What is AdsAlert?

AdsAlert is classified as adware for browsers, that displays “Ads by AdsAlert” inside Google search result page. It can also generate pop-ups and banner on various sites. It uses misleading name “AdsAlert” to associate itself with some kind of adblocker, although, it has no other functions as to show advertisements. Can be found as AdsAlert 1.0 in Programs and features section of Windows. Below is step-by-step guide on how to remove AdsAlert from your computer and browsers.

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How AdsAlert gets on your PC?

AdsAlert is distributed as bundled setup. Currently, 70% of free utilities available online can install this or that type of malware on your PC. In can be adware like AdsAlert or search hijacker or some fake optimizer. Developers get paid for every installation of AdsAlert on users PC. Then AdsAlert start earning on user clicks on ads and pop-ups it generates. You need to be attentive during installation and decline third-party install offers. Or you can use adware protection tool – Norton is able to protect you from such threats and eliminate AdsAlert.

How to remove AdsAlert from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as AdsAlert.


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You can try both of these products to remove AdsAlert

Or uninstall AdsAlert manually.

Step 1: Remove AdsAlert from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find AdsAlert.
  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 AdsAlert 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 AdsAlert, 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 AdsAlert 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 AdsAlert from your browser.

Step 2: Remove AdsAlert from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find AdsAlert.
  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 AdsAlert.
  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 AdsAlert.
  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 AdsAlert:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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