The Adware.ChinAd is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that has been installed on many systems around the world without users permission, so you’re one of many. Most probably, you do not even know how and where Adware.ChinAd software has got into your computer. Adware.ChinAd is created in order to redirect your web browser to various ad web-sites and fill the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge with a variety of popup advertisements and banners. In the step-by-step tutorial below, we will explain all the general features of Adware.ChinAd its typical behavior on the PC, as well as effective methods for manually removing Adware.ChinAd from your PC.
It is not a good idea to have an unwanted program such as the Adware.ChinAd on your personal computer. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you don’t know about. The Adware.ChinAd can also be used to collect a wide variety of personal information about you that can be later sold to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Adware.ChinAd ads.
The adware such Adware.ChinAd usually affects only the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge by changing the internet browser’s settings or installing a harmful extensions. Moreover, possible situations, when any other internet browsers will be affected too. The ‘ad supported’ software will perform a scan of the PC for web-browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the internet browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you start the web-browser, you will see an unwanted web-site.
Instructions which is shown below, will help you to clean your computer from the Adware.ChinAd software as well as remove any Adware.ChinAd ads from the Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge and other internet browsers.
The ad-supported software is a form of malicious software that you might have difficulty in uninstalling it from your machine. Luckily, you have found the effective Adware.ChinAd removal guide in this post. Both the manual removal method and the automatic removal method will be provided below and you can just select the one that best for you. If you’ve any questions or need help then type a comment below. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to exit your internet browser or restart your computer.
How to manually remove Adware.ChinAd
Read this “How to remove” section to know how to manually delete Adware.ChinAd ‘ad supported’ software that causes a lot of unwanted popup ads. Even if the step by step guide does not work for you, there are several free malware removers below that can easily handle such Adware.ChinAd adware that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and popups.
Remove potentially unwanted software using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
We recommend that you begin the personal computer cleaning process by checking the list of installed programs and delete all unknown or suspicious programs. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious software such as adware and browser hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Delete the unwanted software can get rid of the annoying advertisements or web-browser redirect.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all software installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and uninstall suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort programs by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Get rid of Adware.ChinAd ads from Firefox by resetting web browser settings
If the Firefox settings such as startpage, new tab and search provider by default have been changed by the adware, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Ads by Adware.ChinAd from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the browser’s settings such as home page, newtab and default search provider that have been changed by the Adware.ChinAd that developed to reroute your browser to various ad pages.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Adware.ChinAd ads from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer web-browser you restore your web-browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by Adware.ChinAd adware which redirects your web browser to undesired ad sites.
First, run the Microsoft Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of Adware.ChinAd ad-supported software which redirects your web browser to intrusive ad pages, disable malicious and ad-supported web-browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Clean up the web-browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by adware
Once installed, this adware may add an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Due to this, every time you start the web-browser, it will show an unwanted ad web-site.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut which you use to run your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is re-directed to the Adware.ChinAd ads or other intrusive site.
Further, necessary to look at the text which is written in the “Target” field. The adware can change the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you run your browser. Depending on the web-browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text similar to “http://site.addres” that has been added here, then you should remove it, as displayed below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you launch the browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically reroute on the Adware.ChinAd ads or any other undesired web-sites. Once the step is done, we recommend to go to the next step.
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 the Adware.ChinAd.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This opens 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, press “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Please select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then remove 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 adware, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then click on it with the right mouse button and choose Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks which have been created by Adware.ChinAd. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Delete Adware.ChinAd adware with free software
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malicious software, adware, hijackers and other potentially unwanted software. We recommend to run several applications, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you remove all components of the Adware.ChinAd from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Adware.ChinAd ads.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Adware.ChinAd
We advise using the Zemana Anti-malware. You may download and install Zemana Anti-malware to find and delete Adware.ChinAd adware from the Windows 10 (8, 7, XP). When installed and updated, the malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your computer.
- Please download Zemana by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web-browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- Once the downloading process is done, please close all applications and open windows on your personal computer. Next, run a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will launch the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti Malware onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana will start and display the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning your computer for the Adware.ChinAd adware that causes web-browsers to show unwanted advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC. While the Zemana Anti Malware utility is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
- Once the checking is complete, you’ll be shown the list of all detected threats on your computer.
- In order to remove all items, simply click the “Next” button. The utility will get rid of Adware.ChinAd adware that causes multiple undesired ads and pop ups. Once the process is done, you may be prompted to reboot the machine.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
How to automatically delete Adware.ChinAd with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect adware and thereby delete Adware.ChinAd ad supported software from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically check and detect all threats present on the system.
Download MalwareBytes Free from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the download is finished, close all windows on your PC system. Further, start the file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown below, press the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes on the PC system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will automatically run and you can see its main window as shown below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes tool will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out Adware.ChinAd ‘ad supported’ software that causes multiple unwanted ads and pop-ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. While the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware utility is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once the scan is finished, MalwareBytes Free will show a list of all items found by the scan. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will remove Adware.ChinAd adware that cause intrusive advertisements to appear and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti Malware to remove hijacker infections, adware and other malicious software.
Run AdwCleaner to delete Adware.ChinAd from web-browser
The AdwCleaner utility is free and easy to use. It can check and delete malware, potentially unwanted software and ‘ad supported’ software in Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers and thereby remove all undesired Adware.ChinAd advertisements. AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and remove malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the machine.
- Download AdwCleaner from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: March 22, 2021
- When the downloading process is done, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this tool is started, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Adware.ChinAd that causes web browsers to display undesired pop-up ads. When a malware, adware or potentially unwanted software are detected, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- After AdwCleaner has finished scanning, a list of all items detected is produced. Review the scan results and then press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop unwanted ads and other intrusive web sites
By installing an adblocker program such as AdGuard, you’re able to block unwanted ads, autoplaying video ads and remove a large amount of distracting and unwanted ads on sites.
Installing the AdGuard adblocker program is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start 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 tutorial as shown below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block popups, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How was Adware.ChinAd adware installed on PC system
Once you have finished the step-by-step guidance above, your PC system should be clean from the Adware.ChinAd and other malicious software. The Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Microsoft Internet Explorer will no longer display intrusive Adware.ChinAd ads when you browse the Net. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step tutorial does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
Please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately. Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Adware.ChinAd ad-supported software.