How to remove Darksma.ad

49 threats found

Malware Darksma.ad

49 threats removed

Recommended solution

Download OSHI Defender and scan your PC for free

Download and scan now

Name

Darksma.ad

Description

Darksma.ad is a broad category of malicious software that can include adware, spyware, viruses, trojans, backdoors, and worms. All of these programs are designed to thwart computer security and force unwanted system behavior, activities, or damage.

Type

Malware

Manual

How to manually remove Darksma.ad guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Darksma.ad activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Darksma.ad process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Darksma.ad. If you find Darksma.ad process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Darksma.ad for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Darksma.ad using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Darksma.ad.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Malware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Malwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Malwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Darksma.ad from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Darksma.ad. After turning off the Internet and disabling Darksma.ad process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Darksma.ad to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Darksma.ad one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Darksma.ad. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Malwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • daxsnp.dll

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Darksma.ad, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Darksma.ad has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Darksma.ad that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have an answer

  • How did my computer get Darksma.ad?

  • I detected Darksma.ad on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damages can Darksma.ad do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Darksma.ad?

  • Can Darksma.ad spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Darksma.ad infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Darksma.ad

I have a question

Comments

You have a question?

0 comments

How did my computer get Darksma.ad?

Darksma.ad may not necessarily need user interaction to get installed. It can get into your system by exploiting weak spots in your browser or operating system. In most cases, though, Darksma.ad needs to be installed manually (open a file, install software, etc).

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

I detected Darksma.ad on my computer. What do I do?

Start OSHI Defender or another antimalware program to immediately remove Darksma.ad. Remember that widely used antivirus software may not detect Darksma.ad in your operating system.

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

What damages can Darksma.ad do to my computer?

Hackers may use Darksma.ad to hold your data hostage and extort money from you, steal personal and valuable data from your computer or get access to your bank accounts.

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

What are the main symptoms of Darksma.ad?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

Can Darksma.ad spread to other computers?

To install Darksma.ad on other computers in your network, you must perform the same action you did on your infected computer.

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

Countries with the highest Darksma.ad infection rates.

US

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

The first recorded appearance of Darksma.ad

2016-02-22

Was the answer helpful?
Was the answer helpful?
0%
0%

Feedback

Use the form below to send us your comments and questions

OSHI LIMITED
Address: Rm.709, Wellborne Commercial Centre, 8 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
Email: i...@oshidefender.com

Report a problem

Please provide us with as much information and data as possible (Application name, application version, OSHI Defender version, OS version e.t.c.)

Affiliate program registration

Fill out following form and receive 80% commission per OSHI Defender sale