What is Addonsmash Ads?
Addonsmash Ads are quite irritating commercial advertisements shown by software using the Addonsmash monetization tool. It is stated on an official website (addonsmash.com) of this tool that it is the “best monetization for browser extension, addons and toolbars,” so it is very likely that programs having browser extensions or toolbars are the main types of software that might use the service of this tool to generate revenue. This observation also suggests that there might be an untrustworthy application installed on your computer if advertisements having the Addonsmash Ads label keep appearing on the screen. There is a slight possibility that you might find ads shown by Addonsmash on third-party websites too, but it is still more likely that there is some kind of application installed on your computer if Addonsmash Ads are visible every day. It might not be easy to stop the flow of irritating advertisements because it is unclear what program is responsible for showing them on the screen. Even though it might be impossible to detect and remove the application displaying Addonsmash Ads manually, we know a method that might work in this case. Read this article to find out what we have in mind here.
How do Addonsmash Ads act?
Advertisements shown by the Addonsmash monetization tool might be displayed to you when you surf the web, for example, they might appear on a particular website that has not shown any ads before immediately after opening it. Unfortunately, users might see them if they keep their browser closed too because browsers’ tabs with new advertisements might be opened automatically. Even though it is unclear what programs installed on the system use this monetization tool to display ads, specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com were successful in finding what types of advertisements might be shown for users. First of all, as research has revealed, Addonsmash Ads consists of in-text ads. It means that you will see underlined keywords on websites you visit. To find out more, you will have to hover your mouse over relevant keywords. The second group of irritating ads is pop-up advertisements. They appear whenever they want to and might cover a part of the website or the screen. These are, actually, one of the most annoying ads shown to users. The last category of Addonsmash Ads is e-commerce ads, for instance, various best deals and ads promoting different items might be displayed for users. We are sure that you will find some of these ads interesting, but, in the opinion of security specialists, it would be best to ignore them all because ads leading to untrustworthy web pages might be shown too, so you might end up there as well and thus cause harm to your PC. We do not say that this happens to all users, but it is unclear whether Addonsmash Ads can be fully trusted or not.
Where do Addonsmash Ads come from?
It is very likely that users start seeing Addonsmash Ads after the installation of a program having a browser extension. Of course, this application is not necessarily harmful, but you will have to find and remove it from your PC. You should do that as soon as possible if you find out that an adware program is the one responsible for showing these advertisements because adware is quite a dangerous program. The chances are high that an untrustworthy program is the one using the Addonsmash monetization tool if your computer is unprotected, i.e. you do not have a security application installed on your PC. Users must acquire a reputable security application in order to protect their computers from dangers. It is especially worth investing in a good tool if you browse the web on a daily basis.
How to delete Addonsmash Ads
In some cases, users do not see Addonsmash Ads anymore if they do not enter an untrustworthy third-party web page they close ever again. Unfortunately, in most cases, people see Addonsmash Ads because there is some kind of application showing these commercials installed on the computer. It is not necessarily bad, but you should be ready to delete adware because they are usually responsible for providing users with commercials. Check Control Panel and delete all unknown programs. Unfortunately, not all the programs have uninstallers, i.e. not all of them are visible in Control Panel even though they are installed on the system. Therefore, it would be best to scan the computer with an automatic scanner, e.g. SpyHunter. It will tell you whether there are threats or not on your PC. Also, it could delete them all for you, if it finds any and you allow it to do that.
Remove an untrustworthy application manually
- Click the Start button.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable application.
- Click the Remove button.
- Open the Start menu (click the button in the bottom-left corner).
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click on the undesirable application.
- Uninstall it.
- Press two buttons Win and R.
- Type regedit and click OK.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the application you wish to get rid of.
- Click the Uninstall button.
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