AdFreeApp adware - How to remove

AdFreeAp adware virus officially is a freeware application, promising to protect users from malware-laden advertisements. While this mission sounds appealing, our security team expresses doubts whether this application is actually ready to carry such a burden. It has been concluded that AdFreeAp program is an ad-based infection itself. This means that even though it blocks a stream of adverts from other sources, it will still display its own advertisements. It is similar to other adware threats like Adwizz malware.

AdFreeApp malware parasite lies to its clients and displays malware-laden ads

Ads by AdFreeAp are mostly going to be in-text ads. This means that the adware will mark certain words in your visited websites. If you hover on the underlined words, you will be presented with a box, containing the actual third-party advertisement (In-Text Advertising: What is it?). It could be that this advert is going to be infectious, meaning that it you click on it, your operating system will become tainted with malicious codes. Therefore, it is best to stay away from online ads. Besides in-text ads, AdFreeAp adware can also introduce you do pop-ups or pop-unders. Whichever the form an ad has been created in, please stay away from it.

AdFreeApp adware

It is known that even legitimate online ad-networks can transmit viruses via their displayed ads. In this case, you should show no trust for programs from unknown third-parties. Malvertising campaigns can target you by collecting your geographical information and using it for the delivery of more personalized content. It has been indicated that if the online adverts are to become more secure, ad-networks are supposed to be more selective about the ads they accept (Who can stop malware? It starts with advertisers). However, authors of programs like AdFreeAp adware might not have this concern for security. They can promote promotional content even without looking at it.

AdFreeAp adware virus is also going to exploit tracking cookies. This is done for the delivery of tailor-suited online adverts. Your location can be extracted from your IP address and your browsing activities can reveal your personal details. Many ad-based programs collect information about its clients: Facebook AdBlock and NillaWeather do the same.

To sum up, AdFreeApp is described as useful application that will help you to browse the internet more efficiently without having to go throughout all those disturbing advertisements. This is not true. The truth is that AdFreeApp will display advertisements on all of your web browsers itself. Those ads can be displayed in all kinds of forms, such as pop-up, pop-under, in-text, banner or contextual advertisements.

How does one become infected with this AdfreeApp adware?

You can get infected with AdfreeApp simply by downloading and installing freeware from unreliable websites. So when you download and install some PDF generator or media player there is a chance that AdfreeApp will be installed alongside without you even being aware of that. To avoid this happening, always pay close attention to the installation process of freeware.

Never skip any steps and always opt out for a custom or advanced install mode if possible. Reading all terms and conditions would be considered wise as well. Don’t rush because some of the information can be displayed in a very tiny font and you don’t want to overlook that. if during the installation you notice that some additional software that you are not aware of is being installed alongside – don’t allow this installation to be completed because it can possibly be AdfreeApp or any other malware that you don’t want to see installed on your computer.

There are two most common ways to eliminate malware like AdfreeApp – you can do it either manually or automatically. It’s much easier and less time consuming to perform this automatically, thus we recommend you to choose this way. All you have to do is to download reliable anti-malware application, such as Spyhunter and scan your computer with it. It should automatically detect and remove the virus from your system just in a few moments. If your system is infected with some other viruses, it will detect and remove them as well.

If you want to eliminate AdfreeApp manually – scroll down below this article and take a look at our step-by-step AdfreeApp manual removal guide. We have developed it to assist you through this complicated process of virus removal. Try to complete all steps correctly and you will be able to eliminate AdfreeApp manually by yourself.

Manual removal of AdfreeApp Ads

How to remove AdfreeApp using Windows Control Panel

Many hijackers and adware like AdFreeApp adware install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
  • Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10). Open Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu.
  • Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category). In Control Panel, select Uninstall a program.
  • Go through the list of programs and select entries related to AdfreeApp . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make AdFreeApp adware easier to find. Find the program that you need to uninstall.
  • Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes. Click the Uninstall button after selecting the program to uninstall. Then click Yes.
  • In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection. Spyhunter marking a program and its components as low-threat malware.

How to remove AdfreeApp from macOS

Delete AdFreeApp adware from your applications.
  1. Open Finder.
  2. In the menu bar, click Go.
  3. Select Applications from the dropdown.
  4. Find the AdfreeApp app.
  5. Select it and right-click it (or hold the Ctrl and click the left mouse button).
  6. In the dropdown, click Move to Bin/Trash. You might be asked to provide your login password.
Open Applications and delete unwanted apps.

TopRemove malicious extensions from Internet Explorer

  • Press on the Gear icon→Manage Add-ons.
    Add-on
  • Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to AdFreeApp adware 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 AdfreeApp, 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.

TopRemoving AdFreeApp adware 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 AdfreeApp. Click on the trash bin icon next to AdFreeApp adware 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 AdfreeApp, 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.

TopRemoving AdFreeApp adware 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 AdfreeApp 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 AdFreeApp adware, 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 AdFreeApp adware from Microsoft Edge:Top


  • Click on the menu button on the top right corner of a Microsoft Edge window. Select “Extensions”.
Open the menu and choose Extensions.
  • Go through the extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to AdfreeApp. Click on the "Remove" icon next to AdFreeApp adware or other add-ons you want to remove.
Press Remove for the extensions you want to remove
  • Press on the “Remove” button on the Confirmation window.
Press Remove again.
  • If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
Press the switch to disable the extension.
  • Restart Microsoft Edge.

TopRemoving AdfreeApp 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 AdFreeApp adware. 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 AdfreeApp, 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.

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