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Friday, August 23, 2013

How to Remove “Ads not by this site” - Virus Removal Instruction

Cannot get rid of a popup from “Ads not by this site”? It is quite annoying and you cannot seem to uninstall it from Add&Remove list? It appears everywhere in your computer? How to get it off from your computer? This article provides the step-by-step removal guide, keep reading.

“Ads not by this site” Description



Threat Type: Redirect virus, browser hijacker, toolbar,adware
Alert level: Severe
Targeted Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari. 
Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows8. 

“Ads not by this site” is an adware program that always displays a big space on your screen and you will get the massage from bottom of the desktop “ Ads not by this site”. Actually, it is a browser hijacker virus that appears in the computer in a form of adware. The application hijacks the browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.  Normally,“Ads not by this site”enters into your computer when you are downloading free softwares. It is installed without your knowledge. “Ads not by this site”is very annoying and it shows up out of nowhere. It appears when you are visiting the Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo etc.

What may “Ads not by this site”bring to the compromised computer?


  • “Ads not by this site” generates a lot of comercial websites
  • “Ads not by this site”pops up a lot of advertisments 
  • “Ads not by this site”may redirect your homepage to random advertising sites
  • “Ads not by this site”may install other computer infections
  • “Ads not by this site”virus drops cookies used to track user’s browsing histories and scam money.
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“Ads not by this site”Virus Removal

Usually, “Ads not by this site”comes alongside other free programs. Once installed, you may find a lot of unknown programs have been installed without your permission. To completely get rid of “Ads not by this site”infection, users need to eliminate all attached contents. Clearly, it is used as a tool by hackers to exploit system vulnerability and earn money from the third parties. Somehow you find the products provided by this adware meet your interest., why? This program analyzes users search histories so that it can guess the online habit. It is not easy for the compromised users to get rid of this ads program because system antivirus cannot help block or stop the popup. Therefore, it is time to consider a manual plan.

Step 1 - Search and delete these files

 %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\System.Data.SQLite.dll
 %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\TaskScheduler.dll
 %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\TaskSchedulerCreator.exe
 %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\unins000.dat

Step 2 - Remove all associated registries
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{BF737694-56F6-46FA-9FDC-FA99A5B25FAD}
 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{CFCD164E-8AC9-478E-9ECC-B616A932016C}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D5961CC0-B442-4567-8030-67E241EF4CC2}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DF84E609-C3A4-49CB-A160-61767DAF8899}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{E450067F-1C93-41A7-928E-07E5C2EEC680}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F977D9F2-4BDC-44A6-B508-7C0284C61EED}

Step 3 - Remove all add-ons from your infected browsers ( take IE as an example)

  1. Open IE and go to ‘Tools‘ → ”Manage Add-ons’.
  2. Choose ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall everything related to from the list.
  3. Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose the search engine you used before and make it your default search provider. Additionally, select ‘Web Search’, click ‘Disable suggestions’ to disable it.
  4. Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’ and select ‘General’ tab. Click ‘Use default’ or enter your own website name, google.com or other. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.

Step 4 - Restore the browsing proxy setting (take IE as an example)


  1. In the "Internet Options" window that pops up, click the "Connections" tab at the top.
  2. Click "LAN Settings" near the bottom of the "Connections" section.
  3. If the "Proxy server" checkbox is marked with a check, click it to deselect/uncheck it. 
  4. Click "Ok" to close the "Local Area Network (LAN) Settings" window.
  5. Click "Ok" to close the "Internet Options" window.


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