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How to Remove CommonShare Ads and Deals? (Adware Removal Guide)

 

You are seeing CommonShare ads and deals everywhere on the webpage you visit? Be bothered by those pop-ups and want them to vanish from your web browser? Then the removal instructions in this article may be a relief to you.

 

 

What Is CommonShare?

 

 

CommonShare is part of a serial of adware, also categorized as PUP.Optional (potentially unwanted program) by most of professional antivirus and antimalware programs, although is advertised as a tool to enhance your browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices.

CommonShare

CommonShare is technically not an adware in itself. However, it cooperates with ad providers and severs ads for them to keep being free and to make money. Once installed, CommonShare will display inline text advertisements and/or transitional ads within Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Many a computer user complains that they can’t recall the installation of CommonShare. That’s because, in most cases, CommonShare comes bundled with other free downloads from the Internet as a special offer or pre-checked item in their installer. You may also get CommonShare installed with an unwitting click on malicious websites or compromised websites. Cybercriminals also distribute the bothering app via links and attachments containing in spam emails.

In essence, CommonShare is a browser add-on or plugin that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. To remove it, you need first uninstall the main program, and then remove its extensions from your installed web browser and leftovers of the program. Below we offer detailed removal instructions on how to do it specifically for your reference.

 

 

How to Remove CommonShare?

 

                                                                                                           

Outline of the removal guide:

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

Option 2 > Remove CommonShare and stop CommonShare ads manually

     Step 1 Uninstall CommonShare and related malicious programs

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

                                                                                                            

 

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

 

To remove CommonShare and stop CommonShare ads automatically, you only need to download and install Cloud System Booster, a system cleaner and optimizer. It will be easy and time-saving, especially when you have multiple web browser installed.

 

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

 

1. Uninstall CommonShare 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 CommonShare 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 CommonShare 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 CommonShare and stop CommonShare ads manually

 

Step 1 Uninstall CommonShare and related malicious programs

 

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

 

For Windows 8 Users:

Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner > Programs and Features

win8-Programs and Features

Uninstall CommonShare and other unknown or unexpected programs.

 

For Windows 7/Vista Users:

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

Uninstall CommonShare and any suspicious third-party application

uninstall CommonShare

 

For Windows XP Users:

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

Remove CommonShare and any suspicious third-party application

 

 

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

 

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

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

Chrome-Extensions

 

Please note that although CommonShare 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.

 

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

 

 

How to Prevent Being Infected by Malware?

 

As mentioned above, computer infections like CommonShare sneak into your computer though being bundled with other free downloads, malicious or compromised websites and spam emails, so to make your computer more resistant to harm, you should be attentive on following tips.

-Make sure that the Windows Firewall is enabled.

-Keep your Windows system and installed programs up-to-date and patched timely.

-Keep an eye on what you are agreeing to install when install a program especially free software from the Internet.

-Never open unsolicited email attachments or click through links from unknown sources and use caution even if they are from a “trusted” source.

-Turn on the security settings of your installed web browser. You can view Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online for tutorial.

Apart from above, security software is an absolute must. Run system scan regularly and keep your security software on to protect you from virus and malware. 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

Launch Anvi Smart Defender → click on the gear icon → check the Scan rootkits item → click on the Apply and OK button to complete the setting

ASD-settings

 

Go to Scan tap → perform a Quick or Full Scan to detect malicious files → after the scan completes, click on the Remove button

Anvi Smart Defender-scan result

Besides, the real-time offers you additional protection when you work on your computer or surf the web.