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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission


AdPunisher is a very weird name its developers chose to call their latest creation. It can also be said that it is an accurate name, because ads are what you get for unsafe browsing habits. However, there is nothing you cannot fix with the right guidance. We recommend that you remove AdPunisher from your computer and we will show you how to do that at the end of this article. If you want to learn more about this adware, then we kindly invite you to read this article, since it contains the most relevant information. So, without further ado, let us begin.

This program is based on the JustPlugIt engine that is used to develop adware compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This engine has been developed by JustplugIt Ltd, which is an adware developer that constantly releases new adware programs. It differs from other adware developers in its array of services. This developer allows its clients to select and customize specific features for their program. On top of that, Justpluglt Ltd grants its clients the power to make changes on the go after the program has been released.

AdPunisher could be bundled with other malicious programs, such as adware and browser hijackers, and featured on free software hosting websites. We have heard that it might also be distributed on piracy websites as well, but this has not been confirmed. AdPunisher does not have a promotional website. So we have come to the conclusion that software bundles are its only means of distribution. If you want to know whether a software bundle contains undesirable additional software, select custom or advanced settings and uncheck their installation.

According to Justplugit’s EULA, their software “incorporates content and services provided by third parties, including links to external Websites not owned or controlled by the Company.” It does not state the names of the third parties that are implicated, which casts a shadow of mistrust over this program. Of course, this developer was never trustworthy, given how many unreliable programs it has released. Some if its older examples include SaleSale, TilDeal, and High Stairs.

We want to make people aware that AdPunisher collects information such as your Internet Protocol address, domain name, and some of your online browsing activity in order to deliver relevant advertising. We do not see any reason to give information -- no matter how irrelevant it is -- to shady adware developers. Based on prior encounters with AdPunisher, we can say that it is untrustworthy as it is likely to promote other shady programs. So the only reasonable course of action is to remove AdPunisher from your computer.

Getting rid of this program is not very difficult. All you have to do is go to Control Panel and click the Uninstall button. This pesky program can cause you some inconvenience, but it is not something that poses an immediate threat. Of course, we recommend that you get rid of AdPunisher as soon as possible.

How to Uninstall AdPunisher

Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find AdPunisher and right-click on it.
  4. Uninstall.

Windows 8 and 8.1

  1. Open the Start Screen.
  2. Type Uninstall a program in the search box and then go to Settings.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find the unreliable application and click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Find AdPunisher and click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu located at the bottom left side of the screen.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the program and click Remove.
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  2. Kenisha Nov 30, 2016

  3. Maribeth Nov 30, 2016

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  4. Bryson Dec 1, 2016

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  5. Norm Dec 3, 2016

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