What is TheAdBlock
TheAdBlock by WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd is bogus browser add-on that generates ads in Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Developers promote it as extension that will help you to block unwanted advertising, but in reality TheAdBlock itself becomes additional source of advertising. Ads, banners by TheAdBlock can lead to download of malicious programs or another adware. Additionally, some users cannot uninstall TheAdBlock from Control Panel, and that is why we prepared this removal tutorial.
How TheAdBlock infected your PC
Main source of adware threats like TheAdBlock is free soft. Especially, if it was downloaded from free download portals. Today authors of free utilities monetize free traffic by bundling with adware extensions, rogue registry cleaners etc. Most antiviruses cannot protect you from TheAdBlock, as formally it is legal. However due to unethical techniques it is classified as unwanted app and can be remove by programs like SpyHunter 5 or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.
Download TheAdBlock Removal Tool
To remove TheAdBlock completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of TheAdBlock and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.
Remove TheAdBlock manually for free
Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full TheAdBlock removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of TheAdBlock installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.
Remove TheAdBlock from Control Panel
To start removing TheAdBlock you should remove it using Control Panel. 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 and Windows 8.
Remove TheAdBlock from Windows XP:
- Click on Start button.
- Choose Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Find TheAdBlock.
- Click Uninstall.
Remove TheAdBlock from Windows 7:
- Click Start button.
- Then go to Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program.
- Find TheAdBlock and click Uninstall.
Remove TheAdBlock from Windows 8:
- Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
- Click Search.
- After that click Apps.
- Then Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
- Find TheAdBlock, click Uninstall.
TheAdBlock adware may show you window like this when you try to uninstall it:
In this window, if you read it carefully, it is necessary to click “No”, otherwise TheAdBlock will install another adware program.
Cannot uninstall TheAdBlock
In some cases TheAdBlock won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall TheAdBlock. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing TheAdBlock folder and files. This happens, because process TheAdBlock.exe 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 TheAdBlock in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:
- Reboot your computer.
- While it starts booting type F8 button.
- This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
- Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
- Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove TheAdBlock
Remove TheAdBlock add-on from your browsers
Removing TheAdBlock from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It is browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove TheAdBlock extension from your browsers manually.
- Start Google Chrome browser
- In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
- Find TheAdBlock extension.
- Click the trash can icon to remove it.
- Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
- In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
- Choose TheAdBlock extension.
- Click Disable or Remove button.
Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):
Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove TheAdBlock from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable TheAdBlock, please, do the following:
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
- In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions.
- Click Disable TheAdBlock.
Generally, TheAdBlock does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:
- Start Opera browser.
- Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
- Find TheAdBlock extension.
- Click Uninstall button.
Alternative way to remove adware browser extension TheAdBlock
For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including TheAdBlock. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.