Short bio

Adware.Multiplug is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware installers targeting Windows systems.

Type and source of infection

Adware.Multiplug uses a great variety of  methods to deliver their advertisements. They are known to use randomized file and folder names and are usually installed by bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Multiplug by using real-time potection.

block Adware.Multiplug

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Multiplug


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Multiplug 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.

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