Remove DustApps Ads from Chrome/FF/IE

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DustApps ads are intrusive online advertisements that will terrorize you on every web page you visit. No matter how many times you close each ad, another one will appear or the one you closed will reappear. This could be very annoying and will surely disrupt your daily online activity. Seeing ads by DustApps could also be rather frustrating because they seem to show up as if out of the blue, and users usually cannot figure out how it all began. The presence of the ads signifies that the ad-supported application DustApps has entered your system. This means that in order to prevent the ads from appearing, you should delete the program responsible for that.

How did I get infected with?

There are various ways to acquire DustApps without realizing. For example, you could download some files following unfamiliar links and these files may include installers of adware applications. You could also automatically initiate the setup of the program by visiting corrupted web pages and clicking on random ads you see on them. In any of the cases, your actions on the web are to blame for the infiltration of the unreliable application. If you stay away from dubious web pages and only download software from official sources, you will be able to avoid infecting your system with adware.

Why are these ads dangerous?

The ads by DustApps could promote any kind of content, but they are most likely to suggest updates for some of your programs. You should know better not to trust such ads because no updates for legitimate applications are promoted this way. Also, the ads will redirect you to third-party websites where to download the fake updates, but what you will actually acquire is more adware, bogus AV programs, and so on. What is more, DustApps is able to collect information about your web-related activity, which may result in issues with your privacy. For all the reasons mentioned, we strongly recommend that you avoid clicking DustApps ads and that you delete the program as soon as possible.

Screenshot sample:

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How Can I Remove DustApps Ads?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the DustApps 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. Be sure that you are comfortable editing your Windows Registry.

STEP 1: Delete DustApps from your Windows Registry

STEP 2: Disable DustApps from Chrome, Firefox or IE

STEP 3: Permanently Remove DustApps

STEP 1 : Delete DustApps from the registry

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

Type “Regedit

Navigate and Remove ONLY the following Registry Values. Important! Leave the Browser Helper Objects Key Untouched

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
Value: DustApps
Data: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611841159}

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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
Value: DustApps
Data: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611841159}

STEP 2 : Remove DustApps 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 the unwanted 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.

remove dustapps from internet explorer

  • If the disable button is gray, you need to go to your Windows Registry and delete the corresponding CLSID {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110611841159}
  • 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 DustApps Leftovers

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

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