Openadserving Adware Removal
Openadserving is a new advertising platform. It is used by malicious programs such as adware in order to display pop-up advertisements. The advertising platform is compatible with IE, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
If a user sees advertisements associated with Openadserving while using google search engine or visiting any website, this might indicate that the computer is infected with adware or event viruses such as Tracur, Pihar, ZeroAccess/Sirefef rootkit. Furthermore, the user will experience redirections to openadserving.com. The domain is not malicious. Nevertheless, it is still dangerous because the webpage is used as a tracking domain for the associate programs. Openadserving is developed to be network referral ID in order to qualify and identify traffic sent by traffic associates. Only then the traffic is distributed to advertisers.
The purpose of Openadserving is to generate money by increasing web traffic of specific domains. This is achieved by displaying ads and sponsored links which lead to third party websites. Moreover, the advertising platform is capable of gathering sales leads for suspicious webpages.
The malicious program might end up in the computer using several methods. Firstly, frauds very often use the drive-by-download method to distribute the app. To achieve their goal they use corrupted websites. Those webpages are capable of dropping the malware on the PC of an unsuspecting user, when one is visiting them. Openadserving virus is frequently found on file sharing websites, where it could be packed together with the distributed illegal software. Furthermore, spam email might be implicated for the cause. The letters might contain links to malicious websites or have virus directly attached them. Finally, the application could be disguised as legitimate software; thus the user would think that he is installing trustworthy program, when in fact he is installing a virus.
After the installation, the Openadserving app will instantly start displaying Flash update boxes and pop ups. These actions have only one purpose, to generate income for the developers of the program.
Due to the fact that Openadserving pop-ups might be caused by a variety of reasons the malware removal process might differ. Fortunately, the below provided manual should provide enough information for each case. As a result, you should be able to remove the malicious program on your own.
If users want to avoid similar issues in the future, they should always follow these simple rules. Firstly, it is recommended to choose “Custom Installation” mode, no matter what software one is installing. By selecting this option, the user will be presented with all additional programs which are about to be installed including the Openadserving app. If some of the listed software is not wanted, users can simply remove the tick next to the program’s name. Secondly, users should always check if the software developers and distributors are trustworthy.
Automatic Openadserving Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect Openadserving and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual Openadserving Removal
Important Note: Openadserving can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, FixBrowsers.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
To remove Openadserving, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Openadserving and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
Delete any folder related to “Openadserving” from the following folders: