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Get Rid of Gem Grab Ads

NameGem Grab Ads
TypeAd-supported, PUP
Short DescriptionGem Grab Ads is promoted as an application of unclear purpose
SymptomsDisplay of unwanted advertisements.
Distribution MethodIn freeware packages (bundling).
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Gem Grab Ads

What Are Gem Grab Ads?

Gem Grab AdsGem Grab Ads are produced by an adware program that is on your computer. They can appear not only as pop-ups and banners, but in in-text form, as well. These ads can be presented on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Although Gem Grab’s supposed purpose is to enhance your browsing, it will do nothing of the sort. Adware programs are just a nuisance, and they will not help you with anything. What is more, they can even prove to be a risk for your system’s security. If you see any Gem Grab Ads on your computer, make sure to remove them as soon as possible.

Where Did Gem Grab Ads Come from?

The program Gem Grab does have an official website, but it is not possible to download it from there. In fact, there is little information on the website about what the program actually does. This is quite suspicious in itself. As it is usual for adware programs, they are distributed through bundled downloads. Gem Grab will be attached to a variety of free programs that are available on third-part websites. This is why you should be careful where you download your programs from. Also make sure to not skip through the installation, and always opt for the Advanced/Custom option. This way you will have the opportunity to decline any additional software that is about to be installed.

What Do Gem Grab Ads Do?

As soon as the adware is installed, it will attach an extension to your browser. Then, it will start generating its advertisements. These will just get in the way of your browsing. They are also very likely to be related to your online activities. Adware programs can collect relevant information and show users targeted advertisements. This is done only to trick you into clicking on the ads, and this is something we do not recommend.

Why Are Gem Grab Ads Harmful?

The issue with Gem Grab Ads is that some of them may take you to unreliable or malicious websites. And you cannot be certain which ones these will be until after you have already landed on the harmful website. Cyber criminals have a number of ploys they can use to scam you. They can use a phishing scheme, which has the purpose of tricking you into sharing your sensitive details, or they can perform a malware attack on your system. This way they can acquire said information themselves. Not to mention the other harms that malware can do to your system. This is why it is important to remove Gem Grab Ads as soon as possible.

How to Remove Gem Grab Ads

Uninstalling the adware should be enough to remove it completely. Go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, find the unwanted application, and then uninstall it. You should keep in mind, however, that there may be more potentially unwanted applications on your PC; it is even possible for malware to already have infiltrated it. This is why it is best to have a reliable security tool on your computer. This will automatically remove all unwanted software. It will also make sure that no intruders manage to infiltrate it again. Thus, you can be sure that all of your personal and financial information is safe at all times.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Gem Grab Ads

1. Remove/Uninstall Gem Grab Ads 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 Gem Grab Ads.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Gem Grab Ads 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 Gem Grab Ads and click “Remove


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

  • After Gem Grab Ads 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 Gem Grab Ads 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 Gem Grab Ads 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 Gem Grab Ads
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    3. Remove Gem Grab Ads 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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