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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts

Addonsmash Ads

A program known as Addonsmash Ads is questionable, to say the least. On its official websites, its developers advertise it as a great monetization tool that should be used by browser extension and toolbar creators. While it might seem like a handy way to make easy money, you must know that it could backfire. Once our research team has performed its in-depth analysis, it has been discovered that in quite a few cases this devious piece of software does not function in the way that it should. Instead of doing what it is designed for, it often disrupts your ability to surf the web the way you like it; thus, making your overall online experience a much more annoying than enjoyable. To understand the inner workings of this intrusive application, read the rest of our report. We also include a comprehensive removal guide crafted by our researchers that will help you delete Addonsmash Ads without encountering any major problems.

During the investigation, it has been found out that in quite a few cases Addonsmash Ads will interrupt your daily online activities in a couple of ways. In some instances, this devious program will simply provide you with something known as in-text ads. These specific ads modify certain keywords on websites into contextually relevant links, which essentially are ads disguised as something interesting or useful. By hovering with your mouse pointer over such a keyword you will reveal seemingly valuable content. What is suspicious and in some cases even dangerous about such in-text ads is that once you click on them, there is a chance that you could end up on suspicious third-party sites. In a worst case scenario, you could be taken to a site that might host suspicious or even malicious software. It goes without saying that entering such a web page is a huge risk. In other cases, this dubious program could provide you with simple pop-up ads, which are extremely annoying. In certain situations, you could be presented with so much of such undesirable content that surfing the web could prove to be impossible before manually closing each advert. You must also know that clicking on such pop-up ads could have the same devastating outcomes as clicking on in-text ones. While redirections to malicious sites do not happen often, it remains a possibility that could have detrimental outcomes. Do not take any chances with Addonsmash Ads and be sure to execute its complete removal right after it is found up and running on your computer.

Even though you can obtain Addonsmash Ads from its official websites, you must know that you could come across it in other ways. One of the most popular means to distribute devious applications used by malware developers is via software bundles. In the majority of cases, installers full of suspicious programs are hosted on unauthorized third-party download sites. Thus, quite naturally our research team highly advises you to avoid all such web pages and acquire software from authentic developers' websites only since this way you will be able to bypass suspicious installers. It is also imperative to learn as much as you can about the program that you want to run on your PC before even obtaining it because, like Addonsmash Ads, other similar applications could be advertised in a manipulative manner. You can search our site for a name of a program you want to have if you are no convinced that it is completely safe. This way you will reduce chances of infecting your PC with dubious applications that might be marketed in a fraudulent way. Of course, your best bet to maintain a fully secure system is by having a professional antimalware tool active on your PC at all times since it can identify and terminate any virtual threat automatically.

As you can see, Addonsmash Ads holds no valuable features whatsoever so keeping it active on your PC will only put your operating system in jeopardy. By following the instructions created by our research team, you will be able to delete every single bit of Addonsmash Ads. It is worth noting that only once everything related to this suspicious tool is deleted will it stop its intrusive functionality. If you are still bothered by dubious in-text and pop-ups ads after you a done with the whole removal procedure, we highly recommend rechecking your entire operating system for potential traces as they could be responsible for its continual functionality.

How to remove Addonsmash Ads from your PC

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click the unwanted program.
  4. Confirm your choice.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Right-click your Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the unwanted program and select Uninstall.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select the unwanted application.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Tap the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or remove programs.
  4. Select the unwanted program.
  5. Click the Remove option.
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How to manually remove Addonsmash Ads

Files associated with Addonsmash Ads infection:

optimizer.exe
Downloader.dll
DFService.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
regCheck.vbs
sv.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
lmservice.exe
VirusRemover.exe
Toast.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
yContentFilterService.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
Bind.exe
safebrowser.exe
usetting.exe
BDL.dll
applications.exe
Win_Updater.exe
stprss.exe
playsetup.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
dlprotect.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
safetynut.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
update.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
wirtual.exe
uninstaller.exe
update1.dll
inspasio.exe
fiber.js
upr.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
CompTmp.exe
toolserv.exe
Sixth.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
ScriptHost.dll
kometaup.exe
IEError.exe
MAJTuto.exe
smp2.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
timetasks.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
windhcpclient.exe
UpdateTask.exe
PCProtect.exe
plura_autorun.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
psupport.dll
openinst.exe
Seventh.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
lsdprn.exe
openinstall.exe
TorrentStat.exe
DeltaFix.dll
WombatUpdater.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
host.exe
PCProtect.dll
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
ieplug.dll
NTS.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
PackerV2.exe
MSLSService.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
litefile.bin
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
R003.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
TimeTasksSetup.exe
ContentHost.dll
LiveUpdate.exe
Updater.exe
chrome-links.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
monitorsvc.exe
VideoUsage.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
NCdownloader.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
dnkt.exe
systerm32.exe
PlusMo.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
SyncPulseManager.exe
contentagent.exe
winclient32.exe
browsemngr.exe
bi_client.exe
webmakerplus.exe
mngr.exe
Client.exe
Autoload.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
BitGuard.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
UpdateService.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor

Addonsmash Ads DLL's to remove:

Downloader.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
ScriptHost.dll
BDL.dll
psupport.dll
ContentHost.dll
DeltaFix.dll
PCProtect.dll
update1.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
ieplug.dll

Addonsmash Ads processes to kill:

Seventh.exe
UpdateService.exe
Bind.exe
inspasio.exe
usetting.exe
playsetup.exe
BitGuard.exe
smp2.exe
NTS.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
NCdownloader.exe
winclient32.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
dnkt.exe
dlprotect.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
openinstall.exe
chrome-links.exe
wirtual.exe
lmservice.exe
CompTmp.exe
Autoload.exe
Sixth.exe
MSLSService.exe
VideoUsage.exe
DFService.exe
PCProtect.exe
kometaup.exe
applications.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
stprss.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
Client.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
Toast.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
Win_Updater.exe
R003.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
TorrentStat.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
browsemngr.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
timetasks.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
VirusRemover.exe
lsdprn.exe
safebrowser.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
sv.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
plura_autorun.exe
webmakerplus.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
safetynut.exe
Updater.exe
host.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
contentagent.exe
windhcpclient.exe
openinst.exe
uninstaller.exe
toolserv.exe
optimizer.exe
bi_client.exe
mngr.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
MAJTuto.exe
PlusMo.exe
IEError.exe
UpdateTask.exe
upr.exe
update.exe
monitorsvc.exe
PackerV2.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
systerm32.exe
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