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Have you encountered this parasite’s malicious presence on your PC? Event though this is a particularly irritating adware program, Download Boss could be easily removed. However, we highly recommend that you do so fast because the more time this thing spends on your computer, the more trouble it could cause to your device and even to your personal data. There’s only one good thing about adware – you never wonder for too long what the name of the parasite is. Download Boss will quickly make sure you’re perfectly aware of its presence because once it gets installed, you can be sure that the most popular sight on your PC screen will be the nasty “Download Boss” label. “Brought to you by Download Boss”, “Brought by Download Boss” “Ads by  Download Boss”, “Download Boss Ads”, “Powered by Download Boss”, etc… Not exactly subtle, right? This parasite may not try to pretend it’s subtle but it does try to pretend to be useful. Advertised as a practical online tool, the virus is supposed to enhance your browsing experience when in actuality it effectively ruins it. There’s just one reasonable thing to do considering Download Boss – get rid of it.

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How did I get infected with?

Download Boss successfully applies the same stealthy infiltration techniques that all other members of the adware family use to enter computers. That means you probably downloaded the parasite yourself without knowing it. It’s very likely that Download Boss isn’t the only unwanted  piece of malware on your device so it’s definitely worth checking the PC for more infections. Adware parasites travel the Web bundled to free programs that you usually download off of the Internet. Unless you make a thorough check on everything included in the bundle, you might realize you gave green light to something very dangerous alongside the software you were originally going for. Always opt for the Custom/Advanced option in the Setup Wizard because that is the only way to be completely in control of the installation process. This may take you some time but removing a virus that you were careless enough to install yourself will definitely take much more. Other thing you should do is go through the Terms and Conditions even though it doesn’t sound like a fun thing to do. Trust us, dealing with cyber infections is much less fun.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The Download Boss adware program could become incredibly dangerous, otherwise it wouldn’t have gotten our proper and full attention. First of all, the parasite injects all your browsers with an endless pile of advertisements through the malicious Download Boss extension. This virus easily affects Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer so it spews out commercials on every single web page you decide to visit regardless of which your favorite browser is. The Download Boss ads are incredibly annoying and in order to get rid of them and be able to actually see your PC screen again, you have to delete the parasite. Moreover, the ads are possibly corrupted so clicking any of them would be very ill-advised. In the worst case scenario your already infected computer might get infected much further and there are infections out there that could absolutely demolish your online experience. The only reason why Download Boss exists in the first place is to generate web traffic and gain money for its developers so you can really expect it to be neither beneficial, nor safe. In addition to everything we already mentioned, Download Boss has access to your browsing-related data and could send it to hackers so they could use it for marketing purposes. Of course, the parasite’s presence on the PC will inevitably affect its speed and even your Internet connection could experience some unexpected issues. The Download Boss virus gives you absolutely no reason to keep it around so the only logical step would be removing the parasite. To do so manually, please follow the comprehensive removal guide down below.

How Can I Remove Download Boss Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Download Boss 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 Download Boss from your Add\Remove Programs

STEP 2: Delete Download Boss from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove Download Boss from the windows registry.

STEP 1 : Uninstall Download Boss from Your Computer

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

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Download Boss 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 Download Boss 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

  • 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

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 Download Boss 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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