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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remove Antivirus PRO 2015 Scareware (Uninstall Guide)

Antivirus PRO 2015 is a rogue security program (scareware) that disguises itself as real security software, displaying pop-up windows claiming you potentially have a virus on your machine and should run it as quickly as possible to help stop it in its tracks. Of course, the very mention of the words 'computer virus' or 'malware' is enough to send most of us into a panic – especially as these days more and more of our lives are stored on our computers. Therefore it is easy to fall into the rogue security software trap. We believe we have a virus on our PC (after all, why would 'security software' lie about that?), we run the scan – and of course, yes the scan's results are that we are infested up to the eyeballs – and then naturally we are asked to purchase and install the bogus security software.

Some of the supposed infections are: Win32/Wadnock, Password.WIn32.OnlineGameSxa, Ld Pinch V. All these detection names are also displayed in pop-up windows and sometimes on webpage wen displaying fake warnings about dangerous websites, even though they are not dangerous at all, msn.com for instance. If you can't remove Antivirus PRO 2015 from your computer and need help, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.


And it's not just our bank accounts that are under attack from Antivirus PRO 2015 rogue security software, for the program poses a number of other risks. As with other forms of malware, rogue security software can also leave your computer vulnerable to some serious security breaches.
  • You are led to believe that you have a reputable and proactive security program installed on your computer. You don't. This in turn leads you to believe that you are protected against malware threats. You aren't. Antivirus PRO 2015 may even tell you it has detected viruses or issues on your computer and has successfully removed them, just to look more authentic.
  • Because it is the interests of the software developer for you to keep their program installed on your machine, some rogue security software stops you from visiting the websites belonging to legitimate security software sellers so that, even if you are aware that you have a rogue program on your PC, you are not able to uninstall it without going to a whole lot of trouble.
  • Not only are you paying for a product that is essentially useless – and possibly dangerous – but you are also handing over your payment details to someone who makes their living from fraud. I don't think we even need to expand on that issue!
  • Really nasty variants of this rogue security software program take their activities to the next level, causing issues with your genuine security software, or even going so far as to deactivate it completely.
So next time you see a pop-up window telling you that you have X amount of issues on your PC, do yourself a favor and stop and consider the consequences before you click to run a scan. Please note that Antivirus PRO 2015 blocks pretty much every other program on your computer. Needless to say it blocks legitimate malware removal tools too. For this reason, you will probably have to restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking and download legitimate anti-malware program from there. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Antivirus PRO 2015 Removal in Safe Mode with Networking:


1. Reboot your computer is "Safe Mode with Networking". As the computer is booting tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press Enter key.


NOTE: Login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode.

2. Download recommended anti-malware software (direct download) and run a full system scan to remove this malware from your computer.





NOTE: if you can't run anti-malware software, rename the installer to iexplore.exe and try again.

Associated Antivirus PRO 2015 files and registry values:

Files:
  • %Documents%\avicap32v2.exe
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].png
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].dat
Registry values:
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\avicap32v2
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1-844-332-7029 Critical System Alert Scam Pop-Up Removal Guide

If your web browser redirects you to dodgy websites that try to get you to call 1-844-332-7029 to remove viruses then your computer is infected with adware and possibly some other malware. I've found a few websites that promote this tech support scam: system-online-error.com and security-support.co. It would be a good idea to block both websites because they display fake pop-up windows claiming that your computer is infected with malware. Notice how scammers use Microsoft Security Essentials logo and your IP address which can be easily found using a JavaScript code to make the warning look legitimate. It even pretends to scan your computer but what it really does is simply display a fake web page with fake virus detection. Just like any other tech support scam, it says that you should call a number, in this case 1-844-332-7029, to get your computer fixed. If you don't know already, scammers won't fix your computer and will install bogus programs including remote access tools. Needles to say, it's might end up pretty bad if you decide to call and then follow their directions. Here's how the fake pop-up warning reads:

System has found multiple viruses that pose a serious threat:
Trojan.FakeAV-Download
Adware.Win32.Look2me.ab
Adware.Hotbar
Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch.abm
Your personal and financial information might be at risk call 1-844-332-7029 for security check.


