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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:

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

Addonsmash Ads DLL's to remove:

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

Addonsmash Ads processes to kill:

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