How to remove Adrs.me Redirects
What is Adrs.me:
Threat Classification: Adware
Generally, users that have Adrs.me Redirects on their systems, might experience various performance issues, random browser redirects and all kinds of malicious pop-up windows, which could insist that you have been chosen after some careful screening for some Money Making Secret project or that you have won a million US dollars from some unknown lottery etc. The Adrs.me is set to display all kinds of POP-UP ALERTS on the victim’s computer. Please note that most of these alerts are FAKE! Actually, the main purpose of the Adrs.me is to drive as much traffic as possible to certain links and domains, which could easily be monetized and converted to cash via one of the many online marketing platforms.
Adrs.me is usually bundled with other free software products and is being installed by default when the user accepts the EULA while performing an express/recommended installation. That’s why you should be very careful what you agree to install and always opt-out for a custom installation and skip or deselect the software you don’t want to install or you are not familiar with. The possible distribution of Adrs.me bundle varies but is not limited to – installing third-party toolbars, free PDF software, free Video editors or other free software products or downloading e-mail attachments etc..
The purpose of Adrs.me is to attract more users to certain domains, so that the creators of such or similar adware could generate income from the online traffic, using one of the many online marketing platforms. Adrs.me may use tracking cookies and other relevant techniques to steal your personal data such as account information, usernames & passwords, bank account data etc. That’s why this malware infection should not be left unattended and needs to be terminated immediately, as it seems to be a serious threat to your online security.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for all users) using the SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
2. Manual Removal Method (recommended ONLY for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove Adrs.me Redirects Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Adrs.me and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). We recommend you to read and follow the SpyHunter Installation Instructions. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers unlimited free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase a subscription, which will allow you to use the automatic removal feature and to receive unlimited one-on-one professional help for any malware related issue by an expert technician.
Remove Adrs.me Redirects Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove Adrs.me manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore the Manual removal method is ONLY recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For all users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter.
1. Remove Adrs.me Uninstall Entry:
First, you can try to go to Control panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entry related to Adrs.me, Traffic Exchange, Searchudak.com, 1.loadblanks.ru, Web-Start.org, ShowBox Ads, Counterflix, Gotoinstall.ru, Dashlane, Play-bar.net, 2080.hit.buy-targeted-traffic.com, Ads by Advertise, Ads by Albireo, Chum Search, SafeSurfs.com, Searchguide.level3.com, TTwifi or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. You should also look for all kinds of suspicious programs, installed on the same date as the infection. If you find such, right-click on it and try to uninstall it. Although, please mind, that this is an actual infection and you might not be able to remove it directly from the list.
*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit Enter.
2. Remove Adrs.me from your browser:
Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).
*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose all personal settings.
After Internet Explorer completes the operation, click the close button and then restart it in order for the new changes to take effect.
Go to the following path (you can copy-paste it) and delete the entire folder “Chrome” with all the folders and files that are in it.
For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\
For Windows Vista/7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\
Alternatively, you can navigate to these folders by following these steps:
For Windows XP:
1. Click on “Start” in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Choose “Run“.
3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.
For Windows Vista/7/8/10:
1. Click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left part of the screen.
2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter.
1. At the top of the Firefox window (top-right corner), click the Firefox Menu button (3 horizontal lines), go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset / Refresh Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset / Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
4. Firefox will close and be reset. When it’s done, a window will list the imported information. Click Finish and Firefox will restart.
3. Check for arguments added by Adrs.me in any Browser shortcuts or links to web pages:
Adrs.me might also hijack your web browser shortcuts to force-load its home page. This causes the Adrs.me`s web page to open up when you launch a hijacked shortcut.
The argument that Adrs.me uses to hijack shortcuts should look like (or is similar) to the one below:
You can remove it manually by editing the shortcut’s target line.
4. Delete any folders or files related to Adrs.me by checking the following locations: