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How to remove About This Ad (ads, banners, deals)


* What is About This Ad

* Download About This Ad Removal Tool

* Remove About This Ad manually

* Remove About This Ad from Google Chrome

* Remove About This Ad from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove About This Ad from Internet Explorer

* Uninstall About This Ad from Windows 10

* Uninstall About This Ad from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall About This Ad from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: HIGH

Threat's profile

Name of the threat:

Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:

Affected browsers:

About This Ad

(randomname).dll

Adware

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari



About This Ad intrusion method

About This Ad

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. Sometimes 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. After installation About This Ad starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove About This Ad immediately.


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Features of Removal Tool

* Removes all files created by About This Ad.

* Removes all registry entries created by About This Ad.

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* Can fix browser problems and protect browser settings.

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Features of Stronghold Antimalware

* Removes all files created by About This Ad.

* Removes all registry entries created by About This Ad.

* Fixes browser redirection and hijack if needed.

* "Toolbar Remover" tool will help you get rid of unwanted browser extensions.

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How to remove About This Ad manually

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:


• (randomname).dll

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:


• (randomname)


3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:


  • Key: (randomname)

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 of 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.


Windows 10


  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find About This Ad in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.


Windows 8/8.1


  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu, choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate About This Ad or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.


Windows 7/Vista


  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find About This Ad

  • Click Uninstall button.


Windows XP


  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find About This Ad related entries.

  • Click Remove button.


Remove About This Ad extension from your browsers

About This Ad in some cases can create 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:


Internet Explorer


  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbars and Extensions tab.

  • Choose About This Ad or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective About This Ad removal use About This Ad Removal Tool.


Google Chrome


  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find About This Ad and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm About This Ad removal.


Mozilla Firefox


  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extensions locate About This Ad.

  • Click Remove button near it.


Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like About This Ad are very widespread and, unfortunatelly, many antiviruses 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 antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like About This Ad.

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