As you can guess by the name, Adcloud is an ad-supported program that aims to generate revenue to its sponsors. Experts warn that the presence of Adcloud in your system may not be healthy and recommend its removal.
What Is Adcloud?
Adcloud appear as a browser add-on, and as such – it’s compatible with the most commonly used browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer).
Once inside your system, it will start displaying pop-ups advertising products and services of its sponsoring third parties. The websites you normally visit may also be flooded with banners and in-text hyperlinks generated by the adware program.
The multiple pop-ups and banners are annoying because they disturb your online activities and when you click them (accidently or not) you will be redirected to other, unwanted websites.
Adcloud may not be malicious by nature, but the pop-ups it produces are insidious – once clicked, they will redirect you to webpages with unverified content. This means they may contain malicious components that may further infect your system.
In addition, Adcloud is capable of monitoring your browsing routine in order to share it with its sponsors who will need that information to personalize the pop-ups you see. Therefore, you may notice that some of the pop-up ads generated by Adcloud are of products and services you have previously searched for.
How Is Adcloud Distributed?
Adcloud usually enters your system bundled with freeware you download from the Web. Luckily, users have the option to opt out of the bundling as long as they pay close attention to the installation process. They must also disable all features they are not familiar with and opt for custom installation instead.
How to Remove Adcloud
If you are tech savvy, you can manually remove Adcloud from your system. If you are inexperienced, however, it’s better to not do it. Some PUPs, if not removed properly, may continue to cause problems and worsen your PC’s health.
Our malware experts recommend installing a powerful and trustworthy anti-malware tool that will fully scan your system and remove all malicious components it detects. The benefit of using such tool is that in addition to cleaning up your system, it will continue to protect it from future threats so you can perform your browsing routine undisturbed.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Adcloud from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Adcloud from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Adcloud from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Adcloud from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Adcloud from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Adcloud from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Adcloud from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Adcloud from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Adcloud
Step 2: Uninstall Adcloud and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. 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 are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Adcloud on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Adcloud there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Adcloud from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Adcloud and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Adcloud via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Adcloud files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Adcloud, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Adcloud from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Adcloud from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Adcloud from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Adcloud from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Adcloud will be removed.
Eliminate Adcloud from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.