I accidentally downloaded a fake flash player and then my computer started working improperly. Every time I go to a site, it will direct me to different sites. Also when I am on facebook, Amazon and ebay, I have tons of ads everywhere that say “Ads By Name”. Anyone know of a way to get rid of these? I’m trying Malwarebytes right now and it doesn’t seem to be working. What do I need to do now?
“Ads by Name” pop-ups are caused by adware, browser hijacker, malicious extensions or potentially unwanted programs (as known as PUPs) which usually install on a computer without getting any permission. Most adware and potentially unwanted programs come bundled with free programs, files and email attachments– and as most of us don’t really give more than a second thought to downloading things from online, that means that we are all putting ourselves at risk of an adware infection, as well as even more serious types of malware and viruses. Once those unwanted items installed on your PC, the first thing you must experience is a bombardment of pop-up ads titled with “Ads by Name” “Powered by Name” and “Brought by Name” on your web browser no matter you are using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or even Google Chrome. Each ads contains a link to a sponsored website that may sell you rogue programs or other questionable software.
“Ads By Name” Popups may seem to be attractive and it usually appears on e-commerce websites, such as eBay or Amazon, offering you some particular goods at a very appealing price rate, but it is not a good choice to click on it because those offers displayed are usually fake. Its ads are usually misleading and designed to promote questionable products or services. This is just a wise trick to win your attention and make you click on one of those advertisements and then redirect you to its corrupted website. The adware can also modify your browser, changing your default homepage and search provider in order to promote more and more third-parties web pages. Your internet is also slower and possibly keeps crashing. Moreover, it installs useless toobar or other junk files to your system without your knowledge. Since the adware uses unfair methods to infiltrate and it hides its real goals, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program and it is recommended to remove it as soon as you detect it.
It belongs to browser hijacker virus which can totally mess up your browser setting.
It changes your default DNS configuration and blocks you accessing your favorite sites.
It may install some malware in your computer to make bad influence without your consent.
It degenerates your computer performance gradually.
Browser hijacker infection like “Ads by Name” Pop-up may enter your system as an add-on for your browser or bundled-up with some free software. Most of time, it can be downloaded from a website you visited, something you clicked on, or a pop-up that you did not request to view. You may not even know when and how you download this browser hijacker which compromises your internet security until you find your computer is fully messed up. A hijack virus is a type of computer virus known for its ability to disrupt your Internet browsing. It can redirect your Internet searches to random sites, disallow you from visiting certain Web sites, and change your Internet home page. In addition, it is able to slow your computer, decrease your available memory, and flood your computer with popup advertisements. When you detect the presence of such malicious hijacker, a complete removal is needed without any hesitation.
Considering this malware can’t be fixed by any security tools, uses can use the manual guide below to fix this issue without any risk.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”.
Click the “Under the Bonnet” tab, locate the “Privacy” section and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie button”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies button”
2. Remove all add-ons and extensions
Google Chrome: Wrench Icon > Tools > Extensions
Mozilla Firefox: Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A)
Internet Explorer: Tools > Manage Add-ons
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files manually.
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “ProxyEnable” = “1”
“Ads by Name” (as known as Name Ads) is a browser add-on that can change browser setting as soon as it is installed and affect the proper functioning on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. The program says it can help users find the best deals from e-commerce stores and allow them to compare prices of the goods they are interested in, or get the best deals and promotions from different online stores, but actually it just creates a lot of computer problems to its users without offering any helpful things and may compromise the privacy. The adware could spy on which websites you visit, monitor which products or services you are browsing and then it starts collecting this data, and then sending it back to the programmer. That is why you always see adverts related to the things you are recently viewing on other websites. Stay away from the pop-up ads or you will end up installing malware or other viruses. Considering it makes both your PC and personal data unsafe, you need to get rid of “Ads by Name” pop up at once.
Published by & last updated on June 2, 2015 8:46 am