|Name||High Stairs Ads|
|Short Description||The application is supposed to optimize the user’s browsing.|
|Symptoms||High Stairs ads are suddenly displayed to the user.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), possibly – via silent or unattended installers.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By High Stairs Ads|
High Stairs is a suspicious piece of software. If you go to the official website of the program, you will see that no information is given about the services that it is supposed to provide. You will only see a message stating: “Climb to the top of the net with High Stairs!” Some sources claim that this tool is supposed to optimize your searching. It is supposed to give you search options when you highlight text on websites.
However, this program has been categorized as adware. This means that it will start displaying a plethora of ads as soon as it has been installed on your computer. We recommend against having this program on your PC as it will be of no use. And it may actually be a risk for your system’s security.
High Stars Description
Upon being installed on your computer, High Stairs will start generating numerous advertisements. It can do this on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The ads will able to present pop-up, banner, in-text, video, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. These will appear on any websites that you are browsing. The program will also be able to collect information on your browsing in order to present ads that are relevant to each user.
High Stairs Distribution Method
Although this program has an official website, downloading it from there is not possible. Still, this program can manage to find a way onto your computer. What is more, this will happen without you noticing it. High Stairs is distributed through bundled downloads. This means that it is attached to installers of free programs. To prevent any unwanted programs from being installed without your permission, you should take the following measures:
- Avoid third-party software distributors as they often host bundled programs.
- When installing freeware, be sure to read carefully through the presented information.
- Choose the Advanced/Custom installation option in order to be able to decline any additional software that is feature on the installer.
High Stairs Threat Evaluation
High Stairs itself is harmless, albeit quite irritating. However, the ads that it presents may end up being misleading and end up taking you to harmful websites. Adware programs are known to be susceptible to manipulation by cyber criminals. This is why it is not advised that you click on any ads or to keep the program on your computer. Malicious websites can have a few goals:
- Trick you into downloading software that is some kind of malware.
- Trick you into disclosing your personal and financial information yourself.
- Directly target your system and attempt to infect it in order to steal your sensitive data.
Needless to say, High Stairs is not a useful program, and the risks it can expose your system to are too high. This is why removing it as soon as possible is the best thing you can do.
High Stairs Removal Options
You can uninstall High Stairs manually. All it takes is to go to Control Panel, open the list of programs, locate High Stairs, and then uninstall it. However, this does not mean that the system is safe. If High Stairs has managed to enter it unbeknownst to you, then there may be more adware program on it, and more severe intruders will be able to sneak onto it without any problems. This is why security specialists recommend that you acquire a reliable AV program. This will get rid of all unwanted software, as well as protect the system from future attacks.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove High Stairs Ads from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of High Stairs Ads from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove High Stairs Ads from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase High Stairs Ads from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall High Stairs Ads from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove High Stairs Ads from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate High Stairs Ads from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove High Stairs Ads from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove High Stairs Ads
Step 2: Uninstall High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of High Stairs Ads from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as High Stairs Ads, 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 High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads 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 High Stairs Ads will be removed.
Eliminate High Stairs Ads 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.