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Ads by Info Removal Manual

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Ads by Info is a potentially unwanted program that displays numerous coupons, deals, pop-ups and banner ads as the user browses the Web. Ads by Info affects the commonly used browsers – Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. The sponsored links advertised by Ads by Info may direct the user to potentially malicious web pages and expose the affected machine to security risk. Users are advised to remove the adware with a reliable anti-malware program.

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How Does Ads by Info Affect Your PC?

Once in the system, Ads by Info starts showing different deals that only one purpose is to generate profit for third-party advertisers by tricking users into clicking on the sponsored links displayed by the program. It is possible that some of the ads may direct the user to web pages with questionable or unsafe content.

Adware is known to track certain information, which may then be shared with third parties for advertising purposes. Here is the type of data usually collected by programs like Ads by Info:Gate Snapper adware

  • IP address
  • Browsing activities
  • Search queries
  • Bookmarks

Ads by Info – Distribution

Just as the numerous adware programs in the wild, Ads by Info is distributed via bundled downloads – program updates or other freeware that the user has downloaded online. This is a legitimate distribution technique, applied by many developers to commercialize different software products. To protect your computer from any unwanted installations, all you need to do is to select the Advanced settings every time you install new software on your PC and uncheck the ones you do not want or know.

How to Remove Ads by Info from your PC?

Ads by Info is not a virus, but still, regular PC users might experience some difficulties in the removal process. Removing this adware with a legitimate anti-malware tool is advised. Below you will find instructions on how to eliminate Ads by Info permanently.

Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.

1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by Info

1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by Info in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ads by Info.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Ads by Info from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Ads by Info and click “Remove


    After Ads by Info is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Ads by Info and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Ads by Info is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Ads by Info to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Ads by Info has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Ads by Info
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Ads by Info. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Ads by Info will be removed.

    3. Remove Ads by Info automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Ads by Info automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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