How to remove Showad.js/Ads.pubmatic.com from computer and browsers

Ads.pubmatic.com is an advertising-oriented program whose major aim is to show you ads in browsers and redirect you to the intrusted websites for advertising purposes. This software became realy widespread recent days so we will explain everything about it: how it works, why it shows ads, and how to stop it. We have the detailed step-by-step insructions for manual and automatic removal, and videos of the complete removal process.

Ads.pubmatic.com is something in between adware and hijackers. It can be called potentially unwanted program, or PUP, and it means that Ads.pubmatic.com isn't actually dangerous for the system or for your files. Still, you should keep on reading, because direct damage isn't the only way to cause harm. This adware doesn't remove your files, but it makes web-surfing so hard and annoying that some users are trying to reinstall WIndows to get rid of it. Each file on your PC is very valuable, but the nerve cells do not regenerate, and they are more precious than the whole computer. if user spends time on the Internet, he wants to visit his favorite websites, to chat with friends or to watch something on YouTube. Instead of this he is trying to figure out how to remove all that ads from the screen and how to close the additional pop-up windows with promotional videos, plaing on maximum loudness. All these inconveniences don't worth a dime, but the dime is an approximate daily amount of money that hackers get for your impresssions of ads and your clicks on pop-ups and banners, while adware is installed on your PC. You can compare the inconveniences that you encounter with the amount of money that they worth, and understand that even if hackers would be your best friends, there's no need to suffer that much for so little payment. Luckily, Ads.pubmatic.com is easy to remove, so you can do it in manual or automatic way with help of our instructions.

Adware Removal tool

The quickest and safest way to remove any adware or virus is to use the decent removal software. There are many reasons for it, but let's count only the most important of them. The software makes no mistakes, and can't delete the important system files. Software can remove any number of unwanted programs, it won't be tired of it and won't miss the last one that will clog the system once again. And the best feature of anti-viral programs is that they will help you in future. Manual removal is the one-off measure, but antivirus will stay on your PC and protect it from incoming threats for a long time.

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How to eliminate Showad.js manually

There is one case, in that manual removal is better than automatic. It's when you only have one virus on your PC, and you know for sure that there won't be other ones. Then you can just remove it with help of our instructions, and forget about it.

 

Step 1. Uninstall Showad.js/Ads.pubmatic.com from the system

It is an optional step, if you have no installed software with the same name, go to the next step.

Instruction for Windows XP and Windows 7

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add or Remove Programs.

2. In the Currently installed programs box, click the adware, and then click Change or Change/Remove.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to make the changes that you want.

Press Start - Control Panel Choose Program - Uninstall a program Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter Control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by: select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Instruction for Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select adware and press Uninstall

Type 'Control Panel' in Search field Programs in Control Panel Choose needed program and click 'Uninstall'

 

Instruction for Mac OS

1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications

2. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash

3. Choose Finder > Empty Trash

Step 2. Check browser's shortcut

1. Right-click on shortcut

2. Select Properties

3. Check the field Target: there must be only way to your browser, e.g.:

Google Chrome: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"

Mozilla Firefox: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Internet Explorer: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Opera: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

Safari: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Safari\"

Step 3. Remove Showad.js/Ads.pubmatic.com from the browsers

Instructions for Google Chrome

1. Launch Google Chrome

2. Click Menu (Customize and control Google Chrome)

3. Select Settings

4. Scroll down and click Show advanced settings...

5. Click Reset settings

How to find Google Chrome Settings How to find Show advanced settings in Google Chrome How to Reset settings in Google Chrome

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

1. Launch Mozilla Firefox

2. Click on Help on menu bar

3. Select Troubleshooting information

4. Click Reset Firefox...

How to find Mozilla Firefox Troubleshooting information How to launch Reset Firefox... Reset Mozilla Firefox: last step

Instructions for Internet Explorer

1. Launch Internet Explorer

2. Click Tools (You can press ALT+X on the keyboard)

3. Select Internet Options

4. Select Advanced tab

5. Click Reset... button

6. Put the tick near 'Delete personal settings' and click Reset

How to launch Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to find Advanced Internet Options in Internet Explorer How to reset Internet Explorer settings

Instructions for Opera

1. Start Opera

2. Click Menu (Customize and Control Opera)

3. Select Settings > Browser tab

4. Select On Startup - Open a specific page or set of pages - Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one

How to find Extensions in Opera How to disable extensions in Opera How to remove extension from Opera

Instructions for Safari

1. Open Safari browser

2. Click Menu (Display a menu of General Safari Settings)

3. Select Reset Safari...

4. Click Reset

How to display a menu of General Safari settings How to find Reset Safari tab How to reset Safari

 

Video instruction how to clean browsers

 

 

 

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