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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:

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

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel DLL's to remove:

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

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel processes to kill:

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