Remove Ads by totalplushd-3.1v30.11 virus (Removal Guide)




totalplushd-3.1v30.11 as “Ads by totalplushd-3.1v30.11” is a potentially unwanted browser extension for the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. This unwanted browser extensions use popups and inline-text advertisements as “Ads by totalplushd-3.1v30.11” or “Powered by totalplushd-3.1v30.11“, “Ad by totalplushd-3.1v30.11” to promote intrusive in-text ads and push web-traffic through or to a specific website to make revenue using pay-per-click ads. The ads produced by totalplushd-3.1v30.11 are often used to send web-traffic to partners in order to make revenue using affiliates through advertisement network domains and other suspicious domains.

What does totalplushd-3.1v30.11 do ?

Adware like totalplushd-3.1v30.11 can display and download advertisements and may be considered dangerous for your privacy. Adware is not harmful in any way like a backdoor, but adware tracks your computer’s internet behavior to sell or promote unwanted pop-ups advertisements, or redirects to unwanted or even malicious webpages. The ads will display green, red or blue underlined keywords that will show pop-up advertisements, inline-text ads, obtrusive advertising, ad overlays or any other unwanted ads or pop-ups in your browsers. Possible pop-ups may vary from legit advertisements with offers, deals, coupons, price comparison or pop-ups that offer a Java, Media Player or Flash Player update in order to install more adware into your computer.

This added functionality may seem legitimate, many internet users refer to totalplushd-3.1v30.11 as a virus, spyware or possible malware.

This malvertising is known as social engineering, and the obtrusive techniques are used to trick the computer user into installing more malicious, unwanted or ad-support software. Often this is where the problem persists, there is a thin line between legit, ad-support or Potentially Unwanted software (PUPs).

How to prevent totalplushd-3.1v30.11 ?

It is advised to always read the End User License Agreements (EULA) or Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer (We know, the EULA’s are often long..guess why..). Do never click too fast through 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. Also remember to check pre populated checkboxes during the installation, preview them before clicking to the next window of the installer.

Prevent installers as “Fusion Install“, “Bundlore Limited“, “InstallX LLC“, “WARP Install“, “Digital Pine“, “Somoto“, “Firseria“, “Payments Interactive SL“, “Tuguu SL“, “Digital Plugin SL“. These predefined installation software often contain additional software we classify as adware or potentially unwanted. All tricks to make sure their software is installed is called Dark patterns, this are user interfaces designed to trick the user and are used more and more these days to make software valuable for its developer(s).

While these tricks might seem obvious to the most, many new or inexperienced users fall victim to these tricks and end up installing unwanted software. Did you, keep our tips in mind for the next time or download this great free software called unchecky which does the work for you.




Remove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 adware

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Ads by totalplushd-3.1v30.11 virus

Quick menu to Remove totalplushd-3.1v30.11

arrow_rightStep 1 – Uninstall totalplushd-3.1v30.11

arrow_rightStep 2 – Remove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 Extension

arrow_rightStep 3 – Remove totalplushd-3.1v30.11  with AdwCleaner

arrow_rightStep 4 – Remove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman PRO

arrow_rightOptional : Reset browser settings and scan with Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool

warningIf you experience totalplushd-3.1v30.11 on Mac OSX from Apple, follow this generic guide to remove adware from Apple Mac OSX
(Safari, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox)


windows-7-logoRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11  – Windows 7

  1. Open Programs and Features by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Programs, and then clicking Programs and Features.
  2. Select totalplushd-3.1v30.11, and then click Uninstall. Some programs include the option to change or repair the program in addition to uninstalling it, but many simply offer the option to uninstall. To change a program, click Change or Repair.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software.
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Example: unwanted software, remove anything you don’t need (your program-list might look different)

 

 windows-8-logoRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11  – Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel.
  3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features.
  4. Tap or click totalplushd-3.1v30.11, and then tap or click Uninstall.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure when you uninstall the malware that there is no extra software is offered during uninstallation and read every pop-up before clicking any button.
  6. Remove all recent installed software, sort by “Installed on” to easily find recent installed software.
unwanted-software

Example: unwanted software, remove anything you don’t need (your program-list might look different)

internet-explorer-logoRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11  BHO from Internet Explorer

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.
  2. Tap or click the Tools button , and then tap or click Manage add-ons.
  3. Under Show, tap or click All add-ons, and then select totalplushd-3.1v30.11
  4. Make sure to remove all BHO’s you do not know or need. If you don’t use any BHO remove everything listed in the Add-ons panel.
  5. If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Tap or click Remove and then tap or click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.
    If the add-on has a grayed out Disable or Remove option, goto to Step 1 and uninstall all potentially unwanted software.
    After removing potentially unwanted software perform a scan with AdwCleaner (step 3) and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (step 4).
unwanted internet explorer add-ons

Example: unwanted Internet Explorer add-ons (yours might look different).

google-chrome-logoRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 Extension from Google Chrome

Uninstall an extension to remove it completely from the Google Chrome browser. Extensions are extra features and functionality that can easily be added to Google Chrome. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don’t use. Unfortunately there are also extensions that are used to collect personal and internet behaviour from your computer for revenue. Make sure you delete all extensions from Google Chrome that you do not need, know or trust. Keep the extensions in Google Chrome clean for the best and fastest internet experience while using Google Chrome.

