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Why You Need to Remove Adcloud

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.

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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.pop-ups-adware-adcloud

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.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Adcloud

1. Remove/Uninstall Adcloud 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • 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).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Adcloud.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Adcloud 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 Adcloud and click “Remove


    After Adcloud 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
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Adcloud and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Adcloud 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’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • 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’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Adcloud 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 Adcloud 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 Adcloud
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    3. Remove Adcloud automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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