SyncroAd, also known as Adware.SyncroAd and Windows SyncroAd, is an adware software component. TROJ_DELF.DS has been reported to download and install SyncroAd. classify SyncroAd as "BlazeFind 'Windupdates" targeted advertizing".

The following is found inside the SyncroAd.exe file: "
Thank You Do you want to keep these important features on your computer? 1. Relevancy of advertisment; 2. Improved capabilities; 3. Enhanced ad support. supports many free software products through its advertising relevancy technology. If you remove from your system, certain free software may no longer function properly and you may have to reinstall them from a backup. Are you really sure that you want to remove from your system? Information Are you sure that you want to permanently remove from your computer? Windows SyncroAd"

The vendors web site describes the sofware as "free ad delivery software which provides targeted advertising offers." SyncroAd is offered as an ActiveX pop-up window on sites that offers free content. SyncroAd is also bundled with other software according to the vendor: "If you do not remember having seen an ActiveX prompt, you might have downloaded Wind Updates from a popular free software product (screensavers, games, file sharing software, etc.). Users always have to opt-in before installing the Wind Updates software.".

SyncroAd may update itself and install new software without user interaction: "UPDATES. You grant WINDUPDATES.COM permission to add/remove features and/or functions to the existing software and/or service, or to install new applications, at any time, in its sole discretion with or without your knowledge and/or interaction."





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Log references

Log 1257

Vendor whois_cache whois

End User License Agreement



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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall SyncroAd from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove SyncroAd manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If SyncroAd remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the value called 'Windows SyncroAd', if it exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    %ProgramsDir%\Windows SyncroAd\
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.

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