Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"Ads by Candy Box" virus removal guide

Ads by Candy Box is an adware that is created to display a lot of ads. It has positioned itself as an useful program that will display a best deals from the best companies in the world. That is, in other words, Candy Box adware wants to save you money. In reality, you will be shown a tons of offers, but none of them are good for you. From this view, you do not win, only the authors of the "Ads by Candy Box". For each your click on a banner ads, they will get real money.

Author`s "Ads by Candy Box" created this adware so, that it always displays ads! What a web site would you not opened, even the one on which you had never seen an ads, you will see injected banner ads or advertising messages. And not all of "Ads by Candy Box' are harmless, some of ads are offers to install various fake updates or fake security software. So, don`t click to any ads, otherwise you run the risk of infecting your computer with a dangerous virus or trojan.

We're not trying to scare you that the Candy Box adware and other similar software are very dangerous. No, it is not so, this software is not a virus, but such programs are called potentially unwanted programs - PUP. That is, they themselves are harmless, except for the annoying ads, but their presence on the computer can lead to very bad consequences.

How to Ads by Candy Box is installed into your PC

"Ads by Candy Box" adware is installed into your computer together with free applications that downloaded from file sharing sites, torrents and other file hosting sites. When you are looking for a software with the help of search engine like Google, it will display a lot of relevant results. Most of these links does not lead to the official websites. A software that these sites will offer you to download is an installation package, which consists of a software that you need and "Ads by Candy Box" adware. Therefore, always before you download anything, try to find a software`s official website. If this is not possible, then during installation, carefully read all information and refuses to install any unknown or unwanted program.

Ads by Candy Box removal step-by-step guide.

1. Use Windows Cotrol Panel to uninstall some parts of "Ads by Candy Box".

Some parts of "Ads by Candy Box" can be uninstalled with the help of Windows Control Panel. To access it, do the following:

Variant 1. Click Start.

 Select Control Panel option.

Variant 2. Press Win-key, type Control Panel in Search field. Press ENTER.

Once finished, you will see Windows Control Panel.

Click Uninstall a program. Go through a list of applications and uninstall unknown software and any  entries related to "Ads by Candy Box" adware.

2. Use AdwCleaner to scan your computer and remove another programs that might be a part of "Ads by Candy Box" infection.

AdwCleaner is a free adware remover. This program does not need to install, just download, scan your computer and remove the results of the scanning.

Download AdwCleaner from direct link below and save it to your desktop.


You will see an icon like below

Run it.

Click Scan to start a scanning process. Once the process is finished you will see a screen:

Now Click Cleaning to start a "Ads by Candy Box" removal. Follow the prompts. AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your computer. Confirm it.

3. Use MalwareBytes Anti-malware to double check and remove any found Ads by Candy Box related Windows registry keys and files.

Once your computer loaded, download MalwareBytes Anti-malware. Use next link:


Double click mbam-setup to install the application. Follow the prompts.
Once the program has loaded you will see a screen like below.

Click Scan Now. When the scan is done, you will see a list of Ads By MixBox  related files and objects that  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found on your computer. Note: list of these objects and threats may be different than what is shown in the screen below.

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected to start a "Ads by Candy Box" removal process. Follow the prompts. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to Restart.

Your PC should now be free of the Ads by Candy Box adware.

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