Read this article in order to understand how to fully and effectively eliminate the potential threat known as AdsKeeper from your computer system and how to protect it against future threats.
AdsKeeper.co.uk is a website that has been reported to be related to yet another ad-supported software. Such programs are not malware, but they may significantly slow down your computer and display you many third-party advertisements, some of which may be malicious and infect your computer with malware or scam you out of your information. And in addition to all this, the AdsKeeper.co.uk adware may also collect information from your computer via tracking technologies such as cookies and other types of trackers. If you have this software installed on your computer, we would strongly suggest to immediately remove it from your computer by using the instructions in this article.
What is the AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware Program ?
In general adware programs just like AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware have been around for quite some time. Their primary goal is to display different types of advertisements to get you to click on them. This happens while the program is actively running on your computer. Adware programs, generally exist on web browsers of computers or if they are directly installed on them, but they can also be spotted on mobile devices too.
The goal of programs like AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware is to convince the user that it helps with something legitimate, like providing advertisements to help you find what you are looking for at the lowest online price or help you with any other online activity. These usually fake solutions result in cramping your system with ads and may even lead you to phishing web pages that aim to gather your information if you type it. We are talking about credit card numbers, financial data and several other types of info.
What Types of Adware are There?
Usually most hackers who are behind suspicious adware programs, like AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware aim to make it as difficult as possible to remove their program. But they often give away it’s name by stating it in the pop-ups displayed, for example “Ads by AdsKeeper.co.uk” on one of the sides of the pop-up or banner or if you drag your mouse over the advertisement.
Another way by which you may detect if you are about to have adware on your computer is to catch it while being installed. Adware programs like _ are usually being spread via third-party programs. The third-party software’s installers can be with included programs that are advertised as free bonus software or other seemingly useful code. However, the AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware can present a potential harm to your computer and this is why experts often recommend to remove programs like it immediately.
How to Spot AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware and Remove It?
Since detection of the AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware program can be a tricky process, because most of the files it creates are concealed in different Windows locations, removal of it may be a tricky process. You can try to locate it’s suspicious web browser extensions on your Chrome, Firefox, Explorer or other browser and you can try to uninstall it from the Programs and Features menu in Windows. However, this does not guarantee that the program won’t be back after this, like it usually happens with such software. This is the main reason why an adware-specific removal program should be used to scan for and delete all of the objects related to AdsKeeper.co.uk Adware from your computer system.
Booting in Safe Mode
1) Hold Windows Key and R
2) A run Window will appear, in it type “msconfig” and hit Enter
3) After the Window appears go to the Boot tab and select Safe Boot
Cut out AdsKeeper.co.uk in Task Manager
1) Press CTRL+ESC+SHIFT at the same time.
2) Locate the “Processes” tab.
3) Locate the malicious process of AdsKeeper.co.uk, and end it’s task by right-clicking on it and clicking on “End Process”
Eliminate AdsKeeper.co.uk‘s Malicious Registries
For most Windows variants:
1) Hold Windows Button and R.
2) In the “Run” box type “Regedit” and hit “Enter”.
3) Hold CTRL+F keys and type AdsKeeper.co.uk or the file name of the malicious executable of the virus which is usually located in %AppData%, %Temp%, %Local%, %Roaming% or %SystemDrive%.
4) After having located malicious registry objects, some of which are usually in the Run and RunOnce subkeys delete them ermanently and restart your computer. Here is how to find and delete keys for different versions.
For Windows 7: Open the Start Menu and in the search type and type regedit –> Open it. –> Hold CTRL + F buttons –> Type AdsKeeper.co.uk Virus in the search field.
Win 8/10 users: Start Button –> Choose Run –> type regedit –> Hit Enter -> Press CTRL + F buttons. Type AdsKeeper.co.uk in the search field.