The Adsupply is an adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software). It is a type of unwanted applications that designed to show a huge count of annoying pop up ads. Unlike viruses, the adware will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your internet browser. This is because, Adsupply will install itself on PC, get full access to your web-browsers such as Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web browser settings will be modified, you will be redirected to intrusive advertisements, some of which can lead to unwanted or misleading web sites. For this reason, we suggest that you start the clean up of your PC system as quickly as possible and thereby get rid of Adsupply ads from your browser.
While your computer is infected with the ad-supported software, the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge may be redirected to Adsupply ads. Of course, the ad-supported software may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may display lots of undesired advertisements. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web-pages that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web sites, including web sites where previously you have never seen any advertising banners.
In addition to that, as was mentioned earlier, some ad-supported software to also alter all internet browsers shortcuts that located on your Desktop or Start menu. So, every infected shortcut will try to redirect your internet browser to unwanted ad sites, some of which might be harmful. It can make the whole PC system more vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Thus, it is clear that the presence of Adsupply adware on your computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your machine ASAP. Follow the steps below in order to remove Adsupply ads.
How to remove Adsupply ads
There are a simple manual tutorial below which will assist you to remove Adsupply advertisements from your MS Windows computer. The most effective solution to remove this ad-supported software is to perform the manual removal steps and then run Zemana AntiMalware, MalwareBytes or AdwCleaner automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will assist to weaken this adware and these malware removal tools will completely delete Adsupply pop-up ads and restore the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer settings to default.
Remove Adsupply adware without any utilities
These steps to remove Adsupply ads without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove Adsupply software that cause unwanted ads to appear.
Remove Adsupply adware through the Windows Control Panel
Some PUPs, browser hijacking software and ad supported software may be deleted by uninstalling the freeware they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to delete them.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed on the image below.
After the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as shown on the image below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as on the image below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed on the screen below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed applications and remove all software that has the name similar to “Adsupply”. We suggest to click ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. After you have found anything suspicious that may be the ad-supported software, ad-supported software or PUPs, then select this program and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the suspicious program blocked from removal, then use Revo Uninstaller Freeware to fully get rid of it from your system.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by ‘ad supported’ software
Once installed, this ad-supported software may add an argument similar to “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you launch the browser, it will open an undesired ad site.
To clear the web-browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text similar to “http://site.address” which has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web browsers, as they may be infected too.
Remove Adsupply advertisements from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web-browser homepage, new tab and search engine by default you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the MS Windows was installed on your computer.
First, start the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will show the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as displayed in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Remove Adsupply ads from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby recover the web browser’s settings like new tab page, homepage and search provider by default that have been replaced by the ad supported software that cause unwanted Adsupply advertisements to appear.
- First launch the Chrome and press Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will show the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is complete, your web browser’s startpage, new tab and default search provider will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete Adsupply from Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as newtab page, home page and search provider by default have been replaced by the ad supported software, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Launch the Firefox and press the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as on the image below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation prompt. The FF will start a process to fix your problems that caused by the Adsupply adware that made to redirect your web browser to various ad web-sites. When, it’s done, click the “Finish” button.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If an annoying web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and get rid of all the tasks which have been created by ‘ad-supported’ program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a dialog box that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the following example.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be open just below automatically. Next, press the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your machine. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then delete this malicious task. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ program, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to remove, then click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as displayed on the screen below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious software. Once is complete, close the Task Scheduler window.
Use free malware removal utilities to completely remove Adsupply ads
After completing the manual removal guide above all unwanted applications and web-browser’s extensions that causes web-browser redirects to the Adsupply ads should be deleted. If the problem with Adsupply adware is still remained, then we recommend to scan your computer for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free adware removal applications below.
How to automatically delete Ads by Adsupply with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a utility which can remove adware, PUPs, hijackers and other malware from your PC easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of personal computer resources.
- Please download Zemana Anti Malware by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once downloading is finished, please close all applications and open windows on your computer. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti Malware onto your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana AntiMalware will run and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Free utility will begin scanning the whole system to find out adware that causes multiple annoying popups. While the Zemana program is checking, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- After that process is done, you’ll be opened the list of all detected items on your machine.
- Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Next” button. The utility will delete Adsupply adware that causes a huge count of unwanted advertisements. Once the task is done, you may be prompted to reboot the personal computer.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
Run Malwarebytes to delete Adsupply ads
Manual Adsupply adware removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware may be not completely removed. We suggest that run the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your machine of ad supported software. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malware, PUPs, hijackers and toolbars that your system can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link and save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
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- When the download is finished, close all software and windows on your PC system. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to begin scanning your system for the Adsupply adware which redirects your internet browser to undesired web sites. During the scan MalwareBytes will detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
- As the scanning ends, MalwareBytes Free will show you the results. When you are ready, click “Quarantine Selected”. Once disinfection is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a steps on how to remove browser hijackers, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Run AdwCleaner to remove Adsupply pop-up ads
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can check your computer for a wide range of security threats like malware, adwares, potentially unwanted applications as well as Adsupply adware that causes undesired pop up ads. It will perform a deep scan of your computer including hard drives and Windows registry. After a malware is found, it will allow you to remove all detected threats from your computer by a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner utility on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
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After the downloading process is complete, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will run the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to launch the application, press Yes button to continue.
Next, click “Scan” to begin scanning your PC system for the Adsupply software that cause annoying popup ads to appear. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the tool is scanning, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After the scanning is finished, AdwCleaner will show a list of found threats as displayed on the image below.
All found items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove Adsupply adware which cause undesired pop up ads to appear and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once finished, the utility may ask you to reboot your PC system. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Use AdBlocker to block Adsupply ads and stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your machine against new undesired ads and malicious sites, you need to run adblocker program that stops an access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the application can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Installing the AdGuard ad-blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
Once the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to run it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions like below.
Press “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your computer, AdGuard will run automatically and block pop-up ads,as well as other malicious or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How to avoid installation of Adsupply adware
Many programs developed to show tons of undesired ads within your machine’s web-browser. So, when you installing freeware, carefully read the disclaimers, select the Custom or Advanced install mode to watch for additional applications that are being installed, because some of the programs are potentially unwanted applications such as Adsupply adware that causes internet browsers to show intrusive pop up ads.
Now your PC system should be clean of the Adsupply adware that causes multiple undesired pop up ads. Remove AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and intrusive malicious web pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your personal computer for new adwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Adsupply ads from the Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.