Think-Adz is a type of spyware that bombards a computer with many unwanted advertising pop-ups. It is a self-starting program that remains active as long as your computer is running. These pop-ups are not only distracting to the user, they can also drain computer resources and memory, causing the computer to function slowly. Think-Adz can be removed by downloading free updated versions of spyware programs.
Boot Computer to Safe Mode
Restart your computer.
Press the "F8" key repeatedly on your keyboard as the computer starts up. This will allow you to start your computer in Safe Mode.
Choose to start in Safe Mode with network capabilities.
Go to the Malwarebytes website and download the free anti-spyware program.
Install the program and allow Malwarebytes to put an icon on your desktop.
Update the definitions if the program requests an update.
Double-click the Malewarebytes desktop icon to start the program.
Navigate to the "Update" tab and click "Check for Updates." Allow the program to update if needed.
Navigate to the "Scanner" tab, choose the "Perform Full Scan" option and click the "Scan" button.
Allow Malwarebytes to scan your computer. This may take some time.
Review the results of the completed scan for any Think-Adz entries. Click "Remove Selected" to allow Malwarebytes to remove any issues it has found.
Reboot your computer.
Go to the SuperAntiSpyware website and download the free software.
Install SuperAntiSpyware and allow it to put an icon on your desktop.
Click the icon on your desktop to start the program and allow the program to update its definitions if it prompts you.
Click "Scan your Computer" to view your scanning options.
Choose your computer's main drive. Then make sure that "Perform Complete Scan" is selected and click the "Next" button.
Allow SuperAntiSpyware to scan your computer. This may take some time.
Review the scan summary, then click "OK" to see a list of possible issues. Choose to remove any Think-Adz entries that the program has found.
Click "Next" to remove the issues and reboot your computer if prompted.
Spybot Search and Destroy
Go to the Spybot Search and Destroy website to download the program for free.
Install the program and allow Spytbot to place an icon on your desktop.
Click the Spybot desktop icon to start the program.
Allow Spybot to make a registry backup, then click the "Next" button.
Click the "Search for Updates" button and choose your country from the server list. Then download any files that Spybot requests. Completing the update will restart the program.
Click the "Search and Destroy" button, then click the "Check for Problems" button.
Allow Spybot to scan your computer.
Remove any Think-Adz entries that Spybot finds and reboot if prompted.
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