Imagine a situation where you are all relaxed and browsing something important on your perfectly working web browser. And suddenly, ads start popping up on your device screen insanely.
No matter how much you want to close it, it keeps buzzing you. Well, if such is the situation, then your system might have got affected by Adware.
However, do not panic. As in this article, we will be discussing adware and some easy ways to remove it from your Android, Chrome, and Mac.
Adware is a software that is built to show advertisements on your screen. This is most often involved within a web browser and many professionals consider it as a precursor for the modern-day PUP (Potentially unwanted program).
It will primarily appear as a false notification of certain applications to trick you into installing it on your PC, tablet, or any mobile device.
When it comes to targeting people, like other malware, they do not target business. They will primarily target private users like Windows PC, Mac, cellphones, and users of all web browsers. It calls the victims by “too excellent to be true” design in the form of videos, games, or any special deals.
Now, as Adware is concerning a significant number of system users lately, let’s plunge into some of the ways by which you can protect yourself from Adware.
It is quite clear from the above segment that adware can be pretty annoying for a user. However, if you have been experiencing it lately, we have listed some of the ways to get rid of it in various platforms like Windows 10, Google Chrome, Mac, and Android.
If you want to remove Adware from Google Chrome, make sure to follow the steps mentioned below thoroughly.
However, if you notice that there is only one startup page and the default startup page is removed, it is better for you to generate a brand new and preferred web address by selecting the “Add a new page” option and then setting Google as your default page.
If you are a Windows user and have been facing problems with Adware, then we recommend you to follow the solutions provided within this segment.
Make sure to restart the computer in Safe Mode to get rid of this problem. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below.
Adware can also appear as browser extensions or add-ons. Thus make sure to start your browser to check for any browser extensions or add-ons within it.
Firstly, click on the Chrome menu present in the top right corner of the browser. It appears as three dots. Now, select “Settings” and click on “Extensions”. Look for any extensions that are unknown. If you notice anything that does not look recognizable, then click on the associated trash icon.
Click on tools> Manage add ons. Click on “All add ons” so that you can see the installed add-ons. However, if you notice that something is unrecognizable, then click on “Disable”. Hit the close button when you are done.
Click on the Open menu present in the top right corner of the screen and select “Add ons”. Now check for anything unfamiliar in “Extensions”. If you want to disable an extension, click on it once and then select Disable.
There can be instances where the adware will basically hijack the default webpage and search engines of the browser. Let’s see how you can check for start page, search engines, and other defaults on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.
In the “Open menu”, select “Options”. After that, select “Restore to Default” and click on Ok to continue. To verify the search engine settings:
If you want to get rid of Adware on your Mac, it is better to try to do so manually. Below we have cited the exact steps by which you can do so.
Follow the steps exactly as provided below to get rid of adware from your Android device without any difficulty.
You can also just try the Uninstall button and get rid of it easily. However, keep in mind that malware can give itself administrator permission and the Uninstall button can turn grey in color.
To enable it,
Go to Settings>Security>Device Administrators.
The solutions stated above should solve the issue with adware without any difficulty. Please let us know your experience in the comments section below.