About PassShow and PassShow Pop-up Ads
These days, users are bombarded with ads by PassShow. It has been an urgent matter to remove these annoying ads. So what is PassShow?
PassShow is a browser add-on that categorized as adware and PUP working with other dubious websites and advertiser to generate traffic and monetize it.
PassShow browser extension delivers in-text ads (highlighted words within the text of the webpage you visit are matched with advertising and/or related information units), pop-up ads as well as transitional ads to random webpage you visit, attempting to attract you to purchase products the ads prompt. Besides, the potentially unwanted program is found to be related to another adware JollyWallet. It pops up ad like below to mislead people to download JollyWallet.
PassShow extension will access all of your websites, tabs and online activity for the collecting of your browsing habit and data including credit card, login password, and email, etc. The purpose is to inject the ads related to your preferences into most of the websites you browse so as to mislead you to click its ads or purchase the products PassShow ads promote.
How Dose PassShow Come to Your PC
PassShow sneaks into computer mainly by the means bundling. It is packaged with different free downloads including player updates, free software, video recording/streaming to install on your PC along with other potentially unwanted programs (collectively additional offers) without direct knowledge and permission.
Or some victims install the adware from its websites by themselves. They believe what PassShow says that it can help you see your password so you don’t have to type it again and again. Many of them know little about the program, are regretful after install it and don’t know how to remove the adware. What’s more annoying, the adware itself contains other PUP installers to modify your system settings.
Thus we suggest users to be attentive when download programs from the internet. If it is necessary, please select Custom or Advanced Installation in the beginning of the installation. Then you can clearly know what additional offers the program includes and prevent they from getting into your PC by clicking “Skip” or “Decline” or unchecking the selected box of these options. For more prevention tips, please read:
PassShow poses a safety hazard and deliver ads now and then. Under no condition, we’d leave it on our computers. Below a step-by-step removal method is shown, please follow it in order.
How to Remove PassShow Ads?
Five steps for removal of PassShow Ads
- ❶ Uninstall PassShow and other PUP from computer
- ❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.PassShow) and other virus infection hidden in your PC
- ❸ Eliminate PassShow browser extension from all of browsers
- ❹ Clean up leftovers of PassShow and optimize your PC
- ❺ Install ad and malicious websites blocker for security online
- (Optional) Keep your disk drive clean
❶ Uninstall PassShow and other PUP from computer
Locate PassShow or its different install name Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Yontoo, etc. and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel as uncertain negative applications are in victim’s computer.
For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for PassShow, and 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 PassShow, and 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 PassShow, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.PassShow) and other virus infections hidden in your PC
PUP.XXX including PUP.PassShow refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs like PassShow remain in your PC which can’t removed from control panel. As PassShow ad is suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.
❸ Eliminate PassShow browser extension from all of browsers
Because plugins related to PassShow will not disappear with the removal of PassShow and other viruses, you must remove them get rid of popups from PassShow and keep the security of your personal information.
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 PassShow related add-on from your browser like what the picture shows below.
–Or you can choose to manually remove these plugins from your browser
Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon （ 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 any of unknown and dubious extension and then click on Disable.
Go to wrench or 3 bar icon (next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate any of unknown and dubious extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
❹ Clean up leftovers of PassShow and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PassShow 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.
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.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
❺ Install ad and malicious websites blocker for security online
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.
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.
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.
For more details, please see Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker
How to Be Safe Online
( to avoid being infected with PassShow and virus infections in the future)
To ensure be safe on 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 that share the common with distribution.
1. 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.
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.
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
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.
For any question, please leave it below.