AdChoices - How to remove?


AdChoices is an adware application that causes lots of pop ups to be displayed on your computer while you are browsing the Internet. It is installed to random systems bundled with freeware. It is not always notices by computer users as it is downloaded to computers automatically unless you deselect this option at one of the steps of installation.

AdChoices mainly displays pop up messages with coupons that offer various discounts and deals. You may think, it is even useful to see such information but in fact, it becomes very annoying as it badly interrupts your work online. Besides, if you click on these messages, you will be redirected to some unknown websites that can contain malware infections. This way you highly increase the chances of getting infected with malicious programs.

Computer users are encouraged to be more careful when downloading any programs from the Internet. You shouldn’t skip any steps of installation without reading what every message of it means. Usually you are able to see what additional programs are offered to be installed together with the main one. You should avoid letting any unknown applications enter your system unless you are sure it’s a legitimate software and you really need it.

Remove AdChoices from your computer straight after detecting it there. Go to Control Panel -> Add and Remove programs list and uninstall it from there. You should also check browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you do not see AdChoices listed, you should use antimalware tools like Spyhunter and scan your computer with it. Uninstalling the program from your computer doesn’t change your search providers, it only stops ads appearing on your computer. You will have to do it manually by yourself. According to the browser you are using, follow the instructions below:

On Internet explorer:

  1. Click arrow on the right of search box;
  2. Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
  3. Remove AdChoices from the list.

On Firefox :

  1. Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page;
  2. Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  3. Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  4. Type “” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
  5. Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.

On Google Chrome:

  1. Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar;
  2. Select Settings;
  3. Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
  4. Remove unnecessary search engines from list;
  5. Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).


Automatic AdChoices removal tools

  Download Spyhunter for AdChoices detectionNote: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like AdChoices and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
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Manual AdChoices removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove AdChoices, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on


It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other AdChoices infected files and get help in AdChoices removal by using Spyhunter scanner. 


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8 thoughts on “AdChoices

  1. Alfredo

    Hi there,
    I have windows 8 and adchoices is tormenting me. I try to follow your directions for internet explorer but I didn’t understand you. You said: On Internet explorer:
    1.Click arrow on the right of search box;
    2.Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
    3.Remove AdChoices from the list.

    First: what arrow are you talking about? when I see the search box I don’t see any arrow. (this is windows 8). Could you clarify this please?
    Thank you.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Alfredo : This is for resetting search, in cases it is hijacked together with Adchoices.
      For removing adchoices, go to extension part of IE settings and looks through adons. Also, in many cases it is additional program, which can be identified by anti-malware programs ( Spyhunter, adwcleaner, malwarebytes, etc).

  2. Arggggg

    Another come on BS web site trying to suck cash from your pocket, scare tactics and bologna. By this and get rid of AdChoices… Manually remove directions.. ooops not there, or complete horse poop that doesn’t work.

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      Arggggg : Actually, there is. However, Adchoices might use multiple plugin names (not necessary Adchoices) so I still recommend scanning to identify PUP add-ons.

  3. James

    Spyhunter ,did not remove the adchoise problem from my computers

    1. Giedrius Majauskas (admin)
      Post author

      There are more than one Adchoices version. I would use Spyhunter helpdesk to make sure your PC gets cleaned and such definitions added to their database.

  4. Michael Lightfoot

    I have purchased Spyhunter but it still does not remove ADchoices. Please help

    1. Giedrius Majauskas
      Post author

      To be able to help you we need to know the exact orders of event. What happens after you attempt to remove the virus? Does it come back?


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