|Short Description||The program portrays itself as usefull however is heavily ad-supported.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness heavy advetisements in the form of pop-ups banners, and others.|
|Distribution Method||Via other PUPs, installed by bundling (Browser Hijackers) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Sound+ Ads|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Sound+ Ads.|
Sound+ Ads is classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and it is highly recommended to scan your system for malware in case you come across advertisements with the Sound+ name associations. The software is portrayed as a useful program that will assist the user in his daily sound related activities. However it is highly recommended not to keep this program in the computer due to that it might be dangerous to the user PC in the long term, because it cooperates with third-party websites.
Sound+ Ads – How Did I Get It
One way you may have gotten this annoyware is by downloading free software from the web that has bundled installer. Examples may be your favourite torrent downloading program, media player and other program you use on a daily basis. It is highly recommended to always use the official websites when it comes to such applications, since third-party software downloading sites often use bundling with suspicious applications like Sound+ Ads.
Sound+ Ads – More about It
Once installed on the computer, the software initially may begin to modify the settings of the web browser such as control the website content and manage the data the user sees.
Another modifications may include registry entries that may make the application difficult to uninstall. The user may see pop-ups such as ‘You cannot uninstall the application while its running’. What is more, the application may restore its processes or leave leftover files that are active and collect different user information after manual removal.
What is more, the application may display advertisements based on what searchers the user makes as well as online clicks and collected browsing history. Sound+ Ads may pop-up on your screen in an intrusive manner and may display ads linking to third-party websites.
Third-party sites may conceal some dangers from the user PC such as:
- Malware infections.
- Fake online store scams.
- Fraudulent tech support scams.
- Information collecting scam surveys.
- Malicious redirects.
- Download of fake antivirus software that displays fake warnings.
Having this program on your computer in the long term is a very bad idea since it may wreak all sort of havoc on it and PC slowdown may be your least important problem. This is why its removal is a high recommendation by virus researchers and security engineers. You may want to consider a special anti-malware software that is oriented towards such low level threats that are indirectly dangerous as well.
Removing Sound+ Ads Effectively
In order to remove this software, a simple uninstall won’t cut it. What is needed is a more advanced solution. This is why it is highly recommended to follow the step-by-step instructions below in order to help you remove this program in full. Also it is a should to install a powerful anti-malware tool because it will help detect in full any malware that may be currently residing and other PUPs such as Sound+ Ads and remove them. Also an advanced malware protection features an active shield that will block out all of the future intrusions of such programs as well as malware.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Sound+ Ads 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.
- Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
- In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
- 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).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Sound+ Ads.
Step 2: Remove Sound+ Ads from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Sound+ Ads and click “Remove”
After Sound+ Ads is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
- Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions“
- From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Sound+ Ads and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
- After Sound+ Ads is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
- Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
- 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’
Select Sound+ Ads 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 Sound+ Ads has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Sound+ Ads
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Sound+ Ads. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Sound+ Ads will be removed.