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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How to Disable Ads by CosstMinn From Your Computer

Ads by CosstMinn is an unwanted adware program which can be installed onto your computer without your knowledge when you download freeware like PDF creators, free players from the internet. Usually such thing happens on those users who don’t pay much attention to the installation procedures and allow some unwanted program inside. Hence, computer users should be more careful when dealing with similar behaviors online.
Being a browser extension, Ads by CosstMinn targets all famous browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Though it’s presented as a useful tool that claims to enhance your browsing experience, in fact all the information it shows is malicious and useless. Once installed, it will generate numerous ads and redirect you to sponsored websites. If you click on its ads or links, you will be endangered with additional threats which surely pose risks for your system. Moreover, Ads by CosstMinn can help hackers to track your browsing habits and steal your sensitive data such as all kinds of passwords and log-in details. No doubt that Ads by CosstMinn interferes with your browsing badly and therefore you have to remove it as early as possible.

Ads by CosstMinn Removal Procedures

Procedure 1 - Manually remove Ads by CosstMinn
Procedure 2 - Automatically uninstall Ads by CosstMinn (with SpyHunter)

Procedure 1 - Manually remove Ads by CosstMinn 
1. Uninstall Ads by CosstMinn from Windows Control Panel.
For users who run Windows XP/Vista/7, please click the Start menu->then select Control Panel-> Locate and click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features. Scroll through the list to look for Ads by CosstMinn or similar component and then make a choice of this entry and click Remove or Uninstall.
(note: all the operation can be only performed with the permission of the administrator on the PC) 

For users who run Windows 8, please enter Control Panel in the search box->then find out Uninstall a program. Carefully read the list of programs, look for Ads by CosstMinn or similar item and then select this entry and click Remove or Uninstall.
(note: all the operation can be only performed with the permission of the administrator on the PC) 

2. Remove Ads by CosstMinn from all internet browsers. 
Internet Explorer:
1) Open Internet explorer window
2) Click the "Tools" button
3) Point to "safety" and then click "delete browsing history"
4) Tick the "cookies" box and then click “delete”
Mozilla Firefox:
1) Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
2) Click "Remove individual cookies"
3) In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
4) To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie button"
5) To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies button"

Google Chrome:
1) Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
2) Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and Click the "Clear browsing data" button.
3) Select "Delete cookies and other site data" and clean up all cookies from the list.

3. Find out and delete all vicious processes, files and registry entries created by Ads by CosstMinn. 
a) End malicious processes in Task Manager:
b) Delete Ads by CosstMinn associated files on your hard drive such as:

c) Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries created by Ads by CosstMinn:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Procedure 2 - Automatically uninstall Ads by CosstMinn (with SpyHunter)
1. Download Spyhunter by clicking on the button below. 
2. Follow the details to complete the installation processes listed below.
1) Double click on the download file, and follow the prompts to install the program.
2) Then click “Yes” or “Allow”, if asked by the installer. The installer needs your permission to make changes to your computer.
3) SpyHunter installer will download its newest version from the Enigma Software Group servers.
4) Select your preferred language and click “OK” button.
5) Accept the License Agreement and click the “Next” button.
3. SpyHunter will start scanning your system automatically right after the installation has been completed successfully.
4. Get rid of all detected files.
5. Restart your computer to apply all made changes. 

Please be aware that certain expert skills will be required during the manual removal procedure to avoid wrong operation which may damage your computer permanently. If you cannot remove Ads by CosstMinn completely by yourself, you’re welcome to download the genuine and useful removal tool SpyHunter to help you quickly and automatically remove all possible infections from your computer.

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