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How to Remove “Ads by MyClipHD” Virus? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

The web browser is brimming with ads baring “ads by MyClipHD” when you open any webpage? If this is the case, an adware called myClip-HD has sneaked into your compter. In this article, we will guide you to remove this computer infection with step-by-step instructions.

 

 

What Is MyClipHD?

 

MyClipHD, also referred to as myClip-HD, is an adware that detected by most of antivirus or antimalware program as PUP (potentially unwanted program). Although can be downloaded and installed willingly from its official websites, it is commonly installed without proper notification when you install other free downloads, such as video recording/streaming, download-manager.

Once installed, MyClipHD injects various forms of ads into webpages. Therefore, you will see “Ads by MyClipHD” or “Ads not by this Site” ads when surfing the web. It turns random words on webpage you are visiting into hyperlinks, which pops up ads when mouse pointer hover over. Occasionally, you may even encounter automatically popped out browser windows from dubious websites like shoppstop.com, downloaddino.com and mysurveyscenter.com.

Ads by MyClipHD

 

All those ads, hyperlinks and pop-out windows are designed to promote games, questionable applications, and other products, so you may notice that some other unwanted programs got installed from nowhere recently.

Apart from that, it is reported that computer runs slower and more unresponsive and webpages are extremely slow to load after being infected by myClip-HD. Worse still, MyClipHD can access your data on all websites, tabs and your browsing activity. In this case, your personal information may be at risk. So you are highly suggested to remove this application from your computer.

In essence, MyClipHD is a browser add-on or extension that can work with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. To remove it, you need first uninstall the main program, and then remove its extensions from your web browser and leftovers of the program. Below we offer detailed removal instructions for your reference.

 

 

How to Remove MyClipHD and Stop Ads by MyClipHD

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove myClipHD and stop MyClipHD manually

     Step 1 Uninstall myClipHD and related malicious programs

     Step 2 Remove MyClipHD extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Option 2 > Remove myClipHD and stop MyClipHD ads with Cloud System Booster

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 > Remove myClip-HD and stop MyClipHD ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall myClip-HD and related malicious programs

 

As mentioned above, myClip-HD often infects computers by being bundled in the installer of other free software, so you should uninstall myClip-HD 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 myClip-HD and other unknown or unexpected programs.

uninstall myClip-HD

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall myClip-HD and any suspicious third-party application

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove myClip-HD and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

Step 2 Remove MyClipHD extensions and plugins from IE/Firefox/Chrome

 

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

 

For Internet Explorer Users:

To remove extension: click on the gear icon or Tools → select Manage Add-ons → go to Toolbars and Extensions tab → right click on MyClipHD and any other suspicious extensions → choose Disable in the drop-down menu → close the window and click on OK button

IE manage add-on

 

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 (MyClipHD)

Firefox-Add-ons

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 MyClipHD and any unwanted or unknown extension → click the Recycling Bin to remove it

Chrome-Extensions

 

To learn how to remove managed chrome extension, please click Remove managed Chrome extension.

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although myClip-HD 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: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-home

 

3. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

 

Option 2 > Remove myClip-HD and stop MyClipHD ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove myClip-HD and stop MyClipHD ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer.

 

Cloud System Booster free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

1. Uninstall myClip-HD 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 myClip-HD and any suspicious program → hit Uninstall to remove

Cloud System Booster-Anvi Uninstaller

 

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: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. Remove MyClipHD 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.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-toolbar manager

remove Find Me Savings extensions

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of MyClipHD. 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, MyClipHD 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 MyClipHD 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. If your installed anitvirus or antimalware program failed you, you can give Anvi Smart Defender a try.

Anvi Smart Defender free version download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Anvi Smart Defender-scan result

 

Web Guard and Anvi Ad Blocker are available in the pro version of Anvi Smart Defender. Protected by the full guard of Anvi Smart Defender, you can rest and enjoy your day.

Web Guard

Anvi Smart Defender purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

Anvi Ad Blocker free download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html (expires in 15 days)