Remove Ads by Rockettab

By | Posted on September 22, 2014 | Updated on June 16, 2016

“Ads by Rockettab” will appear on your browser if PC is compromised with potentially unwanted program. This ad-driven extension is considered as adware program that has sole intention of gaining profit over the Internet. It is installed as browser helper object (BHO) to popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. On Internet Explorer, Rockettab adware starts to run at once and is quite difficult to stop once it starts to show up.

This adware is promoted as a tool that enhances search results. It presents other tools like quick access to relevant image, video and so on. Rockettab gets installed on the computer through third-party apps called BrowserSafeguard. Programs where this adware is packed is similarly hosted on various reputable web sites, thus you must take extra caution when installing freeware or shareware.

Once inside Windows system, Rockettab adware alters settings on the browser. It drops add-ons and extensions that may result to manipulation of search results. Changes can also cause the “Ads by Rockettab” or “Powered by RocketTab” to appear as part of other malware.

Rockettab

As you can see, Ads by Rockettab easily gets into the computer even without your permission. When you find it annoying and wanted to get rid of it, the adware will not allow you to perform such. Adware has locked itself onto your system and will require complex removal process to get deleted.

rockettab.com

Online Security Scanner Report for rockettab.com:

Norton SafeWeb No issues Community Rating: 1.3/5.0 Updated: June 16, 2016
MCAfee Site Advisor Link is safe Feedback: No Data Updated: June 16, 2016
AVG Threat Labs Currently safe Ratings: 0 like/2 dislikes Updated: June 16, 2016

How to Remove Rockettab Adware

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

It is highly suggested that you carry out all the steps in exact manner to effectively get rid of malware.

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall “Ads by Rockettab”

The main cause of adware and malware presence could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

Rockettab Removal

3. Look for and remove Rockettab entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below. Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to “Ads by Rockettab”. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted “Ads by Rockettab” from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of “Ads by Rockettab” on the affected browser.

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