Some of the threats listed in this pop-up warning do exist but others were made up to scare you. They are clearly not for Microsoft and this pop-up is not from Microsoft Security Essentials. Your IP address, date and other information can be easily pulled using a simple web script in case you wonder how they know such information. The statement that Security Essentials has detected that security lever of your computer is critically low is also false. As a matter of fact, you may not have it installed on your computer.

Spyware and adware are often mentioned in the same breath and this is because a lot of adware programs exhibit some seriously spyware type behavior. Adware comes with a component which monitors your Internet usage and then relays the information gathered back to the programmer. This gives them insight into which websites you have visited and which products or services you looked at when you were on those sites. Using this data they can then choose which adverts you see based on your preferences.

Before you get too alarmed, just because you can see 1-844-332-7029 pop-up warnings on your screen it doesn't necessarily mean that you are being monitored as not all adware has a tracking component – although much of it does – the problem is, how do you know?

Despite this unpleasant behavior using adware is not actually against the law, unless of course it displays fake virus warnings. But I think we can probably all agree that being spied upon whenever we are connected to the Internet is a real invasion of our online privacy regardless. The other additional problem that this spying activity causes is that the constant monitoring and relaying of data also slows your computer and your Internet connection right down – not great, especially considering you're the victim here!

If you have questions, leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


1-844-332-7029 Pop-up Warning Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove 1-844-332-7029 virus pop-up related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Safe Web
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove 1-844-332-7029 pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Safe Web, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove 1-844-332-7029 pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Safe Web, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove 1-844-332-7029 pop-ups from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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How to Remove Russian Ads (Uninstall Guide)

Russian ads started popping up on all of your web browsers? There is a good chance that your computer is infected with adware and malicious web browser extensions. You may well have heard of adware, and you know it is something you want to avoid, but do you know how to prevent it from installing itself on your PC? I believe that to be forewarned is to be forearmed which is why we encourage all computer users to learn as much about the various forms of adware and malware that are out there as they can.

I started seeing Russian ads after installing freeware which later installed a malicious browser extension called Image Hover Zoom. Most of the ads were adult and some advertised 'earn money fast' scams. I'm still not sure why adware's developer decided to infect computers in countries where users do not speak Russian and normally don't see that kind of ads. Needles to say, everyone will immediately realize that something isn't right. Maybe they were testing something or maybe it was a bug in code or severs. One way or another, it turned out well for most users as they could notice that their computers were infected.


The adware also installs a component on your computer which tracks your online browsing habits – meaning it monitors which websites you are looking at. This then allows the adware's developer to show you adverts that are more akin to your interests, or what they perceive to be your interests. The main issue is that this component, because it is working hard to track what you're doing and then relay this data back to the developer, is taking up valuable resources on your operating system, subsequently slowing your CPU down, and your Internet connection too – which it is using to transit the data it has collected about you. But obviously, for some reason their tracking component failed at the time I was testing this adware and seeing lots of Russian ads on my web browser.

What else does this adware do to a PC?

Such adware programs exhibit some truly disturbing behavior and they are definitely something which you should take pains to prevent from infecting you. More of that shortly but first here are just some of the problems adware and Russian ads can cause you.
  • Your computer takes longer to boot up and is running a lot more slowly than normal
  • Your default settings have changed and refuse to revert back to normal no matter how many times you try
  • Programs won't open or open and then crash
  • Your desktop may have changed and new icons have appeared
  • Websites may take far longer to load
  • You might be seeing numerous Russian pop up ads, in this case 
  • A new mystery tool bar has suddenly appeared
Defending yourself against Russian ads and pop-ups

We strongly suggest implementing one, if not all, of the following measures to protect yourself against the horrors of adware.
  • Install a reputable anti-malware program and keep it bang up to date
  • Install a firewall
  • Ensure all programs and applications on devices are also fully up to date
  • Try and steer clear of websites of a dubious nature. Gaming and adult websites are often hotspots for adware (and other malware)
  • Don't open attachments or click on links in emails and instant messages if you don't recognize the sender
  • And if you DO trust the sender, still exercise caution as they could have been hacked or the email could be a spoof
The silver lining of this malicious cloud is that there are a number of actions you can take to lower your chances of getting fooled by adware. Most importantly is of course, having a well-known, reputable, and up to date, anti-malware program running on your PC. Be careful though as some security software is fooled by adware and malicious browser extensions so make sure you go for the best one you can afford. To remove Russian ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Russian Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Russian Ads related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Image Hover Zoom
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Russian Ads related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Image Hover Zoom, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Russian Ads related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Image Hover Zoom, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Russian Ads related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

