PredictAd Removal Guide

Do you know what PredictAd is?

PredictAd is an advertising service which also owns an application that is used for improving browsing experience. The application which is called AutoCompletePro is installed as a browser add-on on such browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. In the latter case, the plug-in may not be compatible with some versions of the browser but this does not prevent the application from changing the settings of the browsers.

PredictAd or AutoCompletePro can be bundled with various applications, including 7art Nature Screensavers. While running the installed of this application, you will find that the installation wizard presents AutoCompletePro. The plug-in is said to help you type in the correct keywords and provide you with instant quick links. It means that when typing a keyword, you will open a drop-down list where you will be able to select a search query or even go directly to Google Search, Flickr and some other websites.

In order not to install PredictAd software, you should have unchecked the check box at the bottom of the window. If you have not done that, your home page must have been change to which will load whenever you launch your browsers.

Those of you who have already tried this search engine know that it displays advertisements. They promote various items and services; offers you to visit some website and so on. Moreover, the ads can be localized which means that they can be written in your language. Do not click those advertisements as some of them might have been created for the purpose of infecting your computer with viruses. The same goes for the search results among which you will find websites which are presented as advertisements. It is important to keep away from such websites so that the system does not get corrupted by different infections.

As you can see, it is important to read the information given in the installation wizard so that you can choose whether to install the bundled application or not. If it is too late, the only thing that you can do is uninstall it. PredictAd or AutoCompletPro is classified as adware that change the browser settings which you can change with the help of our guidelines. However, if you do not want to perform the removal functions manually, you can implement our anti-spyware tool SpyHunter which will immediately detect and remove AutoCompletePro as Adware.PredictAd.

Manual PredictAd removal

Windows XP

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove programs.
  3. Select AutocompletePro.
  4. Click the Remove button.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program.
  3. Double-click AutocompletePro.

Windows 8

  1. Press and hold down the Windows key and press R.
  2. Type Control Panel and click OK.
  3. Under the Programs option, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click AutocompletePro.

Alter the settings of the browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Open the General tab and change the home page.
  4. Click Apply.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Change the home page under the General tab.
  4. If it is necessary to change the search engine, open the drop-down menu and click Manage search engines.
  5. Remove the unwanted one and set a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. To change the startup page, click Set pages in the On startup section.
  4. To change the search provider, click Manage search engine and remove the unwanted URL.

To make sure that no viruses have sneaked into the PC without your approval, scan the machine using our free scanner.

In non-techie terms:

PredictAd is an adware application which is installed as AutocompletePro. It changes the home page and search provider, and displays advertisements. The application can be bundled with free program which is why it is important to carefully read the information provided. As it may pose danger to your PC, you should implement a reliable spyware removal program to terminate the unwanted program.

Aliases: Predict Ad.