Block Playback Ads : Steps to Block Playback Ads


Have you annoyed with countless Playback Ads??? Are you unable to access any of your saved data and files??? Have you tried enough to delete it but lastly failed??? Is it a very big issue for you right now??? Is your PC gradually getting slower than usual??? Are you looking for any best way to block Playback Ads??? If so, you have reached at correct place as here you will get to know the complete removal guide of Playback Ads.

Playback Ads is caused by annoying adware program and is capable to degrade system performance. These creepy ads are designed by cyber criminals and system attackers aiming to irritate user and not let them surf freely. Once activated, Playback Ads will start modifying all the essential and default system's settings aiming to make it non responsive. This nasty threat will create numerous shortcuts, folders all over your desktop and in this way consume all your system's resources. Playback Ads will block all the active and running applications mainly to make it completely unusable. It will try to attract user by showing ads, numerous pop ups along with fake discount offers mainly to trap innocent user. Playback Ads is capable to gather all your saved important data like user name, passwords, IP address and other details by tracking browser's history. Hence, it would better to remove adware so that you can easily block Playback Ads from your Windows PC.

Most often, Playback Ads come along with bundled freewares, junk mail, clicking unusual links and sometimes even via social sites. It will bring modifications in essential system's settings and will even turn off firewalls aiming to make an easy way for other nasty threat. Playback Ads may launch any back ground activity to consume your entire system's resources. In order to make PC again accessible, it is advised to delete adware and block Playback Ads as soon as possible.


Learn To Remove Playback Ads Using Manual Methods

Phase 1 : Show Hidden Files To Delete Playback Ads Related Files And Folders

1. For Windows 8 or 10 Users : From the Ribbon’s View in My PC click on Options icon.

Folder search option Win 10 or 8

2. For Windows 7 or Vista Users : Open My Computer and tap on Organize button on the upper left corner and then to Folder and Search Options from the drop down menu.

Folder search options Win vista or 7

3. Now go to the View tab and enable Show hidden files and folder options and then uncheck the Hide protected system operating files checkbox option below.

Folder and Search options step 3

4. Finally look for any suspicious files in the hidden folders as given below and delete it.


  • %AppData%\[adware_name]
  • %Temp%\[adware_name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware_name].exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware_name]

Phase 2 : Get Rid of Playback Ads Related Extensions Related From Different Web Browsers

From Chrome :

1. Click on Menu icon, hover through More Tools then tap on Extensions.

chrome tools extensions

2. Now click on Trash icon on the extensions tab there next to suspicious extensions to remove it.

chrome extensions trash

From Internet Explorer :

1. Click on Manage add-ons option from the drop down menu on going through Gear icon.

IE manage add-ins

2. Now if you find any suspicious extension in the Toolbars and Extensions panel then right click on it and Delete option to remove it.

IE toolbar and extensions

From Mozilla Firefox :

1. Tap on Add-ons on going through Menu icon.

mozilla add-ons

2. In the Extensions tab click on Disable or Remove button next to Playback Ads related extensions to remove them.

mozilla extensions

From Opera :

1. Press Opera menu, hover to Extensions and then select Extensions manager there.

Opera Extension 1

2. Now if any browser extension looks suspicious to you then click on (X) button to remove it.

Opera Extension 2

From Safari :

1. Click Preferences… on going through Settings Gear icon.

safari settings - preferences

2. Now on Extensions tab click on Uninstall button to remove it.

Safari Extension tab

From Microsoft Edge :

Note:–As there is no option for Extension Manager in Microsoft Edge so in order to sort out issues related with adware programs in MS Edge you can change its default homepage and search engine.

Change Default Homepage of Ms Edge –

1. Click on More(…) followed by Settings and then to Start page under Open With section.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Now select View advanced settings button and then in Search in the address bar with section, you can select Google or any other homepage as your preference.

Ms Edge Homepage 2

Change Default Search Engine Settings of Ms Edge –

1. Select More(…) then Settings followed by View advanced settings button.

Microsoft Edge View advanced settings

2. Under Search in the address bar with box click on <Add new>. Now you can choose from the available list of search providers or add you preferred search engine and click Add as default.

Ms Edge Search Engine 2

Phase 3 : Block Unwanted Pop-ups from Playback Ads On Different Web Browsers

1. Google Chrome : Click Menu icon → Settings → Show advanced settings… → Content Settings… under Privacy section → enable Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended) option → Done.

Chrome Block pop-ups

2. Mozilla Firefox : Tap on Menu icon → Options → Content panel → check Block pop-up windows in Pop-ups section.

Mozilla Block Pop-ups in Content tab

3. Internet Explorer : Click Gear Settings icon → Internet Options → in Privacy tab enable Turn on Pop-up Blocker under Pop-up Blocker Section.

Pop-up Blocker Internet Explorer

4. Microsoft Edge : Press More(…) option → Settings → View advanced settings → toggle on Block pop-ups.

Ms Edge Block Pop-ups

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