Do you know what AdPunisher is?
Did you install AdPunisher thinking that it can disable the ads shown on the websites you visit? Unfortunately, if you install this program, you will see even more ads, and this is the number one reason to delete it from your operating system. The ads injected by this adware (ad-supported software) could introduce you to malicious scams, fake downloaders, and unreliable sites, which is why the quicker you remove AdPunisher, the better. Unfortunately, most users that need to delete this adware also find that they need to get rid of potentially unwanted programs, including LightningDownloader, and malicious browser hijackers. Depending on the installer used to spread AdPunisher, you could be exposed to even more malicious programs, and their removal must not be ignored.
Do you know which installer executed AdPunisher on your Windows operating system? According to our research team, most computer users find these installers on unreliable file sharing websites. This means that if you use torrent systems and download software from unreliable sites, you run a risk of attracting AdPunisher or some other ad-supported program created using the infamous Justplugit framework. DigiFreeApp and Kavapuller are a couple of the many ad-supported programs that could be installed onto your operating system instead of AdPunisher, and you need to make sure that they are not. All Justplugit-based programs can spy on their users and open security backdoors. Although the ads injected by this adware might seem attractive, you must keep in mind that it could be shown to you according to what you search for online. This adware is capable of tracking browsing history, and this is another reason to delete it from your operating system.
If you do not want to encounter potentially misleading or malicious ads every time you browse the web, you have to delete AdPunisher and other ad-injecting programs that could travel bundled with this adware. Note that malware associated with this ad-supported program could be dangerous in other ways as well. You can install a malware scanner to identify these threats and then research them individually, but we advise that you remove all unreliable programs without wasting another moment. Although the instructions above might help you remove AdPunisher, we cannot guarantee that they will work in all cases. Beware of malware leftovers, they can do a lot more damage than you can imagine. If you use an automated malware remover, you will not need to worry about any leftovers.
Remove from Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista
- Tap Win+R on your keyboard to launch RUN and then enter Control Panel.
- Move to Programs/Programs and Features and click Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to delete from your PC and select Uninstall.
Remove from Windows XP
- Click the Start button on the left of the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs and go to Change or Remove Programs.
- Identify the undesirable program, click it, and select Remove.
Remove from Firefox
- Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and choose Add-ons.
- In the menu on the left click Extensions and Remove the unwanted add-on.
Remove from Chrome
- Open the browser, tap Alt+F, move to More tools, and click Extensions.
- Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted add-on and choose Remove.
In non-techie terms:
AdPunisher is an ad-supported program you need to delete from your operating system. The manual removal guide above should help you remove AdPunisher from your PC and browsers; however, if you find that ads keep appearing, it is most likely that leftovers or other ad-supported programs remain active on your PC. We suggest using automated malware detection and removal software to clean your operating system and protect it from malicious programs in the future. The removal instructions below will help those users whose operating systems were already infected with paralyzing malware.