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Campaign Notifier “Virus” – How to Remove It and Stop Ads

Updated October 2019. This article has been created to help you by explaining to you how you can remove the Campaign Notifier adware from your computer and how to stop ads coming from it permanently.

Campaign Notifier is the type of browser extension you do not want to see on your web browser. Its presence on the system is associated with the LogiCampaignNotifier.exe file. With a suspicious app ID, the Campaign Notifier app is reported to be performing info-tracking activities as well as make it possible for different types of advertisements to appear without the user’s consent. This not only results in the user’s computer slowing down but also may pose a threat to your computer, since most of the advertisements may lead to third-party websites, whose content is not guaranteed to be safe. This is the main reason why you should read the following article and learn how to remove Campaign Notifier completely from your computer system.

Threat Summary

Name Campaign Notifier
Type Adware/PUP
Short Description Aims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
Symptoms Your web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Distribution Method Bundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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Logi Campaign Notifier – Propagation Techniques

The main method by which Campaign Notifier infects your computer is called software bundling. Bundling is essentially the type of activity which is used by programs that are available for free download online. Some websites that provide software downloads also modify the setups of such programs to include Logi Campaign Notifier to be bundled within their software installers. The program may not easily be spotted however as it often is concealed in one of the installation steps in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options, while often advertised as a free extra that claims to improve your web browsing experience.

The other scenario via which you may start seeing advertisements coming from Campaign Notifier is if you have visited a web page that is advertising it. Usually, such web pages often aim to convince you that it is a useful browser extension that you should add and some web pages may even add it automatically as a result of browser redirection. Such browser redirections are also caused by PUP’s, like Campaign Notifier and if that is the case, you may even have more adware on your PC, than you initially might suspect.

Campaign Notifier – Analysis of Its Activities

An application named LogiCampaignNotifier is an adware that occasionally shows up to be using memory resources. Once Campaign Notifier has been installed on your computer, the executable file LogiCampaignNotifier.exe starts taking up more and more RAM resources for its nasty activities.

For example, the undesired app begins to track different information about your online activities, which is strictly forbidden. This tracking is done via tracking technologies, such as:

  • Cookies.
  • Pixels.
  • Tags.
  • LSOs.
  • Geo-locators.

These technologies are wisely used by Campaign Notifier adware in order to possibly obtain different information from your computer. Such information is often used in order to target you with specific advertisements, based on your behavior, which is known in the trade as “behavioral advertising”. The types of information which can be monitored by Campaign Notifier are believed to be the following:

  • What you search for online.
  • Your browsing history.
  • Location and Language.
  • Keyboard and mouse activity.

Such information may not only be shared with third-parties, but is also used in a nefarious manner to display different types of advertisements on your computer, such as:

  • Banner advertisements.
  • Online pop-ups.
  • Browser redirection.
  • Online search results that are ad-supported.

The advertisements may or may not be with the name of Campaign Notifier and “Ad by Campaign Notifier” or “Campaign Notifier Ads” tags may be seen in one of the corners of the ads. Here is an example of a Campaign Notifier window:

LogiCampaignNotifier pop-up window removal guide

The ads, in general, may not be malicious and only boost some domains you know nothing about, but in most cases, this is not the situation. Since the ads lead to third parties, which Campaign Notifier has nothing to do with, they may pose different dangers for your computer, for example:

  • They may display different types of fake web pages that may be of a phishing type and may aim to steal your information.
  • The information displayed may be a fake login page to steal your credentials.
  • You may be redirected to scamming sites that may pretend that your computer is under threat.
  • Some of the ads may directly lead you to malicious URLs, whose purpose may be to infect your PC with dangerous malware.

Remove Campaign Notifier from Your PC and Stop It’s Ads

In order to remove this unpleasant program from your computer, you should follow the Campaign Notifier removal instructions underneath this article. They have been made In order to best explain how you can remove this unwanted program from your computer completely and how to stop it’s ads either automatically or manually. If the manual removal does not help, you can automatically get rid of all of the adware that may be residing in your computer by scanning it with an advanced anti-malware software.

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How to Remove Campaign Notifier from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Campaign Notifier

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Campaign Notifier 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Campaign Notifier on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Campaign Notifier there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Campaign Notifier with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Campaign Notifier from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Campaign Notifier and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Campaign Notifier:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Campaign Notifier. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Campaign Notifier. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Campaign Notifier 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Campaign Notifier. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Campaign Notifier files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Campaign Notifier, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Campaign Notifier:


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Remove Campaign Notifier 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.


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Erase Campaign Notifier 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.



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Uninstall Campaign Notifier 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.



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Remove Campaign Notifier 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".

stf-safari preferences


Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

stf-safari-extensions


Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

stf-safari uninstall

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Campaign Notifier will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Campaign Notifier 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.


4 Comments
  1. AvatarAyia

    pls help, I can’t get rid of this :(

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  2. AvatarMichael

    Hello, i tried removing it from uninstall but i still see ads. Can you help?

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  3. AvatarDeckard

    This is a very annoying threat which was helped by the SpyHunter application, thank you .

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  4. AvatarRobert

    in a Win 7 setup, having had Logitech Setpoint installed, the problem persisted until I uninstalled Logitech Setpoint. It used to pop up several times per day eating a lot of memory, if left alone easily consumed over 1.2Mb. Has not reappeared once since I removed the Logitech Setpoint application.

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