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Remove Ad-maven(.)com Adverts Fully from Your PC

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Ad-maven(.)com is the site of a platform for performance marketing. Ad-maven is considered adware in terms of producing a multitude of adverts redirecting you to various websites. They also gain money from those services and the internet traffic that their ads generate. To remove the advertisements from your browsers, you should read the article in full.

Threat Summary

Name Ad-maven(.)com
Type Adware, PUP
Short Description The site generates lots of advertisements on other websites and makes a profit.
Symptoms You could see adverts in your browsers – pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links or other ones.
Distribution Method Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages
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Ad-maven(.)com – Methods of Delivery

Ad-maven(.)com is delivered with third-party installations. Unknowingly, you could end up with the adware installed on your computer, with a bundled package or a freeware installation. Installations such as this may add more components for installation by default. Preventing unwanted operations from software setups is possible if you find a Custom or Advanced menu. In there you should find an option to deselect items for installing.

Ad-maven(.)com can also be delivered by visiting websites with unknown reputation or from clicking on advertisements, such as pop-ups or banners. Those delivery methods are the most common ones for the adware. Browsers which are affected: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

Ad-maven(.)com – More About It

Ad-maven(.)com is the official website of a marketing platform. It is regarded as adware because it produces and spreads advertising content on websites which chose to be its affiliates. Ad-maven(.)com offers performance marketing to people and businesses, too.

On the picture down here you see the main page of the Ad-maven(.)com site:

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If you have any applications closely associated with Ad-maven(.)com, in your browsers or on your computer, you will most likely see more advertisements than before while browsing the Web. A possible outcome is to get redirected to the Ad-maven official site page, via outside websites and platform partners advertising it.

Adverts can contain the following text variations somewhere inside them:

  • Ads by Ad-maven(.)com
  • Advertisement by Ad-maven(.)com
  • Ad by Ad-maven(.)com
  • Advert from Ad-maven(.)com
  • Powered by Ad-maven(.)com
  • Brought to you by Ad-maven(.)com

Redirects which the performance and marketing services for affiliates, Ad-maven creates are a frequent occurrence. That makes money for the website from a pay-per-click scheme.

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The advertising content could be of all kinds since different sites and companies will differ in marketing strategies. The advertisements associated with Ad-maven(.)com can be seen on online pages as pop-ups, in-text links, pop-unders, banners, interstitial or transitional ads.

The Privacy Policy of Ad-maven(.)com seen in the preview picture below, states that personally or non-personally identifiable information is gathered by the platform. Ad-maven(.)com shares information to its affiliated third party service providers. That process is also used for advertising purposes. Targeted advertising content can be served to you in the form of ads or emails.

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Look at this quote from the Policy about some of the information acquirement:

PII (Personally identifiable information) may be voluntary provided in a variety of ways, such as when User visits the Site, registers on the Site, and fills out its email information or sends Ad Maven a message via the Site.

The information collected by the platform is the following:

  • Browser name and type
  • Your Name and mobile carrier
  • Job title and company
  • Address and Email address
  • What you click on
  • Operating system (OS)
  • Date and time stamp
  • Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Internet service provider (ISP)
  • Internet device and its technical specifications

Ad-Maven uses cookies, clear gifs (such as web beacons or web bugs), and other similar tracking technologies for gathering data from users. Third parties also receive this information. If you do not want personally identifiable information about you to be collected, stored or shared, you should remove this marketing platform and everything tied to it.

Remove Ad-maven(.)com Effectively from Your PC

To remove Ad-maven(.)com manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided down here. In case this manual removal does not get rid of all adverts or redirects completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can help keep your computer safe in the future.

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How to Remove Ad-maven(.)com from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ad-maven(.)com

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Ad-maven(.)com 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ad-maven(.)com on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Ad-maven(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Ad-maven(.)com with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Ad-maven(.)com from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Ad-maven(.)com and remove related files and objects

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Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Ad-maven(.)com:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Ad-maven(.)com. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Ad-maven(.)com. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Ad-maven(.)com 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Ad-maven(.)com. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove Ad-maven(.)com files from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Ad-maven(.)com, 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.


Click the button below below to download SpyHunter for Mac and scan for Ad-maven(.)com:


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Remove Ad-maven(.)com 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.


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Erase Ad-maven(.)com 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.



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Uninstall Ad-maven(.)com 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.



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Remove Ad-maven(.)com 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".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Ad-maven(.)com will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Ad-maven(.)com 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.


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