Remove Ads.pubmatic.com – Malware Removal

Ads.pubmatic.com pop-up came from annoying advertising platform that serves numerous ads on Internet browsers. It may appear on popular programs including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Aside from Ads.pubmatic.com pop-up ads, this adware also launches new browser window or ‘New Tab’ displaying full-page banner.

Technically, Ads.pubmatic.com is not a virus. Though, some computer users consider it so harmful because of its malicious intent once installed on the system. It fits the category of adware due to its main objective of gaining profit through online ads. As an adware, Ads.pubmatic.com’s primary purpose is to display ads and redirect web browser to various sites. It aims on delivering web traffic to partners and network of advertisers.

Screenshot of Ads.pubmatic.com

You must be aware that adware like Ads.pubmatic.com often comes as bundled to certain freeware. It could be software update, multimedia players, download tool, or utilities to speed up the Internet. Installing said program likewise loads Ads.pubmatic.com into the browser as an add-on. Although you can spot this add-on on the configuration panel of the browser, removing it would be not as simple as you may think.

To completely remove Ads.pubmatic.com adware and stop the pop-up ads, you may have to scan the PC with legitimate security tools and virus removers. Removing any relevant software also helps eliminate unwanted items on the computer.

Ads.pubmatic.com Removal Procedure

Below is a systematic instruction that is very useful in getting rid of the potentially unwanted program (PUP) from compromised computer. In order to totally eliminate the threat, it is vital to follow the process in exact manner.

Quick Fix - Scan the PC with Combo Cleaner for Windows

Combo Cleaner is a trusted PC security and optimization tool equipped with a powerful virus and malware detection engine. This program can get rid of pop-up and redirect adware like Ads.pubmatic.com through this procedure.

1. Download the application from the following page:

2. Save the file to your preferred location.

3. Double-click the downloaded file CCSetup.exe and install with the default settings.

CC for Windows Installation

4. At the end of the setup process, click Finish to run Combo Cleaner.

5. The tool will update the signature file; please wait for this process to complete.

6. To begin checking for threats like Ads.pubmatic.com, click on the Start Scan button. Wait for this scan to finish.

CC for Windows Start Scan

7. At the end of the scan process, click on Remove all threats to delete Ads.pubmatic.com pop-ups and redirects, including all malicious objects from the computer.

Free features of Combo Cleaner for Windows include Disk Cleaner, Big Files finder, Duplicate files finder, and Uninstaller. To use antivirus, privacy scanner, and to delete identified threats, users have to upgrade to a premium version.

Please continue with the succeeding removal procedures if you are comfortable manually getting rid of the threat and malicious items linked to it.

Step 1 : Get rid of Pop-ups (Notification)

Normally, Ads.pubmatic.com pop-ups will start to bombard internet browser screen with pop-ups if web user was deceived to click “Allow” button that triggers the said website to send push notification. To stop Ads.pubmatic.com from showing the pop-ups, please execute the procedures below.

Remove Ads.pubmatic.com from Google Chrome

1. On Google Chrome browser, input the following in the address bar and press Enter:

chrome://settings/content/notifications

2. Navigate to the list under "Allowed to send notifications" section and look for Ads.pubmatic.com.

3. Click the ellipses (3 dots) beside Ads.pubmatic.com list to reveal the options.

Push Notification Google Chrome

4. Click on Block or Remove to stop Ads.pubmatic.com from displaying pop-up ads on Google Chrome browser.

5. Please restart Google Chrome browser.

Stop Ads.pubmatic.com pop-up on Mozilla Firefox

1. On Mozilla Firefox browser, type the following in the address bar and press Enter key:

about:preferences#privacy

2. Navigate below to Permission area and look for Notifications.

Notification Settings Mozilla Firefox

3. Click the Settings button aligned with the Notifications.

4. Look for Ads.pubmatic.com entry and change the Status to Block.

Block Notification Mozilla Firefox

5. Click on Save Changes and restart Mozilla Firefox and check if Ads.pubmatic.com pop-up is gone.

Remove Ads.pubmatic.com from Safari (Mac)

1. On top menu, click on Safari and then, select Preferences from the drop-down list.

2. Click on Websites tab to open its settings.

3. Select Notifications from the left sidebar.

Block Notification on Safari

4. On right panel, it will display a list of websites with "Allow" attribute.

5. Find and click on Ads.pubmatic.com.

6. You may choose to Deny or Remove it from the notification list.

7. You may now restart Safari browser and see if Ads.pubmatic.com pop-up is gone.

Get rid of Ads.pubmatic.com from Microsoft Edge

1. Assuming that Edge browser is open, click on the ellipses (3 dots) on upper right corner to open the Settings. Alternatively, you can press Alt + X on the keyboard.

