Remove Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET
CENTURYLINK.NET ads are displayed as large blocks of content and imagery, 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.
While many Web surfers tend to dislike CENTURYLINK.NET ads for being intrusive and suggestive, these ads may present a real problem when they are served by a hidden browser plugin. If this is the case, users report problems connecting to certain Web sites.
CENTURYLINK.NET ads can be injected into your default Web browser including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Because of multiple displayed pop-ups, ads by CENTURYLINK.NET can be classified as a threat, and should be removed from your computer as soon as you notice unwanted behavior.
CENTURYLINK.NET 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 CENTURYLINK.NET". If CENTURYLINK.NET 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 CENTURYLINK.NET exhibit?
Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET 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 CENTURYLINK.NET ads.
Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET can appear when you open a new tab in the browser. In these cases, sites with CENTURYLINK.NET 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 users reported pop-up windows appearing randomly why searching or browsing the Web. If a pop-up blocker is activated, CENTURYLINK.NET ads can be seen in the blocker's log or as status messages that a CENTURYLINK.NET pop-up has been blocked.
Some reports suggest that CENTURYLINK.NET 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://CENTURYLINK.NET" command.
CENTURYLINK.NET 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.
CENTURYLINK.NET 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 CENTURYLINK.NET opening every time you launch a new browsing session.
Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET 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./p>
How CENTURYLINK.NET Ads Got on My Computer?
Just as malware or potentially unwanted programs, ads by CENTURYLINK.NET 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 dubious sources.
In order to display CENTURYLINK.NET 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 CENTURYLINK.NET ads when your computer boots up. After installation, CENTURYLINK.NET ads begin showing up as ads, pop-ups, and banners on your computer or in your Web browser.
How dangerous are Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET?
Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET exhibit invasive unwanted behaviour. Since CENTURYLINK.NET ads runs alongside your Web browser and display multiple pop-up windows, they can seriously slow down work, reduce productivity and simply annoy the user.
Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET can cause moderate slowdowns in browser performance, making Web page load slower compared to a clean system. Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET can intercept your search requests, delivering altered search results.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being "mostly harmless", 3 being "invasive" and 5 being "dangerous"), Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET can be rated as a 3.
How do I remove Ads by CENTURYLINK.NET?
Manually removing ads by CENTURYLINK.NET is rarely effective, as your computer can be re-infected either immediately or after a reboot.
In addition to altered browser shortcuts and browser plugins, these ads often employ other methods for constant intoxication such as a hidden service or a signed netfilter driver.
Removing ads by CENTURYLINK.NET requires a complex approach.
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