Moatads. How to remove Moatads virus (Adware)?

Moatads is an adware program designed to display ads on the desktop or browser the user is using. Adware are programs that are considered to be of low risk, but can in fact endanger the security of the computer system. Therefore, adware programs are considered as malicious software or potentially unwanted programs (PUP). Ads that are displayed not only can be the reason for virus infection and can be very disturbing. Functions that are performed by similar programs can easily mislead users into being useful. In fact, these are completely useless programs that only aim to earn money from generated traffic. Clicking on such ads may also send users to sites with suspicious content and cause the computer system to become infected with a virus. It is recommended to remove such and ads that are displayed to be closed or ignored. Profit is not only for adware programmers, but also for third-party advertisers.

Removing adware programs and blocking ads can be very difficult. When installed adware programs can change important settings for both the system and the barrows, which can also be difficult to recover. In many cases, ads can continue to show even if the adware is removed. It is important to emphasize that these are not viruses but can only be the cause of a virus infection. The functions that viruses perform are different of the adware programs. Viruses are designed to damage files and also to track important information such as password, bank accounts, and credit card numbers. Viruses can even give hackers direct access to the system itself. The functions of the adware programs differ in the fact that such programs are designed to generate traffic and earn money.

Adware is considered malware because of how it makes its way to the computer system. Such programs are not only well hidden but will not inform users that they will be installed. Such programs are also very difficult both for removal and for detection by anime-malware tools. Users who have installed an adware are actually authorizing this. Adware programs are attached to free software that users have installed using the Express installation option. This gives permission for everything attached to the free software to be installed. In such cases, it is recommended to use the manual installation option to remove any attachments. Adware programs can also add unwanted browser extensions, which can also hinder users in removing them.

Adware programs often track the browsing history so they can show ads related to users’ interests. Such programs also work constantly and can use much of the resource of the computer system. This can slow down the normal operation of a system and make it use a nightmare. In many cases even the system can freeze for a certain period of time. To remove such programs is recommended to use an anti-malware tool, which will remove any malware and also protect the system from attacks in the future.

How did Moatads virus got my PC infected:

In many ways adware programs attack and get to users computers with well known techniques. Some very old but still really powerful way for hackers to get you infected. If we don’t consider scam emails, there are two main ways:

  • Via shareware or freeware installation – Most adware was bundled with some freeware installation as a legitimate way to use force advertising revenue which claims to improve user experience.

More about bundling: in order to avoid any of this into the future you need to pay more attention. When you install a program never use express installation. Go for custom installation and untick any suspicious software that will come with the freeware. If you go for express installation malware will be installed as an additional software. This process is called bundling.

  • Infected websites – visiting suspicious websites may also lead to malicious attack towards trojan. Use any type of anti-malware software to remove the virus and further protection.

NOTEEven after removing all malware from your PC many of the problems caused by it may still remain!

  • Name – Moatads
  • Type Spamming – Malware
  • Danger Level – Low
  • Brief Description – pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, pop-up ads and redirects.
  • Method – Via bundling.

Note: Removing malware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

To proceed with the manual removal of adware from your computer, follow the removal steps below. NOTE: you may be infected with more than one malware and after following the steps ads may still pop-up. Since malware virus creates variety of malicious modified registry entries and different files, we strongly advise you to use anti-malware tool. Removing the virus manually requires high computer skills and knowledge.

Step by step how to remove malware from Chrome, Firefox and Internet explorer:

NOTE: If ads still pop-up you may be infected with more add-ons witch you have to remove from your PC.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.