related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon How to Remove "Ads by GreatDeals" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    14 Apr 2015, 9:04 pm
    Let's not beat around the bush here, I would bet my bottom dollar that you have heard of "Ads by GreatDeals" malware – in fact it's highly likely that you've been infected with it as well. But what actually is GreatDeals, and how does it affect your computer? I always say that the best way to protect yourself from an enemy is to know exactly how they operate.

    What is GreatDeals or Great Deals?

    It's commonly known as adware which is a computer program which falls under the malware (or malicious software) label. It installs a tracking component on your PC or laptop. As we spend more time online on different devices, adware that targets handheld devices is becoming increasingly common. The tracking component monitors which websites you have been browsing and the products that you look at within the website's pages. It sends this information back to the programmer who can then make the decision about which ads by GreatDeals to show you based on your perceived recent interests. So that's the first thing we know about adware – that it is quite an aggressive marketing tactic, but that's not all because this adware can cause you some problems too.


    The problems caused by GreatDeals

    As mentioned above, it can cause quite a few issues for you – and for your computer. One of the most noticeable ones is caused by the tracking component. Because it is constantly working away behind the scenes, it is eating up your computer or laptop’s resources. Resources that are best put to use while you work or spend your hard earned leisure time online. Using up resources will cause your device to run more slowly than usual. The component may interact unfavourably with other programs that you have installed and can stop them from performing to their full capability or keep crashing. Creating conflicts between the programs you have on your machine can also result in an instable IT environment and leave you vulnerable to breaches of security. Finally, because this nasty component uses your own Internet connection to send the data it has collected about you back to the programmer, you will probably find that websites are frustratingly slow to load. You might not even be able to use the Internet at all as it might simply crash every time you try and open it.

    How do you lower the chances of being infected by GreatDeals ads?
    1. Don't panic because thankfully there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself from ads by GreatDeals. Below we list a handful of the easiest to implement and things that you should be aware of.
    2. Don't even think about going online without having an anti-malware program on your PC.
    3. Not sure you trust a website 100%? Don't download files or software from it. Use the developer's site wherever possible.
    4. Browser telling you pop-up blockers are available? Use them.
    5. Ensure all software and apps are up to date – that way their security will be too.
    If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop "Ads by GreatDeals" and remove this aggressive malware from the system, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    Ads by GreatDeals Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove GreatDeals related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • GreatDeals
    • GoSave
    • Active Discount
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove GreatDeals related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove GreatDeals, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove GreatDeals related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove GreatDeals, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove GreatDeals related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon Ads by ActiveDiscount Removal Guide
    13 Apr 2015, 8:59 pm
    Adverts with a little "Ad by ActiveDiscount" caption usually appear on computers infected with adware. If you keep getting them too then I'm afraid your computer is infected with adware as well. The good news is that it's not the most sophisticated malware out there which means that it can be removed from the system quite easily. But on the other hand, it's usually packed with other adware and even malware, so ActiveDiscount is very likely not the only unwanted program installed on your computer. What is more, it tries to hide its presence on the system. That's why I wouldn't recommend deleting it manually because you can miss some files and it will reinstall itself right away. To remove ads by ActiveDiscount and related malware from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.


    As you may know, online advertising is displayed via a computer program known as adware – or advertising supported software to give it its full name. This dware has been designed to displays ads by ActiveDiscount on your computer. And it's not just PCs that can be affected by adware as tablets and even smartphones are not exempt from this powerful form of online marketing.


    What does this adware look like?

    ActiveDiscount ads come in all shapes and sizes – they may be neatly tucked away at the edges of a web page and are fairly unobtrusive, they might be flashing banners, or – in their worst incarnation they are relentless pop-up windows that just won't go away no matter how many times you click on them.

    What is the purpose of this adware?

    It is created by programmers in order to create a revenue stream that offsets the expenses incurred when they make free programs, software or files available to the general public on the Internet.

