BlueStack Ads - How to remove?

 
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BlueStack Ads might appear on your web browser while browsing the Internet. What does it mean? It means that your computer is infected with this malware and you should take care of that. Even though it is not a very dangerous virus, it can still cause you some cyber security problems therefore we do not recommend to keep it installed.

Probably the most efficient way to eliminate infection like this is to download reliable anti-malware application, such as Malwarebytes or Plumbytes and scan your computer with it. Either one of them should detect and remove BlueStack Ads from your computer in no time. It will also protect your computer from similar infections in the future so it’s worth to keep it installed. You can use other anti-malware software of your choice too.

However, if for some reasons you don’t want to download any additional software, you can eliminate BlueStack Ads manually by your own. This process might look difficult to you so we have developed a step-by-step BlueStack Ads manual removal guide to assist you – scroll down below this article and check it out. Do your best to complete all steps correctly and you should be able to eliminate BlueStack Ads manually by your own.

There is also an alternative way to get rid of BlueStacks Ads banner. If you are using Windows OS, open Windows command prompt (type cmd.exe into search box and hit enter, then paste this command into the cmd box: “c:\Program Files (x86)\BlueStacks\HD-Adb.exe” and hit enter again. Then execute two more commands: “/system/xbin/bstk/su” and “pm disable-user com.bluestacks.s2p”. That’s it, ads should be gone for good.

To learn more about specific features of BlueStack Ads please continue reading this article. If you have some questions regarding this topic, feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we will do our best to provide you with needed assistance.

About BlueStack Ads adware

Since this infection is developed as extension, add-on or browser helper object for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, it might be more complicated to remove it compared to regular Windows programs that can be eliminated via control panel.

In case you are using multiple web browsers, and all of them are infected, it is important that you remove the virus from all of them. Otherwise, the infection will come back.

As described by the developers of BlueStack Ads – it is a tool that will allow you to play mobile games and use other mobile apps on your computer, right on a web browser. It sounds attractive, however you should not trust it. While the functionality of this application is highly questionable, it has some side effects that you should know about.

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First of all, it will flood your web browsers with ads in all kinds of forms. Ads displayed by BlueStack Ads might come as pop-up, pop-under, in-text, banner or contextual advertisements. New tab or even window with ads on it can be opened at any time as well.

Usually advertisements delivered by this malware appear when you are browsing e-commerce websites, such as eBay or Amazon. You will be offered to purchase some particular goods or services at very appealing price rate. Do not fall for that trick – most of the time those offers are fake. They are just trying to win your attention and make you click on one of those ads this way. And we suggest not to do that.

If it happens so that you click on the advertisement delivered by BlueStack Ads you will be immediately redirected to other websites that might be owned by various cyber criminals, such as hackers or scammers. This way your computer can get infected with other viruses or if you attempt to purchase something there you can even get scammed and lose your hard earned money.

As we have mentioned above, BlueStack Ads can be removed both automatically or manually, so it’s up to you which removal method to choose. However, we suggest to remove the infection manually only if you feel strong about your cyber security knowledge, otherwise some traces of the infection will be left one the system and it will come back.


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How to remove BlueStack Ads using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like BlueStack Ads install some of their components as regular windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel (Windows 8);
    Control panel
  • Choose Uninstall Program;
    Programs and features
  • Go through a list of programs and select entries related to BlueStack Ads .
    Remove toolbars
  • Click uninstall button.
    Uninstall
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter or Reimage to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.
    Scan with spyhunter
This method will not remove some of browser plugins therefore proceed to the next part of the removal guide.
Removing BlueStack Ads from your browsers

  Top Remove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to BlueStack Ads and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
    Disable add-ons
  • Close the Options.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to BlueStack Ads, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Press on the Gear icon->Internet Options.
    Internet options
  • Choose the Advanced tab and click on the Reset button.
    Reset settings
  • Select a Delete personal settingscheckbox and click on the Reset button.
    Reset approve
  • Click on the Close button on the confirmation box, then close your browser.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing BlueStack Ads from Chrome

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Google Chrome window. Select “Settings”.
    Open settings
  • Click “Extensions” on the left menu bar.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to BlueStack Ads. Click on the trash bin icon next to BlueStack Ads or other add-ons you want to remove.
    Remove extensions
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
    Remove approve
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
    Disable extension
  • Restart Chrome.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to BlueStack Ads, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on Chrome’s menu button (three horizontal lines) and select Settings.
    Open settings
  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on the Reset settings button.
    Reset settings
  • Click on the Reset button on the confirmation box.
    Reset approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

  Top Removing BlueStack Ads from Firefox

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla window and select the “Add-ons” icon (or press Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard).
    Select add-on
  • Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything BlueStack Ads related and items you do not recognise. If you do not know the extension and it is not made by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, Oracle or Adobe then you probably do not need it.
    Remove add-on

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to BlueStack Ads, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Mozilla Firefox window. Click on the Help button.
    Help button
  • Choose Troubleshooting Information on the Help menu.
    Troubleshooting
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button.
    Refresh firefox
  • Click on the Reset Firefox button on the confirmation box. Mozilla Firefox will close and change the settings to default.
    Refresh firefox approve

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

How to remove BlueStack Ads from Microsoft Edge:  Top


Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 1)

  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on More actions button (three dots at the top right corner of the screen), then choose Settings.
    Open settings
  • In the Settings window, click Choose what to clear button.
    Choose clear
  • Select everything that you want to remove and click Clear.
    Clear browsing data
  • Right click on Start and choose Task manager.
    Open task manager
  • In the Processes tab right click on Microsoft Edge and select Go to details.
    Go to details
  • In the Details look for entries named Microsoft Edge, right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries.
    End Edge task

If the first method didn't work for you, follow the steps of advanced method below. Make sure you backup your data before completing these steps.

Resetting Microsoft Edge setting (Method 2)

  • Navigate to the following folder: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe Select all of the entries in this folder, right click on them and select Delete.
    Delete files
  • Click Start button and type in “Windows power”. Right click on the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator.
    Open powershell
  • When Administrator: Windows PowerShell window appears on your screen, paste in this line after PS: cd C:\WINDOWS\system32 and press Enter: Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml" -Verbose}
    Run command
Once you finish these steps, BlueStack Ads should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

  Top Removing BlueStack Ads from Safari (Mac OS X)

  • Click on the Safari menu.
  • Choose Preferences.
    Open preferences
  • Click on the Extensions Tab.
  • Click on the Uninstall button near the BlueStack Ads. Remove all other unknown or suspicious entries too. If you are not sure whether you need the extension or not, you can simply uncheck the Enable check-box to disable the extension temporarily.
    Extensions
  • Restart Safari.

(Optional) Reset your browser’s settings

If you are still experiencing any issues related to BlueStack Ads, reset the settings of your browser to its default settings.

  • Click on the Safari menu on the top left corner of the screen. Select Reset Safari.
    Choose reset
  • Select which options you want to reset (usually all of them come preselected) and click on the Reset button.
    Reset

If you cannot reset your browser settings and the problem persists, scan your system with an anti-malware program.

         
April 5, 2017 05:58, April 13, 2017 01:40
 

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