What is AdSkip?

AdSkip is rogue ad-blocking program. On its website program promises to remove video ads from online videos and banner ads from website. However, after infiltrating system it becomes source of new advertisements. Because of the false statements AdSkip is classified as potentially unwanted program (PUP). Because of ads display it is categorized as adware. AdSkip uses browser history and private data about online user activity to generate targeted ads in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Security specialists recommend to remove AdSkip for your safety. We prepared this tutorial to help you complete this task.

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How AdSkip gets on your PC?

AdSkip can be downloaded from its website www.adskiper.com. Adware applications use different methods to distribute themselves, AdSkip can be falsely promoted as ad-blocking software inside installers of various applications. Users need to pay attention to install process when installing new programs on the computer. Programs like Norton or Spyhunter Anti-Malware can help protect computer from adware and toolbars.

How to remove AdSkip from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to AdSkip – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove AdSkip

Or uninstall AdSkip manually.

Step 1: Remove AdSkip from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove AdSkip from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ADSkipSvc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\blNetFilter
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\RQZSJXKOPH
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ADSKIP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ADSKIP

Remove following files:

ADSkip.exe
ADSkipSvc.exe
DuiLib.dll
askUpdate.dll
askComm.dll
CrashHandler.dll
askMisc.dll
askWfd.dll
askMain.dll
askRules.dll
askProtect64.sys
blNetFilter.sys
zlib1.dll
dbghelp.dll
uninst.exe
AdSkip.lnk

Remove following folders

C:\Program Files (x86)\AdSkip
C:\Program Files\AdSkip
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\AdSkip
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AdSkip

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

2 Comments

  1. I am from adskip company, pls delete this article because it has affect our users. We will protect our profits by law.

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