How to Remove Express Find Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)

Being a victim of Express Find Ads, or Express Find adware as it's more commonly called, can be one of the most downright frustrating things that can happen to a computer user. Let's face it, we all use the Internet in varying degrees and the longer we spend online, the more we are putting ourselves at risk of being infected with a type of malicious software, or malware. So what is an innocent Internet user to do if we want to stay safe while we're shopping, working, surfing or playing online? For a start, it helps massively to know what we need to look out for. And that is why we're going to take a closer look at adware today.

What is Express Find?

How do you know if you've encountered Express Find and is it really something that you should be concerned about? At its simplest, it is adware that comes in the format of software. This software is downloaded onto your computer and will then show you adverts of the developer's choosing.


It is everywhere and comes in varying degrees of annoyingness! From simple Express Find ads on a website to pop-up adverts that refuse to go away no matter how many times you click on them to close them, adware can be virtually impossible to avoid.


Most variants of this adware is downloaded onto your computer when you install, open or download another program, an app or a file. The adware will be surreptitiously bundled with the download and will be automatically installed when you run the other program.

What does it do – apart from showing you adverts?

So why all the fuss about Express Find if it is simply a form of online marketing – albeit it a rather irritating one? The problem is that it installs a component on your computer which tracks your online browsing habits – meaning it monitors which websites you are looking at. This then allows the adware's developer to show you adverts that are more akin to your interests, or what they perceive to be your interests. The main issue is that this component, because it is working hard to track what you're doing and then relay this data back to the developer, is taking up valuable resources on your operating system, subsequently slowing your CPU down, and your Internet connection too – which it is using to transit the data it has collected about you.

It can also hijack your web browser, then redirecting you to websites that the developer wants you to visit instead of the search terms or URL you have typed in. Clearly that is something that would try the patience of a saint!

How do you stop Express Find from installing itself on your computer?

Crucially, you need to make sure you always read the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) properly before you install or download anything. And that includes software, applications, files, tools – everything! In particular, you need to be alert when downloading free software as this is the biggest culprit for being bundled with adware. EULAs do actually tell you what is being installed – even if it is adware – so it really does make sense to read them properly and make sure you know exactly what you're downloading.

To remove Express Find and stop annoying ads, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



Express Find Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Express Find related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Express Find
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Express Find related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Express Find, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Express Find related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Express Find, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Express Find related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Remove "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop up (Uninstall Guide)

"Adobe Flash Player is out-of-date" is a fake pop-up being displayed by adware on popular web services like Steam and also web browsers. Usually, it shows up when you open a new tab or start a program. Please note that it's not a legitimate Flash Player update pop-up. If in doubt, you can always verify your version of Flash Player with the Adobe site. Have you ever wondered what exactly adware is? Adware, or advertising supported software to give it its full name, is not as harmful as some types of malicious software but about the best thing you can say about it is that usually you can ignore it, while at the other end of the scale, adware can be something that will drive you absolutely nuts thanks to its proliferation of "Adobe Flash Player is out-of-date" pop-up windows. And of course, there is the added fact that whether you choose to ignore it or not, adware is still something that is monitoring everything you do when you're connected to the Internet. The fake pop-up reads:
The version of this plug-in on your computer does not include the latest security updates and is blocked. To continue using "Adobe Flash Player", download and update from Adobe. 

The problem is that the given link won't redirect you to Adobe's official update website nor it will start a download from Adobe servers. What you will get is a malicious file that will install more adware on your computer.

So what does being infected with "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-up and adware mean for you? Let's take a look at what adware actually is. We all see advertising everywhere we go; from television adverts to magazine ads and from billboards to adverts on the side of buses, we are constantly being marketed to. And the Internet is no different. Adware is a means for software developers who give away apps or programs, or who share files for free, to generate an income. It costs money to develop an app and selling advertising online is a potential way for a programmer to recoup some of their losses. But how do you get adware on your computer in the first place? It is usually bundled with the original program, file or app that you have downloaded.