    The problem with adware

    The main issue that most people have with this adware is that it includes a spyware component that works to collect information about you and the websites that you visit. It tracks the products or services that you look at and then sends this data back to the adware's programmer. They, in turn, use this information to tailor make the adverts that you see. And obviously this increases the chances of you clicking upon them and driving traffic and sales to the website.

    On the flip side some people will argue that by creating adware, you are benefitting from having access to files or programs that you would normally have to pay for - for free. Whether or not you are comfortable being spied upon is another matter entirely.

    More problems with adware!

    So being spied upon and having data about your Internet usage is probably not at the top of everyone's list of favourite things, but the real problems start when ActiveDiscount adware programmers collect your data and then sell this on to third parties.

    This particular adware can also cause issues with other programs you have running on your computer and slow your operating system down due to it using your Internet connection to relay the data it is collating on you back to the programmer.

    How do I prevent myself from becoming a victim of ads by ActiveDiscount?

    There are a number of things you can do to make sure that you lower your chances of becoming an advertising supported software victim. Number one is to make sure you have a reputable anti-malware program installed on your computer, run it regularly, and make sure it's always the latest version. If your computer is already infected with this adware and you don't know how to stop annoying and intrusive ads by ActiveDiscount, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    Ads by ActiveDiscount Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove ActiveDiscount related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • ActiveDiscount
    • GoSave
    • deals4me
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove ActiveDiscount related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove ActiveDiscount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove ActiveDiscount related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove ActiveDiscount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove ActiveDiscount related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon Remove "Ads by RespectSale" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    12 Apr 2015, 8:13 pm
    Let's take a closer look at adware that displays "Ads by RespectSale". If you want to find out what it is, how you know if you have it installed on your computer, and how you can get rid of it you've come to the right place.

    How do I know if I have adware on my PC?

    Adware is no shy and retiring wallflower, so it will be obvious if you have been infected. The nastier types of adware will bombard you with a proliferation of pop up and pop under windows, as well as garish banner ads by RespectSale. However, that's not all as adware can be more than just irritating; it can have a negative effect on your computer as well as your sanity.
    • Is your PC running a lot more slowly than usual? You may well have the RespectSale adware on your machine. Any malicious software will suck your CPU's resources dry, using up power and making your computer battle against the strain of the added work needed to run the adware
    • Noticed that other programs you have installed on your computer seem to be acting strangely? That will be the adware interacting negatively with them.
    • Do websites take ages to load or keep crashing? You have the fact that adware uses your internet connection to relay data about the websites you visit back to the developer so that they can decide which RespectSale ads to display on your screen to thank.
    • Suddenly running out of space on your drives? You guessed it – that will be the adware taking up valuable memory.

    How does RespectSale get on to your PC?

    Are we right in thinking you downloaded some media files, installed an app or upgraded some software just before you noticed these problems with your computer? It's not a coincidence because in the majority of cases, RespectSale will be bundled with freebie files and programs and installs itself in conjunction with something else.

    How do you prevent adware from infecting your computer?
    • The main preventive measure is related to the paragraph above: because RespectSale adware comes bundled with another program, you need to read license agreements carefully. These will tell you if the program is trying to install an 'add-on', so make sure you check – or uncheck - relevant boxes so you only install or download the program you do want
    • Install a good anti-malware program to give you an extra line of defense. Make sure you always have the latest version of it installed too. Installing a firewall is also a must.
    • Don't download anything from third party website – go straight the publisher wherever possible
    • Websites that use cookies can sometimes infect you with adware. If in doubt block cookies when you see the warning sign if you don't trust the site 100%
    What do you do if you've been infected by RespectSale ads?
    • Close all websites, including your email
    • Download and run your anti-malware program manually
    • Restart your computer then run another scan
    You should now be clear but if the adware is still installed on your computer and you still keep getting Ads by RespectSale, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    RespectSale Ads Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove RespectSale related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • RespectSale
    • GoSave
    • Active Discount
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove RespectSale related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove RespectSale, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove RespectSale related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove RespectSale, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove RespectSale related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon How to Remove EnormouSales Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    11 Apr 2015, 9:25 pm
    If you've never really considered EnormouSales adware something to particularly worry about, it's high time you sat up and took notice of this somewhat under estimated malicious software, because trust us, if you've been infected by it you'll know about it! I know that you have heard of adware – after all who hasn't in this day and age? But do you know exactly what it is and why you should be taking steps to protect yourself from being infected by one of the nastier strains of advertising supported software?

