Guide to Remove Ads by FlashMall (Remove FlashMall Adware)

I tried many ways to get rid of ads by FlashMall, but the ads are there on chrome and explorer. And I even reinstalled explorer but the ads wont go away. Random ads pop up almost 4-6 times every minute. What should I do to get rid of the stupid FlashMall ads?

FlashMall description

FlashMall is classified as a malicious adware that causes lots of harmful PC vulnerabilities. Many users are interrupted by ads offered by FlashMall during online browsing. This FlashMall causes web traffic and blocks users from normal online activities. Once infected by FlashMall, users are involved into adware infection. As this FlashMall usually bundled with rogue plugins, it will bring more and more further malware attacks. Users should realize that this FlashMall is created by cyber crooks. It is aiming at making revenue from users. Once it successfully installed in the system, all kinds of unwanted and annoying ads flood into the each site that users go to. This malicious FlashMall is supported nasty third-parties adware and potentially unwanted programs. During online browsing especially on shopping sites, a bunch of fake discounts, free software offer, sponsored links, commercial ads, coupons and other promoting applications ads are showed to annoy users. However, the ads are not only annoying, but causes web traffic. And what’s worse to leak important personal information from users.

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ads by FlashMall

This FlashMall is an adware that should be removed completely as soon as possible. It pops up annoying ads, and also poses risks to privacy security from users. As a malicious adware, FlashMall inserts numerous rogue plugins on the system. Clicking on the popups will link users to other malicious websites. What’s worse, FlashMall adds rogue codes on the system, and it will mess up the PC security programs settings. Under this circumstance, users will get a lots of annoying popups and also fake security alerts. All in all, to avoid further damage to the computer and protect privacy security, users should remove FlashMall quickly and completely.

Is FlashMall good? No! It is an adware!

  • FlashMall pops up a bunch of annoying and unwanted ads during online shopping.
  • FlashMall is in collusion with many harmful adware and also potentially unwanted programs.
  • FlashMall installs a lot of malicious applications and rogue plugins compulsively.
  • FlashMall causes web traffic and blocks users from normal online browsing.
  • FlashMall degrades the PC performance seriously.
  • FlashMall is a malicious adware that should be removed without any delay.

Effective way to get rid of ads by FlashMall

(Please carefully read the notes before you start to remove any file :This guide is based on the first version of FlashMall, but this infection keeps adding its features and updating its codes, files and locations, thus you may not be able to find out all its related files listed below. It requires expert skills and experience to identify all the files of FlashMall infection, if you are not familiar with it, do not risk to delete any file by yourself, since you may disable your PC for deleting wrong files which are crucial for your system. This guide is just for reference, we do not promise it will work for all the victims of different PCs in varied situations and conditions. Any problem and consequence incurred by your mistake should be borne by yourself.)

Step 1: Stop FlashMall relevant processes in the Windows Task Manager :

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On Windows XP

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to open Windows Task Manager ;
  • Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process

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On Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Right-click on Task Bar and click click Task Manager;
  • Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process

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On Windows 8 / 8.1

  • Right-click on Task Bar and click click Task Manager;
  • Under the Processes tab, right-click on the processes related with the virus and click End Process

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Step 2: Uninstall FlashMall associated programs or suspicious program from Control Panel:
(Unknown free software installed recently)
Windows 8 users

1. Press Windows key and I key together on your keyboard to open the Settings Charm Bar:

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2. Click Control Panel on Settings Charm Bar and then click Uninstall a program in Control Panel:

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3. Find out and Uninstall associated programs from the Programs and Features list:

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Windows Vista and 7 users

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel on the Start Menu:

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2. Click Uninstall a program in Control Panel:
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3. Find out and Uninstall associated programs from the Programs and Features list:

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Windows XP users

1. Click Start button >> click Settings on Start Menu >> Click Control Panel

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2. Click Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel and remove associated programs:

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Step 3: Remove FlashMall and other suspicious add-on, toolbar, extension from IE, Firefox and Chrome.
Internet Explorer (IE)
• Open Internet Explorer, click on the “gear icon” at the top right corner, then click on “Manager add-ons”.

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• At the tab of “Toolbars and Extensions”, right click on unknown and suspicious extensions like Solid Savings, and click on “Disable” to uninstall the malicious add-ons.

how to remove FlashMall in IE

 

* Mozilla Firefox
• Click the “Tools” at the top of the Firefox window and Select Add-on

• At the tab of “Extensions”, click on the “Remove” to uninstall unknown and suspicious extensions like Speed Analysis, BrowserProtect,and Webcake.

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* Google Chrome
• Click to the Menu button on top right corner of Chrome >> select “Tools” and click “Extensions”;

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• At the tab of “Extensions”, click on the Recycle Bin to uninstall unknown and suspicious extensions like Lucky Leap, Webcake and Searchnu.

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Step 4: Set Your DNS as Google’s public DNS (8.8.8.8):

Step 5: Clear browser cookies associated with FlashMall:
*Google Chrome: Click on the Tools menu → select Options → Click “Under the bonnet” tab → locate “Privacy” section → browsing data” button → “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.

Clear Chrome browser cookies to delete FlashMall
*Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete

Clear IE cookies to delete FlashMall
*Firefox: Click “Tools” → Click “Options” → Click “Privacy” → Click “remove individual cookies”

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Step 6: Press Windows + R on the keyboard, run msconfig, click Startup tab and disable FlashMall if it is there

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Step 7: Show all hidden files:
On Windows XP

  • Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  • Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
  • Click on the Control Panel menu option.
  • When the control panel opens click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
  • Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders section, select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

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On Windows 7 / Vista

  • Click and open Libraries
  • Under the Folder Options category of Tools , click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders section, select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
  • Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  • Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

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On Windows 8 /8.1

  • Click on Windows Explorer ;
  • Click on View tab;
  • Check the “Hidden Items” box

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Step 8: Delete FlashMall Virus associated files

%Temp%\FlashMall.exe
%Appdata%\FlashMall.reg 
%Homepath%\[Random].bat
%Allusersprofile%\[Random].ini
%Localappdata%\[Random].dll
%Windir%\SysWOW64\[Random].dll
%Systemroot%\FlashMall\[Random].exe
%CommonProgramFiles%\FlashMall.ini
%Homedrive%\FlashMall\[Random].exe
%Windir%\System32\[Random].dll
%Systemroot%\System32\[Random].dll
%Windir%\System32\drivers\[Random].sys

Step 9: Open Registry Editor:
Method 1 (Available on Windows XP, Windows 7 /Vista, and Windows 8 /8.1):

  • Call out “Run” box by pressing “Windows” key + “R” key on your keyboard;
  • Type “Regedit” into the Run box and click OK to open Registry Editor

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Method 2 (Available on Windows 7/ Vista):

  • Click on Start button to open Start Menu
  • Type “Regedit” into the search box and click on Regedit to open Registry Editor

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Step 10: Terminate these Registry Entries created by FlashMall.

 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ‘1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ‘1′
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” =  ‘0′
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run: [avsdsvc] %CommonAppData%\ifdstore\security_defender.exe /min
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\random

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Note: The process of removing FlashMall is very complex, and any mistakes may lead your system crash, therefore, when you have any problem, you are welcome to contact with online expert, your PC will be fine soon.

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