The AdStstus is a malicious program that is categorized as dangerous adware that has the ability to display porn ads on the screen of your PC. This malicious application can steal the information about your browsing habits and send it to the developers to display more targeted ads on your computer. Like all other types of adware it not only slows down the speed of your browsing, but it also changes your browser settings such as your home page. Once you have found that your computer is getting infected from this malicious application, you have to take steps to get rid of this adware as soon as possible. There are both manual as well as automatic ways of remove AdStatus adware available.
Manual Removal of AdStatus
One of the main things which you have to keep in mind while removing AdStatus from your computer is, you have to find out files, folders, registry keys, values, and other data which is related to the AdStatus, and without finding all the related files and folders, you cannot remove this dangerous spyware program completely. Manual removal of this type of adware viruses is not only complicated, but dangerous too; therefore, we recommend that if you are not an expert computer user do not try to do this on your own. Following are a few steps that you need to take to remove AdStatus manually.
There are some files related to every adware program stored on the hard drive of our computer when our computer infected from that adware program. First of all you need to restart your computer into safe mode, once your computer started in the safe mode, now you can easily remove the files and folders related to AdStatus. You just need to find the following files or folders, and simply remove them as you normally delete any other file:-
If you found any folder that is related to the AdStatus, you have to delete it too. Besides that, you also need to delete the temporary internet files.
Remove Suspicious Registry Values and Keys
The registry is extremely important to run your computer properly, and all the viruses always affect that registry section by creating new registry keys or changing the existing ones. In order to remove AdStatus completely from your computer it is extremely important that you should identify as well as remove all the registry keys and entries that are somehow related to the AdStatus. In order to clean your registry you have to open registry editor first, and then locate the values and keys that are related to the AdStatus. Following are a few common registry files that you can find in your registry if your computer becomes a victim of AdStatus adware.
- HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Windows Adstatus
Many of the new users find it hard to identify the registry files they need to delete due to which they are never been able to get rid of AdStatus completely. If you feel the same, you can use any automatic AdStatus removal tool to make things easier.