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Sunday, September 22, 2013

How to Get Rid of Ad.turn.com Infection–Removal Instructions

Ad.turn.com Description

Ad.turn.com is considered a potentially unwanted browser hijacker which is promoted by some free software and always bundled with downloads as a free attachment and can sneaks into a computer easily. Ad.turn.com is not dangerous as ransomware that can lock you out of your computer, so you may not notice its existence until it mess up your computer seriously. But this malicious program indeed performs malicious actions and does harms to the infected computer.

Once installed, Ad.turn.com targets all browsers it can find on the computer. You will find that, regardless of the browser type and version, your website is always redirected. The reason is that it distorts the HOSTS files and browser settings on your system secretly. Your search engines are always redirected to Ad.turn.com website which not only has nothing to do with your search queries, but also is flooded with commercial advertising & sponsored links.

Many people want to uninstall Ad.turn.com mainly because of the harmfulness rather than its annoyance. Apart from redirecting websites and promoting its products, Ad.turn.com is busy monitoring your internet activity data and collecting your personal information such as email password and bank account etc, via which it may open door for the developers behind it to access your computer remotely, and compromise your privacy and security as well.

How to Identify that Your Computer Has Been Infected by Ad.turn.com

1) Your search websites are always redirected to Ad.turn.com regardless of your operating system and your browser;
2) When you check your browser homepage settings, you find it has been changed to Ad.turn.com;
3) Your desktop background has been changed to another one that you are unfamiliar with;
4) Unfamiliar advertisements and sponsored links keep popping on your screen to interrupt your surfing;
5) Your computer performance is acting slowly. This including starting up, shutting down, playing games and surfing the web are getting slower and slower;
6) Your antivirus can not work normally & other malwares are installed on your computer.

How Does Ad.turn.com Enter My Computer & What Should I Do?

Usually, Ad.turn.com enters a computer either by manual installation or sneaks into secretly. If you know that Ad.turn.com is a malicious malware, you won’t install it on your computer manually. However, it can enter into system as an attachment to a third party and automatically get itself installed. Considering lots of troubles coming with Ad.turn.com, you should be careful when you are about to download something from the internet and always choose the custom installation option so as to avoid this annoy program entering.

Use Listed Instructions Below to Remove Ad.turn.com

Solution A: Remove Ad.turn.com Manually

Solution A: Remove Ad.turn.com Manually

Backup Reminder: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

1) End all Ad.turn.com running processes by usingTask Manager.
Press CTRL+ALT+DLE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to launch Task Manager.

2) Search for Ad.turn.com files and remove.
%\All Users\Application Data\Ad.turn.com
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Ad.turn.com. dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Ad.turn.com. exe

3) Open Register Editor, then find and delete all files created by Ad.turn.com
Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.


(If you are not familiar with registry editor and entries stuff, you are highly advised to automatically erase the adware with the most popular removal tool SpyHunter from here.)

Solution B: Remove Ad.turn.com Automatically with SpyHunter

1. Download automatic removal tool SpyHunter

2. Install SpyHunter after downloading

3. Run SpyHunter to fully scan your computer

4. Show scan result and delete all detected items.

If you don’t have sufficient expert skills to remove Ad.turn.com and encounter problems while trying to execute the manual process, you are suggested to download the most popular Antivirus program SpyHunter to uninstall Ad.turn.com Ads.