Yesterday when I was busy writing an article about how to deal with malware, one of my friends called me, telling that she was getting trouble on her computer. She kept receiving many ads by Tremendous Sale when online, especially when she was browsing online shopping sites, such as EBay and Amazon. Almost immediately I knew that her computer must be infected by Tremendous Sale adware which is regarded as a potentially unwanted program. So, I listed out three steps for the adware removal and emailed to her. Later, she told me that her computer had been free of the annoying ads. In the following, I will share the steps to remove Tremendous Sale adware. But before that, I would like to show some related information.
Tremendous Sale adware is a really annoying computer threat. Once installed on the targeted computers, it will display a number of ads on the users’ browsers, regardless of the types of web browsers, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. This adware may also modify users’ browser settings, redirect them to unwanted websites, and even collect their personal data without knowledge. In addition, it may drastically slow down the network speed and decrease computer performance. Hence, it is necessary that users remove it from their computers as quickly as possible.
Ads shown by Tremendous Sale adware:
Symptoms described by a victim:
How does Tremendous Sale adware get into the targeted computers? As far as I know, adware is often installed as a separate program which is bundled with certain free software. So, most of time, this adware may get into users’ computers when they install freeware downloaded from the unreliable sources. While installing software on their computers, some users may rashly click the “Next” button, without noticing whether there is any other potentially unwanted program installed as well. This is not a good habit if one wants to avoid installing malware on the computer.
Certainly, adware can enter users’ computers in other ways. If users are not careful enough while surfing online, they may get this adware downloaded on their machines. The following chart shows several online activities which may lead to adware infection:
How to Remove Tremendous Sale Adware
Now I would like to list the steps to remove Tremendous Sale adware. However, I do not ensure that everyone would successfully remove the adware by following the steps below, since the removal result may be affected by various factors. Therefore, I have to say, the following steps are only for your reference.
Step 1: Remove the adware from Control Panel.
Click the “Start” button and open the Control Panel.
Locate and click “Uninstall a program” under the “Programs” category (If you are in the Icon view, you need to click on “Programs and Features”).
Then, carefully look for the program with name “Tremendous Sale”, highlight it and click on the “Remove” button.
(If you find no program with name “Tremendous Sale”, then you can search for any unfamiliar program which you have never installed, and remove it from your computer.)
Step 2: Remove the adware from all infected browsers.
Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button , and then click “Manage add-ons”.
Click “Toolbars and Extensions” on the left pane of the pop-up window, and then look for the add-on with name “Tremendous Sale”.
Highlight the item, click on the “Disable” button on the right bottom of the window.
Launch Mozilla Firefox.
Click the menu button and click on Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager window will open.
Click “Extensions” tab, and look for any extension related to the adware.
Select it and click on the “Remove” button.
Run Google Chrome.
Click the menu button at the top right corner.
Click “Tools”, and select “Extensions”.
In the pop-up window, you will see all currently installed extensions.
Look for the adware related extension, and then delete it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
Step 3: Run a malware removal tool to clean any files related to the adware.
This is the most important step in the removal process. Simply remove the adware related program and extension cannot help get rid of this nasty adware completely. If you only accomplish the two previous steps, the adware may come back to your computer after you restart your PC.
This is because that, when getting installed on your PC, this adware may inject its related files deep into the root of your system. Generally, it is hard for a general PC user to find out and delete those files successfully. Therefore, most users need to rely on a tool to automatically detect and delete those malicious files from their computers.
I recommend running two effective removal tools to scan you computer system and remove the adware related files thoroughly. One is SpyHunter, and other is Malwarebytes. The followings are the basic steps to use tools to clean the files related to Tremendous Sale adware.
Option 1: SpyHunter
(Note: the free version can only scan your system, and the paid version can help both detect and remove threats)
> Download Spyhunter on your PC.
> Once this tool is downloaded, install it as per the wizard.
> Upon the installation, run SpyHunter to perform a full system scan.
> After the scanning it done, remove all detected threats by clicking on the “Fix Threats” button (Note: The threats shown in the following are just examples).
> Restart the computer to implement the removal.
Option 2: Malwarebytes
> Download Malwarebytes immediately.
> Follow the setup wizard to install this program.
> Run Malwarebytes and check for update.
>To run a scanning, click on the “Scan Now” button.
> Once the scanning is finished, click on the “Remove Selected” button to remove all detected threats (Note: The threats shown in the following are just examples).
> Restart the computer to complete the removal.
After accomplishing the three steps above, Tremendous Sale adware should have been removed from your computer.
Some Tips to Protect Your Computer
Be wary of spam email attachments:
If you receive an email with an attachment that has an unfamiliar extension in its file name or a message subject/body that tries to lure you into opening the attachment, you should be alert. By opening the attachment, you may activate the malicious codes of adware, worm, virus, Trojan, etc and get your system infected. The following two charts separately show the safe and dangerous file extensions, which can be used as a reference when you receive unknown email attachments.
Besides, you can read this post How To Spot A Dangerous Email Attachment to find more information.
Be careful of a suspicious link:
You may receive a suspicious link in one of your emails and are not sure if it is safe to click it. Then, you can try moving your mouse cursor on the link and the URL should be shown on the left bottom corner of your web browser (see the image below).
If a link is shortened, the method above may not work. In this case, you can check out this article Dangers of Short Links for details on how to view a short link’s destination.
This is a good post showing How to Test a Suspicious Link Without Clicking it.
Besides, the followings should help check out suspicious links:
Avoid visiting malicious websites:
There are millions of websites on the internet and several million of those websites may contain or malware or malicious code. While you are innocently browsing those malicious sites, you may not realize that you could be downloading malware on your PC. So, it is important that you know whether the websites you are browsing are safe or not. Generally, if the URL in the address bar starts with HTTPS (instead of HTTP), the page is more secure. A lock icon in the address bar also indicates a more secure connection.
For more information, please visit here:
Download software only from trusted sites:
For safety, you should only download software from reliable sites. For example, CNET is a reputable site where you can download files or software that have been checked for malware, spyware, or adware. Besides, it is better to save the software you want to download to your hard drive instead of running it instantly. This can give your antivirus program time to check the software before you open it.
Be cautious of 2p2 file sharing
You should use caution when downloading file-sharing programs from p2p sites, since you may mistakenly download pirated software, pornography material or even malware. Peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing programs like BitTorrent and LimeWire have been known to contain malware, adware, and illegal downloads. For more information, please check this post P2P File-Sharing Risks.
The following video offers a complete guide for Tremendous Sale adware removal. You’d better watch it in full-screen mode!