Ads by DonutLeads – how to remove?

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Many users today have seen a lot of annoying Ads by DonutLeads to pop up in their browsers. It appears that no matter what they do, such advertisements still appear in their browsers. They try to get rid of this nasty program, however, no matter what they do, such ads still appear. In this tutorial you will find the proper way of dealing with Ads by DonutLeads.


DonutLeads Ads may practically attack all major browsers today, including Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. You will even notice this program to be mentioned in the list of legally installed applications. So, these Ads by DonutLeads will be extremely pushy and quite annoying. They will slow down the performance of your PC due to causing high CPU usage and consumption of many system resources.

DonutLeads adware is actively spread in the world wide web today through being bundled by default with many other cost-free programs. You have to be careful whenever you download or install any freeware into your system. Don’t allow any concealed installations to take place in your system without your knowledge or approval. Always select the option of a custom or advanced installation, instead of the standard one. This is the best way to avoid DonutLeads adware from being installed.

DonutLeads automatic removal tool:

DonutLeads removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by Trojan Killer

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of Trojan Killer to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with Trojan Killer

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with DonutLeads in the future.

GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Trojan Killer

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by Trojan Killer

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