Remove CosstMinn Ads (Permanent Removal)


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How to Remove Ads by Cosstminn (Uninstall Guide)?

In order to remove ads by cosstminn pop-ups, first you need to uninstall any adware program from your add/remove programs. Cosstminn is able to convert simple words into hyperlinks and if you click on these hyperlinks, you’ll get to an advertised page. This program is classified as a potentially unwanted program because of its aggressive advertising policy. It will infiltrate your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, when you install a freeware program that was bundled with it. Once infected you will start experiencing intrusive annoying pop-ups whenever you visit online vendors. The problem is that these advertisements are not regulated and they definitely will worsen your browsing experience. Cosstminn is capable of logging your browsing habits and monitoring your online activities. This information can be utilized at later stages from the program, by providing this sensitive personal information to third party adware companies that will flood you with spam.  The presence of Cosstminn in your computer can pose a serious threat to your security. the ads displayed are not controlled and you may land on a fake webpages and infect with additional viruses. Cosstminn will also reduce your system performance and cause your web browsers to become unstable. The only purpose of the program is to present annoying advertisements and to generate revenue traffic by displaying them in your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

How Did I Get infected with the Cosstminn Virus?


The cosstminn ads will start to appear immediately when you have installed a freeware program that was bundled with it. You can find such programs in a variety of shady download websites. Almost all the free programs are bundled with various third-party adware programs. Usually, you are given an opportunity to accept or decline the offer of installation, however this decline is often presented in a confusing manner. The cosstminn virus will start showing annoying unwanted pop-ups whenever you go online and search the Internet, the displayed advertisement are full of sponsored links and if clicked you can end up in installing an additional adware or even malware. This piece of software is being categorized as adware, Potentially Unwanted Application and a Browser Hijacker. You will know that you got the cosstminn infection when you begin experiencing unwanted popups like the screenshots below.

How to Remove cosstminn pop-ups (Uninstall Guide)

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the cosstminn 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 Cosstminn program from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Remove Cosstminn virus from your Firefox, Chrome and IE.

STEP 3: Permanently Delete Cosstminn Leftovers From the System

STEP 1 : Uninstall cosstminn from Your Computer

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

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Type “Appwiz.cpl

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Locate  cosstminn software 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 cosstminn from Chrome, Firefox or IE

  • Open Google Chrome 
  • Click on the Customize and Control icon in the upper right corner


  • In the Main Menu, select Tools then go to Extensions


  • Remove the Cosstminn Extension by clicking on the little recycle bin

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  •  Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind

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  • Open Mozilla Firefox
  • Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
  • Disable the cosstminn add-on


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  • Open Help Menu


  • Then Troubleshoot information (2)
  • Click on Reset Firefox (3)

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  • Open Internet Explorer
  • On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon. 
  • Click on Internet options


  • manage add-ons and disable the costmin add-on

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  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.


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


  • Close IE

Permanently Remove Cosstminn Leftovers

Nevertheless, manual removal is successful, I recommend to scan with any professional antimalware tool to identify and remove any malware leftovers.

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