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Remove Ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG

WAIT3SEC.ORG ads are displayed as large blocks of content and images, intrusive pop-ups, gutter ads, distracting click-bait and suggestive content that is usually unrelated to the content of the Web site you are browsing.


WAIT3SEC.ORG ads are injected into all your web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

WAIT3SEC.ORG ads can be identified by spotting a small text that is normally located above (top-right) or below (bottom-right) of the ads. The text will normally say "Ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG". If WAIT3SEC.ORG ads are served as pop-ups, you can identify them by spotting the URL in the pop-up window.

What types of unwanted behavior do Ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG exhibit?

Ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG are intrusive and invasive, often displaying irrelevant and objectionable content. Sometimes, the user's default home page and/or search provider are substituted with pages serving WAIT3SEC.ORG ads.

Ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG can appear when you open a new tab in the browser. In these cases, sites with WAIT3SEC.ORG ads will replace your default web page displaying when you open the browser, and deliver altered search results when you fire a search in the browser.

Some reports suggest that WAIT3SEC.ORG ads may appear immediately after your computer starts up. If this is the case, the corresponding Web page was injected to autostart with a simple "explorer http://WAIT3SEC.ORG" command.

WAIT3SEC.ORG ads are often added to Web browser shortcuts on your computer's desktop, Start menu and/or the taskbar.


If this is the case, the browser shortcut will contain an altered command line to launch your default Web browser every time you want to open a new browsing session.

WAIT3SEC.ORG ads can be launched without altering browser shortcuts by altering Windows Registry to specify a modified path to your default Web browser. This also results in WAIT3SEC.ORG opening every time you launch a new browsing session.


Ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG can be injected into Web pages by installing a signed netfilter driver sniffing your Web traffic and injecting the ads into HTML code of Web pages.

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How WAIT3SEC.ORG got on your computer?

Just as malware or potentially unwanted programs, ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG get installed to your computer with browser toolbars, fake extensions and plugins (fake YouTube plugins, fake codec packs and fake "PC Cleaner" and "Windows Accelerator" type of products are among the most common), or simply downloaded with software obtained from suspicious sources.

In order to display WAIT3SEC.ORG ads, some files are copied to your computer, some browser settings and/or registry keys are modified.

A browser toolbar, extension or plugin can be installed into your Web browser. In certain cases, existing browser plugins are infected by substituting manifest files or plugin source code.

Sometimes a new startup key is created to automatically launch WAIT3SEC.ORG ads when your computer boots up. After installation, WAIT3SEC.ORG ads begin showing up as ads, pop-ups, and banners on your computer or in your Web browser.

How to remove WAIT3SEC.ORG ads from your PC?

  1. Uninstall WAIT3SEC.ORG using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
  2. Open Task Manager to kill all “WAIT3SEC.ORG” related processes.
  3. Use Windows search to find and remove “WAIT3SEC.ORG” files and folders.
  4. Run services.msc to disable a “WAIT3SEC.ORG” Windows service.
  5. Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of “WAIT3SEC.ORG” scheduled tasks.
  6. Open regedit.exe and delete WAIT3SEC.ORG registry keys and values.
  7. Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for WAIT3SEC.ORG presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
  8. Remove WAIT3SEC.ORG from Google Chrome.
  9. Remove WAIT3SEC.ORG from Internet Explorer.
  10. Remove WAIT3SEC.ORG from Mozilla Firefox.
  11. Clean up your Recycle bin and temporary files.

Manually removing ads by WAIT3SEC.ORG is rarely effective, because if you did not fix all issues, you will be re-infected either immediately or after a reboot.

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