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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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