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A suspicious browser extension called Max Adblock has appeared in some browsers, users report. It is believed to be a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). However, we have discovered some sources that claim that it may provide ads that redirect to suspicious sites. This software may appear on your browser as an after-effect of installing freeware downloaded from the web.

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Max Adblock – What Does It Do?

Max Adblock is a browser add-on that has been reported to possibly make changes in the web browser settings, it has been installed on. There is no officially confirmed information as to how it can be added as an extension to a user PC. However, it is thought that it may be bundled with free software or freeware updates.

Some time ago, users also reported on forums that they saw this extension on their browser and after some time, noticed that when they opened a website, they were redirected to a web page that may display something similar to this:

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It is believed that after you click on the ‘Ok’ button of the pop-up the web page may automatically start downloading .exe file with suspicious origins. Although this information hasn’t been confirmed, it is recommended to check your browser extension database for this program, since a lot of users have started noticing weird behavior after they reported unfamiliar extensions on their computer. Some users even claimed that when they uninstalled them from the browsers, the next time they started them, the extensions were still present in the browser.

Even though this information has not been officially confirmed, the reports are many, and it is advisable to be careful.

When it comes to PUPs and adware the primary symptoms that you should look for are:

  • Weird redirects to pages that you did not request to visit.
  • Pop-ups for advertisements that have texts on them (For example: ‘Brought to You From…’, ‘Provided by…’, etc.).
  • Installation of new extensions, toolbars or add-ons.

According to specialists, the biggest risk may be the advertisements provided since they might lead to websites that may be scams that could trick the user into giving out his information or downloading other software.

Max Adblock – How To Remove?

If you see this extension and you do not remember to have installed it deliberately, you should act now. First, it is recommended to follow the steps that are provided for you below in order to remove Max Adblock software entirely. Secondly, you should seek specific software that will detect and protect you from any future threats.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by Max AdBlock

1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by Max AdBlock 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).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ads by Max AdBlock.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Ads by Max AdBlock 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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Ads by Max AdBlock and click “Remove

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    After Ads by Max AdBlock 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

    uninstall-fig7

  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Ads by Max AdBlock and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Ads by Max AdBlock 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’
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  • 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’
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    Select Ads by Max AdBlock 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’.

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    After Ads by Max AdBlock 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.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Ads by Max AdBlock
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Ads by Max AdBlock. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Ads by Max AdBlock 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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    2 Comments

    1. Avatarjudith

      por descargar de spy que encima no me ayudo de nada y no podia desinstalar… por eso aparecio y no se fue mas todo de ads by max adblock y freeapps… no se como hacer para sacarloooo

      Reply
    2. AvatarBertaB (Post author)

      Hello, I need to know two details, so I can try to help you properly:
      1) The type of your antimalware program (Full Version or Unpaid)?
      2) What your operating system is? (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Xp, Apple Mac OS X, etc.)

      Let me know soon.

      Hola, necesito saber dos detalles, para que podamos tratar de ayudarle correctamente:
      1) El tipo de su programa antimalware (versión completa o no)?
      2) ¿Cuál es su sistema operativo? (Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Xp, Apple Mac OS X, etc.)

      Déjame saber pronto.

      Reply

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