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Ads by TampaGeneration Removal Manual

Ads by TampaGeneration is an ad-supported browser extension promoted as an online shopping tool that saves the user time and money by presenting him with different coupons, deals, promo codes and discounts as he visits online shopping websites. Ads by TampaGeneration’s features may seem helpful to many users, yet experts classify this application as PUP (potentially unwanted program) and recommend its removal. The third-party ads which Ads by TampaGeneration injects in the web pages currently viewed by the user may expose the system to security risks.

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How Is Ads by TampaGeneration Distributed?

Ads by TampaGeneration is distributed via bundled downloads of free programs, like media and video players, program updates, etc. These potentially unwanted and often unnoticed installations can be easily avoided by selecting the Custom installation options and un-ticking the additional plug-ins or apps that you do not want on your computer. More awareness throughout the installation process can save you a lot of efforts later on.

An adware program like TampaGeneration can also be distributed through:

  • drive-by downloads
  • corrupted websites
  • malicious attachments to spam email messages

These can also invite malware to your PC. Users are advised to be more careful as they choose their download sources. Do not open email attachments from unknown senders. Keep your anti-malware program up-to-date and perform regular backups of your files. These routine procedures are of big importance to the safety of your computer.

How Does TampaGeneration Affect Your PC?

Once installed, TampaGeneration displays different ads (banners, pop-ups, coupons, deals and offers), that can be quite annoying and interfere with your online browsing. Another issue related to the advertisements shown by TampaGeneration is the fact that they can expose your PC to various security risks. Third parties usually use adware programs like TampaGeneration to boost the traffic of their web pages and generate pay-per-click revenue. The pop-up ads by TampaGeneration may link you to websites with malicious content.

In order to display advertisements that match your interests, TampaGeneration may track specific information, like:deals&coupons

  • browsing activities (visited web pages, search terms and clicks)
  • search queries
  • IP address
  • computer location

The gathered data may be transferred to third parties for questionable purposes.

How to Remove TampaGeneration from Your Computer?

TampaGeneration is not a virus and does not pose a direct threat to you PC, but the advertisements displayed by the application can make your system vulnerable to malware infections. This is a strong enough motive for security experts to recommend TampaGeneration’s removal from the affected PC. You can delete TampaGeneration manually or by using a competent anti-spyware tool. Just follow the steps below to remove TampaGeneration permanently from your computer.


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1. Remove/Uninstall TampaGeneration

1. Remove/Uninstall TampaGeneration 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 TampaGeneration.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove TampaGeneration 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 TampaGeneration and click “Remove


    After TampaGeneration 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 TampaGeneration and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After TampaGeneration 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 TampaGeneration 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 TampaGeneration 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 TampaGeneration
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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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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