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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:

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

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel DLL's to remove:

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

Realtimeleads / Adsentinel processes to kill:

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