Remove Ads by "Drive Roth"

The ByteFence Anti-Malware research team has determined that Drive Roth is a web browser ad-injector that installs as a browser extension in Chrome or an add-on/plugin in Firefox, IE and other browsers. Drive Roth injects ads into others' sites, without permission from those sites and without payment to those sites. The presence of this adware clearly worsen your web browsing experience by displaying more ads, slowing page-loads, and sharing information about your browsing patterns and thus infringing on your privacy. In addition to replacing ads with their own and taking money away from search engines, the Drive Roth adware will also pop-up with even more questionable offers, such as a request to install an "update" for Adobe Flash.
Remove Drive Roth
To modify the appearance of targeted sites, Drive Roth relies on software installed on users' computers. We primarily see Drive Roth becoming installed through bundles including an injector when a user seeks entirely unrelated software. Typically, the inclusion of the injector is disclosed only midway through the installation process of software that is purportedly "free." A potential concern comes from installation disclosures that are less than forthright. The Drive Roth installation disclosures often state that ads may be displayed "when you browse the web." This vague disclosure is at best unclear as to where ads will appear, giving you little warning that ads will in fact be inserted to appear within the sites you view.

One of the biggest questions we get about Drive Roth (besides how to get rid of it), is how did Drive Roth get installed in the first place? One way we've noticed is via another piece of potentially unwanted software: software bundlers. These programs install adware alongside programs you can get for free. The producers of the software bundlers pay for ads to appear when you search for certain software. These ads lead you to download a software bundler, which may not even install the actual software that you searched for, but you still get the adware Drive Roth.

For prevention, download your software from the official site. Read what the site says, and the screens that the installer shows you. Don't be fooled by downloading packages that promise to install the software you want, in addition to a whole bunch of other software that you don't need. And most importantly, keep your security software up to date.

How to Remove Drive Roth

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove Drive Roth as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for Drive Roth along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for Drive Roth

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with Drive Roth along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of Drive Roth

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing Drive Roth

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and Drive Roth should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.

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