If you have recently noticed an excessive amount of popups marked as Ads by Rich Media View, beware that your computer was infected with an adware. Usually these popups appear when you hover your mouse over some highlighted phrases on random websites that you visit. If you click on Ads by Rich Media View, you will be immediately sent to some sponsored websites that these ads are seeking to advertise.
Everybody who was affected by this adware agrees that, first of all, its activity is very annoying. Users are not able to browse regularly anymore as every browsing session is interfered by these ads. Another thing is that Ads by Rich Media View can take users to compromised websites which may pose a risk to the security of your computer. These are the main reasons why it is recommended to remove Ads by Rich Media View as soon as you detect them.
Adware programs can be avoided. If you don’t want to deal with similar issues in the future, make sure you browse the Internet safely and don’t click on any suspicious links and especially attachments that come with spam emails. Also, a lot of adware come bundled to free software, such as music players, video recorders, PDF creators, etc. Make sure you follow the installation steps of these tools and deselect options that indicate about downloading additional tools if they are not familiar for you.
If your system has already been affected, remove Ads by Rich Media View as soon as possible. Follow the steps that are provided below and eliminate the adware that is responsible for generating these ads. Don’t forget to scan your computer with a reputable antispyware program, for example, Spyhunter or Stopzilla, to make sure your system is completely safe.
Using Control Panel to remove the main Ads by Rich Media View components and installers
- Go to Control Panel. On Windows XP/Vista/7 open Start -> Control Panel , Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall . On Windows 8 enter Control Panel in the search box, then look for Uninstall a program. You may need to confirm that you are the administrator on this PC, in both cases.
- Look for Rich Media View and /or similar looking items on the list of programs. By default, I recommend removing Yontoo, WebCake, anything “savings” or “coupon” related. Scanning with Anti-Malware programs like Spyhunter or Stopzilla might give a good idea of what programs you should remove from there as well.
- Close Control Panel.
Removing Ads by Rich Media View from Internet Explorer
- Press on the Wench icon->Manage Add-ons.
- Go through Toolbars and extensions. Remove everything related to Rich Media View and items you do not know that are made not by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle or Adobe.
- Close the Options.
Removing Ads by Rich Media View from Firefox
- Enter about:addons in URL field.
- Go through Extensions and Addons list, remove everything Rich Media View 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 probably you do not need it.
- Optionally, reset Firefox: go to Firefox ->Help (Help in menu for OSX users) -> Troubleshooting Information. Then Reset Firefox.
Removing Ads by Rich Media View from Chrome
- Enter chrome://extensions in url field.
- Go through extensions list and remove programs you do not need, especially similar to Rich Media View. If unsure, you can disable them temporarily.
- Restart Chrome.
- Optionally, you can enter chrome://settings in URL bar, press Advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the list and press Reset browser settings.
If you found an extension that can’t be removed from the browser, it has either to be removed from Control Panel or with antimalware programs (like Spyhunter, malwarebytes) or program uninstallers (like RevoUninstaller).
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