How to Remove Ads by SockShare

Can you help me, please? My son used my computer to access some cartoon movie websites and got my computer infected by malware. After the access to these websites, there were a lot of ads appear at the top and the bottom of a site. Most of them were sponsored by Ads by SockShare. I checked installed program and there was no new suspicious program was installed and no new extension or plu in was added to Chrome or Firefox.

According to the research, if shown 5 times, an ad will become annoying. When an ad occurs 10 times, people will be angry about it. Are you troubled by these ads?

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Know about Ads by SockShare

Ads by SockShare is categorized as Adware which shows you tons of ads when you are running the browser. These pop-ads are marked as “Ads X” which always appears in many forms including pop-up, coupon, in-text, banner, online offers, full-page and so on. It can make use of a layer service and LSP to inject advertisements into every page you open. When these ads cover the whole page, it is difficult to visit web page smoothly.

 

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The adware prefers to explore your psychology and collect your browsing activity including pages visited, cookies, downloaded files, IP addresses and so on. Based on material collected by the adware, you will receive these ads that satisfy your taste. It is actually an awful thing which means your personal information is always at high risk of leakage. What are stored in the computer may be in the control of cyber criminals. In such case, you should be careful about your information, especially in public computer. Almost adware applications use “Pay Per Click” advertising model to get revenue from computer users. Each click from computer users is actually helpful for increasing their earning and encouraging designers’ behavior, but computer users won’t benefit from the adware. Therefore, you are strongly recommended to get rid of Ads by SockShare from your computer as soon as possible.

Ways To Ads by SockShare Gets into Your PC

The adware mainly gets into your computer via pop-up ads and suspicious links. To make a profit, some websites will cooperate with advertises and send out their ads and links. Some ads and links that you can close by clicking “X” button are harmless. However, there are annoying ads links which can not only disturb your browsing normally but also cause trouble to your computer in the future. If you click these harmful ads and links accidentally, the adware will be installed in the targeted computer without your permission. Thus, ads always follow you wherever you go when you open the browser. Besides, Ads by SockShare also gets into your computer when you download and install freeware or shareware from untrustworthy sources. Usually, the adware comes bundled with free programs which don’t tell you there is Ads by SockShare in the information page. So you will install the adware without your knowledge. If you detect Ads by SockShare in your computer, please use our instruction to remove it without hesitation.


Ads by SockShare Removal Guide

STEP 1. Uninstall Ads by SockShare Application with Windows Standard Add/Remove Program

STEP 2. Uninstall Ads by SockShare Application from Software Installation Directory (optional)

STEP 3. Remove Ads by SockShare Adware from Your browsers.

Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Opera

Safari

STEP 4. Reset Your Browser (optional)

STEP 5. Clean UP Registry Entries of Ads by SockShare

STEP 6. Remove Ads by SockShare Adware With SpyHunter.

How to Back Up and Restore Your Browser Data?

Tips To Prevent Your Computer from Adware


STEP 1. Uninstall Ads by SockShare Application with Windows Add/Remove Program

For Windows XP

  1. Click Start button on the task bar, and then select Control Panel from the list.organge-start-control-xp
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs under Catergory view.control-panel-xp
  3. Select Ads by SockShare from the list, click Remove button.winxp-uninstallprogram
  4. Follow the uninstall wizard to uninstall it.

 

For Windows 7/Vista

  1. Click Start button on the task bar, and then select Control Panel from the list.start-control
  2. Tap on the down arrow beside “View by”, select Category in the drop-down menu.win8-choose-catogory
  3. Click Uninstall a program under Programs.orange-win7-control-panel
  4. Select Ads by SockShare from the list, click Uninstall.uninstall-program-win7
  5. Follow the uninstall wizard to uninstall it.

 

For Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the lower-left corner, and then don’t move the mouse until image-win8-startbuttonappears.
  2. Right-click on image-win8-startbutton to open the Start Menu, and select Programs and Features.orange-win8-programs-and-features
  3. Select Ads by SockShare from the list and then click Uninstall button.win8-uninstall-a-program2
  4. Follow the uninstall wizard to uninstall it.

 

For Windows 10

  1. Click the Start button on the task bar, select Settings.win10-settings-2
  2. Go to System, and then select Apps & features in the list.orange-win10-system-app
  3. Find Ads by SockShare from the list, click Uninstall button.win10-unisntall-program
  4. Follow the uninstall wizard to uninstall it.

 

Note: Sometimes the application doesn’t appear in Windows Add/Remove Program because it is not a complete application which can be identified by Windows. You are recommended to remove Ads by SockShare with a professional removal tool.

 

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STEP 2. Uninstall Ads by SockShare Application from Software Installation Directory (optional)

The Step 2 is applied to the situation that there is a shortcut of the application in desktop/Start menu.

If you are successful in Step 1, just delete the icon of the application in Desktop if you detect it.

 

  1. Go to the desktop/Start menu and find the icon of unwanted applications.
  2. Right-click on the icon of applications, select Properties in the list.
  3. Go to the Shortcut tab, click Open File Location button.
  4. Find and run a file like Uninstall.exe in the folder/ Delete all files if you don’t find uninstall.exe.
  5. Follow the uninstall instruction to uninstall it.

You also can delete all folder and files if you don’t find uninstall.exe ,and then clean associated registry entries detailed in Step 5.

 

STEP 3. Remove Ads by SockShare Adware from Your browsers.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools button (gear icon) and select Manage Add-ons.ie-manage-add-on-win7
  2. In Toolsbars and Extensions, select All add-ons in the drop-down menu of Show.all-add-on-ie
  3. Select Ads by SockShare adware in the list and click Disable button.ie-disableextension-win7
  4. Reset Internet Explorer (optional).

