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Remove Adware.JS.Agent.Q from Your Computer

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Adware.JS.Agent.Q is considered a potentially unwanted program and adware. Adware.JS.Agent.Q injects numerous pop-up and banner ads that interrupt the user’s browsing activities. The presented third-party advertisements may direct the user to potentially unsafe web locations if clicked on. Adware.JS.Agent.Q may also redirect the searcher the user performs to predetermined web pages, or alter the settings of the current browser by changing the default homepage and search engine. Although Adware.JS.Agent.Q is not a virus itself, it may expose the affected system to various security risks.

Adware.JS.Agent.Q – Distribution Techniques

Adware.JS.Agent.Q is distributed to the user’s machine through bundled downloads. This is common practice used by many legitimate software developers and companies. Unfortunately, the method is also used by cybercriminals to deliver malware and other threats, so just to be on the safe side, make sure to choose the Advanced options any time you install software on your computer. This way you can see all the additional programs that get installed with the initial one and un-tick the ones you do not want or do not know.

What Does Adware.JS.Agent.Q Do?

Adware.JS.Agent.Q is an ad-supported browser extension compatible with the commonly used browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.). Upon installation Adware.JS.Agent.Q will start displaying different banner, pop-up and in-text ads, which are not only annoying but also bear a potential risk of malware infections.
Other symptoms are:

  • Random page text turns into hyperlinks
  • Banners are injected into the website the user is currently visiting
  • Pop-ups recommending fake system or software updates appear

Typically, adware programs collect information about the user’s browsing habits, search queries, most visited websites, IP address, etc. The gathered data may then be shared with third parties for advertising purposes.

How to Remove Adware.JS.Agent.Q From Your Computer?

Adware can be deleted both manually and automatically. To delete Adware.JS.Agent.Q permanently from your machine, just follow the steps below.

Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.

1. Remove/Uninstall Adware.JS.Agent.Q

1. Remove/Uninstall Adware.JS.Agent.Q 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 Adware.JS.Agent.Q.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Adware.JS.Agent.Q 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


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Adware.JS.Agent.Q and click “Remove


    After Adware.JS.Agent.Q 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


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Adware.JS.Agent.Q and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Adware.JS.Agent.Q 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 Adware.JS.Agent.Q 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’.


    After Adware.JS.Agent.Q 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.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Adware.JS.Agent.Q
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Adware.JS.Agent.Q. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Adware.JS.Agent.Q will be removed.

    3. Remove Adware.JS.Agent.Q automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Adware.JS.Agent.Q automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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