How to uninstall (remove) Sponsored AD

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What is Sponsored AD?

Sponsored AD – is a program that comes on the computer as a browser extension and hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The main objective of this program is the dissemination of advertisements. After penetrating the computer, Sponsored AD begins to display a huge amount of advertising, banners and coupons, pop-ups and so on. These promotional products may refer to popular online stores, such as Amazon, eBay, AliExpress and others. Also, Sponsored AD can redirect the user to other sites and replace the search results. Sponsored AD significantly reduces the performance of your PC and increase traffic. Sponsored AD is a potentially unwanted program, so if you find it on your PC, then you should remove it immediately.

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How Sponsored AD gets on your PC?

Sponsored AD refers to the number of potentially unwanted software. These programs come on a computer without the user’s consent. Typically, PUP penetrates a computer bundled with free software, such as players, converters or archivers, and so on. Malware can be hidden in the Download manager or Installation Manager. You need to remember a few simple things to protect your PC against the penetration of potentially unwanted programs. Always follow the installation process carefully. Also, you must choose the “Advanced” or “Full” installation type in order to see the hidden elements of the installation. Don’t press the “Next” if you aren’t sure in any component of the program. Read reviews about this program and use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove Sponsored AD.

How to remove Sponsored AD from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Sponsored AD

Or uninstall Sponsored AD manually.

Step 1: Remove Sponsored AD from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Sponsored AD from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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