What is Ad.doubleclick.net

Ad.doubleclick.net is a legitimate advertising service, that, in some cases, can be related to adware. Although Google ads editors moderate the quality of advertisers, very often this platform is used by unscrupulous vendors. Initially, it is a marketing domain used by Google for displaying a wide range of different ads. On the surface, ads look very appealing and positive, but this is a cover used to tantalize users into clicking on them that may eventually result in a chain of malicious resources like landing pages, free file hosting websites and other unwanted ones. These undesirable visits can force raw users into inadvertently downloading adware on their computers. Adware is classified as a low-level threat that can be easily removed, however, it is very annoying by means of advertisement distribution that is occasionally displayed on the screen. Curiosity and unawareness are the biggest enemies for inexperienced users because they are easily induced into clicking on these ads hence putting their data under a huge risk. If you have been struggling with Ad.doubleclick.net intrusive pop-ups then you can refer to our full uninstallation guide that is presented in this article.

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How Ad.doubleclick.net infected your computer

As mentioned above, Ad.doubleclick.net is a legitimate advertising service, however, the strange activity of pervasive pop-ups may be caused by other unwanted applications installed on your computer. Unfortunately, the most ubiquitous way people get infiltrated by this type of software is via bundling methods. Virus developers integrate unwanted apps alongside other cracked program kits. The unattentive and careless user behavior is the main factor that hijackers capitalize on. Because users do not want to delve into the installation process, they rush till the end thus missing all of the sections that can contain additional application offers. This action will then irreparably lead to the Adware infection and bother the comfort of users. This is why it is highly-important to periodically check your computer for different threats via Anti-Malware Programs and if needed, remove the application that arises the appearance of intrusive Ad.doubleclick.net domain. Here is the guide on how to fix it and continue browsing safely.

  1. Download Ad.doubleclick.net Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Ad.doubleclick.net from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Ad.doubleclick.net extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Block Ad.doubleclick.net search redirects
  6. How to protect from threats like Ad.doubleclick.net

Download Removal Tool for Windows

Download Removal Tool

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To remove Ad.doubleclick.net completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Ad.doubleclick.net and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Ad.doubleclick.net completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Ad.doubleclick.net and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Ad.doubleclick.net removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Ad.doubleclick.net installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Ad.doubleclick.net you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Ad.doubleclick.net”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Ad.doubleclick.net might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Ad.doubleclick.net from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Ad.doubleclick.net from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Ad.doubleclick.net

In some cases, Ad.doubleclick.net won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Ad.doubleclick.net. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Ad.doubleclick.net folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Ad.doubleclick.net in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Ad.doubleclick.net using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Ad.doubleclick.net. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Ad.doubleclick.net from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Ad.doubleclick.net.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Ad.doubleclick.net from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Ad.doubleclick.net related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Ad.doubleclick.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find Ad.doubleclick.net related extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Ad.doubleclick.net related extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Ad.doubleclick.net from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Ad.doubleclick.net, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Ad.doubleclick.net related extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Ad.doubleclick.net does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Ad.doubleclick.net extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Ad.doubleclick.net installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Ad.doubleclick.net

adguard pop-up blocker

Ad.doubleclick.net push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Ad.doubleclick.net” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Ad.doubleclick.net, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Ad.doubleclick.net.

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