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

If you have been bombarded with ads served via, you might be facing potentially undesirable programs or malware. There is a possibility that PUPs or adware active on your operating system have been set up to communicate with this adware server and display the ads hosted on it. But even if that is not the case, you might be facing unreliable software anyway. That is because the adware server itself often promotes the installers of questionable extensions and programs. If you have downloaded any of them, it is strongly recommended that you scan your operating system immediately. In the worst case scenario, you will find extremely malicious threats, in which case, deleting them should be your top priority. Of course, even if malware is not found, there are a few things you need to do. We suggest resetting the browsers and clearing data to remove web elements. Second, we suggest employing better security software to help you keep your system malware-free. You can learn more by reading this report.

Our research team has dealt with many adware servers in the past, including,, and Legitimate ad servers exist, but the ones discussed on this site are generally considered to be unreliable and linked to malicious or unreliable parties. is even classified as an adware helper because it is most likely to be associated with unreliable ad-supported software. If this software exists on your operating system, you will be bombarded with ads regardless of what you do. You might notice more banners on the websites you visit, and your search results could be plagued with promotional links too. You might also face fake interstitial ads that are shown in full-screen pages. If you do not use an ad-blocker, seeing ads is normal, but you need to be cautious about abnormal amounts of ads or a shift in the content that is represented via them. In many cases, this is how affected users realize that something is not right. Of course, adware does not have to be installed on your operating system for you to face ads. It is possible that you are redirected to ads hosted on this adware server by clicking corrupted links online. These ads could also be found represented on malicious websites.

According to our research, promotes installers of extensions that are classified as potentially unwanted programs (PUP). For example, one ad could introduce Google Chrome users to an extension by Aztec Media called “SearchApp – Entertainment.” Extensions created by Mindspark Interactive Network (e.g., HoroscopeBuddy Toolbar or MyEasyLotto Toolbar) could be promoted as well. Since PUPs are promoted, it is also possible that much more malicious threats could be spread as well. Furthermore, scams could be introduced to users as well. You need to be extremely cautious about surveys and fake prize giveaways because they could be used to extract personal information. Another danger you might face if you interact with the ads delivered via are the tracking cookies. If you interact with the ads, web cookies might be placed without you even knowing it, and they could be used to track information about you. Needless to say, you want to delete these cookies as soon as possible.

It should be obvious to you by now that interacting with ads is not a good idea. If you have done that already, you need to think if you have downloaded any program or extension (delete it ASAP), or if you have disclosed any personal information (be cautious about scams). When you face unreliable ads, it is also important that you scan your operating system to check for malicious software, and, if it exists, remove it as soon as possible. Consider employing an anti-malware program to have malicious threats eliminated automatically, as well as have your system protected. We also suggest resetting your browsers and clearing browsing history because you want to delete web elements, such as web cookies. If you have questions about the removal process, or if you have other questions about the adware server and the advertisements delivered via it, use the comments section to start a discussion and contact us. Removal

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F to open the Chrome menu.
  2. Select Settings to open a menu, scroll down to the bottom, and click Advanced.
  3. Navigate to the bottom and click Reset.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete and choose the time range and the boxes you want.
  5. Click CLEAR DATA and then restart the browser.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T to access the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options and then click the Advanced tab.
  3. Click the Reset button, select Delete personal settings, and click Reset.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete and choose the boxes you want.
  5. Click Delete and then restart the browser.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+H to access the Help menu.
  2. Select Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click the Refresh Firefox button.
  4. Tap Ctrl+Shift+Delete and choose the time range and the boxes you want.
  5. Click Clear Now and then restart the browser.
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