Do you know what Ib.Adnxs is?
Ib.Adnxs is an adware program that displays annoying pop-up advertisements on a number of websites. There is a website called ib.Adnxs.com which says it belongs to Appnexus advertising platform. This platform is used by business entities to display commercial advertisements online. However, this advertising network has a customer opt-out service which makes one doubt whether Appnexus has anything to do with malware. Therefore, there should be another potentially unwanted program that makes use of the name and displays various advertisements that even suggest you to check your computer speed by performing a free scan online.
It goes without saying that a lot of advertisements that pop-up every now and then display false information and if you click "Fix it Now" button on an ad displayed by Ib.Adnxs, it is very likely that you will end up downloading a completely unnecessary computer optimization tool, that will only create a number of security risks.
If you are wondering how your browser settings got changed in a way that you're seeing Ib.Adnxs ads on your screen all the time, it does not depend on your browser. All browsers and all search engines can be affected by Ib.Adnxs adware. It simply means that your HOSTS file was modified and now, whenever you visit specific websites you get these annoying advertisements displayed.
It shows that you have to be careful when you download freeware from third party websites, because various programs and applications can come bundled with files that perform system modifications behind your back, and then you are exposed to such things as Ib.Adnxs pop-up ads. It is important that you ignore these advertisements, because they could be a straight way to malware infection.
Restore HOSTS file to default
- Open My Computer and go to Local Disk (C:).
- Open Windows folder and double-click System32.
- Go to drivers and open etc folder.
- Open Hosts file with Notepad.
- If you use Windows XP, there should be one line at the end of Hosts file 127.0.0.1 localhost. If you have Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8, the Hosts file should have two lines at the end: 127.0.0.1 localhost and ::1 localhost.
- If you see any other lines below, delete them and save changes.
Once you restore your Hosts files, scan your system with SpyHunter free scanner and check whether you need to remove any other unnecessary and potentially unwanted files or applications. If so, do not hesitate to invest in a powerful computer security tool that will terminate Ib.Adnxs and all the associated files immediately.
In non-techie terms:
Ib.Adnxs is an application that displays pop-up advertisements. The program itself is not extremely dangerous, but the pop-up advertisements could contain links to corrupted websites that responsible for malware distribution. Remove Ib.Adnxs from your computer and protect yourself from various security risks.
Aliases: Adnxs virus.