AdChoices - How to remove?


AdChoices is a potentially unwanted application (PUP) and may also be classified as an adware because it causes lots of pop ups to be displayed on your web browsers while you are browsing the Internet. It was known for installation to random systems bundled with freeware. As for know it is removed from all major virus databases, still, we don’t recommend to keep it installed on your computer.At this moment it is not detected as malware by antivirus scanners.

If you have discovered that your computer is affected by this PUP and you can’t recall installing it, we recommend to remove AdChoices from your system. It is not very difficult thing to do, simply 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 or have problems with other advertisements, you should use antimalware tools like Malwarebytes or StopZilla and scan your computer with it.



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11 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?

  5. Peter Ryder

    I took the advice of someone who suggested I had a look at any recently installed programs and I found ‘malwareprotectionlive’. I used Control Panel to remove it, then I deleted its folder and finally I deleted everything in the registry that referred to it. That seems to have worked.

  6. Jeff

    I tried everything to get rid of AdChoices in Firefox, but the only thing that worked was the Firefox add-on called adblock-plus.

  7. sandy

    Well, it’s strange that Spyhunter didn’t work for you. I wouldn’t have purchased it after having read your comments. But a friend of mine has it on his pc and he recommended it to me. I purchased it. And it was the right choice, I should say. No probs so far.


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