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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:

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

Addonsmash Ads DLL's to remove:

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

Addonsmash Ads processes to kill:

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