Does “Ads by SuperClick” Pop-up appear on your web browser frequently and interrupt your online activities? Is your homepage suddenly changed to a questionable site without your permission? Most computer users are suffering with these problems but they don’t know how to remove the crazy pop-ups. You may download a sea of antivirus programs and spend a lot time scanning the computer, but it just doesn’t help. This article provides manual removal guide to help a user remove SuperClick ads step by step.
“Ads by SuperClick” Popups are generated by potentially unwanted programs (short for PUPs), adware or browser hijacker that can attack web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome once installed. Technically speaking it is not malicious as other computer viruses because it can neither spread to other devices, nor replicate itself on the infected system, but it can bring many inconveniences to computer users as it will display crazy coupons and deals ads at every corner of the compromised web browser, in all kinds of forms including pop-up, pop-under, in-text, banner or contextual advertisements. You will have a hard time surfing the web and your online activities will be fully interrupted. It is important to know that advertisements titled with “Ads By SuperClick” are only intended to attract web traffic and distribute malware or spyware, you should not click on them or you will get other infections on your PC.
“Ads By SuperClick” ads pop-up can get into a computer via many ways and mostly it installs packaged with other software – especially free programs and downloads such as TV shows, music or movies. Once it gets installed, it could add malicious codes and plug-ins into affected browsers without users’ awareness that help track victims’ browsing activities and browser histories. The program may display many special offers, coupons and deals related to your internet web browsing activity and it claims it helps you save a lot of money. But in fact it just modifies your browser settings and bombard you with unwanted pop-ups. Your search engine or homepage may have been changed, and your computer performance also gets reduced. New tab or even window with advertisement can be opened on any of your web browsers as well. In addition, your online habits, personal preferences and crucial information may be collected by person you don’t know. Hence, computer users should get rid of SuperClick ads from computers for the sake of security.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by adware. For this type of adware, it can keep giving you SuperClick pop-up ads. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
“Ads by SuperClick” pop up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu 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”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once “Ads by SuperClick” adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
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 related to SuperClick hijacker manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
Adverts titled with “Ads by SuperClick” usually appear on computers that have been infected with adware. Of course they are something unwanted and annoying because those ads can appear anytime on your web browser and block you from surfing the web properly, especially when you are on e-commerce websites, such as eBay or Amazon. The program generates tons of ads that are marked as “Ads by SuperClick”, “SuperClick Ads”, brought by SuperClick”, “powered by SuperClick”, etc. When you click on them, you will be redirected to all kinds of commercial web pages and forced to pay something you don’t want. This adware is not a fair marketing and it can create a lot of problems for computers users so you had better uninstall it manually instead.
Published by & last updated on December 14, 2015 7:03 am