Remove Ads Not By This Site

First, a small brief about this irritating thing that hijacked my favorite browsers Chrome and Firefox. Without my knowledge, this “Ads not by this site” took over my browsers, both Chrome and Firefox. Though initially I ignored the dancing mobiles and shoot em up ads on my Google home page, later the ads became so annoying that I even hated to open my browsers. Yes, I agree Google also shows ads, but they are mild and blend with the search page and are related to our search, but these things, I have no words to explain!

Quest to Remove Ads Not By This Site

When I realized that these were not the regular ads and some spyware or malware, I started the great quest to remove this irritating thing. First page of Google search advised me to install this, install that, uninstall this, uninstall that…. I did everything I read, installed 3 to 4 softwares to check spyware or malware and uninstalled some softwares from my computer which are not needed. Alas! Nothing worked. Every time, I restarted my browser I was hoping this would be gone, but it was not the case. Finally, after nearly 10 days, I tried a simple idea on a forum and it worked like a charm. Let’s see how it worked.

Bad Extension

Ads not by this site is basically an add-on or extension in your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.) To remove this, all you have to do is open the Extensions of your browser and disable anything that starts with Save or anything that looks fishy. That’s it! You are done with it. You can also go to Add or Remove Programs of your computer and remove anything that starts Save-it, Save as, etc. These are the things that are causing the problem. I have gone through Firefox and Chrome below. Since I have removed the extensions, I won’t be able to show the actual bad extensions.

Google Chrome

Click Customize and Control button at the top right hand corner of Chrome, then click Tools and then Extensions.

The Extensions tab will open. After that, click Extensions on the left hand side and look for the extensions that start with Save, Save as, Save it, or something of that sort. Remove the checkmark near those suspicious extensions and click the bin icon to remove the extension. This will remove the unwanted extension from Chrome.


In Firefox, click Tools and then Add-ons. The Add-on manager will be opened in a new tab.

Click Extensions on the left side, click Disable to disable the suspicious extensions, particularly the ones that start with Save, and finally click Remove and remove it from Firefox.

Uninstall the Bad Extensions From Your Computer

Below is a list of troublesome extensions.  Sometimes these extensions can be removed only by uninstalling from the Control Panel.  So, if the ads still persist, go to Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel and look for any of the below listed softwares and uninstall them. Click the below links to see how to uninstall a program in your version of Windows.

Uninstall programs for Windows XP 

Uninstall programs for Windows 2007

List of Commonly Troublesome Add-ons

1 Click DownloaderClick 2 SaveCodecCCodecMCoupon DropdownCoupon CompanionDeals PluginExtensionFacebook Dislike


With Java plug-ins

Media Plugin

Privacy SafeGuard

Protector by IB





TheBflix Class





YouTube Plus



Adobe Flash Player 11 activeX


Lyric Pal

Lyrics Fan

Hopefully, this would remove the Ads Not By this Site from your browsers.  Though this worked for me, I cannot guarantee that this would work for you also, but I wish it would work for you also. Thank you for reading my blog and please do mention whether this worked or not in the below comments.  We would also love to hear if any other solution worked for you, so that somebody somewhere would be benefited.

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52 thoughts on “Remove Ads Not By This Site”

  1. Hi Mabel, thank you for reading my blog! If you are sure that there are no bad extension, look in the installed programs of your computer for any programs with the above-mentioned names and try uninstalling them.

    1. I did so and I couldn´t find any think like it…. and this “Ads not by this site” is killing me. I don´t know what to do Widhya L. Regards and thanking for your prompt response.

    2. Maybe you can try uninstalling your browser using Revvo uninstaller (free) and see whether the add-ons are removed from your browser. Sorry could not be of more help to you.

    3. Try also look for programs named Happy Lyrics (or something along those lines) and Microsoft Silverlight. I got the malware by mistake when downloading C Cleaner and those were the programs that installed the malware.

  2. Yo! This hasn’t really helped me on my journey of removing this stupid thing, but thanks anyways! :) Awesome blog. Super helpful. Keep it up!

  3. omg, i don’t know where this all ads come from…make me crazy,all this blinking and usually for losing kilograms o young girls want to talk…i did t press anything, so, do you think i have a virus? lap top is new (4 weeks) and iam the only one using it….

  4. omg, i don’t know where this all ads come from…make me crazy,all this blinking and usually for losing kilograms o young girls want to talk…i did t press anything, so, do you think i have a virus? lap top is new (4 weeks) and iam the only one using it….

  5. Thank you!!! I was so sick of looking at T&A and being told how to lose weight. Thanks a million! My intruding add on was the “Start Now Toolbar”…and it was on all three of my browsers.

  6. OMFG!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! These things have made it so that I cant even upload anything on youtube, or watch a video. And my life almost revolves around that. Because of this, you have saved my life, thank you!!!!!

  7. hey, im having this problem on google chrome and so i went to extensions to see if there was an error and i found a stupid extension called ‘deal boat'(no i idea how it got there!) but i cannot remove it doesnt hav ethe bin icon next to it and i cant even click to un-enable it its permantly clicked down on enable. please help, WHAT DO I DO?!

  8. Wow thanks. I tried so many things. Your list above of commonly troublesome add ons worked!! had to go through control panel. In my case I think it was Yontoo!!

  9. Any idea how to get rid of the ones where it won’t allow you to disable or delete? I have Lyrics-Pal in my extensions, no idea where it’s come from but it won’t let me disable/delete. Thanks

  10. Hi, just wanted to mention that the Chrome extension “Awesome New Tab Page” recently started showing “Ads not from this site” in Google searches. You might want to add that extension to your list.

  11. THANK YOU!!! I disabled the plugins but didn’t think to check the add/remove programs !!! the Save-whatever was exactly what it was too! Along with Ping something or other and one other that was just a combination of jumbled letters and numbers! AHHH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! :)

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