How to remove (uninstall) AdsKeeper

Advertising-oriented programs, such as AdsKeeper is highly widespread recent years. They are not really malicious, but their actions can call some nuisance, and call some big issues. AdsKeeper may seem a useful program that exhibits you the most advantageous deals on the Internet, embeds more options to your browser, and performs another functions. If adware will function on your system for 5-7 days or more you'll realize, that it is not really proficient, and will attempt to delete it. But, AdsKeeper can restore itself past the removal. How AdsKeeper can be removed? What is AdsKeeper? How AdsKeeper sneaked into your computer? On this page we'll respond on these questions, and provide you the entire info on AdsKeeper.


The viruses that show you links and interfere to surf the Net can be separated on two classes: adware and hijackers. Adware affect the whole system, showing you pop-ups and ads in the browser and on the desktop. The hijackers act exactly in the browsers by manipulating the search results, showing incorrect output and redirecting you to suspicious web-sites. Both series of programs have smartly made lists of the functions and profits to cheat you. However, the longer you use such programs, the more lamentable will be the condition of your machine. If you'll leave hijacker unattended soon, you will understand that the workstation is entirely filled by various unwanted, suspicious or even really dangerous programs. Restarts, fatal failures, spontaneous shutdowns, low speed of response and the poor performance of your machine will become very frequent. It will be better for the system, if you delete the virus before the workstation arrives in such terrible condition.


After penetrating the computer AdsKeeper commits some things, to shield itself against removal, and to prepare for action. The very important thing is to set a task to re-install in case of uninstalling, and to gain updates from the web-site of its developers. The browser is the target №2. Search engine, and home-page are switched. Browser shortcut properties are altered and the systems which regulate the quantity of advertising are powered off. Most browsers now have a feature that allows to hide the undesired advertisement, pop-ups, banners and other sorts of hype. The unwanted software deactivates these features, and you see that the quantity of advertising in the browser is extremely high. In addition to the fact that adware shows you all the advertising on the Web, regardless of whether they are worthy or not, AdsKeeper shows you obviously harmful commercial content. Sometimes, people simply can’t surf the Net, because when they try to go to some website, virus sends him to the unwanted one. So, what is the meaning of this? All struggles of AdsKeeper are aimed at one purpose: to coerce the user to make a click. Viral links frequently lead to suspicious sites which suggest useless goods, or services. These sites are simply not visited by anyone but their owners, and they have only one way out: to bait people to the website with the help of a trick. Any try to download something from such site will summon serious issues. As you can see, AdsKeeper don't cause damage on its own, and it only gives the possibility to do things which will call problems.

Methods to remove AdsKeeper

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove AdsKeeper manually

Step 1. Uninstall AdsKeeper from the operation system

Step 2. Remove AdsKeeper from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


We believe that you, having read the previous paragraph, recognized the necessity for full uninstall of virus from your laptop. But you don't have to hurry, you should know all removal techniques before you start. There are two options whereby any virus can be uninstalled: manual and automatic way. Both of these manners are reliable and provide total elimination of malware. The difference between them lies not in the reliability, but in simplicity and the continuous defense. The manual disposal is composed of multiple actions, and between them there are the processes with very important data. Suchlike operations are quite simple for the seasoned user, but if you're reading this – you, likely are not capable to deal with AdsKeeper and you require some help. Beneath this paragraph we wrote the step by step guide, with video on the deletion of hijacker. But you must remember that antivirus is the best choice for beginners. Disposal by dint of anti-viral tool is noticeably faster than hand deletion and there is no possibility of error. Anti-virus gives the high level of protection, and the by-hand removal offers no defense, because you just delete malware, and leave the gates open for all threats. At the moment, the most admissible anti-virus on the customer rating is Spyhunter, and we offer you to use it. This anti-viral software is very popular in many countries, and gives reliable security. Spyhunter uses viral signature database, which receives updates daily, it does not overload the CPU and does not interfere with other antiviruses.

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AdsKeeper removal instructions

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall AdsKeeper from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select AdsKeeper and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\AdsKeeper
  • C:\ProgramData\AdsKeeper
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\AdsKeeper

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "AdsKeeper" and delete these elements


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How to remove AdsKeeper from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select AdsKeeper and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete AdsKeeper from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select AdsKeeper and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall AdsKeeper from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove AdsKeeper from the browser

How to remove AdsKeeper from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove AdsKeeper

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete AdsKeeper from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove AdsKeeper

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”


How to uninstall AdsKeeper from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove AdsKeeper

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete AdsKeeper from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose AdsKeeper and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete AdsKeeper from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


Advantages of different removal methods


How to protect the computer?

There is one simple thing that you need to understand about PC virus: how not to let it get onto the computer. This happens via three main methods:

  • Infection through a dangerous site. There are web-sites that spread the adware and aren't even hiding it. Suchlike tools have the confined list of functions: search for most profitable deals on the Net, showing the newest free media-content such as games, movies and music, self installation of all updates and drivers for your devices, the fulfillment of certain actions in the social networks, the acceleration of Net surfing. If on the web-site you see a suggestion to install the tool with these features - it is really malicious, and the site itself is unreliable.
  • Unwanted programs can be bundled with free tools. Nearly each toll-free tool allows you to install something besides the needed tool. You install the program, and then you see the window with the confirmation on the installation of the miraculous media player, anti-viral tool, browser, the new toolbar for it, and, maybe, some another weird, but very "useful" tools. The checkboxes are already filled, and once you click "OK", the installation begins, and you’ll install 3-4 programs that you do not need, instead of one that you wish to have.
  • In some cases user installs adware voluntarily. Smart composed specification of the tool and its useful (and nonexistent) features deludes the user, and he installs the tool.

The e-mails are also often used, to spread viruses but it is rarely used by advertising programs. If you see these words, we think, that AdsKeeper is gone for good. If you prefer the removal in manual mode, you have to know how to understand that there is a virus on your PC.

  • The system boots extremely slowly. The majority of malware, during the installation, tune themselves to turn on at startup, regardless of whether you need it or not. At the taskbar you will see all currently working programs, and decide the ones that are good and which are not.
  • Appearance of advertisement in all tabs. If the quantity of hype increased notably - that is, most likely, virus.
  • The reputable programs became unstable and slow, machine restarts and shuts down by itself.
  • The appearance of the unknown tools in your system. If the software shows up on your machine without your consent - it's, most likely, dangerous.

If you notice one of these symptoms on your PC - you should do an overall scan through antivirus, or manually get rid of all the unwanted and harmful programs from your PC. Be careful on the Internet, look for the symptoms of malware on the computer, and it will anytime be fast and efficient.



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