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Adware Generic_r AVG detects this highly active Adware and its 160 known variants.
What is Adware Generic_r?
Adware Generic_r is a software that installs an additional program to display and/or download to your device unwanted advertisements, toolbars and may be considered privacy-invasive. These kinds of threats, called Adware, track your computer's web usage to feed you undesired ad pop-ups and some might even hijack your browser start or search pages, ... Read more
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How can I remove Adware Generic_r?
While surfing online
If you received a pop-up warning for Adware Generic_r while you were surfing a website, chances are that the malware was blocked and there's nothing to remove.
During your regular activity
When AVG real-time antivirus protection detects a virus in your computer, the AVG Detection window is displayed, with two options:
- Protect Me: this is the recommended action. It will remove the threat from your device.
- Ignore the threat: will do nothing to remove the virus, however the file will be blocked so infection won't spread
It is recommended to perform a full device scan after dealing with any threat, to make sure it was successfully deleted.
For more detailed advise on more specific situations, please visit to our Virus Removal FAQ section.
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