Remove AntiAdBlocker – Virus Removal

By Chona Esjay | Posted on October 6, 2014 | Updated on October 15, 2014

AntiAdBlocker is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The program is endorsed as a tool to keep away annoying ads from your browser. It prevents banners, pop-up ads, and other promotional campaign to appear on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. However, there are complaints that AntiAdBlocker also serves ads and normally injected it on the context of web page which you are viewing.

Arrival of AntiAdBlocker on the computer is out of user’s control. The adware is bundled to malicious freeware and shareware. Installing this kind of program likewise loads AntiAdBlocker into the PC with taking user’s permission. Thus, staying away from unknown programs is one way to avoid AntiAdBlocker infection.

Spam emails, links from social media sites are other methods used to deploy AntiAdBlocker. Your click on any links within the content may redirect browser to malicious sites which automatically download and install adware.

Upon execution, AntiAdBlocker initially loads browser add-on, extension, or plug-in. The adware may also modify registry settings. But to be able to load AntiAdBlocker, it is installed as browser helper object (BHO) that allows the malicious program to run when browser is opened.


Removing AntiAdBlocker adware and stopping the ads may not be completed by just removing the extension. You also need to scan the PC with legitimate security tools which we provided below.

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How to Remove AntiAdBlocker

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

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.

AntiAdBlocker Removal

3. Look for and remove AntiAdBlocker 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.


4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to AntiAdBlocker. 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 AntiAdBlocker Add-on/Extension and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker on the affected browser.

Step 4: Reset Internet Browser to completely remove AntiAdBlocker

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with AntiAdBlocker. 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 AntiAdBlocker. 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.


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

5. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on Reset settings to their original defaults button.

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

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to AntiAdBlocker.. 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. AntiAdBlocker 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 AntiAdBlocker and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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