Remove ActSys Adware from Chrome/Firefox/IE

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ActSys is an adware-type program. That means it’s light years away from being a useful application, let alone a safe one. Also classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), ActSys brings upon you various issues and dangers. Even though it promises to enhance your browsing experience drastically, as you could imagine, this is a lie. You can’t really expect hackers to tell you the truth about their devious programs, right? Right. ActSys doesn’t differ from the classic adware pattern. It gets installed in complete silence, then it adds a browser extension and modifies your browser settings even further. Once this is complete, ActSys immediately starts generating pop-ups. The never-ending pile of commercials is so intrusive that surfing the Web becomes almost impossible. Dealing with various ads in various shapes on every single website you visit – that’s what ActSys causes. As if it wasn’t enough, the ads are worthless as well. Their real goal has nothing to do with saving you time/money or improving your online activities. Quite the opposite, ActSys’s advertisements generate web traffic. By doing so, they help hackers gain profit through the pay-per-click mechanism. Yes, it’s that simple. The minute you encounter this parasite’s sneaky presence, know you’re about to stumble across commercials on a daily basis. What’s much worse than the constant annoyance, though, is the fact those ads are unreliable. Being sponsored, they could be leading you to practically any website – safe or corrupted. Clicking some questionable web link disguised as an attractive product deal is a very dangerous thing to do. Therefore, keeping ActSys on board exposes you directly to malware. To prevent further damage, avoid all the discounts, coupons, deals, price comparisons, “best prices”, etc. you might come across. Those are simply not reliable. Unless you’re willing to automatically install more infections or fall victim to a financial scam, you will stay away from ActSys’s pile of commercials. Remember, if you’re seeing a certain ad, you’re only seeing it because hackers want you to. In addition, ActSys serves as a back door to malware, significantly slows down the PC speed, causes your overwhelmed browsers to crash and freeze, spies on your personal information and so on. Basically, there isn’t a single reason to keep this tricky infection on board because it has numerous problems to offer you. The longer you tolerate it, the bigger the harm it might cause. In order to regain control over your compromised machine, please keep on reading.

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How did I get infected with?

Okay, let’s answer one thing – do you remember installing ActSys? It would be rather shocking if you do. That is because adware-type infections usually travel the Web by stealth. Instead of waiting for you to download them voluntarily, these parasites download themselves. Unfortunately, adware isn’t the only sneaky nuisance out there. You could install a rich bouquet of Trojans, ransomware viruses, hijackers, etc. with just one careless click. To prevent that, always keep an eye on the bundled software you install. It’s extremely important that you check all programs one by one instead of rushing the installation. The very last thing rushing provides you is safety. That means you should take your time and pay attention to your machine. For example, you know those Terms and Conditions you never read? They might include some term or condition you strongly disagree with. However, there’s no one to blame when you realize you could have protected your safety and you missed this opportunity because you were negligent. Taking care of your PC is much easier than deleting a virus later on. Keep that in mind when surfing the Web and avoid unverified bundles. More often than not, the illegitimate freeware/shareware there contains at least one “bonus” infection. Is that bonus something you need? Probably not.

Why are these ads dangerous?

Apart from being extremely annoying and impressively stubborn, the ActSys ads are also harmful. The parasite’s trickery begins with a malicious browser extension or an add-on which is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Once all your browsers get injected with ads, there’s no getting rid of pop-ups. As mentioned already, this virus works just fine with three of the most commonly used browsers out there. The only way to put an end to the parasite’s sudden unauthorized modifications is by removing the parasite itself. Don’t waste time. ActSys continually displays unreliable, sponsored web links on your PC screen, redirects you towards unknown (and also unsafe) websites and causes Internet connection issues. Furthermore, it puts in danger your privacy as well. ActSys collects IP addresses, email addresses, passwords, usernames, browsing history, etc. However, it might also monitor some personally identifiable data as well such as bank account information. Instead of jeopardizing your own privacy AND cyber safety, delete ActSys. It has nothing but trouble in store so make sure you do the right thing. To delete this pest manually, please follow the detailed removal guide that you will find down below.

How Can I Remove ActSys Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the ActSys infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

STEP 1: Uninstall ActSys from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete ActSys from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove ActSys from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall ActSys from Your Computer

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

run command

Type “Appwiz.cpl


Locate the ActSys program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

STEP 2 : Remove ActSys from Chrome, Firefox or IE

Remove from Google Chrome

  • In the Main Menu, select Tools—> Extensions
  • Remove any unknown extension by clicking on the little recycle bin
  • If you are not able to delete the extension then navigate to C:\Users\”computer name“\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\and review the folders one by one.
  • Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

delete this user chrome

  • If you are using the latest chrome version you need to do the following
  • go to settings – Add person

  • choose a preferred name.


  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Remove from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable and remove any unknown add on
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

reset mozilla firefox

Remove from Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
  • Go to Toolbars and Extensions
  • Disable any suspicious extension.
  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options


  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove ActSys Leftovers

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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