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.
|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|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Ad-maven(.)com.|
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Ad-maven(.)com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Ad-maven(.)com from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Ad-maven(.)com from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Ad-maven(.)com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Ad-maven(.)com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Ad-maven(.)com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Ad-maven(.)com from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Ad-maven(.)com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Ad-maven(.)com
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.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Ad-maven(.)com 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 Ad-maven(.)com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Ad-maven(.)com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Ad-maven(.)com 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 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:
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 malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 Ad-maven(.)com will be removed.
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.