How to remove Onclickads.net pop-ups

What is Onclickads.net?

Onclickads.net or OnClick Ads is a platform that is designed to show ads and thus to provide better experience for its users. Though this description is only a disguise, in fact the application is aimed to raise traffic for affiliate sites, the majority of which are worthless, and some are even malicious. Onclickads.net not only displays commercials and interrupts browsing, it also is capable of collecting your private data like web history, preferred sources, IP address and even your passwords and banking information. Since no one can tell where this information is transferred further and how it is used, it would be the safest solution to stop the malicious activities of the application and to remove Onclickads.net.

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How Onclickads.net got installed on your computer?

When their systems get infected with malware most users become confused, as there were no premises for threat infiltration. Nevertheless it seems so only at first sight, later many of the victims recalled that the pop-ups started to appear after installation of a free software application which, however, didn’t look like a malware. The point is that malware developers often collaborate with freeware producers, who in exchange for fee would distribute OnClickads.net and other similar threats via their products setups. As a rule, the hazard infiltration is easy to avoid, though not many people know about it. To prevent malware from installing, at the very first screens change the installation mode to Advanced (Custom) and then you’ll be able to define the components that you find malicious.


Symptoms of Onclickads.net infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by Onclickads.net”, “Brought by Onclickads.net”, “Powered by Onclickads.net”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove Onclickads.net?

To make sure that the adware won’t appear again, you need to delete Onclickads.net completely. For this you need to remove the application from the Control Panel and then check the drives for such leftovers as Onclickads.net files and registry entries.
We should warn you that performing some of the steps may require above-average skills, so if you don’t feel experienced enough, you may apply to automatic removal tool.

Download Norton

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Onclickads.net. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Onclickads.net, but also the safest and most assuring one.


Steps of Onclickads.net manual removal

Uninstall Onclickads.net from Control Panel

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Onclickads.net you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove Onclickads.net from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs
  3. Find the application related to Onclickads.net and click Uninstall

How to remove Onclickads.net from Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click the Start button and open Control Panel
  2. Go to Uninstall Program
  3. Find the application related to Onclickads.net and click Uninstall

How to remove Onclickads.net from Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click the menu icon in left bottom corner
  2. Choose Control Panel
  3. Select the Uninstall Program line
  4. Uninstall the application related to Onclickads.net

How to remove Onclickads.net from Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X to open Windows Power menu
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Choose Uninstall a Program
  4. Select the application related to Onclickads.net and remove it

noteIf you experience problems with removing Onclickads.net from Control Panel: there is no such title on the list, or you receive an error preventing you from deleting the application, see the article dedicated to this issue.
Read what to do if program won’t uninstall from Control Panel


Remove Onclickads.net from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Onclickads.net from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Onclickads.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Onclickads.net from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the Tools/Gear icon, then select Manage Add-ons
  3. Delete Onclickads.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Onclickads.net from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Onclickads.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Onclickads.net from Microsoft Edge

  1. Start Microsoft Edge
  2. Click the three-dot button in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Extensions
  4. Click the gear icon near Onclickads.net or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them
  5. Choose Remove

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