The article contains step-by-step removal guide instructions on how to remove various popups, ads and window from the Ads.adk2.com website.
Ads.adk2.com website is an ad platform working with websites (mostly unknown) and advertiser to generate traffic and monetize it via users’ click on ads and related sponsored links.
Either its ads provide you with certain products/service or convince you to update your existing program with not so acceptable reason. For instance, Ads.adk2.com will pop up a notification to tell you that your system is not able to display the media content you are going to watch and you need to update it. Like below, users will be misled to install the programs Ads.adk2.com promotes.
People often don’t know where these Ads.adk2.com popups come from causing they are brought by certain adware and/or PUP (potentially unwanted program) installing on your PC along with free downloads from the internet without knowledge and permission. Thus, you need to get rid of all of adware and PUP existing in your computer to eliminate Ads.adk2.com popups and ads.
Possibly, your browser will be added extensions such as Lemurleap, DefaultTab and Webcake to control your browser sneakily. These browser add-ons access all of websites, tabs and your online activity to collect your browser data, habit and cookies for injecting more relevancies into the web you visit and misleading you to be the sales leads for other websites. It is pretty dangerous for your personal information and financial data because they may be stolen for immoral commercial use. Besides, your pc is in the high risk of being infected with malware infections once you are redirected to malicious websites by Ads.adk2.com popups.
Although Ads.adk2.com is technically not a virus, it exhibits plenty of malicious traits. We recommended you to remove it as soon as its popups and ads appearing.The effective removal guide is shown as following. Please do the removing according to the instructions.
How to Remove Ads.adk2.com Pop-ups?
Five steps for removal of Ads.adk2.com pop-ups
- ❶ Uninstall any of suspicious adware/PUP from computer
- ❷ Remove virus infections hidden in your PC
- ❸ Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related Ads.adk2.com pop-ups from all of browsers
- ❹ Clean up leftovers of Ads.adk2.com and optimize your PC
- ❺ Deep cleanup for you disk(Optional)
❶ Uninstall any of suspicious adware/PUP from computer
The dubious PUP leading to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups is unique in different user’s computer.So please pay attention to those apps you are not familiar with and looks strange or suspicious in your control panel.
Locate and remove all of related adware/PUP such as Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Yontoo, etc. and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to make sure your PC is free from potentially unwanted programs.
For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for any dubious program, select them and click Remove.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Alternative uninstall method
(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Could System Booster)
Install and start Could System Booster(link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select suspicious programs and remove(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
You can directly clean up leftovers caused by these dubious PUP after uninstall the PUP if you use the Pro Version.
❷ Remove virus infections hidden in your PC
As Ads.adk2.com pop-ups are suspicious of make your PC be infected with malware againg by misleading you to malicious websites containing virus infections, so you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections that cannot be tracked in your control panel.
❸ Eliminate potentially unwanted browser extension related to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups from all of browsers
Because plugins related to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups will not be removed along with the removal of these PUP and viruses, you must remove them from browsers to keep the security of your PC.
Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 4) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.
Removal process demonstration:
1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php and install it according its navigation.
Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar
Remove potentially unwanted browser extension related to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.
It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove Ads.adk2.com pop-ups related plug-ins automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php
Start it and click Manager. Then select related add-on on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove Ads.adk2.com pop-ups related plug-in from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on potentially unwanted browser extension related to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of potentially unwanted browser extension related to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups.
Locate potentially unwanted browser extension related to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
❹ Clean up leftovers of Ads.adk2.com pop-ups and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PUP/adware leading to Ads.adk2.com pop-ups and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.
1. Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with Ads.adk2.com via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
❺ Deep cleanup for you disk
After a longtime of use, your disk must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
Purchase ： http://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php
After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.
Tips for surfing safely
To ensure be safe online in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking.
To avoid the harassment of various pop-ups, ads, malicious and/or hijacked websites as well as phishing websites, you have to install a legitimate software for 24-hours protection. Here we recommended you a free blocker Anvi AD Blocker to keep you surf safe online.
Download link http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html.
Because this free version is only vaild for 15 days, if you want to get a long-time online protection, you have to purchase its pro version in this link http://www.dotfab.com/adbupgrade.php
After install the software according to instructrons, please start it and click “ON” button to keep it running. Then close it to allow it works in the background to give you a real-time protection.
for detailed instruction, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker
Besides, if you decide to block a website forever and allow Anvi AD Blocker to block it automatically for you without a notification, please do this according what the picture shows to achieve it.
As Anvi AD Blocker is a free small tool offered by Anvi Smart Defender, so it is avalible for you to install it by downloading Anvi Smart Defender in the step 2 for removing viruses hiding in your PC.
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.
3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.
4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.
5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.