Remove SalePlus ads

By | Posted on September 26, 2014 | Updated on March 30, 2015

SalePlus will generate pop-up ads, deals, coupons, and other online offers once the code is installed on the browser. Usually, this adware is loaded as a browser extension. It affects known Internet programs such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. SalePlus runs as browser helper object (BHO) so it doesn’t need user action to initialize this program.

It is evident that SalePlus aims on earning a profit through ads that it will display on your browser. It can only accomplish this when the extension is installed. In order to freely deploy SalePlus code, attackers embeds its script on freeware and shareware and made them available publicly. It can be in a form of games, tools, media players, and download managers.

Once you download and install the carrier program, SalePlus is likewise installed as a separate component. Though, most of the time, users are not aware that adware is being installed on the computer. Adware does this secretly and as much as possible it left no trace of the illegal installation.

Users are often caught by surprise when SalePlus adware begins to inject pop-up ads and other annoyances on the browser. Most often, users are not capable of removing this adware because it has a virus-like activity wherein it can hide executable files and extensions securely. However, using effective anti-virus and anti-malware program is one sure way to find and delete malicious files rooted by SalePlus adware.

SalePlus

Online Security Scanner Report for saleplus.info:

Norton SafeWeb Not yet tested Community Rating: 0.0 March 30, 2015
MCAfee Site Advisor Link is safe Feedback: No Data March 30, 2015
AVG Threat Labs Currently Safe Feedback: No Data March 30, 2015

How to Remove SalePlus

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall SalePlus

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.

SalePlus Removal

3. Look for and remove SalePlus or SaLePlusu 1.2 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 SalePlus. 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 SalePlus 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 SalePlus on the affected browser.

Step 4: Reset Internet Browser to completely remove SalePlus

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with SalePlus. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from SalePlus. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome Internet browser.

2. Click on the Menu (three-bar icon) located on the upper right side corner of the browser.

3. From the pull-down menu, click on Settings.

Chrome_Settings

4. Once your are on chrome://settings/ tab, click on ‘Show advanced settings…‘ at the bottom of the window.

5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on Reset browser settings button.

6. Close the existing tab and restart Google Chrome. That should have removed SalePlus extension.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to SalePlus.. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Give Firefox a tuneup. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. SalePlus should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by SalePlus and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please see add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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