How To Stop Superadexchange.com Redirects

Superadexchange.com is an adware which hijacks your browser. It constantly displays unwanted popups and redirects to various websites. The advertisements are delivered through superadexchange.com/a/display.php?r= and interfere with your browsing experience.

This adware is designed to infect as many browsers as possible and make money from the traffic generated by them. The program has no value and only acts as a parasite. Its behavior is quite aggressive and therefore it hinders your browsing as well as slows down the computer. If you try to remove this hijacker it usually comes back since it has core files hidden in the Windows system.

It may be hard for a regular user to find out that superadexchange.com is present on the machine since it quickly redirects to other links and the main one is seen for just a couple of seconds. However, sometimes the advertisement links fail to load and we can detect that it is the source domain for this particular adware.

You should remove this adware from your browsers and computer as soon as possible. It does not have any value and only increases computer resource usage. Also, opening the suspicious advertisement links may result in further infections. We recommend using the automatic removal tool listed below in order to easily remove this adware and protect your computer in the future. We also have a manual guide for more experienced users.


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What is Superadexchange.com browser hijacker?

This hijacker is different from many others since it tries to hide the source domain by quickly redirecting to other links. Therefore, it is hard for the infected users to locate the cause of strange browser behavior and the adware can stay on the machine longer.

Superadexchange.com uses the following link to redirect to various advertisements:

http://www.superadexchange.com/a/display.php?r=

The redirects range from traditional game, finance, shopping and similar advertisements to various browser extension recommendations or even malicious links. This means that clicking on such link or installing a suspicious extension might result in even more adware present on your computer. For example, it advertises a Chrome extension called “Full Tab” which is known to replace the new tab window and display unwanted content.

This adware is already quite common as we can see from Alexa statistics: it has more than 50 000 daily pageviews. The daily earnings can be several times more than the estimated $150 due to the fact that this website redirects to advertisements instead of just displaying clickable links and banners. The contacts of domain registrant are hidden and the main page does not lead to any information. This means that the creators who employ these shady practices want to stay unidentified.

This adware is usually a result of other infection, clicking on suspicious links or simply installing a freeware which has Superadexchange bundled together. When you install free software from popular download sites and quickly skip through the setup steps you might end up with several additional programs installed in the background. While bundling is technically a legal way to distribute software in most cases users do not know what they are getting and various adware developers take advantage of this method.

Remove this adware as soon as possible in order to restore normal browsing experience, regain computer speed and prevent unwanted advertisements or further infections. We strongly recommend using the automatic removal tool as it will also prevent you from any further infections. Manual removal guide only eliminates the symptoms but does not protect your computer.

Screenshots of this adware in action:

    


 Manual Removal Instructions:

NB: Make sure you are familiar with editing important Windows settings and files. In order to not only remove the symptoms but also any possible leftovers of the malware we recommend using the automatic tool provided above.

Bookmark this page, print it out or simply open on another device in order to access it after a browser or computer restart which will be required during the removal process.

Step 1:

Remove any suspicious programs that might contain the adware.

Start by opening the Programs and Features window using the following method:

Hold Windows () key and click R key while holding.

Enter the following in the field:

appwiz.cpl

Click OK.

You might have to wait a bit before the list of all programs is loaded as it displays a list of all programs installed on your PC.

We recommend sorting the programs by “Installed On” column (simply click on the column name in order to sort by this value).

Look for any recently installed suspicious programs that might contain the adware as a bundle or could be the adware itself. If you have never seen or used an app chances are that it is an unwanted software.

 

Uninstall all suspicious programs by right-clicking on them and choosing Uninstall…

Repeat this process until no more suspicious programs are left.

Step 2:

Delete registry values created by this adware.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

regedit.exe

Click OK.

 

Search for virus entries by pressing keyboard buttons CTRL + F and entering the virus domain. You need to enter the virus name depending on the version you got installed. Here is an example:

superadexchange.com

Click Find Next.

Delete any registry entries associated with the virus.

Repeat the search until all entries are cleaned.

Step 3:

Clean up Windows temporary files.

You can safely remove all temporary files without posing any risk to your computer.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%Temp%

Click OK.

All temporary files will be listed in the directory.

Select all temporary files by simultaneously pressing CTRL + A and delete them.

Step 4:

Check for any recent changes in all the other important system files.

Hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

%AppData%

Click OK.

Do not delete anything here! Search for any recent changes (by “Date Modified”) in the files first. Only if you see that a file has just been changed scan it with virustotal.com. Remove only files marked as dangerous. Otherwise you might remove critical system files and Windows might stop working.

Repeat this step with the following three directories while being very careful:

%LocalAppData%
%ProgramData%
%WinDir%

Remember that these directories contain many important system files! Be very careful!

Step 5:

Delete the shortcuts for all browsers on your computer as they might have been changed by the virus.

Create them again in order to have clean browser start.

Alternatively, you can click Properties on each of the shortcuts and remove any additions made to the Target field by the virus.

Step 6:

Clean up your DNS.

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

ncpa.cpl

Click OK.

It will open your current network adapters list.

Right-click on the one you currently use (unused usually have a red X near them while the active one is usually green).

Choose Properties.

Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (ICP/IP) (make sure the checkbox is checked near it).

Click Properties.

First, select Obtain DNS server automatically.

Then click Advanced… and go to DNS tab in the newly opened window.

Remove everything from the DNS server addresses, in order of use.

Step 7:

IMPORTANT: Now you will have to reset browser settings for each browser individually that you have installed on your computer. Alternativelly, you could simply reinstall them.

 Google Chrome:

Launch the browser and select More Tools, then click Extensions.

Check for any suspicious extensions.

Click Remove From Chrome for each unwanted or suspicious toolbar or extension (the trashcan icon on the right).

Go to Settings.

Scroll to the very bottom of the settings page and click Show advanced settings…

Scroll to the very bottom again and click Reset settings.

Click Reset.

 Mozilla Firefox:

Launch the browser and go to Add-ons.

Search for any suspicious toolbars and add-ons and Remove them.

We recommend going to Options (input about:preferences in your address field and press Enter) and clicking Restore to Default near the Home Page field.

You can also completely refresh the browser settings by entering the following in the address (URL) field:

about:support

Press Enter.

Click Refresh Firefox… and then click Refresh Firefox again.

 Microsoft Edge:

Since Microsoft Edge is not a separate program and is a core component of Windows 10 you should backup your computer or at least create a Restore Point before continuing.

Navigate to the following folder (where %username is your computer user name):

C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe

Clear all contents of the folder. Click CTRL + A to select everything and delete the contents.

Click Start (Windows logo).

Search for Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on the result.

Choose Run as administrator.

Paste the following command:

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}

Press Enter.

The settings should now be reset to default.

 Internet Explorer:

Press and hold Windows () key and click R key.

Enter the following in the field:

cmd

Click OK.

Enter the following command in the appeared window:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ResetIEtoDefaults

Press Enter.

Check Delete personal settings.

Click Reset.

Alternatively you can run this command to delete all caches and settings:

RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351

After removing the virus

When you have finished removing the Superadexchange.com adware and reverting your browser settings make sure to protect your computer by installing a good antivirus suite that would identify the threats online and in programs you have downloaded. Also, never install suspicious programs. If you are installing a new software, make sure it has nothing bundled in it by following the install wizard as well as searching for user reviews online.


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