A new form of adware has been detected to cause multiple types of advertisements on the machines affected by it. The adware slithers in a very clever way as a legitimate software, likely calling itself Aura. While this Aura software pretends to be some form of a legitimate program, it’s main goal is to convince users that it is a legitimate program created to assist with their browsing experience, while it floods the web browsers and the desktop with random advertisements of all types. If you see advertisements by Aura, we recommend that you read the following article as it will help you understand how you can remove them.
|Name||"Ads by Aura" PUP|
|Short Description||Aims to display a lot of advertisemetns and lead users to third-party websites.|
|Symptoms||A lot of advertisements may randomly start to appear in all forms. The ads have “Ads by Aura” written somewhere on their corners.|
|Distribution Method||Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.|
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Ads by Aura How Did I Get Them
The primary way by which this suspicious software, likely going by the name Aura could end up on your computer is via being spread directly via a website that Is advertising. Usually such tools are often advertised as seemingly legitimate programs that aim to contribute to the user’s browsing experience in some way.
Another way of being advertised aggressively is for the Aura Ads software to be widespread as a result of software bundling. To better explain it, this basically means that Ads by Aura may be included In the installer of another free program, where the software may be mentioned in the EULA agreemend or be included in a separate install step. The bad news here is that such install steps are often hidden in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation preferences.
Ads by Aura – More Informaiton
Once Ads by Aura is installed on your computer, the program may immediately begin modifying several parts of it, including system files, the Windows Registry editor and the Task Scheduler, where this adware may create various different tasks of modules or programs that will run automatically and cause ads each time when you boot Windows.
The advertisements shown by Ads by Aura adware may be of the following types:
- Ad-supported search results.
- Online banners that are taken over.
- Highlighted text showing up on a random basis.
The outcome of those advertisements is that they may lead you to different sites that may be risky to your computer. Such websites can turn out to be:
- Malicious sites that infect your computer with different viruses. (Trojans, Miners, Ransomware viruses, Rootkits, etc.).
- Websites that may be of a scamming type and may aim to scam you out of your personal information by posing as fake online retailer sites.
- Sites that are created to cause browser redirects to pages that lock your web browser and show fake system error messages to get you to call a fake tech support number.
- Websites that may enroll you in different surveys, whose main idea may be to steal your personal information.
And not only this, but Ads by Aura may also be passively aggressive as well, creating multiple different types of tracking technologies, whose primary purpose often turns out to be to track your information, such as:
- What you type.
- What you search.
- Where you click.
- Your bookmarked sites.
- Your web browsing history.
In addition to this, Ads by Aura may set different types of sites that automatically open when you open your web browser. This is done by modifying the Windows Registry sub-keys for your web browser. For example, for the Google Chrome browsers, these keys are:
→ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\chrome.exe\
And in addition to this, the Ads by Aura software may also use different tracking technologies that aim to collect data. These often turn out to be:
- LSOs (Locally Shared Objects or Flash Cookies).
All of these threats make it for a program that is categorized by researchers as a Potentially Unwanted Application or PUA (PUP). To learn how to try and remove this program and stop the ads, keep reading this article.
Remove Ads by Aura PUP and Stop Pop-ups
If you want to remove this adware completely from your computer system, we would recommend that you follow either the Manual removal instructions or the Automatic removal methods shown underneath. They are both created to help you identify and delete that files, belonging to Ads by Aura on your PC. If you seem to have troubles deleting the Ads by Aura program manually and you still see “Ads by Aura” on your computer, experts often advise to do the removal automatically with the aid of an advanced anti-malware program. Such programs are created with the main purpose of automatically scanning your file system for all the Aura Ads – related files and objects and fully erasing them. In addition to this, advanced anti-malware programs also aim to make sure that your computer system stays safe against any adware in the future as well.