Remove “Ads not by this site” Virus
“Ads not by this site” is an application which shows advertisements on various websites such as Wikipedia, eBay or Youtube. The advertisements might be presented as animated boxes containing various coupons. Furthermore, the adware is capable of underlining specific keywords on the websites which when clicked will also open an advertisement. Eventually those ads become really annoying, and the only thing left to do is to try to remove the app. This application is compatible with the most popular browsers such as Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
Users should have in mind that the application might cause real damage too. It is capable of gathering personal data, which will be sent to third parties, later on. Although most of the information will be used for personalization of the displayed ads, some of the info might be used by cyber criminals, thus causing you direct financial damage.
The advertisements displayed by “Ads not by this site” are trying to trick users into clicking on the provided links, claiming that they won some sort of prize. This application infects the computer when user installs software such as Adobe Flash Player 11 active X extension or CodecC 1.0. Furthermore, there is a great risk of infection if the user is using torrents, downloading music or movies from the net. The fact that this application is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems makes it an even more dangerous threat.
If you want to get rid of those annoying ads you can install Adblock plus, though this action will only disable the advertisements, whereas the application itself will continue persisting in the system. So the best solution is removing the app. We will provide a simple, and quick manual below on how to do that.
Automatic “Ads not by this site” Virus Removal
Download and install SpyHunter http://fixbrowsers.com/sh.php to detect “Ads not by this site” Virus and remove it.
- Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
- SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats
Manual “Ads not by this site” Virus Removal
Important Note: “Ads not by this site” Virus 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 “Ads not by this site”, check your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to “Ads not by this site” and then choose ‘Uninstall’.
Also remove “Ads not by this site” from your browsers:
Tools -> Internet options -> General tab. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Settings -> Appearance. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Options -> General tab -> Startup. Enter your desired website to make it the default homepage.
Delete any folder related to “Ads not by this site” from the following folders: