AdPunisher Removal Guide

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AdPunisher is a very strange program. It might promise to block ads for you; however, its primary function is to inject advertisements into the websites you visit. Needless to say, the initial promise to disable ads is just a trick to fool you into installing a completely unreliable ad-supported program (adware). If you do not delete AdPunisher from your operating system and browsers, you will be exposed to links that might route to malicious websites, and that is not something you should ignore. Even if you do not interact with the ads shown to you, it is crucial to remove this adware because it can spy on you and share information regarding your virtual activity with undisclosed parties.

According to the research we have conducted, AdPunisher might use different names. Although it is unlikely that the name of this ad-supported program will be drastically changed, random letter inserts could create problems identifying this adware. It appears that this method can be used to conceal Kavapuller, Coupilation, DigiFreeApp, and other unreliable ad-supported programs that were built using the Justplugit engine. Although the creators of these ad-supported programs are unknown, they were created using the same template, and they are distributed by the same third-party installers. It was found that Installrex, Amonetize, and Vittalia are the most common distributors of AdPunisher and its clones. Unfortunately, these installers can bundle adware with potentially unwanted programs and browser hijackers that will require removal as well. For example, you might have to delete oursurfing.com, a hijacker that could take over your web browsers.

Once installed, AdPunisher will release tracking cookies to collect information about your operating system, your browsers, and your virtual activity. If you delete these cookies, AdPunisher will most likely continue to flood your browsers with random ads. Of course, if you do not delete these cookies, the ads shown to you might be selected according to your browsing history, which might increase the chances of your clicking on them. The banners, video-targeted ads, pop-ups, and other kinds of promotions introduced by this adware could lead you to malicious websites, and this is why it is crucial that you ignore all of them. Unfortunately, if you ignore AdPunisher itself, your might allow unreliable parties to sell information about your virtual behavior to unreliable advertisers.

You have to remove AdPunisher from your operating system right away. Internet Explorer users will get rid of it by uninstalling this adware, but Firefox and Chrome users will have to remove add-ons as well. Luckily, this task is not complicated. What is unfortunate is that AdPunisher components might be left behind. If you do not know how to remove leftovers or other infections, employ a legitimate antimalware tool to delete them from your PC. Even if you manage to get rid of all infections manually, you have to think about Windows protection in the future. If you do not want to fear letting in malware every time you click on a link or download software, you must implement reliable security software.

How to delete AdPunisher

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start button on the Taskbar to open the user menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and navigate to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select and Remove the undesirable program.

Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows icon located on the left of the Taskbar.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the app you wish to remove and choose Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10:

  1. Tap Win+R to access RUN and enter Control Panel into the dialog box.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and find AdPunisher.
  3. Right-click the program you want to remove and click Uninstall.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Click More tools and move to Extensions.
  3. Find the trash icon representing the undesirable add-on.
  4. Click the icon and select Remove.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager menu click Extensions.
  3. Remove/Disable the unwanted add-on.
Download Remover for AdPunisher *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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