Adware.Adposhel

Short bio

Adware.Adposhel is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware targeting Windows systems that uses many delivery methods.

Symptoms

Victims may notice:

  • Pop-ups and pop-unders
  • Inserted banners on websites
  • Text on sites that has been turned into hyperlinks

 

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from this adware family by blocking Adware.Adposhel using its real-time protection module.

adware adposhel block

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Adposhel without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

When removing Adware.Adposhel, sometimes a DNS hijack needs to be rectified, which requires a reboot. Malwarebytes will prompt you to do so when needed.

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