AdfreeApp is believed to be a Potentially Unwanted Program or PUP and also may be detected by some anti-malware programs as adware. Similar programs usually may be installed on your computer if they come in combination with third party software. It is reported that this software might display ads on the top of search results when search engines are being used.
AdFreeApp – What Does It Do?
Adfreeapp is not an application that you can find deliberately. We attempted to visit the website of the app (www.adfreeapp.info), however the domain was closed. Despite that, there are still reports on the Web that this software might come bundled with third-party installers.
There have been reports that claim this application may display around 3 or 4 advertisements in the form of search results. And when some users may have attempted to look for a way to uninstall the program, they could not find it either in the browser extensions or the ‘Add&Remove Programs’ tool.
Adware programs are not directly dangerous to the user’s PC they are installed on. However, there is a possibility that they might redirect the user to suspicious sites and, therefore, expose him to certain threats.
One of the risks that are connected with adware and PUPs and sometimes reported is the automatic redirect. This means that while you browse the Web, suddenly a new tab might open along with a pop-up window, that may or may not contain texts similar to ‘Your browser needs an upgrade’ or others. This pop up usually may have an ‘Ok’ button, and if you click on it, there is a possibility that it may automatically start downloading executable files on your computer.
Another threat may be the ads that the user might click on. Sometimes, some of those ads may redirect to various fraudulent websites such as fake retailer stores, prompting for credit card information on registration, fraudulent tech support websites with phone numbers that may charge potential victims using expensive phone call rates.
In case you have decided to get rid of AdFreeApp, it is recommended to guide yourself from the step-by-step removal manual below. If you are not an expert or have issues in detecting AdFreeApp on your computer, it is highly advisable to seek out and install professional software that will provide active protection against such threats.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter
- Guide 1: How to Remove AdFreeApp from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of AdFreeApp from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove AdFreeApp from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase AdFreeApp from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall AdFreeApp from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove AdFreeApp from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate AdFreeApp from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove AdFreeApp from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove AdFreeApp
Step 2: Uninstall AdFreeApp and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by AdFreeApp on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by AdFreeApp there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of AdFreeApp from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall AdFreeApp and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove AdFreeApp via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove AdFreeApp files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as AdFreeApp, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove AdFreeApp from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase AdFreeApp from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall AdFreeApp from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove AdFreeApp from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the AdFreeApp will be removed.
Eliminate AdFreeApp from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.