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

 

New tab or window from ShowPassword pops up suddenly on your browser? Or some advertisement from this dubious domain appears when you browsing web? If you are troubled by the similar problem, there is no doubt that you have had infected with “Ads by ShowPassword” virus.

 

What is “Ads by ShowPassword” Virus

 

“Ads by ShowPassword” virus is classified as adware that infiltrates your PC alongside the third-party program installers. That is, the emergence of “Ads by ShowPassword” popups is equal to having been infected with PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) or adware or toolbar. The adware is probably packaged with pop-up virus contains TidyNetwork.com , DefaultTab, DownloadTerms, Less Tabs, Selectlinks, MixiDJ Toolbar, Webcake, etc.

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Once “Ads by ShowPassword” virus got on your computer, this virus opens up new browser window occasionally, redirects you to the malicious and unknown websites or pop up ads that you are not interested in. Its purpose is to generate traffic and monetize it via misleading users to be the target of internet sales. However, you have to be careful that this virus will monitor your browsing habit and activities, or even steal your personal information for improper use.

As you may be hijacked by such malicious redirect again, you’d better pay attention to the following tips:

Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.

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

Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

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.
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How to Remove “Ads by ShowPassword” Virus

 

–Removal guide

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Step 1 Detect and remove malicious files related to “Ads by ShowPassword” virus via Anvi Smart Defender

 

We have mentioned that “Ads by ShowPassword” virus is packaged with free downloads to go to your PC. So it can’t be ruled out that other PUPs install on your computer during the installation of these downloads. Besides, you may find out that the downloads themselves are useless for you. So you need the antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender to give you a full system scam and remove all of PUPs and the malicious files related to “Ads by ShowPassword” virus.

Please install Anvi Smart Defender(download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html,Purchase:http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php) firstly. And then run it for a quick or full scam of your system. Remove all of the malicious files after the scam finished.
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Step 2: Uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs from computer and optimize your PC

 

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.

1. Please install Cloud System Booster first.

Free version: http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html

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

 

2. After installing, open it and click Expert, and then click Toolbox to download Anvi Uninstaller within several senconds; and then run it.

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3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove all programs that might arouse “Ads by ShowPassword” virus. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)

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4. Please go back to Home, and click on Boost to scan junk files and invalid registry entries left in your computer; and then click Clean to optimize your PC.

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Please always use the tool like Cloud System Booster to clean up the leftovers in the computer to get a clean and optimized PC environment.

 

—Alternative removal choice

 

It is available that removing all of unknown and dubious programs through your control panel except by Anvi Uninstaller.

 

For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for all of unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Remove one by one.

 

For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.

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For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for unknown and dubious programs, select them and click Uninstall/Change one by one.

After remove the all of PUPs from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download:http://dotfab.com/download_csb.html to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.


 

Step 3: Remove unknown browser extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome

 

Here we offer you 3 option to remove unknown browser extensions from your browser.

Option 1 Remove unknwon browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)
Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab
Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


 

Option 1 Remove unknown browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove unknown browser add-on one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove Extensions from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select all of malicious extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab

 

Internet Explorer

Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on unknown extension and then click on Disable.

 

Firefox

Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of unknown browser add-on.

 

Google Chrome

Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate unknown browser add-on and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


 

Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser

 

Please note that this method will make your personalized browser settings lost and recover to the default settings of browser itself. Please be careful when choose this method to get rid of.

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For Internet Explorer users

 

1. Go to Internet Explorer> click the gear icon(for IE 9 and 10)/Tools (for IE 8) at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.

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2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.

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3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset

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4. After completing the reset, click Close and then click OK.

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For Firefox users

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click Troubleshooting information.

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2. Then, click on Reset Firefox to restore browser settings to their original defaults.

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For Google Chrome users

 

1. Click the Chrome menu 8 on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
2. Click Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section. Click Reset browser settings.
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3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows them to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.

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If you want know what settings will be impacted after resetting your browser settings, please see Reset browser settings on Google’s website.


 

Step 4: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker

 

To avoid being infected by adware and annoyed by popups, you are recommended to install internet ads blocker—Anvi Ad Blocker to give you a real-time protection. It  protects Windows system from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all. Moreover, it also speed up your webpage loading meanwhile it blocks all risky or potentially risky things from the Internet. Install Anvi Ad Blocker to protect the browsers from various pop-up ads, malicious websites. Download and install free or pro version of Anvi Ad Blocker. Then open it and it will keep running to help you to protect your computer from various online risks and annoyance ranging from spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads to phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html  

Purchase link: http://www.anvisoft.com/product/adbupgrade.php

 

After installing the spam ads and malicious URLs blocker, please click on the ON button to keep it running, so it will give you a real-time protect to help you out of the annoying of popup ads and attack of various malicious URLs.

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When appearing malicious or unwanted URL, Anvi Ad Blocker will popup this window to Remind you. If you are agree to block it, please click OK; if not, please select Add to the White list to let the URL never be blocked again.

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Besides, you can add malicious URLs to Black Lists to block them run and add URLs that you think aren’t annoying to White Lists to allow them to run.

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Keep your disk drivers clean

 

After a longtime of use, your disk drives 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 drives, 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

Purchasehttp://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.

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