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Adware.Adposhel is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware targeting Windows systems that uses many delivery methods.


Victims may notice:

  • Pop-ups and pop-unders
  • Inserted banners on websites
  • Text on sites that has been turned into hyperlinks



Malwarebytes protects users from this adware family by blocking Adware.Adposhel using its real-time protection module.

adware adposhel block


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Adposhel without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Sometimes when removing Adware.Adposhel a DNS hijack needs to be rectified, which requires a reboot. Malwarebytes will prompt you to do so when needed.

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