Short bio

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

Type and source of infection

Adware.RussAd is of Russian origin and often uses scheduled tasks and browser extensions to show its advertisements. This adware is often combined in bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.RussAd by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Adware.RussAd


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.RussAd 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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