Do you know what AdWare Pro is?
AdWare Pro is a rogue anti-spyware program that was created to make computer users believe it is an adware removal tool. AdWare Pro or AdWarePro, was also made to seem as if it has the ability to remove spyware or malware from your computer. You must know that AdWare Pro does not do any of this.
AdWare Pro may come from the infamous Zlob Trojan through a download of a malicious file such as a fake video codec. It may be other sources such as file sharing networks or the adware-pro.com webpage that the Trojan that installs AdWare Pro may come from.
In non-techie terms:
It is very important to never voluntarily download, install or even purchase AdWare Pro for any reason. AdWare Pro is a fake application for removal of any type of malware and does nothing but waste your time any money. You may get annoying poups from AdWare Pro which add to the confusion of what you may think AdWare Pro really is.
Aliases: AdWare Pro, AdwarePro, www.adware-pro.com.
AdWare Pro Automatic Removal Instructions
AdWare Pro Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. AdWare Pro manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that AdWare Pro will be removed completely. So read the AdWare Pro removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall AdWare Pro Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall AdWare Pro if found.
- To stop AdWare Pro processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these AdWare Pro processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove AdWare Pro Directories.
To find AdWare Pro directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following AdWare Pro directories:
C:\Program Files\adware pro
Right-click on the AdWare Pro folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder AdWare Pro and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting AdWare Pro could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove AdWare Pro icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the AdWare Pro manual removal instructions!
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that AdWare Pro will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.