Short bio

Adware.Russad is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware targeting Windows systems.

Type and source of infection

Adware.RussAd is of Russian origin and often uses scheduled tasks and browser extensions to show its advertisements. This adware is often combined in bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.RussAd by using real-time protection.

block Adware.RussAd

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.RussAd


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.RussAd 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.

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