PredictAd adware is responsible for ads, deals, popups, coupons displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens after PredictAd adware infects your computer. Though, it is legitimate and non-malicious, and your antivirus didn’t block it. Now, you want to remove PredictAd and it is a good idea because this kind of software compromises your security.
The way of installing PredictAd is often deceptive. If you wonder how PredictAd got installed on your computer, the answer is simple. You just failed to disable PredictAd optional installation when you install some of free programs from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. A free program that you need comes with a download client that controls the installation and offers you to install adware programs like PredictAd promoted as useful. Adware is set to be automatically installed unless you notice and disable it before installing a free program.
PredictAd is installed as a Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that are running adware activities. Therefore, if you want to remove PredictAd, then you need to uninstall PredictAd application and remove extensions related to PredictAd from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following PredictAd removal guide placed below.
This guide helps to remove PredictAd manually or using special anti-malware software designed for PredictAd removal. SpyHunter not only removes malicious programs. It offers a real-time protection against malware and PUP (potentially unwanted programs) that are not removed by anti-virus software.
What is PredictAd?
PredictAd is a program and web browser extension that are combined in one product used for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. PredictAd adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins installed in your web browser as extensions, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper object) depend on browser. These PredictAd have to be removed if you want to eliminate PredictAd adware and get rid of ads. Your clicks on PredictAd ads help to make money on a pay-per-click basis, and this way on monetizing is attractive to websites that distribute free software of develop such products. For users such installation of bundled adware is quite deceptive. If you fail to notice adware presence and disable PredictAd before installing a free program, then your computer will be infected with PredictAd. You need to be careful because some adware is difficult to uninstall, and more adware might be bundled and installed along with PredictAd while removing it is not the thing that one would like.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing programs like PredictAd, then you need to be careful while installing free programs, or protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace your installations, warn you on all known threats to your security and privacy, and remove any threat found on your computer. Pay attention to check boxes placed in a setup wizard for a free program that you are installing. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
PredictAd Adware Removal ToolPredictAd Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove PredictAd and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to PredictAd malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete PredictAd components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against PredictAd and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.
Remove PredictAd Ads Manually
First, you need to uninstall PredictAd application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to PredictAd adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall PredictAd on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "PredictAd, AutocompletePro" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall PredictAd on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight PredictAd, AutocompletePro program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall PredictAd on Windows XP
Uninstalling PredictAd from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on PredictAd, AutocompletePro program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove PredictAd from Chrome
Remove PredictAd extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find PredictAd, AutocompletePro extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove PredictAd from Firefox
Remove PredictAd add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find PredictAd, AutocompletePro add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove PredictAd from Internet Explorer
Remove PredictAd extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on PredictAd, AutocompletePro, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual PredictAd removal is not difficult while more complex adware might be present in a bundle and make it more difficult. Other malware might make adware removal more difficult if PredictAd is not the only program that displays ads. It might be difficult to remove all adware from your computer without special softwrare. So, you can use software for detection and removal. SpyHunter let you quickly detect and remove other malicious programs.
Remove PredictAd Adware Infection Completely
PredictAd adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove PredictAd adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software comes with a free professional support and a free scanners that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.