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How to Remove Ads by SerialTrunc? (Adware Removal Guide)

 


Ads by SerialTrunc pop up everywhere when you surf the web? Get frustrated when it keeps coming bask after tried to stop those ads for several times? Then you can rest on the removal guide in this article.

 

 

What Is SerialTrunc?

 

 

Similar to Shopop, CheapMe and Webexp Enhanced, SerialTrunc is an adware that detected by most of antivirus or antimalware program as PUP (potentially unwanted program). Essentially, it is, as promoted on its official website, a tool to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices.

However, to keep being free, SerialTrunc cooperates with ad providers and serves ads for them to get pay-per-click revenue. In that way, you will encounter all forms of ads promoting questionable software, fake anti-virus and anti-malware programs on webpages, including in-text, pop-up and video ads

serialTrunc adware

 

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

 

Symptom and dangers of being infected by SerialTrunc:

> Your web browser is overwhelmed by SerialTrunc pop-up ads;

> Random words on the webpages are turned into hyperlinks which will pop up ads with red Click Here button when mouse pointer hover.

> Webpages are extremely slow to load;

> Your web browser crash down unexpectedly;

> Your privacy is threatened for it can access your data on all websites;

> It may monitor your online activities and collect your search terms to feed you more precise ads.

> You may end up with more adware or malware on your computer when you click on the links in the ads.

 

 

How to Remove SerialTrunc and Stop Ads by SerialTrunc Pop-ups? (Removal Guide)

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

Option 1 > Remove SerialTrunc and stop SerialTrunc ads with Cloud System Booster

Option 2 > Remove SerialTrunc and stop SerialTrunc ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall SerialTrunc and related malicious programs

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

     Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

Malware Prevention Tips

                                                                                                            

 

Option 1 > Remove SerialTrunc and stop SerialTrunc ads with Cloud System Booster

 

To remove SerialTrunc and stop SerialTrunc 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 SerialTrunc 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 SerialTrunc 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 SerialTrunc 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

Shopop extension removal

 

3. Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-cookies removal

 

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

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

That’s it!

 

 

Option 2 > Remove SerialTrunc and stop SerialTrunc ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall SerialTrunc and related malicious programs

 

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

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner Control Panel Uninstall a program

Uninstall SerialTrunc and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall SerialTrunc and any suspicious third-party application

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove SerialTrunc and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

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

 

If you are still encountering SerialTrunc ads after removing SerialTrunc and relate malicious programs, you should go through the following guides to check your browser and remove SerialTrunc 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 SerialTrunc 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 (SerialTrunc)

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

Chrome-Extensions

 

 

Recommended—Clean up residual files and invalid registry entries

 

Please note that although SerialTrunc 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, go to Disk Cleaner and check the items you want Cloud System Booster to clear.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-cookies removal

 

3. Go back to home and click on Quick Care to scan your computer for junk files.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-home

 

4. Click on Clear button after scan finished.

Cloud System Booster 3.1-Clear

 

Now, your computer should have been free from the infection of SerialTrunc. 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.

SerialTrunc usually 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 SerialTrunc 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: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Anvi Smart Defender-1

 

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.

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)