How To Remove AdClick “Virus”
In the following article we are going to help you understand and control your online security
Let’s start with explanation what is AdClick “Virus” and how it works :
AdClick “Virus” is an advertising software that shows pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages. A lot of ads may come in different variations but at the end they only represent the same thing-fake advertising: Banners, pop-up windows or whole pages full with ads. AdClick “Virus” is promoted as a program that advertise coupons for sites you are visiting and promotional prices when you are viewing product pages at sites . This might sound like a useful help but the program can be annoying and will display ads no matter if you want them to or not. The Ads have different subject under the pop-up: “Powered by AdClick”, “Brought to you by AdClick ” or “Ads by AdClick ”. These ads are aimed to promote the installation of content like web browser toolbars, optimization utilities and other products.They all have the same purpose – Triangle Trail publisher can generate pay-per-click revenue.If you are infected with Triangle Trail there are common symptoms like:
Advertising banners in the web pages that you are visiting or browser pop-ups alarm you need updates or other software. Often there are lies that guaranteed it is a legitimate program, however, due to its rogue behavior it is categorized as advertising software and a potentially unwanted program. Study shows that program gains all kind of browsing-related information such as IP addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, etc. This information might hold personally identifiable data that shares with third party companies. There is a high probability that personal data will be abused to gain profits and this can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft and that’s why Triangle Trial should be removed from your computer right away. These apps are created only gain profits for the developers. Instead of providing the assistant as promised, apps like Triangle Trial generate various intrusive online advertisements and collect personal information .They provide no real value for users.
How did AdClick “Virus” got on my computer?
AdClick “Virus” is an advertising software that is usually packed with other free programs that may download off of the Internet. You should always pay attention when installing software.Often the software installer includes options for the installation. Always be careful for the custom installation options and unmark anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you did not meant to download and install in the first place. You should not install software that you don’t trust. However, many users install this application by accident, since they do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software. Developers often cover potentially unwished programs and applications like Triangle Trail within the ‘Custom/Advanced’ optional settings. By forcing the download and installation processes, users often install questionable software by accident, and that way they exposing their systems to any further viruses and compromising their own privacy.
AdClick “Virus” Overview:
- AdClick “Virus” will smuggle pop-up ads
•Advertising banners and in-text ads within your web browser
• Advertising software is detected in the AdClick program (AdClick.exe, AdClick-bg.exe, AdClick-bho64.dll, AdClick-nova.exe)
•Imports into the web browser via the AdClick browser extension
•Often spread through a pay-per-install package or with third-party software (example: CNET installer, Softonic Installer, InstallRex installer and many more)
•AdClick has a poor reputation within the MalwareTips Community
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent installation of Advertising-type of software you should be careful during the download and installation actions. Take your time and attentively analyze these actions by using the ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ optional settings, since potentially unwished applications and programs (that you should unmark) are commonly hidden within this sections.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find AdClick. Disable it.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons.
Hit Extensions next.
Adclick should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.
In Extensions, find the virus and select .
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Adclick and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
This is perhaps the most important and difficult step, so be extremely careful. Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can. If the virus returns later on, the reason is that you missed something here.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.