Adk2x Virus Removal – How to Remove Adk2x Ads Completely?

I am getting ads from adk2x inferring with some of the websites that I visit. The ads take over ad spaces as well as parts of the website that are supposed to show videos. In a few cases the browser jumps to an adware website by itself. This problem affects some of the browsers but not all of them. How do I get rid of this adk2x virus? Please help! Thanks in advance.

What is Adk2x?

Adk2x, also known as, is technically not a virus. It is just an adware program or advertising platform which will display a lot of intrusive and misleading pop-up ads and banners. Besides, it also has some malicious traits such as generating browser hijackings or exploiting the vulnerabilities in your browser to download other malware.

update popup

This nasty adware infection has the ability to affect different brands of internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Once infected, whenever you load a website, any embedded videos, existing ads, and sometimes even whole comment sections are replaced with banner ads. Not ever clever ones, simple run of the mill “out of date, click here to update” or “you must login to view content” ads. And if you hover over the ads you will notice most if not all involve an As this adware infection stays in your computer, you will find your machine runs slowly and your browsers overlay display from time to time. And some of your Windows services or software services may be disabled. It is too bad to keep adk2x. please follow the below guide to get rid of it completely.

How to Eliminate Adk2x and Clear Away Adk2x Ads

If you want to completely remove Adk2x & ads, you can refer to the effective guide in the following passage.

Want to remove Adk2x and the associated infections quickly and safely?

Please use the updated SpyHunter Anti-Malware SoftWare.

Spyhunter download

Guide 1: Manually Remove Adk2x Popup

Step 1. Uninstall unwanted programs and adware from Control Panel.

1. Click Start button and then click Control Panel


2. Locate Uninstall a program from the jump-out window and go to the list of programs you have.


3. Highlight the program you want to remove, and then Uninstall or right click the program to select Uninstall.


Step 2. Remove Adk2x from Internet browsers.

Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools and select Manage add-ons


2. Disable the items which are related to Adk2x

3. Back to IE Tools, and navigate to Internet Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page and click ‘Delete…’ to delete Browsing History (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

general opt delete cookies

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to Firefox’s Tools, and then select Add-ons


2. Look through the items under Extensions and Plugins, and remove those associated with Adk2x


3. Back to Firefox Menu, and navigate to Options. On the General tab, replace the suspected URL under Browser home page. On the Privacy tab, clear browsing history and remove cookies (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).


Google Chrome

1. Click the Chrome Menu (three-bar icon on the top-right window) and select Settings


2. Click Extensions on the left panel and remove the extensions related to Adk2x


3. Go to History, and then click Clear Browsing data (Be careful with this part, or you will clear away the login details).

clear browsing history

4. Go to Settings and click ‘Manage search engine….’ . Delete the suspected items and make Google as default.

google engine

Step 3: Show Folder Options

Click Start on the bottom left, input “folder options” in the search bar and hit enter. On the jump-out window,click View tab, tick Show hidden files, folders and drives, and untick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 4: Delete registry entries related to Adk2x

Click on Start button, type into regedit and hit Enter. Then Clean all the malicious files and keys of Adk2x in the registry editor.


Delete the following entries (samples):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TabbedBrowsing "NewTabPageShow" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Search_URL" = "http://www.<random>.com/web/?type=ds&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>&q={searchTerms}"

Guide 2: Automatically Remove Adk2x Popup with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a legitimate, real-time anti-spyware application designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats. Here shows how it works.

Step 1. Click the below button to download the file.


Step 2. Double click on SpyHunter-Installer.exe to install the program. Then click Run button.

Step 3. Open SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now! to allow the program to start a scan on your computer.

Step 4. When the scan is completed, all the threats in your computer are successfully detected. Tick Select All and then click Remove button to uninstall it.

Optional Choice: Optimize your PC with RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro is an advanced optimizer which is able to solve your computer system problems, remove your privacy items produced by online searches, delete junk files, uninstall malware and fix performance problems. Here shows how it works.

1. Click the below button to download RegCure Pro

RegCure Pro

2. Run the RegCureProSetup Application and click the Yes button to install the program step by step.

3. When the program is successfully installed, double click on its desktop shortcut to open it. On the Overview tab, check all the scan settings and then click on the Click to Start Scan button to run a system scan on your computer. The first system scan will take some time, please be patient.

4. When the system scan is done, click on Fix All button to completely remove all the performance problems in your computer.

Warm Tips:

There will be some leftover enabling the popup if you don’t manually remove all the related infections. So if you encounter any difficulty in getting rid of Adk2x manually, you are highly recommended to use SpyHunter Malware Removal.

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