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How to Get Rid of Pop-up Ads and Windows Caused by Trends Genius?


After Trends Genius gets installed, webpages are brimming with various ads and windows that contain ads or misleading information pop up occasionally. Worried about the security of your PC and want to figure out how to remove this computer infection? Then read on.



What Is Trends Genius?



Trends Genius is a free application that’s designed to keep you tuned in to what’s going on within your Twitter community. It provides you with relevant tweets based on the content of each page you visit as well. It sounds like an interesting app, but it is ad-supported.


In order to keep Trends Genius free, it will display advertisements on the webpage you are visiting. If Trend Genius gets installed by being bundled in the installer of other applications, the ads would be obtrusive and overwhelming.


Trends Genius is currently compatible with the most recent versions of Firefox, and Chrome. Once installed it will add extension or plugin to Firefox and Chrome so that it can display ads and fulfill some of its features.


The symptoms of the infection of Trends Genius are as follow:

> Trends Genius turns random words on the webpage you are visiting into hyperlinks that lead to the partnered websites.

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> Trends Genius floods the webpage you are on with endless related or irrelevant pop-up ads.

> Windows containing various ads and misleading information pop up unexpectedly when you surf the web.

Misleading pop-up window

> Webpages are extremely slow to load since there are too many ads.

> Gradually, you find that your PC runs notably slower and unresponsive.

> Many other unexpected applications get installed.


In most cases, Trends Genius gets installed on your web browser without your knowledge and permission when you download or install other free downloads from websites like, and


You may wonder how Trends Genius survived your installed antivirus and antimalware program. That’s because Trends Genius is categorized as PUP (potentially unwanted program) by the industry, not so offensive to your PC. But Trends Genius does interfere with users’ surfing and degrade the performance of your computer, so you are suggested to follow the guide below to get rid of this program if it weren’t installed by you personally.



How to Remove Trends Genius and Stop Ads by Trends Genius? (Removal Guide)



Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove Trends Genius and stop Trends Genius ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall Trends Genius and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove Trends Genius extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove Trends Genius and stop Trends Genius ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips



Option 1 > Remove Trends Genius and stop Trends Genius ads manually


Step 1 Uninstall Trends Genius and related malicious programs


As mentioned above, Trends Genius often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall Trends Genius and any suspicious and unexpected programs that installed recently.


For Windows 8 Users:

Move mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Go to Charms bar Settings Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall Trends Genius and other unknown or unexpected programs.


For Windows 7/Vista Users:

Go to Start button > Control Panel > Uninstall a program / Programs and Features

Uninstall Trends Genius and any suspicious third-party application

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For Windows XP Users:

Go to Start button >  Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Remove Trends Genius and any suspicious third-party application



Step 2 Remove Trends Genius extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome


If you are still encountering Trends Genius ads after removing Trends Genius and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove Trends Genius leftovers on your web browser.


For Mozilla Firefox Users:

To remove extensions and plugins: click on the orange Firefox button firefox button on the upper left corner of the browser → hit Add-ons → go to Extensions tab → Remove suspicious extensions (Trends Genius)

Trends Genius on Firefox

Switch to Plugins tab → Disable suspicious plugins


For Google Chrome Users:

To remove extension: Click on Customize icon (Wrench or 3 bar icon) > Tools > Extensions → locate Trends Genius and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Trends Genius on Chrome



Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that although Trends Genius and related malicious program is uninstalled, there are still many residual files – like invalid registry entries still on your computer. These junk files occupy disk space of your computer and may degrade your computer performance over time. It is complicated to delete them manually, so you may need the help of a system cleaner or system optimizer. We recommend you Cloud System Booster.


1. Download and install the free or paid version of Cloud System Booster.

Cloud System Booster free download link:

Cloud System Booster Purchase link:


2. Launch Cloud System Booster and click on the Quick Care button.

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3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

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Option 2 > Remove Trends Genius and stop Trends Genius ads with Cloud System Booster


To remove Trends Genius and stop Trends Genius ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.


Cloud System Booster free download link:


1. Uninstall Trends Genius with Anvi Uninstaller


Anvi Uninstaller is a tool integrated in Cloud System Booster which is a system cleaner and optimizer. Anvi Uninstaller will scan and delete leftovers after uninstall a program.


Launch Cloud System Booster → go to Toolbox → Download and Run Anvi Uninstaller → scroll down the Recently Installed list → locate Trends Genius and any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Cloud System Booster-Anvi Uninstaller

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Please note that the Prefect Scan feature is only available for Cloud System Booster Pro version users. You can use this function by getting a trail license or upgrade to pro version.

Cloud System Booster purchase link:


2. Remove Trends Genius browser extension and plugins


Slim Toolbar featured in Cloud System Booster enables you to manage toolbars and extentions on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome simultaneously.


Click on the up arrow on the Home tab of Cloud System Booster to go to Slim Toolbar, then remove all the suspicious extensions and plugins.

Cloud System Booster-Slim Toolbar


When you are not on the Home tab, you can find Toolbar Manager on the right side.

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Trends Genius extension removal


3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries


Please note that there would be some leftovers in your computer after uninstall programs especially those malware. You’d better clean up your system with a system cleaner and optimizer and that’s what Cloud System Booster developed for.


Switch to Home tab → click Quick Care button → click Clear button after scan finished

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Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of Trends Genius. If you have encountered any problem in the removing process, please leave a reply and we will help you fix your problem as soon as possible.



Malware Prevention Tips                     



1. Keep an eye on what you are agree to install and do not just click on Next blindly.

As mentioned above, Trends Genius sneaks into your computer by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should be attentive when install such programs and always opt for custom/advanced installation.


2. Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser.

If you always encounter the problems such as pop-up ads and redirecting, you may need to check if the available security settings of your web browser are on. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.


3. Keep a professional antivirus or antimalware program on and perform system scan regularly.

Adware like Trends Genius may lead you to malicious websites and your computer may be exposed to other horrible computer infections, so we strongly recommend you to scan your computer with an antivirus or antimalware program to make sure that your computer is safe and clean. Anvi Smart Defender is such a program that you can make use of.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link:

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There is an Anvi Ad Blocker integrated in Anvi Smart Defender, which can block malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites that cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. If you are pro version user of Anvi Smart Defender, it is free to use for you. Also, you can download its trial version to create you a clean and secure online environment.

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: (expires in 15 days)