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Gem Grab is just one more adware application that is very easy to download and quite stubborn and tricky when it comes to deleting it. Not to mention it is completely worthless as well. The only thing your computer will definitely grab once Gem Grab has entered your device, is a huge amount of advertisements. Unless you take quick measures and uninstall it immediately, your PC might also end up letting in more malicious software with unpredictable results.
In case you have had previous problems caused by adware, you already know what annoyance the Gem Grab Ads are about to cause you. Those confusing and highly irritating commercials will appear everywhere making sure they are the only thing you see on your screen. Pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, coupons of various kinds will test not only your patience but your computer’s endurance as well. Sooner or later thought your overwhelmed machine most likely will underperform, freeze or crash. “Ads by Gem Grab” – if you somehow ended up with the virus on your PC, you should either get used to this sign as you will be seeing it rather often, or delete the infection thus neutralizing all of its malicious effects.
Apart from being annoying and intrusive, those seemingly harmless ads are a huge potential risk to your virtual safety. They follow the pay-per-click scheme and are created in order to redirect you to suspicious third-party websites. The developers usually offer money for the display of they websites and that is how hackers realize profit. It’s a really prosaic method but undoubtedly effective. Remember, you cannot trust any of those ads and you often are one click away from letting even more harmful and dangerous programs enter your PC. If you notice that the endless parade of commercials has become somewhat more relevant and appealing to you, it’s because the virus collects information from your browsing history.
How did I get infected with?
The Gem Grab Ads seem to appear out of the blue. You didn’t download any program of that kind, then how did it end up on your computer? The answer to that question only gives you one more reason to delete the virus as soon as possible. Gem Grab and its ads use underhanded techniques to spread and could keep their presence secretive for a while. They usually travel the web along with freeware in a bundle. Unless you pay attention to the software you install, you can never be entirely sure what program is a part of that bundle. The habit most PC users develop to just click “Next” could turn out to be an enormous mistake. That is why we remind you to read the Terms and Conditions that you agree with and avoid unwanted “bonus” programs landing on your computer.
Why are these ads dangerous?
This malicious program successfully affects Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and is definitely software that you do not want on your device. Not only it will complicate your Internet experience but it might redirect you to unsafe and corrupted websites. You probably already know the Gem Grab virus is far less glamorous than its name suggests and you have absolutely no reason whatsoever to keep in on your PC. Our advice is to get rid of it and to help you do so, we provide detailed instructions for you down below.
How Can I Remove Gem Grab Ads?
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Gem Grab 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 Gem Grab from Your Computer
Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command
Locate the Gem Grab 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 Gem Grab 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 Gem Grab 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.