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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Ad Blaster

Ad Blaster is a program whose goal is to protect you against annoying pop-up windows advertising various services and products. Similarly to reliable software programs, Ad Blaster is advertised at adblasterapp.com, which is very similar to websites promoting Meteroids and other browser add-ons, the majority of which are sponsored by third parties. The fact that a program has an official website, however, does not mean that the program is reliable and safe to use, and this applies to Ad Blaster.

Paradoxically, Ad Blaster is an advertising-supported program, which means that it displays third-party advertisements itself. As a result, the program falls into the category of adware and can be removed from the computer by certain anti-malware programs. Ad Blaster may display web banners, text advertisements, in-line advertisements, interstitial advertisements, and other types of advertisements.

Ad Blaster creates its service AdblasterService.exe, which you can find in the Windows Task Manager, and is compatible with the three popular Internet browsers -- Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This browser add-on was published by Surf Island Solutions. If you have already installed the program and want to get rid of Ad Blaster pop-ups, you should remove Ad Blaster from your computer immediately.

Note that Ad Blaster may be not the only program that has to be removed from your PC. When installing Ad Blaster, you may be provided with an offer to install an additional program. The additional program is optional, and, if you do not know the program or have no intention of using it, you should decline the installation in order to prevent serious consequences. The installation of a questionable program may expose you to data loss or system malfunctions, so it is worth doing some research on the program so that you can be sure that you are installing a reliable program.

The developers of the Ad Blaster browser add-on are interested in your usage of the Internet; hence, certain non-personally identifiable, or so-called technical, information is recorded for the purpose of determining your interests and browsing patterns. The information collected includes, but is not limited to, clicks, impressions, search terms, browsing history, browser type, browser settings, details about the operating system, and some other non-personally identifiable information. If you do not want to risk your personal information, which might nevertheless be recorded by the program, you should simply remove Ad Blaster from the computer.

Below you will find our step-by-step instructions that should help you uninstall Ad Blaster, but we recommend that you implement a spyware and malware prevention program. A powerful system security program should identify unreliable cookies, the components of Ad Blaster, and other files that should be removed from your PC. Do not hesitate to install an anti-malware program if you want to be certain that you can browse the Internet freely and safely.

How to remove Ad Blaster

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the Ad Blaster program.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  5. Uninstall the unwanted application.

After uninstalling this advertising-supported browser add-on, you should implement a reputable scanner to make sure that the program is fully removed. Click the button below to download a free scanner and invest in the program if need be.

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How to manually remove Ad Blaster

Files associated with Ad Blaster infection:

Setup.exe

Ad Blaster processes to kill:

Setup.exe
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