Kontera - How To Remove?


Kontera is an adware that displays promotions based on keywords which pop up while you hover over text on web pages. It is a java script in text advertising platform just like Text Enhance. Usually it gets installed to an infected computer without its user’s consent or knowledge. Once in the system it creates registry entries and temporary files that enable to display spam ads.

Kontera and the Kontera WordPress plugin are known to be used to generate money through its affiliate program by paying for clicks. Yet one would find many complains related to this issue, such as that Kontera ad users do not receive their payouts. Moreover, Kontera’s support team does not respond to any of messages.

Kontera is not a virus itself and usually it does not cause any direct harm to your computer besides being a very annoying application and interrupting your work. You might wish to block it or to remove it completely.

Instructions for blocking Kontera text ads

You may also wish to try setting a Firewall rule for disabling Kontera. You should go to advanced settings in your computer’s firewall. Block the following IP addresses on all ports and protocols:

Another option is to use Host Files/Internet Resource blocking. You should:

  1. Open Host file. For this use MS Notepad as an administrator.
  2. After you open the file add kona.kontera.com to the bottom of it.

Please note that blocking Kontera does not eliminate it. After every browser update it will be active again. For the application to be removed permanently you should either delete its system files and registry files manually or use special antimalware tools like Spyhunter for its removal. In a case when Kontera comes with malware and can not be blocked by common means, it should be deleted using antivirus software.

Automatic Kontera removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Kontera, 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


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May 20, 2013 05:24, May 20, 2013 05:24

2 thoughts on “Kontera

  1. Hi Geidruis,

    This is Jonathan from Kontera. If you’d like to stop seeing Kontera on websites that use our advertising, the easiest thing to do is click on the “ad choices” button within the Kontera layer. The “ad choices” button will appear in the upper right hand corner of the Kontera ad layer, and through clicking on it you can opt out of seeing our ads.

    Concerning our performance for publishers, because of our big brand advertising we’re able to provide great compensation. Results vary, but many publishers report earning about 1/4th of what they earn through AdSense, which considering Kontera takes up no additional space on the webpage, makes Kontera an excellent additional revenue stream. Since our ads are targeted by relevancy and the advertiser’s geographical preferences, not all publishers will see these premium ads, so your best bet is to check with a Kontera account manager.

    Additionally we don’t slow down your PC performance or slow down your internet connection. There’s a blog post discussing the page speed issue here: http://murraynewlands.com/2012/01/study-does-kontera-affect-your-google-search-engine-rankings/.

    We’re also very prompt in answering account questions. Anyone with questions should feel free to contact me directly at jonathanc@kontera.com . Finally regarding Malware, we hate it as much as you do:) Using JavaScript, which is also what platforms like AdSense use, we deliver in-content advertising and related information, and that’s the only thing we do.


    – Jonathan

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