AdBlockerPremium a.k.a. Ads by AdBlockerPremium is classified as an ad-supported browser extension and a PUP that may generate unwanted advertisements. AdBlockerPremium may have been downloaded alongside a free software product. The method is dubbed bundling and can be avoided by opting for the advanced installer and reading the download agreement. AdBlockerPremium is not malicious, but it may cause certain issues. Thus, its removal is recommended.
AdBlockerPremium Distribution Method and General Description
AdBlockerPremium may be promoted as a useful application on legitimate freeware pages. The adware app may have been included in the package of a range of free software products. Users unknowingly download adware to their PCs by skipping the advanced option during installation. If users are more careful and read the download agreement of an ad-supported browser extension, they will notice that tracking cookies are added to the browser. Adware developers may have explained their reasons such as the improvement of their services. However, personally identifiable information that users would not typically want to reveal is being collected.
PII consists of:
- Browsing habits – search queries, browsing histories.
- Website credentials – usernames, passwords.
- IP addresses – physical locations.
N.B. Clicking any of the content promoted by AdBlockerPremium is considered unsafe since it may lead to browser redirects to suspicious websites.
AdBlockerPremium Removal Options
Ad-supported software can be removed manually from the system. Experienced PC users can have a look at the step-by-step guide provided below the article. For the rest, installing a trustworthy AV solution to scan the system is considered the best removal option.
For future reference, always choose the ‘advanced’ option prior to installing a freeware to the PC.
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