Liveadexchanger virus is yet another name to describe a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that extract ads from a particular ad network. This adware uses LiveAdExchanger ad network to serve third-party offers on the victim’s computer during their browsing sessions. These offers are likely to appear in new browser windows, tabs or as in-text links. It is a malicious website which serves as an advertising platform as a traffic provider and also spreads infections online. Apart from being unreliable, these pop-up ads are also utterly stubborn and intrusive.
They cover all websites you visit and play on your nerves all the time because this adware adds a browser extension to your browser. It will keep on displaying random, undesirable, worthless pop-ups. This browser hijacker replace the existing home page, error page, or search page with its own.
Targeted browsers by LiveAdExchanger:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Internet Explorer
How would you know your browser is infected with LiveAdExchanger?
- Your browser homepage will change.
- An unusual search bar or tool bar will appears on your browser.
- You will receive unstoppable pop-up ads on your screen/browser.
- Your PC will become slow and sluggish.
How does LiveAdExchanger make its way into your system?
There are many ways from where they can infect your system. This adware is bundled with other free software that you download off the internet. It comes from freeware installation which helps these adware or spyware. Thus, always read the terms and conditions carefully before and while installing such software. It also find its way through spam emails or file share. You should always pay attention because you are just a click away from this infection. Once installed into your system it will reflect a lot of ads and dangerous pop-up links, and this will happen without your knowledge. Look before you leap to avoid getting infected by this LiveAdExchanger virus.
Detected behaviors of LiveAdExchanger:
- They offer random advertisement during browsing that look like legit offers or system pop-ups.
- Browser extension are installed on your browsers.
- Alters your browser settings.
- Adware may create additional ads, pop-ups, banners, in-text ads and videos.
- Slows down your browsing experience.
- Adds an unknown toolbar on your web browser.
- Browser will Redirects to LiveAdExchange.com or various other websites, automatically.
- It records IP addresses, search queries, URLs visited, pages viewed, and other similar data that might be personally identifiable.
Remove unwanted browser attachments from your browsers manually:
- Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.
- Click the delete icon next to the unwanted extension to remove it.
- Open the Menu and click Add-ons.
- Click Remove next to the unwanted add-on you to remove it.
- Go to Tools tab on your Internet Explorer and select Manage add-ons tab.
- Select the option of ‘Toolbar and Extension’ and then delete the unwanted extension from there.
- In the other option ‘Search providers’. You can manage your search engine manually.
- Select the search engine and click set as default option according to your favorite one.
- If you are not able to change the settings from with the above steps. Click on Tool option >Internet Option >Advanced>Reset
- From this you can reset your browser such as default settings
- Open Windows Start Menuand go to the Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program in the Programs section in Windows Control Panel.
- Search for LiveAdExchange and other unwanted programs in the list of programs installed on your computer.
- Double click the program you want to remove to begin the uninstall process.
Tips to Prevent Liveadexchanger Virus From Infecting Your System:
- Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cyber criminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs like Liveadexchanger Virus. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
- Keep your Windows Updated:To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to survey, outdated/older versions of windows operating system are an easy target.
- Third party installation:Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
- Regular Back up: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
- Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like McAfee or a good Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool. Apart from this we would suggest a regular updating of these software to detect and avoid latest infections.