Remove YouTube Ad Blocker virus (Working Removal Guide!)

By | February 6, 2014

remove youtubeadblocker virusYouTubeAdBlocker is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer does nothing good for your computer. It comes bundled with alot of adware installers we call “InstallRex”. It might promote ads, but in our case on our test-system it did NOTHING. When we checked it, it contacted the superfish.com domain, either none of the ads we normally got have been displayed on our system.

This adware is made for one thing, to investigate your browsing behavior using domains as superfish.com and to make money using affiliated and promoted sales. Once you use a coupon or click a ad that YouTubeAdBlocker delivers to you, YouTubeAdBlocker distributors make money or at least benefit from it. Atleast, this is how it normally works, again YouTubeAdBlocker did nothing for us, not even blocking a ad on YouTube…Well you need to scan your computer for adware because it is there, it’s bundled with lots of adware and therefor we made a generic adware removal guide for you, please follow all steps!

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.


Notice: there isn't any software in this instruction that requires any payment or subscription in order to remove any malware from your computer. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is shareware, which means if you need real-time protection and more premium features, it requires a payment after 14 days trial. However detecting and removing malware with the Free version is totally free and stays free. (more information)

How To Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

Please note that all the software we offer to remove YouTubeAdBlocker is free, our instruction is tested and works to remove this threat from your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. We do not supply any shareware which detects the threat and asks a license in order to remove YouTubeAdBlocker.

YouTubeAdBlocker virus is also known as:

Adware.MegaSearch
AdWare/Win32.MegaSearch
Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
Generic5
Adware.Win32.BHO.45
W32.FafolpikLTAAS.Trojan
Trojan.Crossrider.14
a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.K.gen
Adware/Megasearch
Win32.Trojan.Agent.L8O9K0
Win32.AdWare
Riskware
Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch
Win32.Troj.MegaSearch.at.(kcloud)
PUP.Optional.MultiPlug.A
Artemis!6223A19E77E3
Artemis!6223A19E77E3
Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.cqhoch
Adware/SaveShare
HEUR/Malware.QVM10.Gen
MultiPlug
AdWare.MegaSearch
Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Application.Generic.581476
Adware.MegaSearch!U3F4HYVicxo
Trojan/Win32.Preloader
SPR/Tool.494080.4
AdWare/Win32.MegaSearch
Win32:Malware-gen
Generic5.AKLS
Adware.Win32.MegaSearch.40
Application.Generic.581476
W32.FoltaskmeLTAAJ.Trojan
Adware.Megasearch.at (Not a Virus)
Trojan.Crossrider.31
a variant of Win32/AdWare.MultiPlug.K.gen
Riskware/MultiPlug_K
Application.Generic.581476
Application.Generic.581476
Win32.Malware
AdWare/MegaSearch.nyr
Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.MegaSearch.at
Win32.Troj.MegaSearch.at.(kcloud)
PUP.Optional.CRXDrop.A
Artemis!2F21B030ACC9
Artemis!2F21B030ACC9
Application.Generic.581476
Riskware.Win32.MegaSearch.cqxtkw
Trj/Genetic.gen
Generic PUA IC
TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LP13
TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00LP13
AdWare.MegaSearch
Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove YouTubeAdBlocker.
This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop.

REMOVAL STEPS FOR YOUTUBEADBLOCKER ADWARE

Step 1 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker extension from your browser

Step 2 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker Files and Folders using AdwCleaner

Step 3 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

Step 4 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker infected files using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

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This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove YouTubeAdBlocker from your computer. If for some reason the instruction does not deliver the desired results, you can reset your favorite browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings. In first place this is not recommended, as restoring to default settings will remove all your personal settings from your browser. Please use restoring to default settings only if anything else fails.

Step 5 – Optional: Reset browser settings

STEP 1 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker from your browser

Internet Explorer.

    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
    3. Select Manage Addons
    4. Goto tab Toolbars and Extensions
    5. Select YouTubeAdBlocker (or other browser helper objects you don’t know)
    6. Click Disable button

Optional: If the malware is still there, consider resetting Internet Explorer to default settings.

Google Chrome

    1. Open Google Chrome
    2. type in the address bar: http://chrome:extensions or (Goto the 3 stripes in the top right corner, select Settings and on the left side: Extensions)
    3. Remove YouTubeAdBlocker (or any other extensions) by clicking the trash can icon, right next to the browser extension.
    4. Restart Google Chrome
    5. If the extension in Chrome is “Installed by Enterprise Policy” > Follow this guide to remove it from Chrome.

Optional: If the malware is still there, consider resetting Google Chrome to default settings

Mozilla Firefox

    1. Open Mozilla Firefox
    2. Goto the Big Orange Firefox button in top left corner, Select Add-ons
    3. Remove YouTubeAdBlocker (or any other extensions) by clicking the Remove button or Disable button
    4. Restart Mozilla Firefox

Optional: If the malware is still there, consider resetting Mozilla Firefox to default settings

STEP 3 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker - AdwCleaner

If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

STEP 4 – Remove YouTubeAdBlocker left overs using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.

Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

As described on thisisudax.org

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

Remove YouTubeAdBlocker

When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

STEP 5 – Clean your computer with using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • when scan is done, right click in the results and select “Check all items
  • Click “Remove Selected” button

Remove malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

  • Reboot your computer
  • Enjoy a malware free computer.

Reset browser settings

Sometimes it is advised to restore your browser to default settings, as this threat is installed by many different applications. Restoring is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of this threat. Please know when you restore to default settings all your personal settings will be lost. If you do agree to continue to reset your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser to default settings see our instructions.

Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • goto “wrench” icon in top right corner
  • Select Internet Options

internet explorer reset

  • Goto tab Advanced
  • Select Reset button

internet explorer reset

  • Enable Delete personal Settings
  • Click Reset button

internet explorer reset

  • Restart Internet Explorer

Reset Google Chrome to default settings

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Goto the three stripes in the right top corner (menu)
  • Select Settings

google chrome - reset

  • Scroll down to the end of the page, search for + Show advanced settings

google chrome - reset

  • Scroll down once again to the end of the page and click Reset browser settings button

google chrome - reset

  • Click Reset once more

google chrome - reset

Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Goto the orange Firefox button in the top left
  • Select Help > Troubleshooting information

firefox reset

  • Select Reset Firefox

firefox reset

  • Confirm Reset Firefox

firefox reset

  • Select Finish
  • Mozilla Firefox will automatically restart
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