What is High Stairs?
High Stairs is a potentially unwanted adware infection. This adware claims to promote your web browsing by providing features. Once it is installed to your computer, High Stairs will target on special offers and coupons, comparison shopping, and many other additional features for its malicious purpose.
High Stairs is able to become an add-on on your browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Once installed this adware will create countless ads based on the website PC users are visiting. Now this malicious adware program will display sponsored links, coupons, video related ads, banner ads, or others.
PC users may agree to give their consents to display all those third party ads and allow the third party to collect or use the personal information like cookies, history, or secret files if this adware keeps staying in the infected computer. Once it starts its working, High Stairs will keeps displaying image, in-search, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text advertisements frequently while surfing Internet.
High Stairs will share non-personally identifiable information (including search and URL history) to cyber criminals so as to improve product performance and ad relevance. This kind of adware will also update its process automatically. It is not a malicious malware but PC users should remove this PUP completely from your computer to keep your machine safe.
How can This Adware Attack Your PC?
Usually High Stairs will come bundled with free programs from the internet such as media player, java and other applications. PC users may install those adware accidentally when they try to install the programs downloaded from Internet. For example, when you download and install these free programs from Internet PC users may get High Stairs adware and other unknown processes installed together if they just keep click on the I Agree or Accept button during the whole installation setup.
How to Remove High Stairs from Computer Manually?
As we mentioned above, High Stairs belongs to a high-risk PUP program. If your computer has suffer this adware infection, It is suggested that you should wipe it out as soon as possible. Here is the manual guide that you can follow.
Step 1: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to bring up Windows Task Manager and stop High Stairs related processes there.
Step 2: Remove the adware related programs.
Click the Start Orb and click Control Panel.
Make sure you are in the category view in control panel (indicated in the top right hand corner).
Click Uninstall a Program under the Programs heading.
Search for the adware related programs, click Uninstall from the options at the top of the list.
Click the Start menu and click Control Panel.
Click Switch to Category View, if you are not already in this view.
Click Add or Remove Programs.
Select the adware related programs , and click Change /Remove or Remove.
Press Windows key + R.
Type “control panel” in the box shown and hit Enter.
Go to Uninstall a Program.
Look for the adware related programs, and click Uninstall.
Step 3. Remove all add-ons and extensions.
1. Click Tools > Manage add-ons.
2. Under “Toolbars and Extensions”, search for High Stairs adware related add-ons. Highlight them, and disable them.
1. Click the 3 bar options icon or wrench icon and navigate to Tools >Extensions.
2. Search for the adware related extensions and remove them all.
1. Click Tools > Add-ons (Ctrl+Shift+A).
2. Under “Extensions”, search for the adware related add-ons. Disable or remove them. You may also search for other unwanted add-ons under “Extensions”.
Note: Manual removal requires certain level of virus removal. If you are not a PC expert, it is not suggested that you remove the adware manually. Any mistake during removal process may lead to a very complicated situation on your PC. In addition, the adware can retune if you cannot remove it completely. Thus, a professional removal tool should be the best choice for most PC users
High Stairs Removal Guide – Automatic Removal
PC users can remove High Stairs automatically with a powerful anti- virus program: Malwarebytes Anti Malware. This tool could help PC users delete all the threats on your PC and pervert you from suffering virus attack.
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