How to Remove Ovenad.com (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Ovenad.com. This Ovenad.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The Ovenad.com website is corrupted. It is controlled by a malicious adware program. The developers of the rogue tool are fraud artists who make a living by deceiving computer users. They have adopted a common technique known as an “add extension to leave” campaign. This has become a trend among malware developers. The extension you are pushed to install is dangerous. As a rule of thumb, you should not allow others to dictate what software you install to your computer. The people who try to make users add a certain program to their system have bad intentions. No one is trying to help you. When you are being pushed to take a certain action, there is a fraudulent scheme involved.

The adware behind Ovenad.com has been created as a means of deceiving people and making them allow malicious programs into their machines. The sinister program will regularly block your web browser and ask you to install an undisclosed extension in order to proceed with your surfing sessions. First, you will be redirected to a given website. The adware will display a pop-up window when you attempt to leave. You will be required to install an extension in order to leave the page. If you click “OK”, the installation will commence. If you click “Cancel”, the window will close and reappear right after. In other words, you will have to install the add-on or shut down your browser manually.

This will go on for a while, even if you accept to run an installation at some point. The Ovenad.com adware will continue showing the same message. This does not make sense at first glance, seeing as you have already installed the tool you were supposed to. However, there is a catch. The malicious application mediates the install of more than one extension. If you keep on accepting the request from the pop-ups, your system will fill up with unwanted and potentially dangerous programs. If you make the mistake of installing a bunch of add-ons, you could end up encountering a bunch of problems. This includes having advertisements appear on your screen, your computer slowing down because of high memory consumption, data theft, and file corruption.

Remove Ovenad.com
The Ovenad.com Virus

The adware behind Ovenad.com has the property to extort information itself. It will monitor your browsing sessions and collect input from your sessions, like your history, tracking cookies, keystrokes, IP address, geographic location, area code, demographic profile, email, telephone number, user names, passwords, and financial credentials. The gathered data will be sold on darknet markets without your knowledge or permission. The people who acquire them can try to hack your accounts and steal from them. The only way to protect yourself from all existing risks is to remove the Ovenad.com adware.

To be able to use the Internet safely, you need to know how infections occur. The Ovenad.com adware is spread through dark patterns. This term refers to techniques which enable a furtive program to be downloaded and installed without the user’s will. The most common method is bundling. The secluded program travels with another application in a merged executable. The setup wizard can install both tools at the same time. When you run it, you will be presented with the option to add the secondary program to the process. However, this will only be mentioned in the terms and conditions. If you skip reading them and make no changes to the default settings, the adware will be installed to your system. Only unlicensed programs are involved in this scheme. Sticking to confirmed tools will keep you safe.

Spam emails can infect you through an attachment. If you receive an unexpected message, check if it was sent by a reliable entity before following any instructions from it. It should be noted that fraud artists often misrepresent existing organizations to make the fake messages more convincing. This is why you should check the contacts. The email address is the best indication. A legitimate email would be sent from an official account. You can visit the official website of the corresponding company or organization for reference. The easiest way to get infected with the Ovenad.com adware is through a drive-by installation. This can happen upon entering a compromised website or following a link to such. You should be selective of your online sources. Do your research, if necessary.

Ovenad.com Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Ovenad.com from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Ovenad.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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