In the last few months, many PC users have been bothered by the annoying Revcontent ads which constantly pop up on their browsers while they are surfing online. Some of them have tried various ways but still cannot block those ads from appearing on their computer. In this article we will discuss about Revcontent ads and give the guide to remove them from your PC.
What Is Revcontent and Revcontent Ads?
Revcontent (official site: https://www.revcontent.com) is considered the world’s fastest growing content recommendation network, powering over 200 billion content recommendations per month. Out of question, it is a legitimate advertising service through which web properties can display certain third-party content such as articles, videos, blog posts, and advertisements on their sites.
Revcontent ads refer to any advertising content delivered by Revcontent. They can be popup ads that occupy the entire browser window, sponsored links that appear in the search results, banners that hang in the middle or at the right/left side of the page, and in-text ads that show up when you move the cursor over hyperlinked text on a webpage.
Why Do You Receive Revcontent Ads?
Most Internet users complain about receiving RevContent ads. Are you one of them? Do you know why you receive such ads on your web pages?
There are three reasons:
- You visit websites embedded an advertising platform that will show RevContent ads.
As we have mentioned that, Revcontent is the world’s fastest growing native advertising network with 200 billion content recommendations a month. Many website owners cooperate with operators of this network platform in order to generate revenue. Having signed up for this network platform, the website owners can display adveriting content on their sites. Once you visit these sites, you will receive various forms of ads and other third-party content.
- Your computer has been infected by a certain adware program that delivers RevContent ads.
Some adware programs can be installed on your PC and inject annoying ads into websites you are browsing. You receive RevContent ads mainly because you have accidentally downloaded a certain adware program that is resposible for generating these ads. Therefore, no matter which website you visit, you will keep receiving these ads.
- You have signed up for RevContent and allowed it to display ads on your sites.
If you have signed up for RevContent, it is not strange that you receive its ads on your websites. By joining RevContent, you agree to receive its services, namely offering recommendations and promoted content recommendations.
Is It Safe to Click on Revcontent Ads?
If it is the case that your computer has been infected by a certain adware program, we may say it is not safe for you to click on these ads. Ads delivered by an adware program always can’t be trusted, especially ads telling that, “your computer has adware/spyware virus, please call XXX-XXX-XXX immediately for assistance on how to remove the virus”. Such ads are often considered as popup scams that aim to cheat your money. So, instead of clicking on those ads, you should close the ad windows immediately. In most cases, you may find those popup ads have no Close button – you can only hit “OK”. But when you click OK, you will be brought to a new page where a new round of fraud would begin. Sometimes, you may even directly download an unknown program on your PC as soon as on an ad window. Therefore, it is wise to close the browser window directly.
Here is a screenshot of popup scam:
How to Remove Revcontent Ads Completely?
Since the first reason mentioned above belongs to the uncontrollable factor and the last reason is considered as a voluntary act, so we don’t intend to give tutorials on how to remove the ads in these two cases. What we mainly want to discuss about is the case of computer being infected by adware program. Actually, most computer users’ problems are caused by adware programs. If you believe that your problem is caused by a certain adware program, please follow our guides to fix it now.
Manual Check and Removal Guide
Step 1: Press Windows key + R key together. In the box that appears, type msconfig.exe and click OK. This will open the System Configuration window.
Step 2: Under the Startup tab, see if there is any unknown or suspicious startup item; if there is, uncheck it, and click Apply.
Step 3: Under Services tab, see if there is any suspicious service item; if there is, click Apply and click OK.
Step 4: Open your task manager (right click task bar, and select Start Task Manager, or you can simply press the key combination: Ctrl+Alt+Delete).
Step 5: Under Processes tab, see if there is any unknown or suspicious process (its name looks weird or it occupies larger CPU usage); if there is, right click the process and click End Process to ternimate it.
Step 6: Acess Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program (for Windows 7/Vista/8/10) or double click on Add or Remove Programs (for Windows XP).
Step 7: In the open window, see if there is any suspicious program (you didn’t install but just appear there); if there is, right click the program, and click the Uninstall/Change (for Windows 7/Vista/8/10) or Remove (for Windows XP) button.
Step 8: Open your web browser, check if there any suspicious extension; if there is, remove it from your browser.
For Internet Explorer:
Open IE browser, select the gear icon, and then select Manage add-ons.
Under Show, select All add-ons, and then all extensions and toolbars will show up in the right pane of the window.
If you find any suspicious extension or toolbar, select it, and then Disable.
For Google Chrome:
Open Chrome browser, click the menu icon at the top right corner, click Settings and select Extensions.
In the open page, check if there is any suspicious extension; if there is, click on the trashcan icon next to the extension to delete it.
For Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox browser, click on the menu icon at the top right corner, and click Add-ons option.
In the open page, check if there is any suspicious extension; if there is, remove it by clicking on the Remove button.
Open Opera browser, select Opera menu at the top left corner, click Extensions and then click Extensions manager.
In the open page, see if there is any suspicious extension; if there is, remove the extension by clicking the Remove button.
Open Safari browser, click the menu icon at the top right corner, and then click Preference option.
In the popup window, select Extensions. On the left side of the window, see if there is any suspicious extension; if there is, click it and then click the Uninstall button.
Automatic Check and Removal Guide
If you have accomplished all manual check and removal steps above, but the result is not satisfactory. Or you don’t want to follow all those steps at all, since you think they are so troublesome. Then, you can try following the automatic check and removal guides.
Option 1: Use SpyHunter to automatically detect and remove the adware program.
You can download its free version to check your computer system first; when any threats are found, you can decide whether to remove it using the registered version.
- Download SpyHunter setup file on your PC.
- Locate the file you have downloaded just now, and double click it to run it.
- When a window pops up, click the Run button.
- Select your language.
- Click CONTINUE button.
- SpyHunter is now being installed on your PC.
- When the installation is finished, click the EXIT button.
- SpyHunter will be launched automaically. Now you can run a full system scan by clicking on the Scan Computer Now button.
- SpyHunter now is scanning your registry, files, and memory for any threats. This scanning process may take 30 minutes or more. Please wait with patience until the scanning is complete.
- Once SpyHunter has finished scanning your computer, you will be shown all detected threats. To remove them all, just click the Fix Threats button.
Option 2: Use PCKeeper Antivirus to throughly scan out and delete the adware program.
Now you can run PCKeeper Antivirus to scan your system and find out if there is any adware program on your PC.
- Download PCKeep Antivirus Installer on your PC (Windows PC is not supported).
- Double click the file you have downloaded just now to run it. And then start installing this program on your PC step by step.
- Upon the installation is finished, launch PCKeeper Antivirus on your PC. Its main screen looks as below:
- Click Full Scan to start a thorough scanning in your system. The scanning process should take some time, please be patient.
- Once the scanning is done, you will be shown all detected threats. You can scroll down to check the results. To fix these threats, please click on the Add to Quarantine or Delete button.
All above are the guides to remove Revcontent ads. Hope that you have successfully fix the problem on your PC.
Last, we’d like to offer some tips for you to protect your PC from malware infections in future.
- Always select Advanced/Custom Installation mode whenever installing any software.
- Avoid updating software by downloading its update files from untrusted sources. For sake of safety, you’d better update software from its official website.
- Always run a scan on free download files and email attachments.
- Avoid visiting unfamilar or obviously dangerous websites. If you accidentally visit a malicious site, exit immediately.
- Install reliable antivirus/anti-malware program and keep it update regularly. Here we recommend you to install SpyHunter which provides real-time protection and effective malware detection & removal for you. Download it now to give your computer an overall protection instantly.
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