A rather old ad-supported program, known as Hades ads has been reported to still be active and affect computers. Hades Ads is an adware application, which belongs to the Adware.Salus adware programs and it’s primary goal is to fill your computer with various different types of advertisements, like pop-ups, banners, redirects, etc. Since these advertisements can lead you to a lot of suspicious and even malicious third-party sites, the software has been classified as a low-level type of threat and security experts strongly advise you to remove it from your computer completely.
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program/Adware|
|Short Description||Displays different types of advertisements that lead to suspicious third-party websites.|
|Symptoms||You will notice the presence of Hades Ads by having banners and pop-ups with the “Ads by Hades” or “Powered by Hades” written on the bottom right corner of the ad.|
|Distribution Method||Via bundled installers, fake setups or via other PUP that has already been installed on your PC.|
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Hades Ads – How Did I Get Them
Just like any other unwanted software, the Hades adware may slither on your computer via a multitude of ways, the main of which still remains to be bundled installers for many adware apps. Such installers are often of your favorite free programs, like media player, torrent downloading program or other apps. The way the scheme works is that some websites modify those installers before providing them for free download. The modifications include adding Hades Ads as a ‘free extra’ to the current installations and this may be included in one of the installation steps, like the example below shows:
After you accept it, Hades Ads installs itself on your computer and may begin to display ads. The installation step is very easy to miss, because often it resides in the Custom or Advanced installation modes of the program you have downloaded.
Besides this method, Hades ads can also be situated onto your computer, using other methods, like b
Hades Ads – More Information
When Hades adware has been installed on the computer of the victim, the adware may begin to perform various different activities on it, such as modify the web browsers and add extensions to them as well as change their settings significantly to allow them to display un-trusted sites as trusted ones. In addition to this, the Hades Ads may significantly impact the performance of the compromised computer significantly by constantly running processes in the background which can also make it to freeze at times.
Once the adware is installed, the ads which it begins to display are directly on the websites you visit. Here is one advertisement that is displayed by this adware, claiming that the content on the site requires you to install Java:
But this unwanted software does not limit it’s activities only to displaying ads. It also installs an electronic certificate which has root access. The certificate is in the Windows Trusted Root Certification and Is called Hades CA. This makes it possible for the unwanted program to monitor your traffic and inject advertisements in real-time.
The information which may be collected by Hades Ads varies, but it is mainly content about what you visit online and what you type in your web browser, which can also conceal certain risks.
The advertisements that are displayed by Hades may lead you to various third-party websites, which may be:
- Tech support scam sites.
- Phishing sites for your passwords and other info.
- Malicious sites that may infect your computer with malware.
How to Remove Hades Ads you’re your Computer
In order to fully erase Hades Ads from your computer system, recommendations are to focus on removing it by following the instructions below. If you lack the experience in malware removal, be advised that security experts often advise to use an advance anti-malware software for the removal instead. Downloading and installing such program will help you remove Hades Ads automatically and detect any other intrusions in the process to protect your system completely in the future as well.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Hades from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Hades from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Hades from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Hades from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Hades from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Hades from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Hades from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Hades from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Hades
Step 2: Uninstall Hades 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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Hades on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Hades there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Hades from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Hades and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- 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 Hades 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:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Hades files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Hades, 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.
Remove Hades 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.
Erase Hades 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.
Uninstall Hades 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.
Remove Hades 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".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Hades will be removed.
Eliminate Hades 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.