A suspicious browser extension called Urban Ladder 0.2 has been reported to advertise potentially malicious software. The application may have the ability to be installed on the most popular Web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Users who have seen advertisements with a caption similar to “Urban Ladder Ads” or “Ads by Urban Ladder” should scan for and remove this ad-supported PUP (potentially unwanted program) from the affected computer instructions for which we have after this article.
|Name||Urban Ladder 0.2|
|Type||Potentially Unwanted Program|
|Short Description||The software is advertised as a useful online furniture deals assistant, but instead may display various advertisements which may link to suspicious third-party sites..|
|Symptoms||The user may witness various advertisements some of which may redirect to scamming sites that drive users to enter financial data. Possible redirects to malicious sites may be existent as well. Pop-ups, PC slowdowns and freezes and unfamiliar browser extensions may appear.|
|Distribution Method||Via 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 Urban Ladder 0.2|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss Urban Ladder 0.2.|
Urban Ladder 0.2 – How Is It Spread?
Urban Ladder 0.2 does not have an official website where you may download it from. Instead, it may spread via bundled downloads or if its uploaded online on temporary generated URLs. The extension may come “As a free extra” in the setup wizards of free programs users usually tend to download. This freeware, if provided by a suspicious third-party website that offers different freeware in one place or a torrent site, may contain this and more embedded apps in the installer. Users are advised to be very careful when they install applications and avoid the “Quick” or “Express” installation options. It is also important to carefully choose the website that the free software should be downloaded from.
What is Urban Ladder 0.2 and Is It Safe
Once installed and activated on your computer, the browser extension may also come as a program directly in your Windows`s Program Files. The software is advertised as a useful application providing users with coupons, offers and special promotions for deals for different furniture and other products available for purchase online. It is unfortunate to say that Urban Ladder 0.2 may not be the software that can help you with such deals. The app has been reported to deliver false promises and to advertise unwanted and interrupting advertisements in different forms, for example:
- Banners on the website visited by the user.
- Highlighted text during browsing.
- Ad-supported search results.
- Advertisements with sound.
- Redirects to third-party sites.
The ads displayed by Urban Ladder 0.2 may be targeted based on what you search online, your browsing history and other information extracted via tracking technologies. Such may be cookies, web beacons, pixels, flash cookies and others. This type of advertising is called behavioral and it aims to increase the likelihood of users clicking on the advertisements.
Furthermore, it is important to know the ads may be of any type since their primary purpose is to drive traffic to the questionable third-party site. And when it comes to such sites, you risk your PC`s safety every time you visit such advertisements since they may sometimes lead to scamming sites or redirect to malicious URLs that might infect your computer with malware.
Removing Urban Ladder 0.2 Completely
Getting rid of Urban Ladder 0.2 may be a tricky process since the application may create multiple objects in different directories, some of which may be concealed even for experienced users. This is why it is advisable to remove it. One way to delete the software is by following the instructions outlined after this article. It is also highly recommended to use an advanced anti-malware tool that can detect indirect threats such as this one and thoroughly remove them and their registry entries.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Urban Ladder 0.2 in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. 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 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.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Urban Ladder 0.2.
Step 2: Remove Urban Ladder 0.2 from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Urban Ladder 0.2 and click “Remove”
After Urban Ladder 0.2 is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Urban Ladder 0.2 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 Urban Ladder 0.2 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 Urban Ladder 0.2
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Urban Ladder 0.2. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Urban Ladder 0.2 will be removed.
Step 3: Remove Urban Ladder 0.2 automatically by downloading an advanced anti-malware program.
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