    Have I got you worried? Well I hate to be the bearers of bad news because you should be! EnormouSales really is a nasty piece of work – read on and we will explain why.

    Understanding EnormouSales adware

    To know how to protect yourself from Ads by EnormouSales, as with anything threatening, you need to know your enemy. So what exactly is adware? It is a software program that has been designed to display adverts on your screen when you're online. Very often the EnormouSales ads that you see feature products or services that you've been looking at very recently – maybe even that very day. How does adware know what you've been browsing? It installs a tracking component on your PC that monitors which web pages you look at, logs this data and then transmits it back to the adware's programmer or developer. This gives them the info they need to be able to customize which adverts you see. Take a quick look at some of the web pages you have open – see anything that looks familiar?



    But not only do many people take umbrage with the fact that they are being spied on, the real problems start when you have been infected by a nasty type of adware which can cause havoc on your PC. Just take a look at this list below and then tell me you're still not concerned about this adware.

    The effects of EnormouSales:
    • It can interact with other programs that are installed on your computer or device and cause problems with their operation. This is especially worrying when that program is your anti-virus software
    • It can hijack your tool bar browser, home page or search engine of choice and manipulate your searches so that you are sent to websites that the programmer wants you to visit instead of the one you typed into the search bar
    • EnormouSales ads can slow down your computer because the adware and its component are eating up valuable CPU power, memory and space
    • It can also cause websites to take ages to load and make them instantly crash once you do finally have them open – that's because the adware uses your internet connection to relay its findings about you back to the programmer
    • It can leave your machine open to breaches of security due to the issues it's causing with the other programs and, of course, your security software
    As you can see, it's not just about intrusive adverts and pop-up windows that you see. It's a rather sophisticated piece of adware that can cause serious problems. If you don't know how to remove the adware from your computer and stop these annoying EnormouSales ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    EnormouSales Ads Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove EnormouSales related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • EnormouSales
    • GoSave
    • deals4me
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove EnormouSales related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove EnormouSales, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove EnormouSales related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove EnormouSales, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove EnormouSales related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon Remove "Ads by DiscountBomb" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    11 Apr 2015, 8:39 pm
    These days it can be increasingly hard to keep up with all the latest malware trends: there are just so many different strains out there. From programs that are designed merely to annoy you, to others that have been created to steal your identity, hijack your PC in order to spread more malware to unsuspecting users, or kidnap your data and hold it to ransom, the world of the internet truly is a worrying place to be. And whatever end of the scale these programs are at, it goes without saying that you really do need to be protecting yourself from them.

    Here we are going to take a look at two of the culprits: adware that displays adverts with "Ads by DiscountBomb" caption, and spyware. The two programs are different however, because DiscountBomb adware does exhibit some of the same traits as spyware we will take them as a dangerous duo for the purposes of this article.

    This adware also inserts "Ads by DiscountBomb" adverts above Google search results occupying the most valuable place for ads and pushing down organic search results.


    What is DiscountBomb?

    DiscountBomb or Discount Bomb is a type of online marketing; advertising basically. Sometimes the DiscountBomb ads hold little to no interest for you, but often they are tailored to display goods or services that you are interested in. And that's where spyware comes into the picture. However more than just being a way to get you to part with your hard earned cash like traditional advertising, adware can actually cause you problems too.

    The connection between DiscountBomb adware and spyware

    As mentioned above it shares some similarities with spyware. Spyware is considered to be the nastier of the two but adware is still not completely innocent. The thing they have in common is that some types of adware also spy on you – the very thing that spyware has been created to do, albeit in a more cunning and dangerous fashion and usually for more sinister reasons. It spies on you so it can customize those DiscountBomb ads that we mentioned earlier to meet your needs.