 

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome, click Menu button and select More tools/Tools, and then click Extensions.chrome-tools-extension-2
  2. Select Ads by SockShare in Extensions tab, and then click trash icon or uncheck Enabled check box.chrome-removeextension
  3. Reset Google Chrome (optional)

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click Menu button and select Add-ons.firefox-add-on
  2. Select Ads by SockShare in the list, click Disable or Remove button.
  3. Go to Plugins tab, select Ads by SockShare and choose Never Activate in the drop down menu.firefox-plugins
  4. Reset Mozilla Firefox (optional)

Opera

  1. Open Opera, click Menu button (Opera icon) on the top left corner.opera-manage-extensions
  2. Select Extensions and Manage extensions (or press Ctrl + Shift + E).opera-all-extension
  3. Select Ads by SockShare, and then click “X”button or click Disable button.
  4. Reset Opera (optional)

Safari

  1. Open Safari, click Tools button (gear icon) and select Preferences…safari-preferences-win7
  2. Go to Extensions tab, select Ads by SockShare in the list and click Uninstall button or uncheck Enable check box.safari-extension-win7
  3. Reset Opera (optional)

STEP 4. Reset Your Browser (optional)

If you find Ads by SockShare extensions in the browser, you’d better reset your browser, which can return your browser to its default state when no problems occur. Please back up your browsing data (More information is at the end of the post) if you think it is necessary.

 

Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer, click Tools button and select Internet Options.
  • Go to Advanced tab, click Restore advanced settings button and click Reset…
  • A window pop up, check the box of Delete personal settings and click Reset.
  • Click the Close button.
  • Restart IE.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click Menu button and select Settings.
  • Click Show advanced settingsat the bottom of the page.
  • Click Reset settings, and then click Reset.
  • Restart Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click Menu button and press ? (Help Menu) button.
  • Select Troubleshooting Information.
  • Click Refresh Firefox.
  • Click Finish button to complete the import process.
  • Restart Firefox.

Opera

  • Open Opera, click Menu button (Opera icon) and go to Clear browsing data.
  • Select items that you want to delete and click Clear browsing data button.
  • Restart Opera.

Safari

  • Open Safari, Click Tools button or Safari, select Reset Safari.
  • Select items you want to clean and click Reset.
  • Restart Safari.

 

Note: Now manual guide is nearing the end, is everything all right? Do you think these steps are complicated and time-costing? If your answer is yes, you are advised to download a powerful tool, which is able to save time and labor.

 

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STEP 5. Clean up Registry Entries of Ads by SockShare

  1. Open the Start menu, click Run.win7-accessories-run
  2. Type “regedit” in the box, press Entertyperegedit
  3. Back up your registry files. (More information is at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/322756)
  4. Click Edit, and then Click Find..edit-find
  5. Type “Ads by SockShare” in the Run dialogue box.
  6. Delete associate files if you find them.regedit-allresult-remove
  7. Repeat 3~5 until the box below appears.findnothing

Note: Not all files can be cleaned up completely by Windows Registry Editor. If you encounter registry editor crash or refusal warning to delete, you should try an alternative tool to help you to solve the problem. This can guarantee a complete and safe removal of the adware.

STEP 6. Remove Ads by SockShare Adware With SpyHunter.

SpyHunter is a powerful anti-malware program which is compatible with all Windows OS. The program can not only remove computer threats including adware, browser hijacker, worms, Trojan horse and so on but also prevent your computer from attack in the future. For a compute beginner, it is easy to use.

Download and Install SpyHunter

  • Download SpyHunter by clicking the button below
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  • Run SpyHunter-Installer.exe (downloaded file) and click Run button when you are asked whether you want to run this file.

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Select your language and click OK button.

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Continue the procedure by clicking CONTIUNE.

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Opt for “I accept the EULA and Privacy Policy”and click INSTALL.

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Click the EXIT button when the window appears below.

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After the installation is finished, please launch SpyHunter and begin the removal.

 

Do a complete and quick scan on your computer by clicking Scan Computer Now button.

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The system scan will take several minutes, please be patient.

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After the scan is finished, all infections will be detected and shown in the screen. Please delete them by clicking Fix Threats.

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When the removal is done, reboot the computer to take effect.

Friendly tips: The free version provides you with complete scan and detection, you are required to upgrade SpyHunter to the registered version if you want to remove all threats completely. Besides, you can enjoy more services offered by registered version.

※How to Back Up and Restore Your Browser Data?

Internet Explorer

  1. Open IE, click File on the top bar and select Import and export
  2. Select Export to a file and click Next.
  3. Choose Favorites (you can also include Feeds and Cookies as well ) and click Next.
  4. Select the destination and type the name of backup file, and then click Next.
  5. All selected items will be saved in HTML file if it is done.
  6. Restore: Repeat Step1-> Select Import from a file and click Next -> Select items you want to import and click Next -> Locate or browse the backup file and click Next -> Select the destination folder (where Favorites to be restored) and click on Finish.

(cf. http://www.windowsvalley.com/how-to-backup-restore-favorites-in-internet-explorer/)

Tips To Prevent Your Computer from Adware

  • Avoid clicking some sponsored links and sudden pop-up windows when you are surfing the Internet.
  • Always choose Custom installation when installing a program.
  • Don’t download and open email attachment from unknown and suspicious sources.
  • Download and install anti-adware programs and browser extensions like Ad-Block, which prevents your computer from ads and keeps the screen clean.
  • Scan your computer with antivirus programs regularly.

Important Note: As the saying goes, “the flaw in the plan.” In other words, something unfriendly may seize the opportunity to enter your computer even though your system has multiple protections. In this case, it is necessary to use a professional removal tool to get rid of the annoying item from your computer.

 

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