Remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” Malware (Virus Removal)

Many users have been complaining about a new ad-supported software that presents users with “Ads by BlockAndSurf” advertisements in the form of pop-ups, banners, and contextual links. This malware is extremely disruptive to the user experience as it alters the look of websites and replaces the white space on websites with intrusive advertisements. Many “Ads by BlockAndSurf” advertisements are deceptively designed to get users to click on them by saying an update is required or implying Adobe Flash Player is out of date.

Ads by BlockAndSurf

“Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware hooks itself into web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera. The “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware then puts advertisements inside of the browser automatically, causing user confusion as to why “Ads by BlockAndSurf” advertisements are now showing up everywhere.

To remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware completely from your computer, instructions have been outlined below. It is recommended to follow them in their entirety to ensure all malicious files are deleted and your computer is protect in the future.

Automatically remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware

Download and install SpyHunter to detect and remove malicious files. This a a simple piece of software designed to locate and eliminate the source of the infection.


    1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
    2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Manually remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware from browsers

To disable and Remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, please follow the directions:

Remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware for Mozilla Firefox

  • On the menu bar, click on Tools menu and then click ‘Add-ons’ — the add-ons manager tab will now open.
  • In the add-ons manager tab, select ‘Extensions or Appearance’
  • Select any unknown add-on(s) you wish to disable
  • Click ‘Remove’ button
  • Click Restart now

Remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware for Google Chrome

  • Open the Chrome menu on the top right hand side of the browser.
  • Click on Tools
  • Click on Extensions
  • Click on the trash can icon next to each extension
  • Click Remove on the dialog

Remove “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware for Internet Explorer

  • Click the Tools button and click on Manage add-ons
  • Under Show, click on All add-ons, and then do one of the following
  • Click on Disable for each add-on

Clean “Ads by BlockAndSurf” malware with Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is powerful anti-malware technology that detects and removes all signs of malware including worms, trojans, rootkits, PUPs, spyware, and much more.

  1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware here and run the installer
  2. Follow the installation wizard to complete the setup process and click Finish
  3. Install Malwarebytes

  4. On the first tab labelled Scanner select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to scan, detect, and remove Malware files
  5. Malwarebytes Quick Scan

  6. Malwarebytes will now scan your computer for malicious files
  7. Malwarebytes Scan Results

  8. When the scan has finished, click on the Show results button
  9. Malwarebytes Scan Results

  10. The results will be displayed on the screen. Make sure everything is checked and hit the Removed Selected button
  11. Malwarebytes Malware Removal

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