Remove Ads Loadreviews “Virus” from Chrome/Firefox

I wrote this article to help you remove Ads Loadreviews. This Ads Loadreviews removal guide is working for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Ads Loadreviews is an application for iPhone devices, compatible with the Android operating system (OS). The tool displays advertisements on topics like shopping, news, movies and music. The ads link to supported websites with questionable security. Following the pop-up windows is risky. Your phone can be infected with malware. This is not the only issue with Ads Loadreviews. The app also poses a threat to your personal security. It can record sensitive information from your activity on your phone. Because of the risks it exposes users to, Ads Loadreviews has been categorized as an adware program.

How is Ads Loadreviews dangerous?

If you are not informed about adware programs, we will elaborate. These shady tools are commonly associated to computers. Ads Loadreviews follows the same patterns as computer-based adware tools. It performs the same tasks and therefore poses the same security risks.

The clandestine program will flood your phone screen with pop-up advertisements. Most of them will show you bargain offers for shopping goods. Ads Loadreviews promotes exclusive deals, discounts, coupons and freebies. Tapping on a pop-up window should lead you to a website which provides the corresponding item or deal. This might not happen. You could instead be redirected to a third party website which is unrelated to online shopping in general.

Ads Loadreviews uses the pay-per-click system to raise proceeds. The owners of the adware receive commissions for promoting third party websites. They are paid a certain amount for every time a user follows a third party link. Since users do not pay to receive the advertisements, their security is not a priority. The websites you would be lead to can contain all kinds of malware.

Perhaps the most harmful task Ads Loadreviews carries out is to spy on you. The furtive program will take notes on the content you are interested in. The adware analyzes the search terms and the types of websites users tend to visit. The tool then matches the content of the advertisements to their apparent preferences. This gives it a better chance at getting people to follow the pop-up windows.

The tracking activity is not limited to browsing history. The adware can record information from your account entries. It can obtain your user names and passwords. This will give the people behind it the ability to access your personal accounts. They could get to know your full name, physical address and details about your personal ID documents. The people behind the adware can sell your private data on dark markets without your knowledge or consent.

How is Ads Loadreviews spread to devices?

Ads Loadreviews uses a couple of distribution techniques. The preferred method is called bundling. The adware can merge itself with a free mobile app. Make sure the software you install to your phone is reliable. You should only acquire mobile apps from confirmed websites. Another measure you can take is to read the terms and conditions, listed in the installation steps. Many users tend to accept the defaults. Ads Loadreviews would be included as an optional bonus tool. You can choose to deselect it.

The other way for the adware to access your phone is through corrupted websites and compromised links. Entering the source domain would prompt the download and install of the rogue program. This process is called a drive-by installation. You need to be cautious about the websites you visit. When necessary, do your research to make sure they are reliable. It is best to only follow confirmed links.

Ads Loadreviews Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove 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 Ads Loadreviews from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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