How to remove About This Ad (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:About This Ad
Command or file name:(randomname).dll
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
About This Ad intrusion method
About This Ad installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (About This Ad). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. About This Ad copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (randomname).dll. Then it creates new startup key with name About This Ad and value (randomname).dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name (randomname).dll or About This Ad. Also, it can create folder with name About This Ad under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about About This Ad, please ask below. You can use programs to remove About This Ad from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with About This Ad, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by About This Ad.
To get rid of About This Ad, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use About This Ad Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use About This Ad Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall About This Ad related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for About This Ad entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If About This Ad won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use About This Ad Removal Tool.
Remove About This Ad related extensions from your browsers
About This Ad in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to About This Ad. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like About This Ad are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like About This Ad.