How to get rid of AdPunisher

September 2016


How to get rid of AdPunisher


AdPunisher is an browser plugin that often installs without your permission or knowledge. Once installed you will notice the following changes:
-Popup ads are randomly being displayed during your browsing session.
-Search engine and homepage have been modified.
AdPunisher can't be uninstalled using conventional methods, you will require the following tools:

AdwCleaner by Xplode


AdwCleaner is a tool created specifically for disinfection of adware:
  • Download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) on the desktop.
  • Launch the program and click on Remove and for the scan to be completed. You may need to restart the computer after the scan.
  • Once the removal procedure is complete, a report will be generated.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a disinfection tool known for its effectiveness. It can help remove residue left behind after a scan with AdwCleaner, or handle other types of infections.
  • Download and install Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Make update (Click on the "Updates" tab and then "Search for updates").
  • Launch a full scan.
  • Once the scan is complete, click on "Show results".
  • Select all detected items (some are not checked by default) and click "Remove Selected". If prompted to restart the PC, accept!

Clean your web browsers

  • Uninstall parasite extensions
    • Under Firefox: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Extension tab.
    • Under Google Chrome: Click on the menu at the top right and then Tools > Extensions.

Avoid getting infected again

You should be careful when you are installing free programs, as many of them are bundled with PUPs.

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