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Fully Remove Adware.Multiplug/Variant From The Computer

TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionAllegedly claims to improve browsing experience in some way.
SymptomsIntrusive pop-up advertisements.
Distribution MethodBundling, unsafe browsing.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Adware.Multiplug/Variant

p4_0000This adware, also known as PUP.Optional.Multiplug is being bundled into the installers of several freeware apps and in some cases may be indirectly dangerous to the computer. It is reported by security experts to use code that may permit it to install its custom toolbar and change the homepage as well as the new tab page of your browser with a custom partner search engine or site. This particular variant is the cause of a lot of recent infections, security researchers claim. It is successful because it may come unnoticed in the user PCs via a strategy called bundling.

How Did I Get Adware.Multiplug/Variant?

One cause of this adware getting in your system may be as a result of unsafe browsing. Usually, some apps might install onto the user PC as a result of redirects from other websites or ads. They also may be included in the installers of some free widely used applications users tend to download often online. Third-party software providing sites tend to bundle such programs in their installers as a part of a marketing strategy to increase profits.

More About Adware.Multiplug/Variant

This particular Multiplug variant is reported to be associated with several affiliated suspicious sites, some of which may aggregate different information from the user PC. Security experts claim that this PUP may display unwanted pop-ups, messages and banners plus sponsored links in the search results, also known as ‘Blackhat SEO’. Another type of consequence that could be associated with this adware is that it may slow down the user if it runs suspicious processes in the background. It may also modify different PC settings, setting itself to start automatically with Windows.

More to it than that, this type of adware is believed to be closely associated with third-party websites. And third-party vendors may vary from regular sites that want to use malicious practices to boost their traffic to sites that directly aim at the user and his information. Such malicious sites may scam the user out of his money using fake customer support, false registration forms for prize claiming and other claims. They may also directly infect the PC with malware, implementing the so-called drive-by downloads.

How To Remove Adware.Multiplug/Variant?

In case you have seen this Adware, believe you have it or tried to remove it with no success, please refer to the step-by-step removal manual below. You should also make sure you isolate the adware by stopping any associated processes from the Windows Task Manager as well. Last but not least, we reccomend downloading professional anti-malware program that updates itself regularly and may save you a lot of headaches in the future.

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

1. Remove/Uninstall Adware.Multiplug/Variant

1. Remove/Uninstall Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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 Adware.Multiplug/Variant.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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 Adware.Multiplug/Variant and click “Remove


    After Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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 Adware.Multiplug/Variant and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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 Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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 Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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 Adware.Multiplug/Variant
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

    3. Remove Adware.Multiplug/Variant automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Adware.Multiplug/Variant 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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