AntiAdBlocker Uninstall Guide–How to Remove Ads by AntiAdBlocker

What is AntiAdBlocker?

AntiAdBlocker is reported as a potentially unwanted program to cause PC problems, users are likely to be redirected to antiadblocker-info. AntiAdBlocker is able to totally compromise the computer with all kinds of malware. This AntiAdBlocker sneaks into the system without asking any permission. So far, operating systems like windows Vista, windows XP, windows 7 and also windows 8/8.1 are easily to be attacked. Usually this AntiAdBlocker is downloaded together with free software, especially the ones from dubious websites. Many users did not realize that their free application is able to spread a virus like this AntiAdBlocker. There will be endless of annoying popups when the PC is attacked by AntiAdBlocker adware. AntiAdBlocker claims to help users with better online download experience, but actually inserts lots of rogue applications on the background silently.

AntiAdBlocker

Many users complain that the AntiAdBlocker installed itself without asking their permission. They sudden found this adware and suffered from a bunch of annoying popups. This adware is able to pop up ads on browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and also Google Chrome. However, AntiAdBlocker is not only annoying, but also causes lots of PC problems. AntiAdBlocker is designed to make profit, and uses rootkit technic to bring vicious virus like trojan, browser hijack, ransomware and even dangerous encrypt virus. Once it hooks deep in the operating system, it is hard to completely remove. Therefore, users should take actions to remove this AntiAdBlocker as soon as possible to prevent from further malware attacks.

What are the malicious traits manifested by AntiAdBlocker?

  • AntiAdBlocker pops up lots of annoying ads during online browsing.
  • AntiAdBlocker provides fake security alerts or downloads to mislead users to install other malware.
  • AntiAdBlocker causes lots of PC vulnerabilities and installs a bunch of malware without asking permission.
  • AntiAdBlocker utilizes cookies to steal important information from users.
  • AntiAdBlocker needs to be removed as soon as possible.

What should I do to remove AntiAdBlocker completely?

(Please carefully read the notes before you start to remove any file :This guide is based on the first version of AntiAdBlocker, 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 AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker 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:

how to uninstall AntiAdBlocker

 

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:
uninstall AntiAdBlocker on Windows 7

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 AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker:
*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 AntiAdBlocker
*Internet Explorer: Click “Tools” → Click “safety” → “delete browsing history” → Tick “cookies” box and click delete

Clear IE cookies to delete AntiAdBlocker
*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 AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker Virus associated files

%Temp%AntiAdBlocker.exe
%Appdata%AntiAdBlocker.reg 
%Homepath%[Random].bat
%Allusersprofile%[Random].ini
%Localappdata%[Random].dll
%Windir%SysWOW64[Random].dll
%Systemroot%AntiAdBlocker[Random].exe
%CommonProgramFiles%AntiAdBlocker.ini
%Homedrive%AntiAdBlocker[Random].exe
%Windir%System32[Random].dll
%Systemroot%System32[Random].dll
%Windir%System32drivers[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 AntiAdBlocker.

 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ‘1′
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem “DisableTaskMgr” = ‘1′
 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced “Hidden” =  ‘0′
 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun: [avsdsvc] %CommonAppData%ifdstoresecurity_defender.exe /min
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInstallerProductsrandom

Video Guide about How to Remove Registry Entries of Adware / Hijacker

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