How to Remove Adpunisher

If you are looking for a program to block Advertisements around the internet, for example here on WindowsInstructed, then don’t fall into Adpunisher. It does block advertisements, but in the meantime it start messing up your system and making a havoc.

You should remove adpunisher as fast as possible.

Run Adwcleaner

AdwCleaner is a tool made by Xplode and is a free removal tool for Adware, PUPs, Toolbars and Hijackers.

1. Download Adwcleaner from toolslib here: Download ADWCleaner

2. Run the downloaded program as Administrator

3. Now click on Scan, a scan will be started on your system, depending on your system it’s performance this can take several minutes to complete.

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AdwCleaner: Scan

4. After the scan has completed, click on the Cleaning button, first make sure it’s not deleting vital files, by viewing all the tabs.

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AdwCleaner: Cleaning

5. Now, wait for the process to complete, a question to reboot will show up, reboot and then continue to the next step.

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AdwCleaner Reboot

Run MalwareBytes

To make sure all the infections are really gone now, we are going to run a malwarebytes scan and remove any remaining infections and infections you might have that you don’t know about yet.

1. Download MalwareBytes from the orginal website

2. Install the MalwareBytes and then, if it asks, update the program.

3. After the program is installed and updated if necessary, run a scan by clicking on Scan Now

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MalwareBytes: Scan Now

4. Wait for the scan to complete, depending on your system it’s performance this can take several minutes to hours.

5. Remove the infections from your system by following the steps given by MalwareBytes and then reboot your system.

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Malware Infected, Example

The infection should now have been removed from your system, if it has not then please run MalwareBytes again, or ask for help.

 

Run Adware Removal Tool.

1. Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right-click the program and select Run as Administrator.

2. Click the Scan button, allow the scan to complete, this could take some time depending on your computer’s performance.

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Adware Removal Tool

 

3. Hit OK.

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The Scan Has Finished

 

4. Hit next making sure to leave all items ticked, for removal.

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Results from Adware Removal Tools

 

5. The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete then OK again to finish up.

Remove the Adpunisher leftovers with ESET Online Scanner

Now lets move onto the ESET online Scanner. Temporarily disable your Anti-Virus. If you are unsure how to disable your current virus scanners, Follow this guide.

1. Click Here to download the scanner, and save it to your desktop.

2. Right-Click the download program, on your desktop and click Run as Administrator.

3. Tick the box to accept the terms (if you Accept the terms of course), then click Start.

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Accept the Terms of Use

 

4. Make sure all the settings are the same as the picture below.

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Are the settings correct?

 

5. This scan can take a long time, be patient it is normal.

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Threats found and cleaned!

 

6. Make sure to tick uninstall application on close, also delete quarantined files.

You should now reboot your machine again at this point. I hope this guide has helped you remove Adpunisher search from your computer.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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