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Adware.OnlineIO is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of adware targeting Windows systems.


Users of affected systems will notice advertisements not originating from the websites they are visiting. Sometimes their ads can be recognized by a “Ads by” label.

Type and source of infection

Adware.OnlineIO displays advertisements that the user can’t control as they browse the web. It usually comes bundled with other software.


block Adware.OnlineIO

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.OnlineIO


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.OnlineIO without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.