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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:

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

Addonsmash Ads DLL's to remove:

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

Addonsmash Ads processes to kill:

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