What is AdBlock 360
AdBlock 360 is a fake adblocker, rogue browser extension that acts as Adware. Adware is a form of malicious software that is designed to display unwanted advertisements and popups. In some cases, adware can promote p*rn webpages and adult products. AdBlock 360 can alter browser settings, display various popups and/or annoying deals, redirect web browser to malicious websites and slow down your computer.
Does adware software steal your privacy information? The AdBlock 360 adware is able to gather and transmit privacy information without your knowledge. It can be used to track information about web-sites visited, internet browser and system information, and your PC IP address.
How does AdBlock 360 get on your computer
Adware commonly comes on computers with freeware. In most cases, it comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their PC has been infected with potentially unwanted applications and adware.
Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your computer from adware software and PUPs: do not install any suspicious apps, read the user agreement and choose only the Custom, Manual or Advanced setup mode, do not rush to click the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the Internet. Be careful and attentive!
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), popups, pop up advertisements, popup virus|
|Removal||AdBlock 360 removal guide|
How to remove AdBlock 360 adware (removal steps)
As with removing adware, malware or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We advise trying them all. If you do only one part of the tutorial, then it should be use malicious software removal utility, because it should remove adware software and stop any further infection. But to completely delete AdBlock 360 you’ll have to at least reset your internet browser settings such as new tab, home page and search engine to default state, disinfect computer’s web browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious apps, and get rid of adware with malware removal tools. Read this manual carefully, bookmark it or open this page on your smartphone, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your computer.
To remove AdBlock 360, execute the steps below:
- How to manually delete AdBlock 360
- Automatic Removal of AdBlock 360 adware
- How to stay safe online
How to manually delete AdBlock 360
First try to remove AdBlock 360 manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware software removal requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in computer settings. In this case, we recommend that you scroll down to the section that describes how to get rid of adware using free malware removal utilities.
Remove potentially unwanted apps through the MS Windows Control Panel
We suggest that you begin the PC system cleaning procedure by checking the list of installed applications and remove all unknown or dubious applications. This is a very important step, as mentioned above, very often the malicious applications such as adware and hijackers may be bundled with free applications. Remove the unwanted apps can delete the intrusive advertisements or internet browser redirect.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other apps. Next, uninstall any unrequested 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. Select “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of apps installed on your computer. Most likely, one of them is the adware software. Select the dubious application or the application that name is not familiar to you and uninstall it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in Windows, select “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Select the dubious or any unknown applications, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted application from your personal computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired application, then press “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Delete AdBlock 360 from Microsoft Internet Explorer
In order to restore browser settings hijacked by AdBlock 360 you need to reset the Internet Explorer to the state, which was when the system was installed on your personal computer.
First, run the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will show the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the internet browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will show the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
After the procedure is complete, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s new tab, home page and search provider to default state.
Delete AdBlock 360 from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web browser settings
This step will help you delete adware software, third-party toolbars, disable harmful extensions and restore your default start page, newtab page and search engine settings.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove AdBlock 360 from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome will assist you to get rid of AdBlock 360 from your browser as well as to restore internet browser settings affected by adware. All unwanted, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ plugins will also be deleted from the internet browser. Essential information like bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, cookies, auto-fill data and personal dictionaries will not be removed.
First open the Google Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Google Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The web browser will open the settings screen. Another solution to show the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will launch the procedure of cleaning. After it’s done, the web browser’s settings including newtab page, homepage and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your personal computer.
Automatic Removal of AdBlock 360 adware
The adware can hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and remove fully. This can lead to the fact that after some time, AdBlock 360 once again infect your device. Moreover, We want to note that it is not always safe to get rid of adware manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the MS Windows operating system. The best solution to look for and remove adware is to run free malware removal software.
Use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) to delete AdBlock 360
You can download and use the Zemana for free. This antimalware utility will scan all the registry keys and files in your PC along with the system settings and web browser addons. If it finds any malware, adware software or malicious plugin that is responsible for unwanted ads then Zemana will get rid of them from your PC completely.
Download Zemana on your MS Windows Desktop from the following link.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
When downloading is done, close all windows on your device. Further, start the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up such as the one below, press the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Free on the computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, Zemana will automatically run and you can see its main window as displayed on the screen below.
Next, click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the AdBlock 360 adware. This task can take some time, so please be patient.
When finished, Zemana will display a scan report. Once you’ve selected what you wish to remove from your personal computer press “Next” button.
The Zemana Free will delete AdBlock 360 adware and move the selected threats to the program’s quarantine. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your device.
Remove AdBlock 360 and malicious extensions with HitmanPro
Hitman Pro is a free tool which can identify AdBlock 360 adware. It’s not always easy to locate all the unwanted applications that your PC system might have picked up on the Web. HitmanPro will find the adware, hijackers and other malicious software you need to uninstall.
- Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
- When downloading is complete, run the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to perform a system scan for the AdBlock 360 adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your PC and the speed of your computer. During the scan Hitman Pro will scan for threats present on your computer.
- When that process is complete, HitmanPro will display a list of found threats. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Run MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) to delete AdBlock 360 adware software
If you’re having problems with AdBlock 360 adware removal, then check out MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. This is a tool that can help clean up your PC and improve your speeds for free. Find out more below.
- Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Free from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
- After the download is complete, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named MBsetup.
- Select “Personal computer” option and click Install button. Follow the prompts.
- Once install is done, press the “Scan” button to start checking your personal computer for the AdBlock 360 adware. Depending on your device, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan MalwareBytes AntiMalware will find threats exist on your personal computer.
- When MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning, MalwareBytes Free will display a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Make sure to check mark the threats which are unsafe and then click “Quarantine”. Once the process is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video offers a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes Free.
How to stay safe online
Use ad-blocking program such as AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your personal computer performance and impact your computer security. Surf the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
- Please go to the following link to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- Once downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- Once the installation is done, click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop undesired advertisements, block AdBlock 360 redirects, as well as other malicious or misleading web-pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon called AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Now your PC system should be clean of the AdBlock 360 adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and annoying malicious web pages) and Zemana (to periodically scan your device for new adwares and other malicious software). 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 AdBlock 360 from Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, then ask for help here here.