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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel is a fairly old ad-supported program that may not even be around anymore and its servers also seem to be down currently. Still, it is possible that you may find this malware infection on your system as it can lay low for quite some time without your noticing it. This adware program is one of the more dangerous ones as it is capable of injecting Javascripts into websites you visit and thus expose you to potentially harmful third-party content through advertisements or redirections. Another unfortunate aspect of this malicious program is that it may enter you computer in the company of other malware infections. This could easily mean multiple threats to your virtual security that needs to be addressed before your system gets crippled or your files damaged. This is why we recommend that you remove Realtimeleads / Adsentinel if you find it on board.

Malware infections such as this one mostly sneak onto your system without your knowledge. As a matter of fact, it is possible to avoid them if you are more careful. Let us explain why. This adware is mainly spread in questionable bundles that are generally hosted and promoted on suspicious file-sharing websites, including torrent and freeware pages. You may believe that you are only downloading a single file when you click on the Download button on an unfamiliar page, but if it is a fake site run by cyber crooks, chances are you are downloading a malicious third-party installer, or bundle. This package can contain several malware threats, such as adware programs, Trojans, fake alerts, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted applications as well. Removing Realtimeleads / Adsentinel alone will not help you too much in this case unless you do the same to all other infections.

Of course, when you land on unfamiliar pages that display annoying third-party advertisements, including pop-ups, banners, text links, and more, it is also possible that you click on one and download a bundle in the background or get redirected to another malicious website that may trick you into downloading an alleged software update or plugin that will contain hidden threats. You can also be exposed to such ads when there is an adware program on board from a former malware attack. For these above reasons it is essential that you only use official pages to download programs and updates, and that you do not click on questionable third-party advertisements.

It is also important that you stay alert while installing any bundle because you could have a chance right at the beginning to deselect the components and browser setting changes that you do not wish to see on your computer. Unfortunately, most users ignore this major step and end up with a bunch of threats let loose instead. If you find this adware program on board, there is a good chance that you will find other infections as well. This is why you should scan your system with a malware scanner you can trust in order to see how many harmful programs are present on your PC right after you delete Realtimeleads / Adsentinel.

This adware program is basically a bundle that contains an executable file called “AdSentinel.exe,” hence the name of the infection partly, and two configuration files called “default.action” and “default.filter.” This malware sends all web traffic through a Privoxy proxy server and is capable of injecting any Javascript into the header and footer of the webpages you load in your browsers. This allows this infection, for instance, to display corrupt ads, gather data, and perform redirections to malicious or questionable promoted websites. The advertisements shown by this threat could have labels “Realtimeleads,” hence the other part of the name we gave this adware, but these ads might also be labeled anything else depending on what kind of adware distribution server is used, for example.

As we have said before, this ad-supported program is one of the more dangerous types because of its relatively broad spectrum of capabilities. Clicking on any content coming from this infection could lead to further malware infections or even online scams if you are unlucky enough to end up on a malicious website, such as a fake online web store. Visiting fake pages like that could have serious consequences because you may believe that you are purchasing a long-awaited product for a cheap price, but instead, you simply give up your personal and credit card details to criminals. You can imagine what will be the result of that. Your money could be stolen from your account and your name could be used in further online crimes. If you do not want to experience any of these, we advise you to remove Realtimeleads / Adsentinel as soon as possible.

It seems that you can easily eliminate this ugly threat source by uninstalling it via Control Panel. If you have never uninstalled an application before, you can use our guide below. This whole process should not take more than a minute even if you are not an experienced user. If, for some reason, this were not enough, we suggest that you locate the files we mentioned before and simply delete them all. For a more effective way to handle this and other malware infections, we recommend that you use a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter.

How to remove Realtimeleads / Adsentinel from Windows

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel. Press OK.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the uninstaller and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate the uninstaller and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and choose Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the uninstaller and press Remove.
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How to manually remove Realtimeleads / Adsentinel

Files associated with Realtimeleads / Adsentinel infection:

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

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel DLL's to remove:

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

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel processes to kill:

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