Canopus Ads is the adware released recently by cyber crooks. It has been first spotted by our malware removal team yesterday. This application causes a lot of annoying advertisements, which definitely distract the attention of many active Internet surfers. Ads by Canopus may appear on top of the contents of visited web sites, thus preventing users from reading the site information properly.
Ads by Canopus primarily appear when users visit different commercial sites. In some case these ads may be even relevant to the information you’ve been looking for recently. This fact, however, does not mean that that this adware is worth keeping. Quite to the contrary, in fact. It represents danger for your system, since the adware may easily lead you to all sorts of dangerous places in the web. These can be web sites promoting other illegal software, adware or browser hijackers.
Canopus Ads appear often when users go to various commercial sites. For example, when going to Walmart, Ebay, Bestbuy these ads are especially active. But on the other hand, clicking on these ads is strongly not recommended. Users may be brought to all sorts of third-party sites affiliated with this adware, and many of them are not secure. The adware is actively involved in collecting the information about your browsing habits, and then later on this data may be transferred to third parties for various illegal purposes.
Canopus adware is actively spread in the web these days through integration with many other free programs. It is the responsibility of every single user to be very careful when installing such free software. Before you ever give your consent to install something for free, make sure you first read the EULAs (End User License Agreements) of these programs. If you read about some additional software suggested for default installation, make sure you switch to the advanced or custom installation mode to uncheck these third-party extras from becoming the part of your system.
Canopus Ads become the part of your browser when you fail to be duly careful. The problem with removal of these ads is that you cannot find the exact name of this application to be directly mentioned in the list of legally installed programs of your computer. Neither will you be able to find any suspicious browser add-ons (extension). However, Ads by Canopus wilil keep popping up everywhere around. Our suggestion is that you carefully scan the system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, the reliable virus removal program. Please refer to the removal guide below.
Anti-malware tool necessary to eliminate Ads by Canopus automatically.
Detailed automatic removal instructions:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware via the download button (above).
- Install the application and scan your computer with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this adware:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Anti-Malware after you delete this particular adware. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
Instructions to prevent your system from being contaminated with adware again:
GridinSoft Anti-Malware renders an excellent tool to prevent malicious applications from being started in your computer ahead of time. By default, this feature is disabled after you install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To enable the Real-Time Protection mode click on the “Protect” button and hit “Start” as demonstrated below:
As soon as this feature is enabled, your PC will be protected against all possible malware targeting your computer and attempting to launch and install itself. You may click on the “Confirm” button to continue blocking this infected file from being started, or you may ignore this warning and launch this file.