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Help! Remove Ads by Poposhidu Completely

Analysis of the scanner detections classifies the Poposhidu application as potentially unwanted program. It is also considered to be an adware one. Some scanners register the presence of Trojan features, and the risk of malicious infections is higher. Poposhidu.exe injects a target computer as a result of wicked approaches and may cause some issues on the system.

NameAds by Poposhidu
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe program should inform you about the hottest discounts and the latest deals..
SymptomsAdvertisements may be generated, information may be collected..
Distribution MethodBundling.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Ads by Poposhidu

Poposhidu – Description and Behavior

It may present itself as “shopping assistant” that will inform you about the hottest discounts and the latest deals. The application is a legitimate one and installs itself on the Windows startup, Control Panel, web browsers. According to an analysis by HerdProtect, the app creates scheduled task and runs a process with the task name: AFUADCHZQA1 in the Task Manager.


Poposhidu adware supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari browser formats and provided ads may appear permanently while you surf the web. Once installed on your PC it may present a lot of pop-up ads, banner ads, full-page ads, in-text links, video ads and so on. If you find its operation helpful, you may keep it.

However, by clicking on these ads you may be redirected to third-party websites like online shops, prize giveaways, online survey requests or fake software updates. When you see “Ads by Poposhidu” show up on your screen it is recommended to try to avoid clicking as there is a risk of misleading advertising or email spamming. Furthermore, the application may track user’s non-personal information such as search terms, IP address and pages viewed.

More details:

Directory: C:\ProgramData\poposhidu\poposhidu.exe

AV detection names: Win32:Adware-gen [Adw], Generic6, Application.Generic.1497411, Trojan.DownLoader16.28979, Application.Generic.1497411, Trojan.Win32.Generic

Poposhidu Distribution Method

As the application doesn’t have an official website, the only way for a successfully hijacked system is to be distributed by other freeware that you have recently installed. During the installation process of freeware don’t forget to check Advanced or Custom settings. There you can unmark suspicious third-party apps like Poposhidu and keep your system clean and safe.

Poposhidu – Removal Options

To remove Poposhidu, you can follow the step-by-step removal manual provided below. Be aware that some installed suspicious files can remain on your computer and ads by Poposhidu will not last. You can achieve complete clean of the registry and safe system performance by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Ads by Poposhidu 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 Ads by Poposhidu.

    Step 2: Remove Ads by Poposhidu 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 Ads by Poposhidu and click “Remove


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

  • After Ads by Poposhidu 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 Ads by Poposhidu 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 Ads by Poposhidu 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 Ads by Poposhidu
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

    Step 3: Remove Ads by Poposhidu automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.

    To clean your computer you should download an updated anti-malware program on a safe PC and then install it on the affected computer in offline mode. After that you should boot into safe mode and scan your computer to remove all Ads by Poposhidu associated objects.

    NOTE! Substantial notification about the Ads by Poposhidu threat: Manual removal of Ads by Poposhidu requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.

    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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