Hey, I need help to get rid of CloudScout. While I am surfing on the Internet, many different advertisements labeled with Ads by CloudScout are always popping up, which is very crazy. I cannot do anything on the Internet because of those ads. I have run antivirus to scan for many times, but it cannot find anything. I don’t know to catch it. Can you help me completely remove it?

Description of Ads by CloudScout

When you see many Ads by CloudScout popping up from your browser, then the potentially unwanted program or adware called CloudScout has been in your web browser. CloudScout can works well with all kind of web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and so on. CloudScout is introduced and promoted as a very useful plugin that can block such potentially dangerous sites as adult sites, pornographic sites and gambling sites to access your web browser. However, on the contrary, CloudScout just causes many problems and inconvenience such as annoying pop-up ads, redirects, slow Internet speed and slow computer performance etc.. Once this malicious CloudScout adware inserts into your web browser, it will pop up ads about coupons, deals, product discounts and fitness and other online offer on whatever websites you visit. Those CloudScout pop ups will be displayed in different forms like pop-up, pop-under, banner, in-text or contextual advertisements, which will greatly interrupt your online activities. But you don’t click on those pop ups, as it will redirect you to potentially dangerous websites where might be also carried with other infections. Once you visit these sites, other infection will soon log in computer. Due to CloudScout, the Internet speed is suddenly slow down. You also have a hard time running more programs at the same time, as computer may crash down. Anyway, when you see Ads by CloudScout popping up on your machine; please figure out the way to get rid o fit soon.

Ads by CloudScout will come into your computer mainly by packaged with those free software, downloads like TV shows, music, movies or game. Cyber criminals design this CloudScout adware and bundle it into those free programs. You had better select advanced installation or customized installation so that you can clearly know if there is poyentially unwanted program trying to install into computer during the process of installing the program you need. If you find suspicious program, you can unmark it to block it getting into your computer. Besides, please don’t go to malicious sites like adult sites, pornographic sites, because those sites usually contain virus, malware and other infections. Once you open the sites to browse, some unknown threat like this CloudScout adware will drop into your computer soon without your awareness. CloudScout can be spread via many ways on the internet, please pay attention to what you do online to block this CloudScout adware access to your computer to avoid computer problems and system damages.

Main Traits of Ads by CloudScout

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back

-Can always redirect you to other websites

-Can pop up various advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities

-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can collect and send data concerning your search history and other browsing activities.

-Your sensitive information can be tracked and stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this adware.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with CloudScout adware. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this adware for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Ads by CloudScout Adware (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Ads by CloudScout provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Ads by CloudScout, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to Ads by CloudScout, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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CloudScout is created to promote sponsored products, spread malicious infection even to defraud people to purchase fake programs to make money, and in addition, computer will experience problems and system damages. Once your computer is invaded by this adware, tons of ads will flood on all corner of your browser. It redirects you to malicious websites and brings malicious threats to trigger system errors and create more damages. CloudScout even tracks your online history to steal your personal crucial information. Therefore, the most urgent task is to remove this adware as soon as possible to avoid more computer problems and damages happening.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Ads by CloudScout? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 8, 2015 5:39 pm

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