2. Select Settings from the drop-down list.

3. Click on Advanced.

4. Under Website Permissions area, click on Manage Permissions button.

Push Notification on MS Edge

5. Find and select Ads.pubmatic.com from the list. Click on X button to stop it from showing pop-up ads or notifications.

Block Notificaion on MS Edge

6. You may now restart Edge browser.

Step 2 : Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

In addition to the procedure, we suggest scanning the computer with AdwCleaner tool. Possibly, there are some traces of codes causing Ads.pubmatic.com to show up on the browser that was not deleted during the preceding steps. This tool will scan the computer and check for presence of malicious applications.

1. Follow the link below to download the tool called AdwCleaner.

2. When the download has completed, please close all running programs on the computer especially browsers affected by Ads.pubmatic.com.

3. Browse the location of the downloaded file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

Image of AdwCleaner Start Scan

4. AdwCleaner searches the computer for malicious programs, extensions, plug-ins, adware, and any items that may be associated to Ads.pubmatic.com pop-ups.

5. Clean or Remove all suspicious and harmful items identified after the thorough scan.

6. After the cleanup procedure, rebooting the computer is required to finalize the removal of detected threats.

Step 3 : Delete Suspicious Browser Extension

Most adware and unwanted programs use an application called a "browser extension" to be able to take over the settings of internet applications. Therefore, we highly recommend checking and removing the extension that is closely related to Ads.pubmatic.com. If it is not present, look for and delete any suspicious browser extension.

Remove the suspicious Browser Extension from Google Chrome

1. Open your Google Chrome browser.

2. Type chrome://extensions/ in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Chrome URL

3. Find Ads.pubmatic.com or any relevant entry and remove it from the Google Chrome browser.

Uninstall the unwanted Extension from Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. Type about:addons in the address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

Firefox URL

3. Choose Extensions from the sidebar menu.

4. Look for an object that pertains to Ads.pubmatic.com and remove it from the browser.

After deleting the malicious browser extension, it is expected that pop-ups and other troubles will be gone from the internet browser.

Remove the malicious Extension from Microsoft Windows and Edge Browser

1. On your keyboard, press Windows Key + R and then, type the appwiz.cpl command.

2. The Program and Features window will open. Arrange the list in a chronological manner, with recently installed applications on top. To do this, click on the 'Installed On' column.

Add-Remove Malware

3. Select suspicious or a recently installed unknown entry. Then, click on Uninstall to remove it from the Windows system.

If Ads.pubmatic.com is still present on the browser and there are still pop-ups and redirects, another option is to remove the adware from the browser settings.

4. Open the Microsoft Edge program.

5. Input edge://extensions/ in the URL bar and press Enter on the keyboard.

6. Look for and Remove or Disable unwanted entries from the Installed Extensions area. Additionally, delete the same object from the Search Providers section by executing the Hijacker Removal Procedure for Edge.

7. Close the window and restart Microsoft Edge.

Step 4 : Alternative Method to Clean Up Google Chrome from Ads.pubmatic.com

Not all browser threats are the same. Some cannot be removed by deleting relevant extensions and codes. In this instance, resetting the browser to its default configuration is the best solution. If Ads.pubmatic.com is still bothering you after completing all the steps above, please execute the procedures below to proceed with the Safety Check.

Use Chrome Safety Check to Delete Ads.pubmatic.com

1. Open the Google Chrome application.

2. Type this string in the address box: chrome://settings/privacy and then, press Enter on the keyboard.

3. Go to Safety Check section and click on Check Now button.

4. Remove any suspicious extensions or sites that are extensively showing notifications.

Image of Safety Check

This feature of Google Chrome aims to find malicious websites and harmful software. If unable to delete Ads.pubmatic.com, the other option is to Reset Google Chrome settings to its original defaults. See more details on this page.

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