The Audio ads in Windows background should not be underestimated, because the reason for their appearance is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) which gets installed onto your PC. It can bring a security risk to your PC system. So, do not ignore it! Of course, the Audio ads in Windows background is just an annoying advertising, but the ad supported software plays audio ads without your permission and desire to hear it. The annoying Audio advertisements can be just the beginning, because your machine is hijacked with harmful software, so the amount of Audio ads in the future may increase. Its appearance will prevent you normally browse the Net, and more, can lead to crash the web-browser.
The ad-supported software that causes unwanted Audio ads, is the part of the software that is used as an online promotional utility. It is developed with the sole purpose to play audio ads, and thus to promote the goods and services in an open web-browser window. Moreover, the adware can substitute the legitimate advertisements on misleading or even banners that can offer to visit malicious pages. The reason is simple, many advertisers agree on any ways to attract users to their web pages, so the creators of adware, often forcing users to click on an advertising link. For each click on a link, the creators of the adware receive income.
It is not a good idea to have an undesired application such as the adware that responsible for unwanted Audio ads. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. Even worse, the adware be able to gather lots of your user info which can be later transferred to third parties. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe.
The guidance below explaining steps to get rid of Audio ads in background. Feel free to use it for removal of the ad supported software that may attack Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer and other popular internet browsers. The steps will allow you get rid of adware and thereby remove audio ads in background.
Remove Audio ads in background (removal tutorial)
The following few simple steps will allow you to remove Audio advertisements in background the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer. Moreover, the guide below will help you to remove malware, browser hijacker infections, PUPs and toolbars that your PC system may be infected. Please do the tutorial step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to shut down this site. So, please read the steps carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Audio, use the steps below:
- How to remove Audio ads without any software
- How to automatically remove Audio ads in background
- Run AdBlocker to stop Audio ads in background
- Method of Audio ads intrusion into your computer
- Finish words
How to remove Audio ads without any software
The instructions will help you remove Audio advertisements in background. The Audio ads removal steps work for the Firefox, Edge, IE and Google Chrome, as well as every version of MS Windows operating system.
Remove suspicious apps using Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and delete all PUPs, ‘ad supported’ software programs and browser hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Make sure you have closed all web-browsers and other apps. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something suspicious that is the ‘ad supported’ software which plays intrusive Audio ads, then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In most cases, malware masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it’s taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your applications), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, uninstall any undesired and suspicious apps from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, click the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most probably, one of them is the adware related to Audio advertisements. Select the suspicious application or the program that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Microsoft Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, choose “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the suspicious or any unknown apps, then press “Uninstall/Change” button to delete this undesired application from your machine.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Choose an unwanted program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the intrusive Audio ads plays automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ apps.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard at the same time. It will show a dialog box which titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it is a component of the adware, then this task also should be removed.
Further press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by the adware. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Audio ads from Internet Explorer
The IE reset is great if your web-browser is hijacked or you have unwanted addo-ons or toolbars on your web-browser, which installed by an malware.
First, start the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will delete adware that causes web browsers to play annoying Audio advertisements, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like start page, search engine and newtab to default state.
Remove Audio ads from Google Chrome
If your Google Chrome browser plays annoying Audio ads in background, it may be necessary to completely reset your browser application to its default settings.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the addon labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guidance: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as shown on the screen below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove Audio ads from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the Audio ads in background.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and press the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
How to automatically remove Audio ads
Run malicious software removal utilities to get rid of Audio advertisements automatically. The free programs utilities specially made for hijacker infections, adware and other potentially unwanted programs removal. These utilities can get rid of most of adware from IE, Google Chrome, MS Edge and Firefox. Moreover, it may remove all components of ad supported software from Windows registry and system drives.
Run Zemana Anti-malware to remove Audio ads
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware. You can download and install Zemana Anti-malware to look for and delete Audio advertisements from the IE, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge web-browsers. When installed and updated, the malicious software remover will automatically check and detect all threats exist on your personal computer.
- Download Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your internet browser will display the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is finished, please close all programs and open windows on your machine. Next, run a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will start the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) onto your system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Free will start and show the main window.
- Further, press the “Scan” button to scan for ad-supported software responsible for Audio ads in background. This task may take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, ad supported software or potentially unwanted applications are detected, the count of the security threats will change accordingly.
- As the scanning ends, Zemana Free will show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been found.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Next” button. The tool will remove ad-supported software that cause unwanted Audio advertisements to play. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the system.
- Close the Zemana Anti Malware and continue with the next step.
How to automatically remove Audio ads with Malwarebytes
Manual Audio advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your personal computer of ad supported software. Moreover, the free program will help you to get rid of malware, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and toolbars that your machine can be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- Once the download is complete, close all apps and windows on your computer. Open a file location. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is complete, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes program will scan through the whole machine for the ad supported software responsible for Audio ads in Windows background. This process may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will find threats exist on your computer.
- After MalwareBytes has finished scanning your personal computer, MalwareBytes Anti Malware will create a list of undesired and adware apps. When you’re ready, click “Quarantine Selected”. After the clean up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your personal computer.
The following video offers a step-by-step guidance on how to remove browser hijacker infections, ad supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM).
Double-check for potentially unwanted applications with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a portable tool which identifies and removes unwanted applications such as browser hijackers, ad supported software, toolbars, other web browser extensions and other malicious software. It scans your personal computer for ‘ad supported’ software and produces a list of threats marked for removal. AdwCleaner will only uninstall those undesired applications that you wish to be removed.
Click the link below to download AdwCleaner. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: June 30, 2021
Once downloading is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to launch the program, click Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” . AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole personal computer for the adware that causes web-browsers to play annoying Audio advertisements in background. While the AdwCleaner is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After AdwCleaner has finished scanning, AdwCleaner will display you the results as on the image below.
Review the scan results and then click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will remove adware which plays intrusive Audio ads and add items to the Quarantine. When that process is finished, the tool may ask you to restart your machine. After restart, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Run AdBlocker to stop Audio ads in background
Use an ad-blocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from harmful ads and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, ad blocking apps will help you to avoid undesired ads and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Installing the AdGuard is simple. First you’ll need to download AdGuard on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- When the downloading process is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will start automatically and block ads, Audio ads in background, as well as other malicious or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which can be found on your desktop.
Method of Audio ads intrusion into your computer
In many cases, the free programs install package includes third-party software like this ad-supported software that responsible for unwanted Audio ads in Windows background. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to select a Custom, Advanced or Manual installation mode. Here uncheck all optional software in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you do not need to install any bundled software which you do not trust! The only one thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the unwanted Audio advertisements will not be removed. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the step by step instructions above.
Now your system should be free of the ad supported software that developed to play Audio ads in background. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted ads and annoying harmful web-pages) and Zemana Free (to periodically scan your computer for new ad-supported softwares 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 remove Audio advertisements in background the Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.