    How does it do that? The adware program installs a component, usually a web browser extension, which monitors your internet usage and sends data concerning the websites and products that you view back to the adware's programmer. Using this information, they can then ensure that you see adverts that match your recent browses.

    The problems with DiscountBomb adware

    Aside from irritating you with numerous distracting ads by discountbomb when you're online, adware has a number of other cons under its belt. It may hijack your browser, installing a new (and frankly not very good) tool bar. This tool bar may then redirect all your searches to websites the programmer is being paid to direct you to – extremely irritating to say the least! It can also make both your computer and your internet connection operate more slowly than before - or even crash. That's because the spyware component is beavering away behind the scenes, tracking your user habits and then sending the data back via your internet connection. Even more worryingly, the adware might be causing conflicts with other programs installed on your computer and affect their efficiency - and that includes your anti-virus program too. To remove this adware and stop Ads by DiscountBomb, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    DiscountBomb Ads Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove DiscountBomb related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • DiscountBomb
    • GoSave
    • Active Discount
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove DiscountBomb related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove DiscountBomb, Active Discount, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove DiscountBomb related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove DiscountBomb, Active Discount, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove DiscountBomb related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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    Favicon How to Remove "Ads by Dealspace" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
    9 Apr 2015, 9:11 pm
    You've probably heard of adware that displays "Ads by Dealspace" adverts, after all let's face it, it's pretty hard to get away from it these days. But what actually is adware, or advertising supported software, and what effect can it have on your PC?

    Dealspace is a software program that displays online advertising on your computer. Click on one of the many Dealspace ads and you'll be directed (usually!) to the website and product the ad is marketing. We say usually because some unscrupulous programmers will show you adverts for one thing, let's say a pair of shoes, however you'll be sent to a website that's promoting something entirely different – possibly even pornography.


    The other thing that this adware does is to collect data about your browsing habits. The program installs a component on your computer which tracks the websites you visit and records which products or pages you are looking at. This then enables the adware's programmer to show you Ads by Dealspace that more closely, or even exactly, match the items you are showing an interest in.

    It is because of these not particularly pleasant characteristics, and the fact that this adware installs itself surreptitiously on your PC or mobile device, that have earned it a place in the malware hall of fame, or should we say infamy?

    What effect can adware have on my computer?

    On the plus side, if you've been infected by adware, you'll know about it. Adware is not the most subtle of malicious software and it's pretty obvious that the adverts you're seeing are tailored towards your recent searches. And if you're being bombarded with Dealspace pop-up adverts, then there is really no mistaking the fact you have malware on your machine.

    The problem is that because the adware is constantly monitoring your internet usage and relaying data back to the programmer it is eating up valuable memory and system space. And because it uses your own internet connection to send the data, it may also slow your internet speeds down or cause pages to continually crash.

    It can also disrupt other programs running on your computer and cause conflicts with them.

    How did Dealspace get installed on my PC?

    For the most part there are two ways that Dealspace installs itself. The most common of these is by bundling, meaning that the adware is discreetly packaged with another program or file. You download and install program A only to find that you've also downloaded and installed adware.

    The slightly less common method is by drive by installation – when you've visited a website which has been compromised by Dealspace adware. The adware takes advantage of any loopholes in your browser to install the adware.

    How do I stop adware from being installed on my PC?

    Dealspace is a nuisance and you'd be quite right in thinking that you should protect yourself from the nastier strains. Firstly, download an anti-malware program, and second be careful when you're downloading programs and make sure you read the small print so you know exactly what you’re installing. To remove this adware and stop Ads by Dealspace, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

    Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



    "Ads by Dealspace" Removal Guide:


    1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





    2. Remove Dealspace related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

    Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
    If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



    Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



    3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
    • Dealspace
    • GoSave
    • deals4me
    • SaveNewaAppz
    • and any other recently installed application


    Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

    Remove Dealspace related extensions from Google Chrome:

    1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



    2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Dealspace, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




    Remove Dealspace related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



    2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Dealspace, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

    Remove Dealspace related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

    1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



    2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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