How to Get Rid of Adware

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There are several techniques to eliminate adware; I’ll list four in this article. If a program downloads adware, doing it manually shouldn’t be too challenging. If manual removal proves extremely difficult, the program should be categorized as spyware rather than adware.

Method 1: Try to prevent the adware from ever being installed.

Most of the time, this is impossible. Still, specific programs will let you know throughout the installation process that anything extra (like a toolbar) will be installed and give you the choice to deselect that installation! Therefore, it’s crucial that you take your time and carefully review each screen when installing software instead of just clicking “Next” after “Next” repeatedly. Open your preferred browser and spend some time researching what people say about the “extra” if you come to a screen that warns you that it will be installed. Return to the installation screen and decide to install it once you have formed an informed judgment regarding its benefits and drawbacks.

Method 2: Remove the software that was used to install the adware.

Ads are frequently visible inside the main application. So, for instance, if you don’t like the ads on Windows Live Messenger, your only choice is to remove Live Messenger altogether! Of course, this will mean the application is no longer accessible. However, regrettably, there is no way to remove the advertisements from software with built-in advertisements and still have the desired application unless you reverse engineer the binary code and eliminate the bits and pieces that display the advertisements! If you could accomplish that, though, you probably wouldn’t have started reading this post in the first place.

Method 3: Hand-remove the adware

Many programs use a separate installation process to add adware to the system. The implication is that a program you genuinely wanted to install will start another setup file that installs the adware. When this is the case, the adware is typically listed in the Windows XP control panel’s ‘Add or Remove Programs’ or the Windows Vista / 7 control panel’s ‘Programs and Features sections. So, if the adware is displayed there, you can try uninstalling it like you would uninstall any other software. However, before you do so, pay close attention since some software that installs adware will check to see whether it is still installed; if not, the program you still want to use may cease to function. You can either review the documentation with the requested software to see if that’s the case or remove the adware first and then see if the desired application is still functional.

Method 4: Use an adware removal tool to remove the adware.

Several security applications can check your computer for installed adware and remove it for you. These applications come as standalone adware removers or as packages that remove spyware, viruses, and other types of infection. These tools have a variety of benefits, including:

They are aware of adware because you can have it installed and not even be aware of it (i).

(ii) They will remove the adware without accessing the control panel.

(iii) Even if the adware is not shown in the control panel, they will nonetheless remove it. (Note: In this situation, spyware rather than adware is likely the intrusive application. However, the control panel may not yet list all “real” adware.)

While bearing in mind the three benefits above, it should be noted that these solutions will continue to fail to eliminate advertisements presented within the applications themselves (such as in Windows Live Messenger), and they will continue to render useless programs that depend on adware.

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