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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:

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

Addonsmash Ads DLL's to remove:

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

Addonsmash Ads processes to kill:

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