So while adware that displays Adobe Flash Player is out of date pop-ups and similar adverts might be a good source of income for the programmer, what effect can it have on end users like me and you? As mentioned, in its most innocuous form, adware is nothing more than something which you can usually ignore, however if you've been infected by a nasty strain of it, it can have a detrimental knock on effect on the operation of your computer. And that's because adware installs a component on your PC that is tracking your browsing habits.

This component has been designed to monitor what websites you're visiting, collect that data and send it back to the programmer. This enables them to then show you adverts that have been tailored to match your interests – i.e. the goods or services that you have recently been looking at online. Clearly by showing you ads that you are more interested in increases the chances of you clicking on the advert and visiting, and of course potentially buying something. Even if you don't purchase anything, clicked-on adverts are still generating traffic to a site, which is in its own way beneficial to the website's owner. The downside for you is that this component slows down your CPU, your Internet connection and can leave your PC vulnerable to security breaches.

So how do you stop adware from installing itself on your computer and displaying "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-up windows? The singularly most important thing you can do (aside from installing a good anti-malware – which we are going to assume you already have!) is to make sure you read End User License Agreements carefully. They will tell you what exactly you are installing – it will be hidden there somewhere in the small print – so make sure you take a couple of minutes extra to check.

If it's already too late and you are constantly flooded with "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-ups, then please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



"Adobe Flash Player is out of date" Pop-up Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-up related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-up related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove deals4me, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-up related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove deals4me, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove "Adobe Flash Player is out of date" pop-up related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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How to Remove SalePlus Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)

I'm going to hazard a guess and say that because you are reading this you are looking to find out a little bit more about SalePlus adware. Most people that want to learn about it in more detail are keen to know what exactly it is, how it gets onto their PC – and what they can do to prevent it happening again in the future. It may be that you are already infected with this adware and see "Ads by SalePlus" on your computer. I shall be covering removal guide below.

What is SalePlus?

It's a computer program that has been created to show you advertising when you are connected to the Internet. Some of these adverts are links, others are banner or box ads by SalePlus and some are extremely annoying pop-up or pop-under windows. Some adverts may be for products or services you have zero interest in, while yet others are spookily similar – possibly even the same – as things that you have recently been looking at online.

How does SalePlus end up on your computer?

Normally you'll wind up with it on your computer because you downloaded or installed something on your device. More often than not this thing will be a freebie. It could be a file, a software program, a viewer that allows you to watch video clips, or an application. And there are not many of us these days who can say, hand on heart, that we don't regularly download TV series, music and games in our leisure time - and more useful tools or programs for our working lives too, of course. Therefore, that puts most of us in the high risk category, meaning we all stand a good chance of downloading this adware. I found an installer of a popular program called WhatsApp which obviously came from a dodgy website rather than the official one and as you can see it had SalePlus adware bundled with it.

SalePlus is a plugin you can easily add to your browser, which enables you to get access to thousands of money-saving coupons and start getting special coupon offers while shopping online, and the best part is that all this is completely free for you! SalePlus is ad-supported software that is provided at no cost and may display advertisements in websites as you view them. This may include links by text-enhance and coupons from SalePlus.
You may also have fallen prey to this adware by visiting a website that has been compromised and has malware hidden in it. This will trigger the installation and without so much as a warning you may have adware on your PC.

Who creates or uses adware?

Programmers who share or give away programs, apps, files or software for free need to cover their costs – and they normally do that by packaging adware with the freeware or shareware – the item they are letting you have at no cost. SalePlus is a great example of that.

How do you know if you have SalePlus on your computer?

Aside from the numerous adverts you are now seeing there are a number of other clear tell tale signs. These include your computer running more slowly, your Internet crashing frequently, and web pages being slow to load. You may also have spotted a new browser or home page that has been installed without your knowledge.

How do you prevent adware from infecting you?

Because SalePlus normally comes bundled with freeware or shareware you need to be careful when downloading and make sure you read the small print in License Agreements carefully – these will tell you, albeit not very clearly, what exactly you are installing. And – though we hope we don't really have to state the obvious – make sure you have a good anti-malware program installed on your computer! If it's already too late and your computer has been compromised, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com



SalePlus Ads Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.






2. Remove SalePlus related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • SalePlus
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove SalePlus related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove SalePlus, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove SalePlus related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove SalePlus, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Special Box related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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