What is AdProtect?

AdProtect is a browser that works with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. It may seem very useful toolbar for those, who are interested in blocking some very annoying offers on different commercial websites. It is promoted as very easy-to-use program that will hide all the offers of the website that you will visit, if they exist there. However it does directly the opposite. AdProtect creates advertising in browsers. You can also click on “View Coupons” button in order to look at some offers you can take advantage of with AdProtect. But if you did not install this toolbar on your computer, then you have just one way out: uninstall AdProtect from your computer.

AdProtect ads

How AdProtect gets on your PC?

Some users are sure that they did not install AdProtect on their computer, but it can happen that you install some other freeware, downloading it from the internet, but together with the program that you want to see on your computer, you will install AdProtect, just not noticing the checked tick. So, it is a usual case when toolbar is the additional program that will be installed with any freeware. If you are surprised with the appearance of this program in your browser and tired of the pop-ups with the commercial offers, then you should just remove AdProtect from your computer.

How to remove AdProtect from your computer?

To uninstall AdProtect remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have AdProtect in their database. You can try to use them for removing AdProtect.

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You can try both of these products to remove AdProtect

Or uninstall AdProtect manually.

Step 1: Remove AdProtect from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find AdProtect.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find AdProtect and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find AdProtect, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate AdProtect and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove AdProtect from your browser.

Step 2: Remove AdProtect from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find AdProtect.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose AdProtect.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable AdProtect.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of AdProtect:

Remove following registry entries:

no information

Remove following files:

AdProtect.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\AdProtect\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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