  1. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Click the trash can icon Remove an extension from Chrome by the totalplushd-3.1v30.11 extensions you’d like to completely remove.
  5. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. If you don’t use any extension remove everything listed in the extensions panel.
  6. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.
    If the extension is Installed by Enterprise Policy follow this guide.
unwanted google chrome extensions

Example: unwanted Google Chrome extensions (yours might look different).

mozilla-firefox-logoRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 Extension from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance panel.
  3. Select totalplushd-3.1v30.11
  4. Make sure to remove all extensions you do not know or need. If you don’t use any extension remove everything listed in the extensions panel.
  5. Click its Disable or Remove button. Remove button is preferred if available.
  6. Click Restart now if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.
unwanted mozilla firefox extensions

Example: unwanted Mozilla Firefox extensions (yours might look different).

adwcleanerRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 ads using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner developed by Xplode is a very easy piece of software to remove unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, redirects and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Opera. AdwCleaner requires no installation and can be ran in a instant to scan your computer for malicious software.

Nowadays many free downloadable software is bundled with all sorts of additional software such as toolbars and other dubious software that you do not want on your computer. The main cause of such unwanted software (PUPs) are the download sites that offer free software that is bundled with adware. CNET, Download.com, Softonic offer software with a custom installer. It’s this custom installer that offers additional software in order to keep the software and services they offer for free.

We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from Adware, Pop-ups, Browser Hijackers, Toolbars or Potentially Unwanted Programs.

Download AdwCleaner (Download will open in a New Window)

warningNotice: if you have problems downloading AdwCleaner, because of popups that keep opening when clicking a link.
Goto this url: https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

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

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

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

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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 totalplushd-3.1v30.11

Reboot your computer.

After the reboot a log file will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started.
To open the log file in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop mode by selecting WINDOWS KEY + D on your keyboard.

If you want to check the AdwCleaner log for further analyse, you can find the report log in your system drive and then the Adwcleaner folder.
for example: C:adwcleaner

Goto the next step.


malwarebytesRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (free)

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s industry-leading scanner detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It’s that simple. Or if you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC. Either way you’re crushing malware and foiling hackers

Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using the installation wizard.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.

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  • Perform a Threat Scan

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SurfRight - HitmanProRemove totalplushd-3.1v30.11 with Hitman Pro (Second opinion Scanner)

Download HitmanPRO (free – direct download)

  • Run HitmanPro.exe

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  • Click Next button

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  • Select checkbox “I accept the terms of the license agreement
  • Click Next button

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  • Make sure checkbox “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro” is checked.
  • Click Next button

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  • Free scan is running, please wait. This malware scan might take a while.

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  • After the scan is complete, leave the found results as they are. Consider reviewing the items before continue.
  • Click Next button

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  • Click “Activate free license“. This free license is valid for thirty days.

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  • Enter your e-mail address to complete the free registration.
  • Click Activate button

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  • Your free license is activated successfully!
  • Select OK button

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  • Review your results or save the log file with the “Save Log” link.
  • Save all your work, click Reboot button

(Optional) Reset Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to default settings

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.
After reset, scan your computer with BitDefender Adware Removal Tool.

internet-explorer-logo Reset Internet Explorer to default settings

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

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  • Goto tab Advanced
  • Select Reset button

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  • Enable Delete personal Settings
  • Click Reset button

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  • Restart Internet Explorer

google-chrome-logo Reset Google Chrome to default settings

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

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

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

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  • Click Reset once more

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mozilla-firefox-logo Reset Mozilla Firefox to default settings

  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Goto the three stripes in the top right corner
  • Select the Question Mark

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  • Select Troubleshooting Information in the menu.

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  • Click the Reset Firefox button and confirm Reset Firefox again the pop-up.

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Notice: Old data from Firefox will be placed on your Windows Desktop in a folder called “Old Firefox data”.
As restoring to default settings for Firefox didn’t work out as expected you can restore this folder, otherwise delete this folder from your desktop.

(Optional) Scan for adware with Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool (Free software by Bitdefender)

warning Notice: first run all above described steps to remove unwanted software. If you did, continue.

If the adware is still on your computer and you still experience pop-ups, underlined in-text advertisements or what so ever, it might be advised to run a scan with Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool.
Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool is completely free, identifies shady adware installed on your PC and remove any unwanted apps, annoying toolbars or browser add-ons for free.

Download Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool (free official download)

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool scans your computer for adware, and produces a list of apps marked for removal. You will be able to choose what to keep on your computer.

  • Completely free
    You don’t need expensive solutions to get rid of shady adware. Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC will eliminate all the clutter at zero cost.
  • Identify shady adware installed on your PC
    It’s not always easy to localize all the junk apps your computer might have picked up on the web. Adware Removal Tool for PC will find all the adware you need to erase.
  • Get rid of annoying ads that slow down your computer
    Adware apps slow you down and try to trick you into clicking on dubious links. Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC eliminates the source of those annoying ads and lets you enjoy your computer without frustrating interruptions.

Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool identifies and removes unwanted apps such as adware, malicious hijacker programs, annoying toolbars and other browser addons. Keep the apps you like, get rid of the programs that bug you.
The tool will only erase those apps that you wish to be removed.

  • Start the Bittefender Adware Removal Tool executable.
  • Agree the license agreement by Bitdefender
  • A scan will run, please wait this might take minutes.

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  • When the scan is finished, select the items you wish to remove. If you want to remove all found items.
  • Click the checkbox near to “File” to select all.
  • Click Remove button to start removing unwanted software, a reboot might be needed, Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool will prompt you.

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