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How to delete adware
Your way out is relatively simple. If you think there’s an adware issue on your PC, you can manually delete it in a few easy steps.
Back up your files. When you face a potential infection, it is always a good precaution. Grab the external hard drive or save the most important data to the cloud.
Download or update the necessary tools. In order for your PC to be clean and tidy, you will need to download or run an update that is specific to scanners that remove adware and PUPs (such as Adwcleaner or the free version of Malwarebytes). If you suspect your computer is seriously infected and you do not have them, you need to have it installed on a friend’s computer and transfer it to your computer via CD or USB.
Uninstall unnecessary programs. Before using your security product for scanning, check that your adware program has an uninstaller. To do this, go to the “Add / Remove Programs” list in your Windows Control Panel. If the unwanted program is there, highlight it and select the “Delete” button. After deleting the adware, restart your computer even if you are not prompted to do so.
Use adware and PUP removal to run the scan. Once the program scans and finds the adware, it may isolate something, so you can take a look and decide whether or not to remove it. Our suggestion is to delete, delete, delete. This will get rid of adware and any other residual files that may bring back adware.
How to avoid adware infection
Although the above steps eliminate computers for most adware, there are some forms of militancy that are hard to remove – and the more aggressive adware is increasingly appearing (pun intended). Today, ad software makers have tweaked their technology around a more comprehensive ad blocking tool by mainstream browser developers such as Google, Mozilla and Microsoft. Their previous gray tactics have turned black.
The bad guys bundle their adware with PUPs programs, preventing them from being removed by preventing the security software from running or even being installed, or by preventing users from removing adware themselves. The only known way to prevent these attacks is to prevent them from happening.
How to remove adware from your PC
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