We`ve seen many PCs in the world wide web today infected with PureLeads adware. This is a potentially unwanted application designed specifically to show a lot of annoying and misleading ads through all major browsers today, including Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. You will notice how annoying these ads are, but the worst part of the story is the fact that they`re extremely malicious.
Clicking on the ads by PureLeads may lead you to a lot of unsafe places in the world wide web. You may see these advertisements to pop up irrespective of the website you go to. They may appear both in commercial and regular pages. Most likely though the ads will appear when you attempt to buy something online.
How does PureLeads get into my system?
Please don`t think that PureLeads adware cares about helping you to save more funds. Its only mission is to make you click on its ads, and this is how its owners and distributors get paid. The more clicks you make, the more income they receive. However, as a result of PureLeads in your system the PC will function extremely slow. Hence, we recommend you to get rid of PureLeads adware immediately from your system.
How to remove PureLeads?
If you detect PureLeads and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for PureLeads:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with PureLeads in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):