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NameAds by RoyalAds
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionThe ads by RoyalAds can be regarded as a ‘side effect’ of a potentially unwanted application.
SymptomsThe user is encountering intrusive pop-up and banner advertisements.
Distribution MethodIn freeware packages (bundling), or executing fake updates, clicking on random pop-up windows.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Ads by RoyalAds

If you are seeing pop-up advertisements or banners with the text ‘Ad by RoyalAds’ or ‘Ad by RoyalAds’, you should be aware that a PUP has most likely sneaked into your system. PUP stands for potentially unwanted program. Even though a PUP is not malicious, it may endanger the system by increasing its vulnerability to other online threats. Furthermore, PUPs are usually supported by advertisements, meaning that various PII and non-PII details may be obtained by the user.

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Ads by RoyalAds Distribution Technique

The unwanted advertisements that get in the way of the user’s normal browsing are generated by adware/ PUP. Ad-supported applications tend to be included in the installation packages of many freeware products. The reason for this is monetary – both developers and digital marketers employ the described method called bundling to make money out of thin air. To avoid bundled downloads, always make sure to go through the software’s EULA and Download Agreement and go for the advanced installer. This is the only way to notice if an unknown program was added to the installation package.

Finally, downloading software from legitimate sources seems to be the best precaution against PUPs and adware. The least you can do is research the freeware prior to downloading it ‘blindly’.

Ads by RoyalAds Threat Evaluation

The threat level of adware mainly depends on the user’s interaction with the displayed ad-sponsored content. If the user clicks on the ‘Ad by RoyalAds’, he may be redirected to a website employed for phishing. Worst case scenario, he may end up at a page deployed for drive-by downloads. As a matter of fact, drive-by downloads or drive-by installations can be initiated by clicking on random pop-up windows. Trojans and spyware can find their way into the system, or at the very least – a suspicious .exe file.

It may sound a bit exaggerated but the truth is that hackers often rely on the user’s negligence or inattention.

Ads by RoyalAds Data Collection

Ads by RoyalAds and similar ad-supported extensions may collect certain data from users:

  • Non-personally identifiable information related to the user’s browsing habits – histories, keywords, search entries, cookies.
  • Personally identifiable information – name, email address, IP address, website credentials.

Adware may also add persistent cookies to the browser. Other tracking technologies used by adware are:

  • Beacons.
  • Flash Cookies.
  • Unique identifier.

Ads by Royal Ads Removal Options

Ad-supported applications can be removed manually. We have provided a step-by-step manual that is easy to follow. After the manual removal process is done, scanning the system via AV software is still recommended. As already mentioned, more PUPs may have sneaked into the system. After all threats are removed, the browser’s settings should be restored.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by RoyalAds

1. Remove/Uninstall Ads by RoyalAds 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).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • 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).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Ads by RoyalAds.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Ads by RoyalAds 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

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select Ads by RoyalAds and click “Remove

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    After Ads by RoyalAds 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

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Ads by RoyalAds and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Ads by RoyalAds 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’
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  • 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’
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    Select Ads by RoyalAds 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’.

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    After Ads by RoyalAds 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.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Ads by RoyalAds
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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

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    3. Remove Ads by RoyalAds automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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